Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré: ‘Disasters Create Opportunity’

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The man who coordinated military relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina encouraged those in the oil and gas industry to think of the impossible and figure out how to solve problems.

Oil Market Loses Faith In Saudi Strategy

By John Kemp, Reuters

Saudi Arabia's strategy may not be enough to eliminate the surplus and lead to a sustained rise in prices in the next two or three years, columnist says.

Universities Get Financial Boost For CO2 Storage Research

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Schlumberger, Chevron, Shell and Baker Hughes are among the companies that have partnered with nine universities and institutes to research carbon dioxide storage monitoring systems and well integrity.

Study Reveals Vast Unrecorded Oil, Gas Industry Methane Emissions

Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund

The newly identified emissions from gathering facilities would increase total emissions from the natural gas supply chain in EPA’s current Greenhouse Gas Inventory by approximately 25 percent if added to the tally.

U.S. Shale Drillers Struggle Amid Slumping Prices

John Kemp, Reuters

Stock prices for most of the main shale drillers have fallen faster than the price of U.S. light crude since the middle of April.

M&A Activity Picks Up In Energy Sector

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Most of the action is in the midstream sector, but there is still interest in upstream deal-making.

Oil Industry Frets About Another Lost Decade

John Kemp, Reuters

The cyclical, unpredictable nature of prices has not stopped an army of prognosticators from trying to guess where they will go, but most forecasts have an endearing backward-looking quality.

Greenpeace Goes To New Heights, But Doesn’t Halt Arctic Drilling

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Greenpeace climbers—with colorful streamers blowing in the wind—dangled from the bridge for 40 hours, as fellow protesters positioned themselves in kayaks below blocking the vessel’s path. 

Marcellus, Utica Gas Production Soars

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Gas production in the Marcellus and Utica has accounted for 85% of the increase in gas production since 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported July 28. 

Big Data Remains A Disruptive, Elusive Competitive Advantage

Carlos Soto, Enaxis Consulting

When properly implemented and used, Big Data gives companies the power to find value in data that otherwise would yield few results, according to Enaxis Consulting.

North Dakota Oil Well Completions Slow Sharply

John Kemp, Reuters

The recent slump in reported completions is unusual and coincides with the fall in oil prices which has seen wellhead prices for Bakken crude drop below $50 per barrel.