UOGM Top Story archive

19 July 2017, Week 28, Issue 365

China’s shale gas production in 2016 rose by 76.3% to a new record of 7.9 bcm according to new official figures, as the country continued to raise the proportion of natural gas in its energy mix,...

12 July 2017, Week 27, Issue 364

Devon Energy announced a record well in Oklahoma’s Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher Counties (STACK) play, on July 11. The company said its Privott 17-H had begun producing at a...

05 July 2017, Week 26, Issue 363

A new joint venture based in Oklahoma has been created to focus on the prolific Merge, South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) and Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher Counties...

28 June 2017, Week 25, Issue 362

China’s CBM output is reported to have grown in the first five months of this year. The country produced 3.16 bcm of CBM in January-May, which was a 3.2% increase year on year, Interfax China...

20 June 2017, Week 24, Issue 361

In a surprise turn of events, a US judge has ruled that the Dakota Access pipeline needs further environmental review. Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access project started operations on June 1...

13 June 2017, Week 23, Issue 360

Argentina’s YPF plans to invest up to US$4 billion per year up to 2020 in the Vaca Muerta shale play, which it is targeting for long-term growth in oil and natural gas production. 

06 June 2017, Week 22, Issue 359

Argentina produced more oil and natural gas from fewer unconventional wells in the first quarter of 2017 than before, a report has found. 

30 May 2017, Week 21, Issue 358

The Eagle Ford play in South Texas may not be predominantly known for its gas output, but this could be about to change owing to new infrastructure coming online, as well as rising gas demand from...

23 May 2017, Week 20, Issue 357

Pennsylvania produced a record volume of 5.1 tcf (144.4 bcm) of gas in 2016, according to state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The growth, driven by operations in the Marcellus...

16 May 2017, Week 19, Issue 356

WildHorse Resource Development is acquiring Eagle Ford properties for US$625 million. The assets, comprising 111,000 net acres (449 square km), are being purchased from Anadarko Petroleum and...

09 May 2017, Week 18, Issue 355

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy said last week that it would divest US$1 billion in noncore upstream assets, including part of its presences in the Barnett shale, in favour of successes in the...

02 May 2017, Week 17, Issue 354

India’s CBM production grew by over 44% in the country’s last financial year – up to March 31, 2017 – marking a boost for the government’s efforts to reduce India’s dependence on energy imports....

25 April 2017, Week 16, Issue 353

New data from Beijing have shown that China recorded a 50.4% year-on-year increase in shale gas output for March, with the country producing a total of 1.15 bcm.

18 April 2017, Week 15, Issue 352

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has started commercial production of CBM from its Sohagpur East and West blocks in India’s Madhya Pradesh State. Though RIL initially began test production in April...

11 April 2017, Week 14, Issue 351

Greka Drilling said it had beaten 16 rival bidders to win a contract from India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) to drill over 70 wells in the Bokaro CBM block in Jharkhand State....

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