Archive | September, 2016

BHI: US drilling rig count gains 11 units to 522

      The US drilling rig count jumped 11 units to 522 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 30, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. Seven oil-directed and 4 gas-directed units began operations. The overall count has now risen in 15 of the last 18 weeks, adding 118 units over that time […]

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PESA News – PESA Submits Letter to EPA Administrator on Hydraulic Fracturing Study

In August, PESA wrote EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to continue to follow scientific findings regarding the safety of hydraulic fracturing.  The letter comes following the release of an advisory panel’s review of the EPA’s study examining hydraulic fracturing and drinking water.   The EPA “did not find evidence hydraulic fracturing has ‘led […]

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PESA News – BSEE Holds Well Control Rule Implementation Workshop

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently held a workshop in Houston on implementation of the offshore Well Control Rule. During the session, BSEE staff discussed the work they have done regarding implementation of the new regulation, as well as upcoming deadlines impacting equipment manufacturers, drilling contractors, and operating companies. Since the rule became […]

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PESA News – Fracturing Grabs Summer Headlines

Fracturing Grabs Summer Headlines Continuing public and policy debate on hydraulic fracturing has filled headlines over the past few weeks, with activity in a congressional committee, a regulatory agency, a major state, and the courts. Congressional Testimony At a Senate field hearing in Seattle, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified that increased domestic oil and gas […]

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PESA News – 2016 Gulf Coast Energy Summit: Coastal Communities and the Offshore Energy Economy

The 2016 Gulf Coast Energy Summit aims to increase public awareness on the vast economic opportunities associated with offshore energy and energy exporting. With the United States possessing the resources to be the most energy rich country in the world, Coastal residents and community leaders should understand the complete reach of the offshore economy and […]

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ADIPEC 2016:August Press Release

September 12, 2016 Oil & Gas Giants Call for Industry Collaboration ahead of Flagship Abu Dhabi Energy Event Fossil Fuels to Account for 80% of Total Energy Supplies in 2035: Industry Report Abu Dhabi, UAE – xx August 2016 – Oil and gas giants are calling for greater industry collaboration and an increased focus on […]

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