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2014-10-16 16:25:01

Drilling Follows Successful Installation of Two New Offshore Production Platforms HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced the commencement of a new six well drilling campaign offshore Gabon on its Etame Marin block. The development drilling campaign follows the recent on-schedule installation of the Etame platform and the Southeast Etame/North Tchibala ("SEENT") platform. All work on this project was accomplished without a safety or...

2014-10-16 08:24:31

Addition of new acreage and play type to complement AGC Shallow interest CALGARY, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Group") has acquired an 85% interest in the AGC Central license located in the joint development offshore area between Senegal and Guinea Bissau ("AGC"). Highlights: -- 3,150 square kilometre offshore license area in water depths ranging from 100 metres to 1,500 metres -- Carbonate edge play type identified...

2014-10-16 08:24:22

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has received an order from Total to supply subsea systems for its Edradour and Glenlivet fields offshore in the West of Shetland area. FMC Technologies' scope of supply consists of subsea equipment including manifolds and associated connections and controls equipment, wellhead systems, subsea tie back connection equipment and a subsea production tree. "FMC Technologies is pleased to be...

2014-10-16 08:24:19

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER-GEN and the Oil & Gas Journal introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas (PGNG), an annual conference and exhibition targeting gas-fired generation related to the development of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin. The first annual conference will be held August 18-20, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Its location emphasizes the region's potential impact on the...

2014-10-15 20:21:12

Up 400,000 Barrels Per Day from August, Led by Libyan Output Recovery LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts - Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 30.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in September, up 400,000 b/d from August and the highest level since December 2013 when the oil producer group pumped an average 30.65 million b/d, according to the latest Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts. A further...

2014-10-15 16:23:35

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospects for Top Companies in Thermal, Gas and Chemical Production Report DetailsEnhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies are used to increase the amount of oil that can be extracted from an oil field after the primary and secondary production stages. The technologies play on the physics of how oil is trapped in the rocks and are primarily aimed at either decreasing the interfacial forces holding the oil in pores within the rock formation,...

2014-10-15 16:23:11

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe U.S. fracking fluid market was valued at $18.4 billion in 2012, grew to $26 billion in 2013, and is projected to reach about $37.3 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.This report provides:An overview of the U.S. market for fracking fluids, which are used in hydraulic fracturing, or "hydrofracking," for shale gas and oil production.Analyses of global market...

2014-10-15 12:23:21

HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (OTC Pink: ENDRQ) (LSE: ENDV) today announced that the Rochelle field is back online. Production from the field restarted on October 12, 2014 and is currently producing at 90 million standard cubic feet of gas per day ("MMscf/d") with approximately 4,600 barrels of per day of associated liquids. Endeavour has a 44% working interest in the Rochelle field. Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas...

2014-10-15 08:23:15

TSX, NYSE: BXE CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix" or the "Company") (TSX, NYSE: BXE) Cardium and Mannville Consolidation Efforts Bellatrix recently completed a tuck-in acquisition of working-interests in the Company's core Ferrier area in West Central Alberta, extending the Company's Cardium light oil resource play. The acquired assets included current low decline rate net production of approximately 300 boe/d (24% oil and liquids and 76%...

2014-10-15 08:23:06

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Marquee Energy Ltd. ("Marquee" or the "Company") (TSXV: "MQL") is pleased to announce an operations update and an upward revision to its corporate guidance for 2014. The Company has experienced strong drilling results and operational performance, while it has also been successful in improving its balance sheet strength by monetizing certain non-core, gas weighted properties at accretive metrics. As a result of its strengthened financial position and...


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2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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