Tagged Geology

Penn State Misses Trees for Forest Fragmentation

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  In a recent Penn State study, partially funded by the anti-drilling Heinz Foundation, researchers claim pipelines cause forest fragmentation. Researchers from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State have just published a new study/paper in the Journal of Environmental Management titled, “Linear infrastructure…

Fracking Bolsters the American Economy

Robert Bradley, Jr. Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research. … …   Robert Bradley explains the practice of hydraulic fracturing is not only safe but is actually helping to bolster the American economy. Our friends at Institute for Energy Research shared this guest post with us, which was written by their founder and CEO, Robert Bradley,…

USGS: Texas and Gulf Coast Home to US’ “Largest Continuous Natural Gas” Resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released two new assessments last week, finding that the Bossier and Haynesville formations of the Gulf Coast hold an estimated 304.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources. Together, these formations represent the “largest continuous natural gas assessment” ever conducted by USGS. Covering an area…

A Wonderful Lesson in How FERC Really Works

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  A recent FERC review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application provides a perfect illustration of how the agency works and it’s anything but rubber stamp. One of the oft-repeated lies we hear from anti-fossil fuelers against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is that the agency…

The End of Fracking But for the Shouting?

Nick Grealy Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog …. …. Nick Grealy explains why we should stop using the fracking word and simply call it natural gas; to concentrate on the product not the process. This may not be the last post at No Hot Air, but it will be close enough. Within the next few weeks I’ll be…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Dominion begins $2.65M pipe replacement in Massillon, OH; Ohio DNR continues to investigate low-level earthquake, link to fracking; PA DEP fines Delco refinery for air pollution violations; Cabot O&G – oil is secondary; antis try to shut…

Fractivist Journalism and Its Proficiency with Fake News

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc. … …   Fractivist journalism is one gigantic exercise in fake news – fake fracking news that is – as a story on a University of Guelph methane study illustrates. Fake news seems to be enjoying quite a run these days, but there are no better examples than those…

Overraction by Antis to Unfelt Earthquake in Monroe County, OH

Early Sunday morning there was a low-level earthquake in Monroe County, OH–that literally nobody felt–but was picked up on seismic monitors by the U.S. Geological Survey. There was, according to the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) one fracking operation “near” the earthquake that ODNR shut down within an hour after the event–out of an…

Statoil hits gas in Norwegian Sea

Norwegian energy giant and LNG operator Statoil made a minor gas find in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea and about 200 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen.
Statoil, as operator of the production license 159 B, drilled the wildcat well 6507/3-12 and appraisal well 6507/3-12 A, about six kilometers east of the Alve field, to prove petroleum in middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Garn and Not formations).
The secondary target of the wildcat well was to prove petroleum in the Ile formation, as well as to collect geological data if cretaceous sandstone rocks were present, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate informed in its statement.
Well 6507/3-12

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