Multiple political and military trends, along with the rise in U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, are occurring at the same time. And that makes for an uneasy situation, Tom Petrie says.
Companies are focusing on enhanced completions among other techniques and technology to boost production in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, but cluster efficiency remains an area of concern.
The bill has been delayed in parliament for six years due to political wrangling and opposition by international energy companies against proposed tax and royalty terms, deterring investment into Africa’s top oil producer.
Against a backdrop of leaden skies and news that Statoil was cutting another 2,000 jobs, the subsea industry really did feel ‘under pressure,’ the theme of this year’s Underwater Technology Conference.
Australia-based Elk Petroleum Ltd. is actively exploring the idea of sourcing CO2 from a corn-ethanol plant to feed into its EOR activities in Nebraska.