Archive | 2014
2015 Australasian Oil & Gas

Timor-Leste’s sun will rise at AOG 2015

AOG Dec 17, 2014 What is the future for the Sunrise gas field? What is the latest on maritime boundary discussions between Timor-Leste and Australia? What exploration and business opportunities are available in this vibrant young nation? These questions and many more will be up for discussion when a delegation of leading Timor-Leste dignitaries participate […]

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Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for about $35 Billion

By Swetha Gopinath (Reuters) – Halliburton Co said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion (22.37 billion pounds) in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as customers curb spending on falling oil prices. “Stronger in any market condition is better,” he […]

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Falling Gas Prices in America

The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling

American workers and motorists got some badly-needed relief this week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 25 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel.  This is translating to lower prices at the pump with many states now below […]

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Caterpillar Oil & Gas Sells 700th Dynamic Gas Blending™ Kit

For Worldwide Release: October 2014 Release Number: CO&G14P19 Houston, Texas – Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce the sale of the 700th Cat® Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB™) kit for 3500 engines, the company’s industry-leading dual fuel technology for land drilling, production and well stimulation applications. Originally introduced to the market in 2012, the […]

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How safe is fracking fluid?

What is in Fracking Fluid Anyway? (Infographic)

Because of all the publicity it has received lately, there are a lot of people who may not be able to understand the difference between the depths involved in both fracking and the level of the water table. As the infographic shows, fracking is done well more than a mile below most water tables, protected […]

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South Texas Expo and NASCAR


SOUTH TEXAS OILFILED EXPO TEAMS UP WITH TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO BRING 2014 ATTENDEES THE CHANCE TO WIN A TEXAS 500 PRIZE PACKAGE   Package Includes Pit Passes, Premium Seating, Food and Beverage Passes and More to the Eighth Race for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup   SAN ANTONIO, TX-July 7th, 2014- Oil and gas professionals attending […]

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Caterpillar Launches Cat® C15 and C18 China Phase IV Power Solutions at 2014 CIPPE in Beijing, China

For Worldwide Release: March 2014 Release Number: CO&G14PR5 Beijing, China – Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce the production and availability of the new Cat® C15 ACERT™ engine and C18 engines. Designed for workover and mobile drilling rigs, the new Cat C15 and C18 engine deliver reliable horsepower while meeting the newly-enacted Phase […]

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Cartagena to play host to Colombia’s oil & gas decision makers

CWC Group’s Colombia Oil & Gas Summit in Cartagena, 2-4 April 2014 (officially endorsed by the Colombian Ministry of Mines & Energy, ANH (Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos) and DIMAR (Dirección General Marítima)) will host Colombia’s oil and gas decision makers to discuss the country’s developing hydrocarbon sector, investment opportunities for international investors and upcoming projects. […]

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Volvo PL4809D Rotating Pipelayer Lifts Productivity to New Heights

The latest addition to the revolutionary excavator-based pipelayers from Volvo, the PL4809D, has been enhanced with a whole host of new productivity-enhancing features, including a unique load management system. The PL4809D rotating pipelayer is the second largest member of the revolutionary family of excavator-based pipelayers from Volvo. Offering excellent stability with a 90-ton lifting capacity, […]

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory To Aid Oil in Developing Better Drilling Technology

JPL partners with domestic oil companies to bolster production of gas and oil The goal is simple – to help assist America’s oil and gas companies in the quest to develop safer and more efficient oil and gas reserves. Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) director Charles Elachi, head of the Pasadena, California organization, met with several […]

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Repurposed Oil Rigs Could Tap Into Ocean Aquifers

Oil rigs won’t always be needed… for oil, that is! Once the oil wells have run dry and our oil and gas drilling rigs stand as hulking monoliths of steel and iron, what will we do with these towering machines? Could we possibly re-purpose drilling platforms to help us extract other resources from below the […]

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Budget Deal Allows Deepwater Oil Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater oil and gas drilling has been stalled out for some time, budget deal addresses this concern The recent national budget compromise, announced toward the end of 2013, will allow deepwater oil and gas exploration to continue throughout specific parts of the western Gulf of Mexico. This exciting byproduct of the budget conundrum has long […]

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