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2008-07-24 09:01:05

Capital City Energy Group, a diversified oil and natural gas company, has acquired an interest in the Fayetteville Shale, a non-conventional reservoir, located in Van Buren and Cleburne Counties in Arkansas. The company has said that it is participating in drilling activity on more than 30,000 acres in these counties. To date, Capital City has participated in drilling 29 producing wells on the properties. Drilling activity is increasing at the rate of eight to 10 new producing wells per...

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 12:01:10

XTO Energy has entered into definitive agreements with multiple parties to purchase producing properties located in the eastern and San Juan regions of its acreage positions in the Marcellus, Fayetteville, Barnett, and Haynesville shales, for a total consideration of about $1.3 billion, of which $1 billion was closed during the second quarter. From the producing properties, XTO Energy's internal engineers estimate proved reserves of 185 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe) of...

2008-07-23 03:00:54

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 23--XTO Energy continued its aggressive expansion Tuesday, announcing an additional $2.1 billion in acquisitions as it reported higher second-quarter earnings and boosted its outlook for 2009. The Fort Worth-based company "is bearing down on being the largest gas producer ever in the United States," Chairman Bob Simpson said during a conference call with financial analysts. Simpson said the company's daily production averaged 2.2...

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 18:00:50

Exterra Energy Inc. (OTCBB: EENR) announced today the successful fracture stimulation of the RSK-Star #6 well on June 18 , 2008. The well is situated in Wise County, Texas, within the core area of the Newark, East Barnett Shale gas field of North Texas. On June 24th, the well commenced gas sales at 550 Mcf per day on a 24/64" choke. Production flow is up the casing due to tubing shortages. As of July 21st, gas sales have stabilized at approximately were 320 Mcf per day with a flowing casing...

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...

2008-07-22 12:01:02

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 22--XTO Energy announced higher second-quarter earnings, boosted its outlook for 2009 and said it will spend $2.1 billion to add to its holdings in the Barnett Shale and elsewhere. XTO agreed to pay an undisclosed seller $800 million for 12,900 acres of producing properties in the Barnett, raising its holdings in the field to 280,000 net acres. The company estimates proved reserves of more than 300 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent...

2008-07-22 12:01:02

By Rod Walton, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 22--Williams Cos. is buying a 10,000-acre share in the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale of northern Texas for $166 million, the Tulsa energy company announced Monday. The deal with privately held Aspect Abundant Shale LP and other parties is expected to close in September. The area holds an estimated 175 billion cubic feet equivalent of proved or possible natural gas reserves in Tarrant, Hood and Johnson counties, according to reports. Williams has...

2008-07-22 09:01:05

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 22--Williams Cos. of Tulsa, which has been boosting its Barnett Shale activity by seeking leases in Lewisville, said Monday that it will pay $166 million for about 10,000 net acres in the field, where it has been active since 2005. The properties, including 41 wells, most of them in Tarrant, Johnson and Hood counties, are owned by Aspect Abundant Shale L.P., a private Denver-based organization, and other parties. The sale is expected to...


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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