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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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Horizontal Oil

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Horizontal oil play area in Kansas, recommended read.   Kansas: Mississippi Lime play 3D survey under way

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Drilling Fluids Resource

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We recommend this article on drilling fluids titled  “Solids Control: Maximizing Efficiency and Reducing Cost.” Read Article

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