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Minimum distance between homes and wells considered in Wyoming

Sunday, November 23, 2014 by

The proposal increases the minimum distance between homes and wells from 350 feet to 500 feet.

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Utica Shale Academy prepares students for oil and gas industry

Saturday, November 22, 2014 by

The program prepares students for certification in safety, drilling and well control.

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Oilfield Jargon

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Drilling Rig

Typically large standing structure that creates holes in the ground. Sometimes referred to as the “Christmas trees” when lit up at night.

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Waterless fracking tested at Utica Shale well

Friday, November 21, 2014 by

A gelled propane substance is being tested as an injection fluid for fracking.

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Rice Energy’s ‘Bigfoot’ records high production numbers

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by

The well produced two million cubic feet of natural gas over a five month period, worth $8 million.

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Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6 billion

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by

The New York Times reports that Halliburton and Baker Hughes have made the decision to merge their companies. Halliburton will buy Baker Hughes for $34.6 billion. However, if the deal fails, Halliburton will pay Baker Hughes $3.5 billion. Halliburton and Baker Hughes are both oilfield service providers. Together, they could better compete against another oilfield […]

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Gas royalty payments vary based on a number of factors

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by

Gas royalty checks vary in amount from well pad to well pad, and that has to do with more than just a well’s production.

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