Exploration & Production - News

BOEM Director: 'No Moratorium Exists On Shallow-Water Activity'

Since NTL-05 was issued in June, 13 applications for permits to drill have been submitted to BOEM.

September 13, 2010

Pennsylvania DEP Unveils Preliminary Marcellus Production Data

Eighteen of the state's 74 Marcellus operators had yet to submit the required information as of Sept. 7, according to DEP.

September 10, 2010

BOEM Chief To Host Forum On Deepwater Drilling Safety

The forums are designed to collect information and views about deepwater drilling safety reforms, well containment and oil spill response.

September 10, 2010

EPA Requests Disclosures Of Chemicals Used In Gas Extraction

Lisa Jackson: "This scientifically rigorous study will help us understand the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water..."

September 9, 2010

GMX Resources Highlights Haynesville/Bossier Well Results

The well results represent a continuation of upgraded performances seen since refinement of the company's completion schemes in early 2010.

September 9, 2010

Namibia Names EnerGulf Interim Operator Of Offshore Block 1711

Significant hydrocarbon shows were encountered at Kunene #1 offshore Namibia.

September 9, 2010

Wyoming Forces Frac Fluid Disclosure

While companies on the Marcellus are taking the initiative to disclose the chemical components in their fracing fluid, operators in Wyoming are being forced to answer to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

September 9, 2010

Double Eagle Unveils Pinedale, Niobrara Drilling Program

Double Eagle currently has approximately 70,000 net acres with Niobrara potential.

September 8, 2010

Topaz Reports Barnett Shale Drilling, Logging Results

The electronic logs have identified a 600-foot section of Barnett shale, which includes a solid 400-foot section in the Lower Barnett.

September 8, 2010

DNV Recommends Changes To U.S. Safety Regime

An effective offshore safety regime must ensure that clear roles and responsibilities are established between all parties involved.

September 8, 2010

BP Probe Implicates Macondo Partners

Based on its key findings, the investigation team has proposed a total of 25 recommendations designed to prevent a recurrence of such an accident.

September 8, 2010

DNV Issues Recommended Practice For U.S. BOP Compliance

DNV has issued a Recommended Practice for recertification of blowout preventers and well control equipment for the U.S. outer continental shelf.

September 8, 2010