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2014 RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Technology Conference - September 3-4, 2014

The RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Program conducts research that targets technologies that are beneficial to offshore operators working in the Gulf of Mexico and other deepwater environments.

Oil and Gas Mergers and Acquisitions at 5 year High

Oil and Gas mergers and acquisitions for the 2nd quarter 2014 were valued at over $50 million compared to $30 million in the 2nd quarter 2013.  The first three months of 2014 were the strongest 2nd quarter for the industry ...

SM Energy - Bakken/Three Forks Activity

SM Energy acquires 61,000 net acres in the Bakken/Three Forks play for $330 million. SM Energy purchased the acreage from Baytex Energy Corp. bringing SM Energy's holding in Divide County, North Dakota to 97,000 net acres. SM is focusing on ...

BOEM Extends Comment Period for Outer Continental Shelf

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), announced on July 30 that the comment period for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing program has been extended for an extra 15 days to August 15. The Request for ...

SPE Focus on URTeC

The Society of Petroleum Engineers announced it's intention to focus U.S regional unconventional oil and gas efforts on the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) to be held in Denver on Aug 25-27.  The 2nd annual URTeC event, co-sponsored by AAPG ...

DOT Proposed Railway Transportation Rules

The Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the transportation of crude oil via U.S. railroads. The rules are the result of the need for "safe transport of large quantities of flammable materials by rail, which has escalated ...

CO2 Market Report for the Permian Basin

Transparency Market Research has released a report on CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Permian Basin.  In 2012 CO2 produced 195,000 bopd in the Permian Basin. By 2019 CO2 EOR is predicted to produce 329,069 bopd in the Permian Basin.  ...

Eliminating Barriers to Data Sharing, and Solutions; A Forum for Dialogue - August 12-13, 2014, Houston, TX

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will be hosting a two-day data forum August 12-13, 2014, in Houston, Texas. The forum, entitled "Eliminating Barriers to Data Sharing, and Solutions" will promote the dialogue and shared learning among academia, government, industry, and ...

Marcellus Shale Field Workshop (PSU, ABBSG, RPSEA) - Williamsport, PA

The Pennsylvania State University, with co-funding from the Appalachian Basin Black Shale Group (ABBSG) and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) is organizing a three-day workshop to examine various outcrops of black shale including Marcellus in the ...

Statoil Starts Up Gudrun Field

Statoil ASA and its partners announced Monday the start-up of the Gudrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea. More