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2008-07-25 03:00:43

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 25--Range Resources of Fort Worth reported record revenue in the second quarter despite production curtailments in the Barnett Shale. But Range still had a $35 million net loss driven by a noncash loss on its hedging activities. Adjusting for unusual items, the independent petroleum producer said it earned $75 million, or 48 cents a share, well short of Wall Street's consensus estimate of 55 cents. The company said that it wrote off...

2008-07-24 03:00:54

By Mike Lee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--FORT WORTH -- A natural gas company has given at least one east-side resident until Monday to sign off on a pipeline beneath her front yard or face condemnation. The company, Chesapeake Energy's Texas Midstream Gas Services, sent the "final offer" letter to Jerry Horton, who has organized a few holdout homeowners against the pipeline. It wasn't clear whether other landowners got the same letter; Texas Midstream officials indicated,...

2008-07-23 00:00:00

By GEORGE HOHMANN Chesapeake Energy Corp. this fall will launch www.Shale.TV, an online video channel to promote the benefits of natural gas production, according to several news reports. The move comes as Chesapeake faces growing opposition as it drills for natural gas in a field known as the Barnett Shale in some heavily populated areas around Fort Worth, Texas, according to The Wall Street Journal. Chesapeake also is drilling in a massive natural gas field known as the Marcellus...

2008-07-22 15:00:51

By George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 22--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. this fall will launch www.Shale.TV, an online video channel to promote the benefits of natural gas production, according to several news reports. The move comes as Chesapeake faces growing opposition as it drills for natural gas in a field known as the Barnett Shale in some heavily populated areas around Fort Worth, Texas, according to The Wall Street Journal. Chesapeake also is...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 18--Chesapeake Energy on Thursday announced its third sale of natural gas assets this year when it said BP America agreed to pay $1.75 billion in cash for about 90,000 acres of production in Oklahoma's Woodford Shale. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake, one of the biggest producers in the Barnett Shale, said it will use the proceeds to focus on the Barnett Shale, the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana and the Marcellus Shale in the...

2008-07-17 12:01:09

ReoStar Energy Corp. (OTCBB: REOS) today announced results of operations for the Fiscal Year (FY) ended March 31, 2008. The Company's previous fiscal year-end for 2007 reflects activity only for the three months ending March 31, 2007 due to the accounting treatment of the partnership interests merged into the Company. In certain instances, the company will be comparing results of the two successive 12-month periods and annualizing the results of the 2007 data. ReoStar's three key trailing...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 8--Quicksilver Resources will add significantly to its Barnett Shale holdings with the announced $1.3 billion purchase of producing assets in northern Tarrant County and southern Denton County from Hillwood Oil & Gas and two partners. It's the largest acquisition ever for Fort Worth-based Quicksilver, which already has sizable holdings in Hood County and around Lake Arlington. The company plans to pay $1 billion in cash, much of it...

2008-06-26 15:03:00

OKLAHOMA CITY and DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westside Energy Corporation ("Westside"), a publicly held exploration and production company, and the Crusader entities, a group of privately held independent oil and gas companies engaged in the development of unconventional resource plays which includes the application of horizontal drilling and cutting edge completion technology aimed at developing shale and tight sand reservoirs, jointly announced that the stockholders of...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 23--Isaac Hayes was still in high school the first time he met a production supervisor for Devon Energy, who suggested that the youngster's interest in math and science could find a match in the oil and gas business. Now just a year away from his petroleum engineering degree at Texas A&M University, Hayes, of Justin, is in his third internship with Oklahoma City-based Devon, the biggest producer in the Barnett Shale and, not...

2008-06-20 12:00:40

ST. MARYS, W.Va., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TENG) announced today that its Hart #20 well in Wetzel County, West Virginia was successfully completed on June 12 and company personnel were currently supervising the frac clean-up process and managing the initial flow to the field gathering line. The Hart #20 is completed in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett Shale which has grown to become a...


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Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.