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New Study Predicts 65K Jobs in Ohio by 2014 from Utica Shale

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We recommend this article on job projection in Ohio. The Ohio Shale Coalition released a new economic study yesterday prepared researchers from Cleveland State University, Ohio State University and Marietta College. The study projects annual production of oil and gas from the Utica Shale in the state will reach $9.6 billion by 2014 along with an eye-popping […]

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Horizontal Drilling in South Texas

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Drilling company in Texas has released the results of their horizontal drilling program.  We recommend this as an interesting read. Escondido Resources II, LLC today announced the results of the company’s 2011 horizontal drilling program in South Texas. Escondido drilled 17 wells in 2011, with 100 percent success and an average initial production (IP) rate per […]

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Ohio: Rex Energy sees Utica shale drilling in April

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Rex Energy Corp., State College, Pa., plans to spud the first two of its four planned 2012 wells in the Utica shale wet gas area in Ohio in April.   Read Article

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Colorado: Bopco proposes Piceance treatment plant

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Water treatment and drilling resource from Colorado.   The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposed water treatment plant west of Meeker, Colo., to treat produced water from oil and gas activity in the Piceance Basin and discharge it into Yellow Creek. BLM will accept comments through Mar. 6 for an environmental […]

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New PA Marcellus Law Does What Local Towns Wanted All Along

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Marcellus Drilling News recommends this article. Pennsylvania recently passed new Marcellus Shale drilling regulations (see this MDN story). One of the loudest objections to its adoption is a provision that state law will now mostly override local zoning ordinances designed to regulate and restrict drilling. Read full article

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Rioni spud set, shale plays

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We recommend this read on exploratory well drilling.   Strait Oil & Gas Ltd., private UK independent, is building location for the second in a two-well exploratory program in the Rioni basin onshore west-central Georgia.   Read full article

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Caney shale vertical completion

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Oklahoma: Caney shale vertical completion attempted BNK Petroleum Inc., Camarillo, Calif., said it obtained initial production at the encouraging rate of more than 20 b/d of oil after it fracture stimulated the Caney shale formation in one of its vertical wells in Tishomingo field in southern Oklahoma.   Read the full article.

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