Shale Reservoirs, do they work, will they spread?

By Andy May Popular accounts of shale oil and gas reservoirs are often riddled with errors and, even when technically correct, often misleading. As a shale petrophysicist, retired from Devon Energy, I thought I would try and explain, in a non-technical way, how these reservoirs work and why they have been so successful. We often…

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America! Frac Yeah!

Guest commentary by David Middleton How American Science Made Government Regulations On Emissions Unnecessary By Hank Campbell — May 18, 2018 In 2009 the U.S. government attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. To make it happen, the Obama administration directed the U.S.…

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House Defunds Obama Era Methane Rules

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – the House has voted to defund an Obama era EPA initiative to limit methane emissions from fossil fuel mining operations. House votes to block funding for EPA methane pollution rule BY DEVIN HENRY – 09/13/17 01:55 PM EDT Lawmakers voted Wednesday to block implementation of a…

Drilling set to begin in British shale

From UPI Cuadrilla Resources says its drilling rig is on site and ready to tap into a natural gas basin in Lancashire. By Daniel J. Graeber    |   July 28, 2017 at 8:14 AM   July 28 (UPI) — With its drilling rig on site, a British shale gas explorer said it expects to address…

Finally! Actual Evidence of Russian Collusion!

Guest post by David Middleton ENERGY NEWS Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia ‘Colludes’ With US Green Groups to Block Fracking Kevin Mooney / @KevinMooneyDC / July 10, 2017 Forget about allegations of Russian interference in U.S. presidential elections for a moment, or even “collusion” between Russian officials and Trump campaign operatives. The real action is in…

Study: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rarely linked to felt seismic tremors

From the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, another political tool of the left bites the dust. Researchers find only one hydrocarbon-producing area where production is linked to increased seismic activities at the regional scale EDMONTON (June 26, 2017)–New research suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events. For the past two years, UAlberta…