Energy Policy Blog

 

In June, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long awaited draft assessment of the Potential Impacts on Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Resources. The major finding in the draft assessment is that there is no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has caused “widespread, systematic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States”.

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Environmental Geosciences Article

 
Numerical geochemical modeling was used to study the effects on pore-water composition and mineralogy from carbon dioxide (CO2) injection into the Pennsylvanian Morrow B Sandstone in the Farnsworth Unit in northern Texas to evaluate its potential for long-term CO2 sequestration.
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Events Blog

 

Submit your abstracts now and be a part of history by presenting at ACE 2017 celebrating AAPG’s 100th Anniversary.

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Rise and shine! Start your morning off with colleagues, enjoy a great meal and hear an informative discussion from these newly added Topical Breakfasts....

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We are less than a month out but there is still time to enhance your participation at the industry's premier science-based conference and marketplace for unconventional exploration, drilling and production ideas and technologies.

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Register now and attend the industry's premier science-based conference and marketplace for unconventional exploration, drilling and production ideas and technologies. URTeC is the only event leveraging expertise from all technical backgrounds and focusing on an asset team approach to successful field development.

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Given the current industry climate URTeC is offering a special rate on registration pricing for displaced geoscientists and energy professionals for the full conference, including all technical sessions, networking events and the exhibition

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Given the high profile of U.S. shale production, it’s easy to forget this phenomenon kicked off a mere decade ago, give or take. As the number of shale oil and gas plays proliferated, so did the naysayers. The negative predictions focused on the well-known rapid decline in production that occurs once these wells go online. Instead of an early death, the ensuing boom upset the world order in oil production.

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Scott W. Tinker, a man who has given lectures all over the world, in front of thousands, was remarkably taciturn when asked about being named the 2016 recipient of the Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Explorer ProTracks

 

Conditions may presently be far from ideal in our industry, but they will get better. Downturns are always followed by recovery and growth. We take these times to learn, develop and improve, while at the same time, hanging on for dear life. Every now and then though, we need to stop, take a breath, forget our troubles and have a good time.

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Workshop

Houston Texas United States 05 October, 2016 06 October, 2016 30596
 
Houston, Texas, United States
5-6 October 2016

The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more. We will identify companies willing to offer a “no money down” approach, or other forms of innovative financing. In addition to reviewing the technology, we will review case studies.

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