The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration. read more ..
According to the EIA, the Powder River Basin, is benefitting from fracking, much like the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Permian Basins, and oil production has increased from 38,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2009 to 78,000 bbl/d during first-quarter 2014. read more ..
Former BP chief Tony Hayward believes “the world has been lulled into a false sense of security” because of the US shale boom which should not be relied upon to stop growing risks to supply caused by sanctions against Russia.
Faulty well integrity, not hydraulic fracturing deep underground, is the primary cause of drinking water contamination from shale gas extraction in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas, according to a new study by researchers from five universities.
To reduce drilling and completion costs and attempt to enhance the productivity of the wells, the company has been integrating geology, 3D seismic, core results and advanced logging-while-drilling techniques.
Clean Water Action and Waste Treatment Corporation have agreed upon a settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by the former according to which WTC will install advanced treatment technology that will remove well over 99% of contaminants in gas drilling wastewater.
TomCo Energy, the oil shale exploration and development company focused on using innovative technology to unlock unconventional hydrocarbon resources, has announced an update in relation to the permitting of its Holliday Block, Utah in the US.
The South Downs National Park Authority Planning Committee has refused planning permission for Celtique Energie's application for Nine Acre Copse, Fernhurst in the UK.
The Perryman Group has published a study titled 'The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of the Barnett Shale' which claims that oil and gas exploration and production in the shale play has been and will continue to be a notable source of economic stimulus for the region and state as a whole.
UKOOG has launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging people to ask questions about natural gas from shale which will include a high-tech van with TVs and promotional staff with tablets, presentations to local communities and an interactive website.
“Oil and natural gas companies are only one part of a much larger economic success story that is creating job growth up and down the supply chain,” said American Petrolium Institute Upstream Group Director Erik Milito.
Researchers compared proximity of gas wells to the frequency of self-reported skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and neurological symptoms over the past year
Potential new supplies of oil from tight and shale resources have raised optimism for large, new sources of global liquid supplies to meet growing demand, according to projections in the International Energy Outlook 2014, released by the US Energy Information Administration.
Columbia Pipeline Group, located within the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, will be the first customer to implement this breakthrough technology across its network of 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines.
The word 'fracking' evokes negative reactions from two out of three New Yorkers, but from fewer than half of Pennsylvania residents, according to a University of Michigan poll.
Researchers at Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback water following hydraulic fracturing.
According to CEO Lee M. Tillman: "Marathon Oil's well inventory for future drilling opportunities has increased to more than 4,600 net well locations across the Eagle Ford, Bakken and the Oklahoma resource basins."