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Anadarko Petroleum’s initial horizontal results in the Wattenberg Field indicate the company has 500 million to 1.5 billion boe in resource potential. That’s a mid point of 1 billion barrels net to the company. One billion barrels is a big boost to any area and any company. Wattenberg Niobrara IPs from the first 11 horizontal […]

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Allegheny Forest Drilling Ban Overturned by U.S. Court

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 23, 2011

A U.S. appeals court that has thrown out a ban on drilling in the Allegheny National Forest brought by the National Forest Service. The decision will allow for additional Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. A U.S. appeals court has thrown out a ban on drilling in the Allegheny National Forest in western Pennsylvania, concluding that […]

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Anschutz Sues Dryden NY for the Right to Drill Marcellus Gas

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 21, 2011

Anschutz Exploration will take a case to the New York Supreme Court to challenge Dryden’s, a suburb of Ithaca, NY, ban on drilling. This is legal precedence that needs to be set as the state readies to allow for drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Local jurisdictions that oppose drilling will likely try to do everything within their […]

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CHK’s Aubrey McClendon Hails the Marcellus, Natural Gas, Fracking

by Kenneth E. DuBose on September 15, 2011

Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake spoke at a conference in Philadelphia last week and had several great statistics to share: Marcellus natural gas development generated $11 billion in value-added regional gross domestic product last year. That number will rise to $13 billion in 2011 and reach $17 billion in 2015. For our part, Chesapeake has 2.4 […]

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Forced Pooled or Left Behind by Chesapeake – Barnett Shale

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 26, 2011

Force pooling is often debated in practice, but you’re always better off to be forced pooled instead of left out completely. A family in Johnson County, TX, simply leased to a reputable operator (Devon Energy) and another reputable operator (Chesapeake Energy) leased more and put together a drilling unit adjacent to their property. When the […]

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Larimer County Windsor Neighborhoods Could Get Forced Pooled

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 22, 2011

Windsor Ridge West and Windsor River West subdivisions in Larimer County, Colorado, are indicating they might not give in mineral lease negotiations. If the oil & gas companies can’t come to terms with landowners, the drillers might lease as much as possible and then force pool the rest. If a local landowner is unable to […]

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Whiting Petroleum Plans Bandera County TX Wildcat

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 19, 2011

Whiting Petroleum plans a wildcat in the Quachita Foldbelt in Bandera County, TX. This isn’t an are known for its oil & gas production, so watch for results. A foldbelt is an geological term used when rocks are permanently deformed resulting in bent or curved rock layers. That means the formation can be very thick […]

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Devon Energy multi-well pads are becoming more common across the Barnett Shale in North Texas. The company recently completed 36 wells from a single 12 acre drilling pad. The use of pads has many benefits with one being less surface disturbance. That means more land that can be used for other purposes, fewer private roads […]

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Oasis Petroleum announced second quarter results along with an increase in its capital budget and the number of frack stages deployed in the Bakken Shale. Operators have consistently utilized larger hydraulic fracturing completions in the Bakken Shale and the latest move has Oasis going from 28 to 36 stages per well. Expect to see a […]

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EOG’s Shale Oil Bet Pays Bakken and Eagle Ford Dividends

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 11, 2011

EOG’s Bakken Shale and Eagle Ford Shale success was the direct result of the company’s exploratory mentality. The company followed the lead of a geologist when entering the Bakken and then quickly began expanding into the Eagle Ford Shale when it first identified the play. The company literally led the industry into liquids-rich gas and […]

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