November 2019 archive

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count is down to 51

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count declined by one in the past week reaching only 51 active rigs compared to 145 a year ago. The Baker Hughes Co. rig report was released early due to the Thanksgiving Holiday and showed the national rig count dropped by one to 802. The number of oil rigs declined …

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Completion reports for November 27, 2019

Completion reports filed on November 27, 2019. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for November 27, 2019

Permits to drill for November 27, 2019. Canadian County FATBOY 29_32-12N-8W #3MHX, November 27 2019 29 12N 8W NENENWNE API: 01725564 Lat: 35.4927070802142, Long: -98.06599356054241 PALOMA OPERATING CO INC HH, DR, 21384 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(10280), MISSISSIPPI(10981) Grady County EMERY #2-9-16XHW, October 22 2019 09 7N 5W SENESWNW API: 05124729 Lat: 35.097218921875, Long: -97.73729303124999 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, AM, …

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OERB agrees to help with saltwater purge in Kingfisher County

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is contributing toward construction of a project to deal with an unexplainable saltwater purge in Kingfisher County. The cost has yet to be determined but funding will come from the OERB after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved a move last week to waive competitive bidding rules to purchase and install …

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Williams sues Texas regulators in flaring fight

Tulsa-based Williams Cos. has gone to court against Texas regulators after they ruled an oil producer could burn off unwanted natural gas instead of paying to connect to the pipeline operator’s gathering system. The Texas Railroad Commission gave US independent EXCO Resources a two-year exemption from the state’s prohibition on flaring for 130 wells in …

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Another wind farm going up in eastern New Mexico

  Wind farm operator Xcel Energy broke ground this week on what will eventually be the largest wind farm in the state of New Mexico. The $900 million Sagamore Wind farm is located in Roosevelt County next to the Texas state line and construction should be completed by the end of 2020. The project, located …

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BLM offers more New Mexico land for oil and gas leases

More public land in New Mexico is being offered for oil and gas leases and the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input for the next few weeks. The sale will be held in May of next year. The public scoping period was schedule to begin on Nov. 25, until Dec. 9, seeking comments …

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Governor’s Water conference to be held next week

The 2019 Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference and Research Symposium will be held next week in Midwest City. Michigan State University professor and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Joan Rose, will be the luncheon keynote speaker on December 5 at the 2019 Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference in Midwest City. Dr. Rose has received many rewards …

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Democrat wants Energy Secretary Perry to be investigated

Texas Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro wants the U.S. House  to investigate outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry. He’s asking the House Oversight Committee to look into whether Perry helped two oilmen from Texas to win potentially lucrative drilling leases in Ukraine, according to POLITICO’s Morning Energy Report. A company run by Michael Bleyzer and Alex Cranberg, …

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PSO Issues RFPs for PV Solar and RICE Energy at Fort Sill

Public Service Company of Oklahoma is requesting proposals for power projects it intends to install at Fort Sill Military post in Lawton. The requests are for PV Solar and Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) resources to be in commercial operation by December 21, 2021 and November 30, 2023, respectively. The net minimum output of the PV …

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