Current Events

Dec 10

Wellreports

Continued Tremors in North Texas

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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit about 10 miles north-northeast of Mineral Wells, near Perrin, this week. The quake hit at 3:23 a.m. and is the most powerful of more than 20 temblors felt in North Texas in the past few weeks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A day earlier, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Parker County [&hellip

Nov 20

Wellreports

Mexico & U.S. Partners?

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Mexico has recently moved to end the country’s 75-year-old monopoly on oil and gas production, potentially opening up some of the world’s biggest remaining untapped oil reserves to private companies and setting the stage for a new energy boom on the US doorstep. Its government is debating a change in the constitution to let it [&hellip

Oct 22

Wellreports

PRODUCERS RUSH FOR WOODFORD SHALE

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As experienced in the Barnett and Eagleford formations inTexas, the Oklahoma Woodford Shale has flourished from recent improved fracturing techniques. The Woodford is located in southeast Oklahoma and more than 1600 wells have been drilled thus far. Devon and others have found great success over the last ten years and new drilling permits continue to [&hellip

Oct 15

Wellreports

2014 U.S. Weather Forecast

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According to the Farmers Almanac, the United States will experience a winter that holds below average temperatures for about two-thirds of the nation. This may be good news for continued improvement in natural gas prices and a resulting increase in the number of gas drilling permits. A large area of below-normal temperatures will predominate from [&hellip

Oct 08

Wellreports

Clean Out Your Dryer Vents

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We have often heard about home clothes dryers catching fire due to clogged lent traps. Studies have also been made of the significant energy usage of clogged dryers. So, we have diligently cleaned out the small lint trap on the inside of our dryer on a regular basis. We recently noticed that drying our clothes, [&hellip

Oct 01

Wellreports

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Well Record in Louisiana

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Goodrich Petroleum Corp.’s Encana Anderson 17-2 well has set a record in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, averaging the equivalent of 1,540 barrels of oil in a 24-hour period. Goodrich led its second-quarter earnings report, released Monday, with the results of wells in the Tuscaloosa, and the Anderson 17-2 led those results. According to Kirk Barrell, [&hellip

Sep 24

Wellreports

Why Pay for a Drilling Permit & Rig Locator Service?

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Energy professionals should consider the use of paid subscriber drilling permit and rig location services for a number of reasons. Navigating the various state agency departments responsible for approving drilling permits can be cumbersome and time consuming.  With the current drilling boom in shale resources areas, the number of filed drilling permits has skyrocketed.  In addition, [&hellip

Sep 17

Wellreports

Chesapeake Cuts Jobs

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Its funny, well, not really, how business organizations make long term decisions about their economic strategies which, in reality, fly in the face of historical evidence. Take Chesapeake for example. Having already laid off 1200 employees, they now comment that as many as 2000 more be gone by the end of the company’s restructuring efforts. [&hellip

Sep 03

Wellreports

Shale Drilling in Mexico Possible?

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Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, has called for his Country’s cooperation with U.S. oil and gas producers to increase development of shale resources plays. To emphasize his point, he recently showed the government owned media some photographs from space showing the nighttime vision of rigs, derricks, trucks and plant lights emanating from the Eagle Ford [&hellip

Aug 27

Wellreports

Shale Plays on the Rise

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Who could have imagined oil and gas opportunities in a majority of U.S. States? Who would have thought energy independence could be a possible outcome in our lifetimes? Notwithstanding federal government imposed obstacles, both of these are real (at least they’re good at making maps). Check out the latest shale play maps of the Energy [&hellip