We need to “move forward” with a working group in order to discover the best drilling practices for the safe extraction of shale gas, Jim Costa (D-CA), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources said at a June 4th oversight hearing on unconventional fuels and the potential of shale gas.
The hearing didn’t really resemble its title. Or… Continue
The Marcellus Shale play may still be in its infancy, but some areas of Pennsylvania are already seeing economic impact in their communities. Imagine what it will do for PA when its really up and running. See this article from Northeat Pennsylvania:
- Neither the Brazilian government nor state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is willing to stop producing oil and natural gas or to decrease output. Petrobras produces 1.9 million b/d of oil,… Continue
Terry Engelder of Penn State along with Gary Lash (SUNY-Fredonia) are two pioneering geologists who have really educated the public about the Marcellus shale formation. In this Webinar, Dr. Engelder, explains some of the technical side of horizontal drilling and fracking when drilling for… Continue
ENVIRONMENTAL FIRM FINDS MARCELLUS SHALE DRILLING ACTIVITY HAD MINIMAL IMPACT ON TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS FOUND IN MONONGAHELA RIVER LAST FALL
PITTSBURGH (May 20) – A study completed by international environmental engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc., revealed that natural gas development was only a minor contributor to elevated levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River last fall.
Tetra Tech found that the primary TDS load in the Monongahela… Continue
ALL Consulting has put together a good piece on fracturing.
"The issue of hydraulic fracturing has raised many concerns from the public as well as government officials. This paper will review the history and evolution of hydraulic fracturing, including environmental and regulatory considerations. Additionally, technical and environmental considerations will be presented applicable to hydraulic fracturing in the unconventional arena of gas shales with an emphasis on the Marcellus… Continue
"As landowners, mineral owners, oil and gas professionals, and concerned citizens, we respectfully ask Congress to maintain fiscal policies that encourage domestic exploration and to NOT add hurdles, in the form of additional taxes & fees, to our domestic energy industry. America needs policies that encourage domestic exploration and prompt the pursuit of our own abundant energy resources."
Part 3 of 3 in a series covering the 2009 Developing Unconventional Gas Conference
By Austin Eudaly
Several companies spoke about their specific positions in each of the prolific shale plays in the US. It should be noted that there was a tremendous amount of new buzz surrounding the Marcellus Shale at this year’s conference. Range Resources CEO, John… Continue
Part 2 of 3 in a series covering the 2009 Developing Unconventional Gas Conference
By Austin Eudaly
Currently, we are seeing what is being commonly referred to as a natural gas glut in the US. Today, we have an over abundance of supply, and a not so copious demand. Thomas Gardner, Director for Simmons & Co. International discussed the causes… Continue
The EnergyBiz Leadrship Forum was put together well. The focus of the conference tackled the effects of the Obama stimulus package on the power industry, as well as the short- and long-term consequences of the energy and economic crises. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was a little disappointed that CNG was not directly tackled in depth. It seemed that every other energy aspect was covered except CNG. This absence is probably explained when one looks at the current… Continue
Funny thing, the summer day they laid the pipeline forty-some years ago, 10 feet beneath the tractor in my photo...i slept on the couch with a fever, or maybe a bad beer, i forget. Watched them herd those terds a mile either direction, but sound asleep when they passed by. Twenty years later i was setting sideboom and stabbing and spacing out west. Small world.
Uhhhh...watch the wires here, hands.
My name is Andy Solis...I have been in the oilfield for 18 years....I am head of Business development for a oilfield construction company in south Louisiana called Premier Industries....We are a very deversified company serving from sub-sea construction aka diving all the way to top side construction aka platform...We design build and install platforms in the GOM....We also have a Gas plant division in which we design build and install Gas Plants....We have built and installed 5 gas plant this… Continue
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]