September 14, 2018 archive

Oil and gas company donates to National Wild Turkey Federation

A $30,000 donation has been made by Houston’s Newfield Exploration Co. to the National Wild Turkey Federation to improve grassland bird habitat in Oklahoma. The donation was part of the company’s partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and its Oaks and Prairies Join Venture. The program is focused on increasing songbird and game …

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Small earthquakes recorded in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Several earthquakes have been recorded in the past week in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas where there is a heavy presence of oil and gas operations. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked many of the quakes to wastewater disposal well activity. One of the latest was Thursday night at the state line where …

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Broken Arrow forum shows massive interest in Oklahoma’s drone industry

Drones aren’t just for military use.  And it’s becoming a bigger and bigger business and energy attraction in Oklahoma. Witness the recent Unmanned Aerial Systems Tech Forum held in Broken Arrow where 225 researchers, educators and business leaders were on hand. So was Gov. Mary Fallin. “It’s exciting to see all the investment that we’re …

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Pryor’s big industrial park breaks ground to begin residential and shopping project

Ground has been broken on a new development of Pryor’s MidAmerica Industrial Park. The former ammunition plant site that covers more than 9,000 acres will soon become a place where employees can not only work but live. It’s already home to such firms as Google which gets its electrical power from Oklahoma wind farms. The …

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What drought? None exists in latest Drought Monitor report

Oklahoma has received enough rain in the past few months that 61 percent of the state is reporting no drought conditions. Only a small part of the southwest corner of the state is listed in the Extreme Drought category, the fourth worst of the five drought categories. It means farm ponds across the state have …

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Devon makes $2 billion in share buyback but not finished yet

Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy announced it hopes to complete its $4 billion share-repurchase program by early next year, finishing with a repurchase of nearly 20 percent of the company’s outstanding common stock. In a statement, the company said the completion of the initial accelerated share repurchase was made after it began in early August. To …

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Tulsa’s NGL Energy Partners makes SEC filing

  The latest filing by Tulsa’s NGL Energy Partners with the Securities and Exchange Commission was made this week. It concerns a change in share ownership by one of the corporate officers. The filing can be read by clicking here.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission announces new registration fee

On October 1, 2018 a new $100 IRP Apportioned Registration CMV Service Fee (ARCS Fee) will go into effect. The fee is $100.00 on every vehicle registered under IRP for which Oklahoma distance is reported and the vehicle effective date is on or after October 1, 2018. This $100.00 apportionable fee is applied against the Oklahoma apportioned percentage so …

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STACK keeps producing for Marathon Oil

  Marathon Oil Company is one of the latest to report a large-producing well in Oklahoma’s STACK. A completion report on file this week showed the Siegrist 1307 1-9MH well (9 13N 7W) in Canadian County produced more than 1,100 barrels of oil a day when it was completed in late May. The well, located …

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Permits to drill for Sept. 13, 2018

Permits to drill for Sept. 13, 2018.   Blaine County LUGENE #2-33H, September 13 2018 33 16N 13W N2NWNWNW API: 01124086 Lat: 35.82615186301009, Long: -98.5956363647328 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 16329 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(11690) Blaine County LUGENE #3-33H, September 13 2018 33 16N 13W NENENENW API: 01124087 Lat: 35.82617907500291, Long: -98.58878889354497 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 16515 ft, …

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