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Up in Flames: Impact of 'flaring' in Eagle Ford Shale zone

SAN ANTONIO – A front page spread in the San Antonio Express News reads “Up in Flames.” It’s a headline teasing a four-part investigation digging into the flaring of natural gas at drilling sites across the Eagle Ford Shale.Recently, the journalists behind the story sat down exclusively with News 4 Trouble Shooter to detail how this practice could be affecting energy resources and your health here in San Antonio.”When you drive around South Texas you see the flares everywhere,” says Jennifer Hiller describing the torch like flames that are now a burning part of the scenery. 46 more words

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Waterless Fracking Shows Promise in Eagle Ford, Texas

 In the aftermath of the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas boom, companies have begun searching for the best way to extract the natural resources from the earth. 132 more words

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Production in 3 biggest US oil fields - Aug. '14

(Photo by James Ulvog. Four wells on a pad was big news only a short while ago. Now 4 is a small site.)

Only 10 oil fields have surpassed a production level of one million barrels a day. 316 more words


Operator outputs from US oil and natural gas resource plays continues to leapfrog

Perhaps the most striking thing upstream companies revealed in their recent round of second quarter calls was the astounding production increases from US unconventional plays brought about by an array of tweaks to well drilling and completion techniques.One tactic they’re using to eke more hydrocarbons from the ground is optimized well spacing — configuring wells as close as possible to best drain the reservoir without interference. 104 more words

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Eagle Ford Shale Is Getting 'Thicker' - Upper Eagle Ford Emerging As A Viable Second Development Zone - Rosetta Resources Inc. NASDAQ:ROSE | Seeking Alpha

Results of the Upper Eagle Ford pilots discussed last week by Rosetta Resources look highly encouraging.In certain areas where the formation is sufficiently thick, the Upper Eagle Ford may prove just as prolific as the Lower Eagle Ford.While much longer production history will be required, interference between wells in some pilots is yet to be detected.Success of early pilots may trigger a broader delineation effort by the industry. 32 more words

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Forest Oil takes loss as it preps for Sabine merger

Forest Oil, a company focused on Texas shale, reported a second quarter loss of $83 million, noting its merger with counterpart Sabine Oil & Gas was on pace.The company, based in Denver, spent $3 million on rig lease buyouts, counted $10 million in merger-related costs and write-downs of $77 million among the overall contributors to the nets loss for the three months ending June 30.President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick McDonald said in a statement his company’s planned merger with Sabine was on pace and was included as one of the bright spots during second quarter 2014.”Our proposed merger with Sabine continues to progress in a timely manner and we are working diligently to complete this transaction during the fourth quarter,” he said Monday. 13 more words

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"East Texas" Eagle Ford Update: YTD Permit Activity And Outlook

YTD Activity In The East Texas Eagle Ford Play Continues To Gain Momentum With 204 New Permits Approved Or Pending Spread Over 9 Counties and Between 24 Operators.The Most Active Operators Are Now Apache Corporation APA, Halcón Resources HK, Clayton Williams CWEI and Venado Oil & Gas.Both Large and Small Operators Are Now Moving Into The Play And Starting To Test The Edges Of the Play. 78 more words

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