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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Texas Oil and Gas - News/Information - 11.22.2011

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 Eagle Ford Shale, Barnett Shale, Austin Chalk.. and other news.
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Time to Bag Magnum Hunter
Barron's
Magnum Hunter has nice running room with nearly 25000 net acres in the Eagle Ford shale play, of which we believe about 18000 net acres are in a sweet spot in the Gonzales/Lavaca County area. The company has been moving up the learning curve with its ...
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Who Wants to Topple Houston from Atop Energy World
StateImpact Texas
The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, like the Barnett and Eagle Ford shale formations in Texas, has been hot for natural gas drilling in recent years. Combined with the Pennsylvania's coal industry and headquarters for nuclear power company ...
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KKR Is Said to Be Near Deal for Samson
New York Times
After teaming with the privately held Hilcorp Energy to develop that company's property in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, the two companies sold their assets to Marathon Oil for $3.5 billion. Last year, it reaped big returns when Royal Dutch Shell paid ...
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Brian Reese Joins Boardwalk as Vice President of Operations and Project ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Boardwalk Field Services is engaged in a liquids-rich pipeline project in the Eagle Ford Shale area and also recently announced a Marcellus shale pipeline project anchored by a 15-year fee-based gas gathering agreement. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, ...
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Frac Water Treatment: Water Stocks to Watch: (OTCBB:ABHD), (OTCBB:ESPH), (GRH ...
InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
... this month that it has secured a significant new order to provide equipment rental and services which include thirty (30) new frac storage tanks to an independent oil and gas operator active in the Eagle Ford Shale drilling region of South Texas. ...
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Obama's Pipe Dream Could Grease China's Energy Skids
Motley Fool
In the US, CNOOC has reached a pair of deals with Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK ) -- one each in the Niobrara oil play and the Eagle Ford Shale -- for what ultimately will amount to a total cost approaching $2.4 billion. And in South America, China continues ...
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Calgary-based GasFrac offers propane substitutes for water in shale fracking
Calgary Herald
The company began operations in Texas this summer, using its technology to frack a well in the Eagle Ford Shale for a small Canadian company called Jadela Oil Corp. The well was fracked using propane, butane and sand instead of water. ...
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2 Companies Poised To Profit From Peak Cheap Oil
Seeking Alpha
Statoil now has a significant presence in Brazil, the Eagle Ford shale, the Canadian oil sands, and the Williston Basin, among other areas. Statoil has very little exposure to the Middle East so they are unlikely to be affected should tensions (perhaps ...
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Sharper: Great White buy boosts Archer in Q3
Upstream Online
From an operational point of view, Archer experienced strong demand from onshore plays in North America, particularly in the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale gas plays. Despite the global economic uncertainly, the company has maintained a positive outlook ...
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Upstream Online
Moved Below Lower Price Channel - PKY, PLD, PMT, PPG, PQ
Retirement Planning
During 2010, it acquired a 25% interest in acreage targeting the Niobrara Shale in Wyoming and the Eagle Ford Shale. In May 2010, it entered into a joint development agreement with WSGP Gas Producing LLC (WSGP), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources ...
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Breitling Oil and Gas CEO to Present at Shale Gas World Europe 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will present at Terrapinn's Shale Gas World Europe 2011 Conference held between ...
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Texas oil-field services company moves to Oklahoma City
NewsOK.com
Talton is a former CEO of Compressco Inc., a manufacturer of oil and gas well servicing equipment in Oklahoma City. Flogistix had been based in Pampa, Texas. Talton said he expects the company to prosper in its new home. “Downtown Oklahoma City has ...
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'Natural Gas Highway' prepares to remove diesel fumes from 18-wheelers in the ...
Environment & Energy Publishing
HOUSTON -- Oil and gas companies in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are quickly laying the groundwork for a major effort to convert much of the nation's diesel-fueled heavy vehicle network to burn gas instead. Though a similar incentive system now faces ...
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Environment & Energy Publishing
KKR Said to Be Near $7 Billion Deal to Buy Most of Samson
San Francisco Chronicle
The surge was led by the $3.5 billion agreement in June by KKR and Hilcorp Energy Co. to sell oil and gas leases in southern Texas to Marathon Oil Corp. The deal almost tripled the value of KKR's $400 million investment in a year. ...
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Propane substitutes for water in shale fracking
Reuters
By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Many controversies surround hydraulic fracturing of underground shale deposits in the quest for oil and gas, but a small Canadian oilfield services company has pioneered a way around one of them: the use of prodigious ...
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Gasoline prices go down despite higher prices for crude oil
Sacramento Bee
By Mark Glover The price of Texas light sweet crude oil topped $100 a barrel for the first time ever in November last week, but that did not send local and national gasoline prices soaring, which is historically what happens. The average price of gas ...
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UT System invests $200 million in oil, gas
UT The Daily Texan
The investment firm for the UT System committed $200 million to Post Oak Energy Capital, a company that invests in the North American oil and gas industry. Last week, The University of Texas Investment Management Company committed the money to Post Oak ...
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Texas Business Aviation Suffering Despite Lift From Oil Sector
KUHF-FM
Like many other Texas industries, aviation is getting a lift from the strength of the energy sector. Oil and gas companies depend on being able to ship key people and components between Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Midland at a moment's notice. ...
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Sky Petroleum Appoints Tobias Gondorf as Interim CEO
MarketWatch (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sky Petroleum, Inc. /quotes/zigman/374247 SKPI 0.00% , an oil and gas company with activities in Albania and the United Arab Emirates, today appointed Tobias Gondorf Interim Chief Executive Officer of the ...
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Tuning Up the Orchestra: A Symphony of Protest Builds Against Fracking
Huffington Post
Craig Sautner -- a resident of Dimock, Pensylvania, which has been called natural gas drilling's ground zero -- spoke of his troubles getting Cabot Oil & Gas, the company that drilled on his land, to pay for poisoning his well water with methane, ...
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Cities, the new hydrofracking victims
Salon
(Credit: Tim Shaffer / Reuters) On the relatively rare occasions that city folk and suburbanites previously had to think about oil and gas drilling, many probably conjured images of grasshopper-esque rigs dotting remote landscapes like Wyoming's ...
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Salon
6 Oil Stocks With Major Insider Buying
Seeking Alpha
EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) is oil and natural gas company, based in Texas. It has projects in Texas, Louisiana, and the Permian Basin, as well as others. This company has a solid balance sheet and a book value of $8.07 per share. ...
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Railroad Commission Punts on Fracking Disclosure Rules
StateImpact Texas
By Terrence Henry New rules with a big impact for many Texans came up at a meeting of the Railroad Commission of Texas today. They would require oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals they use when “fracking.” Residents near some drilling ...
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StateImpact Texas
Texas Tries To Fend Off Pennsylvania's Energy Push
StateImpact Pennsylvania
By Scott Detrow Governor Corbett has made it clear he wants to make Pennsylvania the “Texas of natural gas drilling.” By that, he means the central hub where energy companies are headquartered. How do they feel about this plan in The “Texas of oil”? ...
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Jacobs says clients unfazed by Keystone XL delay
Reuters
Martin said the $75 billion in anticipated investment in US shale gas presented plenty of opportunities for Jacobs in its oil and gas division, as well as in chemicals because cheap natural gas was leading to a rebirth of the US ethylene industry. ...
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Oil and gas to remain major player: Al Sada
Peninsula On-line
By Fazeena Saleem DOHA: Qatar's oil and gas business in future will be in need of a more knowledge-based development and new technology, said the Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, yesterday. Therefore the challenge could ...
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Frack Safety Depends on Old Technology: Cement
AOL Energy
Cementing is used to seal well bores on- and off-shore, in all types of oil and gas wells, and integrity standards are well established. But those standards "are often difficult to attain," said James Saiers, a professor of hydrology at Yale University ...
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New CCI Sell Signals - STO, STPZ, STR, SU, SUG
Retirement Planning
The Company is primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production activities. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had proved reserves of 2124 million barrels (mmbbl) of oil and 509 billion cubic meters (bcm) (equivalent to 18 trillion cubic ...
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Shale gas will be 'revolutionary' in Alberta, ERCB head says
Alberta Oil Magazine
... the agency's chairman, told an oil and gas environmental issues conference hosted by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers last week in Calgary. The shale gas whirlwind that has overrun jurisdictions across North America – notably Texas ...
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Treaty Energy Corporation Reports Results for Third Quarter and First Nine ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"Treaty Energy is moving ahead as an international oil & gas company with active drilling programs in Texas and Belize, and is anticipating exciting progress from these programs as we move toward the end of 2011. We see 2012 as the year that we become ...
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The red state model is (also) broken
Salon
Sixteen blue states were net payers of federal taxes, compared to only one red state, Texas (thanks to the oil and gas industry). Federal subsidies to the conservative red states take many forms. Beginning in World War II, Southern politicians planted ...
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US Energy Subsidies: Wind and Solar Have No Argument
Canada Free Press
In FY 2010, wind's $5 billion swamped oil and gas's $654 million. Even tiny solar out-received oil and gas by one third. But when you look at the subsidies on an energy production basis, the disparity becomes stunning (or scandalous from a taxpayer ...
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BHP's Texan water torture
Climate Spectator
“The severe drought in Texas this year has already called into question the oil and gas sector's ability to tap water supplies,” MSCI analysts wrote. “The state water board has indicated that it might be forced to ration water given significant water ...
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Natural Gas Splits Boone Pickens and Koch Bros While Oil Reaches $100
Energy Collective
As US policymakers and the thousands of professionals trying to influence them scramble to make sense of America's bounty of accessible reserves of shale natural gas throughout Appalachia, Texas, the Great Plains and elsewhere, the opportunities and ...
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Oil Abundance in Canada Sands Provoking Anxiety Over Lust for Fossil Fuels
Bloomberg
They've invested C$17 billion in Alberta's oil and gas industry in 20 months through mid-November. As they spend more, they'll need a way to get the crude home. The world's largest energy consumer will require 11 million barrels a day in 2015, ...
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Bloomberg
Gas Prices Drop Despite WTI Issues
CSPnet.com
During the past four weeks, the price is down 8.64 cents, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey (www.lundbergsurvey.com) of approximately 2500 US gas stations. This decline comes despite the common US benchmark oil, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) ...
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Adino Announces Acquisition of Assets From Ashton Oilfield Services, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)
... an emerging oil & gas exploration and production company focused on mature oilfield assets with significant redevelopment, work-over and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential. The Company also owns a fuel terminal operation in the Houston, TX area. ...
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New oil drilling could have deep impact for Larimer County
The Coloradoan
But the play isn't so big that it will completely transform the region into as big an oil and gas hub as Texas or other states, he said. "This is the sort of thing that transforms the life of landowners (with property in the drilling area)," he said. ...
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Moved Below Lower Bollinger Band - TTI, TU, TUR, TV, TXI
Retirement Planning
TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an oil and gas services company, focused on completion fluids and other products, production testing, wellhead compression, and selected offshore services including well plugging and abandonment, decommissioning, and diving. ...
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Jadela's Eagle Ford El Indio #1-H Update
Marketwire (press release)
The permanent treatment battery site located on the gas transmission pipeline has been constructed. Permits have also been obtained to permit pipeline construction from the wellsite to the permanent battery site. Jadela is a junior oil and gas ...
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Petroleum experts defend fracking safety record
9NEWS.com
GOLDEN - Oil and gas fracturing, or fracking, has been around for decades, but in recent weeks the drilling method has upset many Colorado homeowners who are now worried about the effects it will have on their health. On Monday night, Commerce City ...
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Odyssey Investment Partners Acquires TNT Crane and Rigging
MarketWatch (press release)
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with eight additional branches in the region, TNT provides crane rental and rigging services primarily to the refinery, petrochemical, power, commercial and oil & gas end markets. The Company owns one of the largest and ...
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KKR said to be near $7 billion oil deal
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
KKR announced in April that it had agreed to pay Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas $104 million for various properties in North Texas' natural gas-rich Barnett Shale. This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be ...
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As City's Gas Drilling Task Force Crawls to Finish Line, a Q&A With the Woman ...
Dallas Observer (blog)
Do you live on the Barnett Shale? Does it affect you? No, it doesn't affect me. I think that someone said, "ell, we're not going to have very many wells in the city', which is probably true, because the Barnett Shale doesn't extend very far into the ...
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