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UK shale gas reserves up to 80% lower than previously thought

UK shale gas reserves up to 80% lower than previously thought

August 21, 2019 No Comments

Controversial fracking in the UK could be doomed after a study found that the amount of gas it produces could be significantly lower than previously thought. Estimates that Britain had the equivalent of enough gas to supply the UK for 50 years were seized on by politicians including former Prime Minister David Cameron. He said […]

NT communities dig in against invasive fracking

NT communities dig in against invasive fracking

April 18, 2019 No Comments

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U.K Government’s policy on fracking

U.K Government’s policy on fracking

March 18, 2019 No Comments

Commenting on the news that elements of the Government’s fracking policy ruled unlawful, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Head of Analysis at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said: “Natural gas is not a low-carbon fuel, therefore the ruling to call into question governmental claims that it is make sense. With the UK’s electricity system almost […]

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Cuadrilla Halts Fracking Operations in UK

Cuadrilla Halts Fracking Operations in UK

December 17, 2018 No Comments

“A series of micro seismic events in Blackpool have been recorded on the British Geological Survey (BGS) website today 14 December. The largest recorded was 0.9ML (local magnitude) at about 2pm. This occurred whilst we were hydraulically fracturing at the Preston New Road exploration site. “Detected by Cuadrilla’s sophisticated monitoring system, and verified by the […]

U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem

U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem

October 25, 2018 No Comments

Oil prices are down a bit, but are still close to multi-year highs. That should leave the shale industry flush with cash. However, a long list of U.S. shale companies are still struggling to turn a profit. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Sightline Institute detail […]

Can The Shale Boom Avoid These Bottlenecks?

Can The Shale Boom Avoid These Bottlenecks?

February 2, 2018 No Comments

Shale companies continue to drill at a frenzied pace, adding rigs and breaking U.S. oil production levels with each passing week. Yet, the oil production is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated. Not only is the Permian basin accounting for much of the new oil production in the U.S., but a relatively small number of counties within […]

Scottish government bans fracking ‘indefinitely’

Scottish government bans fracking ‘indefinitely’

October 4, 2017 No Comments

The Scottish government has announced an “effective ban” on fracking. Fracking has been banned ‘indefinitely’ by the Scottish government – in a move that puts its policy in opposition to that in England. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish energy minister, told MSPs that allowing fracking would undermine the government’s ambitions to deeply cut Scotland’s climate emissions, […]

SLINGSHOT Composite Plug Efficiency Valve

SLINGSHOT Composite Plug Efficiency Valve

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Perform plug-and-perf completions in less time and with less water Eliminate frac ball pump-down operations and save time and water on your next plug-and perf job with the SLINGSHOT™ composite plug efficiency valve. While standard operations require dedicated pump-down operations to get frac balls downhole, the SLINGSHOT efficiency valve travels downhole with the plug. As […]

The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War ……….. Frack Sand

The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War ……….. Frack Sand

September 21, 2016 No Comments

The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the ‘boom’ out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive: US shale has proven amazingly resilient. The industry has adapted quickly to the new playing field, and the unsung hero of a new uptick in drilling […]

The Next Sector To Recover From The Oil Price Crash

The Next Sector To Recover From The Oil Price Crash

September 9, 2016 No Comments

Oilfield services, shipbuilders and other industries that rose with the pre-2014 oil price boom have had it hard. Since barrel rates fell, their previous patrons have become uninterested in doling out major purchase orders, leaving oil and gas equipment manufacturers without revenues. A recent report by Arkansas Online says the energy industry’s support sector could […]

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