Study finds low rate of methane leakage from fracked gas wells
October 7, 2013

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found a low level of methane leakage at a sample group of gas wells that had been hydraulically fractured. Continue reading

Stakeholders express reservations about BLM fracking regulations as comment period closes
August 27, 2013

Although the newest version of the┬áBureau of Land Management’s regulations for fracking on federal lands provide companies with more flexibility in how they conduct well testing, the agency’s proposal has still encountered resistance among industry stakeholders. Continue reading

Interior Secretary tours Bakken oil production facilities on fact-finding mission
August 14, 2013

As the invitation of North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently went on a tour of the booming oilfields in North Dakota’s Bakken formation. Continue reading

Top Democrat touts Texas’ success limiting gas flaring
June 18, 2013

At a recent public forum on U.S. natural gas policy, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said he believes other states can learn from Texas’ success limiting flaring. Continue reading

Mexican officials look to energy reform to boost oil and gas production
June 6, 2013

Believing that energy reform is crucial to the nation’s future economic growth, the Mexican government plans┬áto encourage more foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Continue reading

Interior Department’s final rules for fracking on federal land may give operators more flexibility
May 29, 2013

While most of the oil and gas production boom sparked by fracking has taken place on privately owned lands, which will not be subject to the new BLM regulations, there is still a considerable amount of exploration and production activity taking place on public land. Continue reading

Producers’ interest in the Eagle Ford continues to drive expanding activity
April 15, 2013

Despite the significant promise associated with the Eagle Ford, in order to fully capitalize on newly acquired properties, companies will need to partner with established firms that specialize in oil production equipment and key support services, such as well testing. Continue reading

Report: Production from Marcellus shale now exceeds 7 billion cubic feet of gas per day
April 5, 2013

According to a new report from IHS, the Marcellus formation has now officially surpassed the Haynesville to become America’s most productive shale, measured in terms of natural gas output. Continue reading

Shale gas production plans advanced by Chinese government may be overly ambitious
March 29, 2013

Given the success of shale development in the United States, it should come as no surprise that oil and gas companies and government officials in other nations are interested in exploring their own reserves. China is currently in the earliest stages of this process. Continue reading

New well testing uncovers untapped volumes of oil in North Dakota’s Bakken field
December 28, 2012

This means that there is likely more recoverable oil located in North Dakota’s Bakken field than what was previously reported. Continue reading