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Carbon Is Forever: Schlumberger Buys Synthetic Diamond Tech Company

Novatek was founded by H. Tracy Hall, the first scientist to use a repeatable process to convert carbon into synthetic diamonds. His company uses the diamonds for various drilling equipment.
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Credit Offers Alternative To Equity Markets

‘The more credit that you can deal openly increases opportunity to reach a broader open market, reducing barriers and creating opportunity to get more financing liquidity to facilitate growth.’
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WPX Jumpstarts Deleveraging Plan With $185 Million Midstream Sale

The Tulsa, Okla.-based company is working to quickly reduce debt just two weeks after closing its $2.75 billion acquisition of privately held RKI Exploration & Production LLC.

Eni Discovers Supergiant Gas Field Offshore Egypt

Zohr 1X NFW was drilled to a total depth of about 4,131 m (13,553 ft)) and hit 630 m (2,067 ft) of hydrocarbon column in a carbonate sequence of Miocene age with excellent reservoir characteristics (more than 400 m of net pay), Eni said in a news release.
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Keystone XL Permit On Verge Of Rejection?

President expected to announce denial of TransCanada project before Labor Day holiday, sources say.
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EnCap Remains Patient In Soft A&D Market, Captures Talent Instead

The private equity firm says the industry may experience a shift amid the downturn, with acquisition and exploitation models getting dollars while the supply of natural gas divestitures increases as operators hold on to oil assets in hopes of a recovery.

Prolonged Low Oil Prices Could Halt Ethane Investments: Report

Oil-price volatility is creating a nightmare for petrochemical companies planning investments, according to Don Bari, vice president of technology and analytics for IHS Chemical and author of the report.
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US Shale Gas Production Expected To Fall In September

Of the major shale plays, the Utica is expected to show gas production increases in June, July and August, the EIA said. Though by September, production in the play will also start to slip.
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