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2008-09-29 09:00:49

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. ("Basic") announced today it has purchased substantially all of the operating assets of Azurite Services Company, Inc., Azurite Leasing Company, LLC and Freestone Disposal, L.P. (collectively known as "Azurite") for approximately $60 million in cash. Projected revenue for the first twelve months from these assets is expected to be $51 million and the transaction is anticipated to be accretive to earnings in...

2008-09-19 09:00:35

HOUSTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Star Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSEY, the "Company"), a fast-growing E&P company with reserves and production from leases located in northern Louisiana, today announced the Company experienced no interruptions in field operations, production, or drilling operations during or following the passage of Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike. The Company experienced no damage to field equipment, and there were no injuries to any of the...

2008-09-17 06:00:24

By Julene Bair While touting his plan to wean us off foreign oil, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens makes no bones about being heavily invested in the natural gas he wants us to use in our cars. Nor does he deny the wind generated on his 200,000-acre wind farm would inflate a fortune accumulated selling fossil fuel. But he says little of his intention to market fossil water. That's what conservationists call finite supplies of water dating to prehistoric times. The Ogallala Aquifer is...

2008-09-11 12:00:38

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has announced that its subsidiary, Gulf South Pipeline Company, is conducting a binding open season to solicit commitments to support an expansion of its new east Texas-to-Mississippi 42-inch pipeline in order to serve increased production out of east Texas and the Haynesville Shale. Expansion of the Gulf South 42-inch pipeline is expected to provide much needed export capacity for producers in these growing areas to provide access to the Midwest and Northeast...

2008-09-10 12:00:45

Mainland Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company, has signed a letter agreement to acquire 5,000 net acres in Mississippi, where the company plans to drill the first test well to evaluate the potential Haynesville Shale gas formation in the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Mainland Resources will acquire 100% working interest and 75% net revenue interest on all gas formations within the 5,000 net acres, which are located in southwestern Mississippi within the...

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Regency Energy Partners has announced that it plans to expand its pipeline system in north Louisiana to bring natural gas from the Haynesville Shale to market. The $1.1 billion expansion of the Regency Intrastate Gas System will provide 1.45 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of new capacity to handle expected increases in production from the region, said Regency Energy. Regency has obtained letters of intent for long-term transportation agreements from anchor shippers covering...

2008-09-09 18:00:29

Regency Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: RGNC) announced today it plans to expand its pipeline system in North Louisiana to bring natural gas from the Haynesville Shale - one of the most active new natural gas plays in the United States - to market. The $1.1 billion expansion of the Regency Intrastate Gas System will provide 1.45 Bcfd of new capacity to handle expected increases in production from the region. Regency has obtained letters of intent for long-term transportation agreements from...

2008-09-08 12:00:36

Dune Energy, engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil, has closed $38.1 million of its previously announced sale of its Barnett Shale assets, located in the Denton and Wise counties of Texas. The difference between the $38.1 million and the $41.5 million original sale price reflects post-closing adjustments. These funds will be used to eliminate the $28.1 million outstanding on Dune's $40 million revolving credit facility, and for general corporate purposes....

2008-09-08 12:00:35

By Jerry Shottenkirk On a day when declining companies doubled up the gainers 2-1 on Wall Street, state energy stocks - particularly oil and gas exploration and production companies and service providers - responded to higher oil prices and were up all across the board. There aren't many stagnant stocks among Oklahoma energy companies, and on Monday, they once again bucked a Wall Street trend. "On Friday the Dow took a 200-point hit and all our energy stocks around here were up," said...

2008-09-05 06:00:20

Xtreme Oil & Gas has entered into a contract to purchase and develop approximately 936 acres in the Haynesville Shale region. Xtreme has targeted the acquisition of 50,000 acres in the formation area. The property is presently undeveloped and Xtreme has begun discussions with geologists to determine the best approach to exploit the Haynesville Shale within the properties. While Xtreme has previously focused on reworking and redeveloping mature oil fields using new technology and...


Latest Geology of Texas Reference Libraries

Edwards Plateau
2013-04-19 19:37:49

The Edwards Plateau is an area of west-central Texas which is bordered by the Balcones Fault towards the south and the east, the Llano Uplift and the Llano Estacado towards the north, and the Chihuahuan Desert and Pecos River towards the west. San Angelo, San Antonia, Del Rio, and Austin make a rough outline of the area. The eastern part of the plateau is the Texas Hill Country. The trees of this savanna include a juniper-oak mix and a mesquite-acacia mix scattered over the fairly short...

Tenontosaurus
2013-01-29 09:53:30

Image Caption: Head of Tenontosaurus, Institut de paléontologie humaine, Paris, France. Credit: Rémih/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Tenontosaurus, meaning “sinew lizard”, is a genus of medium to large sized ornithopod dinosaur. The genus is known from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the middle Cretaceious period sediments of western North America, dating roughly between 115 to 108 million years ago. It was formerly thought to be a ‘hypsilophodont’, but since Hypsilophodontia is no...

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