Oil & Gas Journal News

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) on Nov. 25 released its “Assessment of Discovered Conventional Petroleum Resources in the Northwest Territories and Beaufort Sea,” revealing that the overall resource evaluation for the Northwest Territories (NWT) is thought to be larger than previously estimated.

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., Dallas, says it successfully completed the Dadas interval at a vertical depth of 9,650 ft in the Molla area of southeast Turkey.

A Nov. 9 framework agreement for another large gas-supply deal between OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. remains far from concluded but “reinforces the notion of a growing relationship between energy-hungry China and energy-export-dependent Russia,” according to analysts at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.

The US Environmental Protection Agency should recognize progress that is continuing before it considers imposing costly new air quality requirements, an American Petroleum Institute official suggested.

The Cheal-E-JV-6 step-out well operated by Tag Oil Ltd., Vancouver, BC, intersected more than 9 m of net oil and gas-bearing sands in the Mt. Messenger formation, satisfying the well’s main objective.

Weakening crude oil prices will cut exploration and production spending by independent producers in the US next year and make integrated oil and gas companies wary of upstream projects dependent on a price of $80/bbl, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of the Cactus pipeline in response to higher regional production forecasts and shipper demand.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has extended its deadline until October 2015 for proposing new requirements for publicly traded US oil and gas and mining companies to report payments to foreign governments under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank financial reporting reform law.

Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has continued its successful run in the western flank region of the Cooper-Eromanga basins in South Australia.

Legislation to extinguish 16 petroleum exploration licence applications in New South Wales has been passed by the state parliament.

Power Engineering News

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

A 472-MW power plant depends just as much on the flow of information to workers as the flow of fuel to its generators, particularly when that information includes the maintenance manuals and repair records for thousands of pieces of equipment.

When renewable energy is part of the total energy equation for an industrial plant or utility, a feasibility study provides invaluable cost-benefit information for decision makers.

Electricity and natural-gas delivery company CenterPoint Energy – Mississippi River Transmission LLC (CNP-MRT) owns and operates 8,200 miles of transmission pipeline that carried 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas throughout a nine-state, mid-continent region during 2012.

The many new combined-cycle power plants being constructed in the U.S. are being equipped with either cooling towers or air-cooled condensers for steam condensation.

Power plants, pipelines, refineries, and even golf courses – regardless of the type of project you plan to construct, there is always a risk that someone, somewhere will oppose your idea or how you plan to construct it.

In the Nevada desert near Las Vegas, 140 acres of neatly arranged photovoltaic solar panels quietly track the sun across the sky and create enough clean, renewable energy to power 2,800 homes.

What do billions of dollars' worth of research, football games, government shutdowns, police escorts and dry ice have to do with a university's heating plant? As it turns out, everything.

It's no secret that an aging asset infrastructure is of major concern to power generation companies.

Unconventional oil and gas field exploration and production in the United States is anything but typical.