October 7, 2016 archive

Rig Counts Grow in Oklahoma and the U.S.

The latest rig count from Houston-based Baker Hughes shows an increase nationally and in Oklahoma. ┬áThe firm that services oil and gas rigs nationally reported the U.S. count grew by 2 to reach 524 while the Oklahoma count added two as well, hitting 70 active rigs. Nationally, the number of oil rigs grew by 3 …

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Royalty Owner Battles OKC Federal Judge and Production Company

Shot down by an Oklahoma City federal judge in his effort to move his lawsuit against Sheridan Production Company back to a state court, Oklahoma royalty owner Tony Whisenant appealed to the Tenth Circuit court of Appeals in Denver. District Judge Vickie Miles-LaGrange had denied his motion to return the lawsuit to Beaver County District …

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Pipeline Protester on Horseback Named in Felony Warrant

Latest developments at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a horseback rider who’s accused of charging a police officer during protests over the pipeline.┬áMason Redwing of South Dakota is wanted on felony charges of terrorizing and reckless endangerment. The officer shouted a warning at him and …

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New York AG Sued Over Stonewalling of his Climate Crusade

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, one of the attorneys general leading a climate investigation of Exxon Mobile, has now been sued because he stonewalled public information requests by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. The group said it was “forced to file suit against that office to compel release of public records relating to …

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GE Developing Raven Drone to be used in Oil Patch

Just as General Electric unveiled its $125 million Oil and Gas Technology Energy Research Center in Oklahoma City this week, the company also introduced a Raven drone for use by oil and gas companies. The drone weighs less than 20 pounds and can travel up to 50 miles an hour as it is powered by …

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ConocoPhillips Sets Drilling Record in Alaska and Puts in Order for Monster Drilling Rig

  A record horizontal injection well of more than 26,000 feet has been drilled by ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. in the State of Alaska. At the same time, the company has ordered a massive powerful new drilling rig. The site called CD5 is in the Colville river Unit on Alaska’s North Slope and is the first …

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West Virginia Firm Claims Its Process will Clean Polluted Water—-Put Injection Wells Out of Business

A West Virginia company claims its solution to wastewater or saltwater from oil and gas wells will eventually put injection wells out of business. Clean Water, LLC based in Charleston, West Virginia is attempting to move from the laboratory to small field operations to expand its operations. “It absolutely works,” claims engineer and project manager …

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As Oil Prices Rise, so Does Interest in Federal Pipeline Safety Courses

As oil and gas prices rise, there is a steady increase in enrollment of pipeline safety classes offered in Oklahoma City at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute. Mike Baldwin at the Institute located at the Mike Monroney Federal Aviation Administration center has noticed the recent surge in interest. “It’s now up around …

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