Denver-based Liberty Resources are the latest of a series of Operators to start sharing key performance data on the drilling, completions and fracking operations of their shale and tight reservoir wells. read more ..
India’s Reliance Industries Limited is doing exceptionally well when it comes to its shale gas business in the US, from which it garnered a revenue of INR 1,617 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year, compared to INR 1,557 crore from domestic oil and gas production. read more ..
"Hydraulic fracturing is the only viable method of accessing shale gas which is essential for the economic prosperity and energy security of our community and all of British Columbia," the Northern Rockies Regional Council has said. read more ..
A new study says estimates of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity generated from shale gas are similar to those from conventionally-produced natural gas.
With USD 80 billion expected in annual investments over the next six years and rapid population expansion, local infrastructure construction and real estate development in shale formation areas like the Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford in Texas are turning small outposts into boom towns.
Celtique Energy had applied for temporary three year permission for oil and gas exploration. Councillors refused it on the grounds that the applicant had not demonstrated the site represented the best option.
Algeria’s Sonatrach plans to drill for shale gas in the Ahnet and Illizi basins following permission granted by the government, with the aim of producing up to 30 billion cubic meters of shale gas annually by 2020.
According to Martin Craighead,Baker Hughes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: "Products and services we recently introduced to improve the economics of North America shale production, are now finding new homes in the Middle East, Argentina, North Africa, Russia, and China."
Carlos Pascual, special envoy for international energy affairs at the US State Department, talks about his thoughts on the future role of shale gas in Europe, and the lessons that can be drawn from the US shale gas boom.
Scientists for Global Responsibility and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have published a report which reviews current evidence across a number of issues associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing
Ramesh Raman, managing director of energy investment banking firm Taylor-DeJongh, discusses the shift in the natural gas industry in North America driven by technology advances.
According to a new report, focus has shifted to unconventional oil resources such as shale oil in the US to reduce dependency on conventional oil resources, which are depleting.
Precision Drilling has entered into a strategic technology and service agreement and marketing alliance with Schlumberger to increase the industrialisation of unconventional drilling in North America.
Although the Cline formation is smaller in area than Texas’ other primary shale plays — Barnett and Eagle Ford — its hydrocarbons are denser, potentially containing 3.6 million barrels of recoverable oil per square mile.
INEOS can now raise the funds necessary to invest in a new terminal import to store and process ethane from shale gas at its site in Grangemouth, Scotland. The ethane tank will be the largest in Europe and is central to the site’s plans to import shale gas from the US.
Halliburton has signed an agreement with the SPT Energy Group affiliate Petrotech Engineering to establish a joint venture company focused on hydraulic fracturing and production enhancement services in Xinjiang, China.
New regulations governing the application of hydraulic fracturing are being drawn up by the German government and may hinder significant investment in shale gas production.
According to Terry Swift, CEO of Swift Energy: “This arrangement marks the beginning of a strategic partnership to grow production in the Eagle Ford dry gas window of South Texas.”