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2008-10-22 15:00:27

Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) announced today that higher realized sales prices, increased production and improved utility results were major drivers of a 26 percent increase in third quarter earnings. For the three months ended September 30, 2008, the energy company generated net income of $73.1 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, as compared with $58 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in the same period in 2007. Energen Resources Corporation, the Company's oil and gas exploration...

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2008-10-07 10:34:46

Evidence suggests that 'sick Earth' extinctions more likely In geology as in cancer research, the silver bullet theory always gets the headlines and nearly always turns out to be wrong. For geologists who study mass extinctions, the silver bullet is a giant asteroid plunging to earth. But an asteroid is the prime suspect only in the most recent of five mass extinctions, said USC earth scientist David Bottjer. The cataclysm 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs. "The other four have not...

2008-09-30 03:00:21

By Shen, Shu-Zhong Zhang, Yi-Chun ABSTRACT- The uppermost 5-15 m of the Douling Formation in the southern Hunan area. South China, yields a diverse fauna comprised of ammonoids, bivalves, and brachiopods. The brachiopods reported in this paper consist of 51 species in 34 genera and are dominated by the Lopingian (Late Permian) species associated with a few species persisting from the underlying Maokouan (Late Guadalupian). This fauna is of earliest Wuchiapingian in age as precisely...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Radley, Jonathan Twitchett, Richard J; Mander, Luke; Cope, John Journal, Vol. 165, 2008, pp. 319-332 Jonathan Radley writes: The Penarth Group (of Late Triassic and possibly ranging to Early Jurassic age) of the southern UK marks a marine transgression and the establishment of a shallow epicontinental seaway (Hallam & El Shaarawy 1982; Warrington & Ivimey-Cook 1992), influenced by regressive-transgressive pulses and characterized by rapid facies changes (Hallam & Wignall...

2008-09-02 09:00:37

Arena Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARD) ("Company")("Arena") announced today that it has finalized the lease of office space in Midland, Texas ("Midland"), with an anticipated opening date by the end of October. Mr. Will Porter has joined Arena as Permian Basin Land Manager and will manage the new office. Mr. Porter, a Midland native, has over 23 years of experience in all phases of land work. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a...

2008-09-01 09:00:22

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Resaca Exploitation, Inc. ("Resaca" or "the Company") (LSE AIM: RSOX), an independent oil and gas oil production and development company focused on the Permian Basin of the United States, is pleased to announce details of progress made in the implementation of its development plan for its properties in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, progress on potential acquisitions, and other company news. Resaca concluded a successful flotation on the AIM...

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2008-08-31 10:00:00

By Robert S. Boyd / McClatchy Newspapers It was the greatest mass murder of all time - poison everywhere, billions slain - but the killers have never been positively identified. An estimated 95 percent of marine species and 85 percent of land creatures died, said Peter Ward, a paleobiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. Scientists call it "The Great Dying." Life took millions of years to recover. Scientific sleuths now think they're making progress toward learning what...

2008-08-17 18:00:37

By He, Weihong Shi, G R; Bu, Jianjun; Niu, Zhijun ABSTRACT- A new brachiopod fauna is described from the Early and Middle Permian of Zadoi and Zhidoi counties, southern Qinghai (Changdu block), northwest China. This fauna includes 13 species in nine genera with Spinomarginifera concentrica n. sp. and Transennatia waterhousei n. sp. The Early to Middle Permian brachiopod fauna from southern Qinghai is very similar to the contemporary Cathaysian faunas of South China with which the new fauna...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Point Energy Corp. (TSX-V:GPE) (Frankfurt:A0HGQ1) (the "Company" or "GPE") reported today that it has entered into a letter agreement ("Agreement") with Gas Plus International B.V. ("Gas Plus") to farm-in to a fifty percent working interest in Block 106 ("the Block") comprising 920 square kilometers (227,000 acres) located around the city of Szczecinekin in northwest Poland. GPE has agreed to pay approximately US$250,000 in back costs and...

2008-07-15 18:00:38

DENVER, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. today announced that it plans to report second-quarter 2008 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Cimarex will also host a conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To access the live, interactive call, please dial (888) 603-6873 and reference call ID # 55614975 ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A digital replay will be available for one week...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'