January 2018 archive

Catoosa Test Facility Reports Successful Extended Test Well

  In a test designed to validate advanced drilling  technologies, Catoosa Test Facility says it successfully drilled an extended test well to 7,449 feet using Oil Based Mud for a major company. Operators say they normally are not concerned about total depth but the facility was able to test prototype tools of any type downhole, …

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Schlumberger Reports Growth in Income

With a large presence in Oklahoma, Schlumberger Limited announced fourth quarter revenue of $8.2 billion, an increase of 3 percent. The company said its fourth-quarter pretax operating income was $1.2 billion. Its full-year cash flow from operations totaled $5.7 billion. But the company’s full-year 2017 revenue totaled $30.4 billion which was a 9 percent increase …

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OGE Trucks Finally Arrive in Puerto Rico

A few  weeks after OGE sent trucks and crews to be shipped to Puerto Rico for post-Hurricane Maria power restoration, the trucks arrived this week. Word came from OGE by twitter and in the form of two pictures showing the arrival of the trucks by barge. Our #BigOrange trucks just pulled into port in Ponce, Puerto Rico! …

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Tax Reforms Prompt OGE to Modify a Rate Request with Oklahoma Regulators

  Oklahoma Gas and Electric says it is asking the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to review the company request to receiver a nearly $390 million investment in the Mustang Energy Center. In announcing the move, OGE said it initially planned to seek a rate hike of about $70 million a year to recover its investment in …

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Pruitt’s Latest World Trip——Japan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s becoming more and more of a world traveler in his leadership capacity for the Trump administration. Not only is the former Oklahoma Attorney General planning to visit Israel Jan. 26-28 in a trip that’s been highly criticized by his detractors, now Pruitt’s heading to Japan. He’ll make the trip to Japan …

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Customer Commitments Prompt TransCanada to Move Ahead With Keystone XL Pipeline

If the commercial commitments for a Keystone XL pipeline are anything, it’s enough for TransCanada to move ahead with the development of the controversial line. The Canadian company said Thursday the commitments represent about 60 percent of the capacity for the line that will carry crude oil from Canada through Montana and South Dakota and …

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Wind Industry Spokesman Denies Being Involved in Tracking Anti-Wind Legislator

Reckless.  It’s what the head of the Wind Coalition says about an Oklahoma legislator’s belief that the wind industry was behind the tracking device found on the legislator’s pickup truck last month. Jeffrey Clark, President of the Coalition denied any suggestion by Rep. Mark McBride, a Republican from Moore. “I feel confident that this industry …

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Major County Site of Big Chesapeake Energy Well

One of the largest wells to be drilled in weeks in northwest Oklahoma was in Major County. The Bravo 28-20-12 1HC well drilled by Chesapeake Operating LLC has produced of 1,760 barrels a day according to the latest reports from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and published by OK Energy Today. Located about 4 miles northeast …

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Completion Reports Jan. 11-18

COUNTY Well name OPERATOR SCTN TWN RNG SPOT Completion Date Oil Gas Water Scan Date API Document Blaine CANTELLAY SWD (NIPPERT 17-2) 1 CARRERA ENERGY LLC 17 19N 12W SW NE NW SW Apr-06-2017 Jan-11-2018 01121920 500629556 Caddo EAST BINGER UNIT 67-2 BINGER OPERATIONS LL 4 9N 10W SE SW SW NW Oct-01-2017 Jan-11-2018 01522783 …

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Permits to Drill Jan. 11-17

COUNTY Well name Operator HOLE PERMIT SCTN TWN RNG SPOT Approval Date Scan Date API Document Alfalfa LOIS 2412 2H-02 B MIDSTATES PETROLEUM HH DR 1 24N 12W NE NW NW NW Jan-12-2018 Jan-16-2018 00323302 5586206 Blaine DONMAR RANCH FlU 1-7-18XH CONTINENTAL RESOURCE HH RC 6 13N 12W NE SW SE SE Jan-16-2018 Jan-17-2018 01123693 …

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