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2014-08-06 08:25:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC ("Sabine" or the "Company") today announced that Shane M. Bayless, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Bayless will step down effective with the closing of the previously announced merger with Forest Oil Corporation. Bayless has served as Sabine's CFO since its inception in 2007. His departure is in no way related to any issues...

2014-07-24 16:22:31

VANCOUVER, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to announce commencement of drilling operations at the Company's 100%-controlled Waitangi Valley-1 exploration well in Petroleum Exploration Permit 38348, located in New Zealand's East Coast Basin. The Waitangi Valley-1 well spudded on July 23, 2014 and will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 3,600 meters (11,800 feet). Waitangi Valley-1 is situated 250 kilometers north of TAG's...

Better Understanding Of Marcellus Shale Could Inform Decisions On Hydrofracking
2014-07-22 03:54:03

University of Rochester The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. According to Cindy Ebinger, a professor of earth and...

2014-06-10 08:22:47

- Four new development projects that will significantly expand Summit Investments' current operating footprint in the Bakken Shale Play DALLAS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LLC ("Summit Investments"), the privately held company that owns and controls the general partner of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) and also owns a 56.8% limited partner interest in SMLP, today provided a commercial update for its wholly owned operating subsidiary,...

2014-06-09 08:23:29

PITTSBURGH, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Babst Calland released its fourth annual energy industry report, "The 2014 Babst Calland Report - Appalachian Shale Industry in Transition: Evolving Challenges for Producers and Midstream Operators." This annual review of natural gas and energy development activity acknowledges the significant growth of the Appalachian shale industry and offers insights on the issues and legal implications resulting from such growth. This year's...

2014-06-09 08:22:41

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Energy - Utica, LLC (AEU), an affiliate of American Energy Partners, LP (AELP), announced today that it has signed agreements to acquire approximately 27,000 net acres of leasehold in Monroe County, Ohio, from East Resources, Inc. and an unnamed private company. At closing, the properties are expected to have net production of approximately 40 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day. In addition, a separate AELP...

2014-06-04 08:23:34

Only national conference and expo focusing on the shale water management segment of oil and gas industry to run from Oct. 14-15 DENVER, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration opens today for the only national conference and exposition for the shale water management segment of the oil and gas industry, set for October 14 - 15 in Stafford, TX. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/94019 Produced by Shale Play Water Management magazine, the Shale Water Expo 2014...

2014-05-30 12:22:35

HOUSTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC ("Sabine" or the "Company") today announced that the Company will be participating at the following upcoming investor conferences during the month of June: -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy and Power Leveraged Finance Conference in New York, NY on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. -- Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Logo:...

2014-05-24 23:01:28

Increased growth in Texas and North Dakota is giving the country opportunities to do more with its oil according to Chem Rock Technologies. (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Increased oil production across the nation has developed new opportunities for the United States economy. Rig efficiency is one of the main reasons why oil and gas production growth has been so impressive in recent years, and as a result new regions are enjoying the benefits of of this development. The introduction of new...

2014-05-22 20:20:58

$150 Million Initial Commitment Refinances Debt and Funds 2014 Marcellus Shale Growth Program ST. MARYS, W. Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: TENG), a pure play Marcellus Shale exploration and production company, today announced that its subsidiary, American Shale Development, Inc. ("ASD"), closed on a new credit facility with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. ("Morgan Stanley") in the amount of $200 million. The facility closed and an initial amount of...


Latest Shale Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 17:58:42

Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. It is characterized by thin laminae breaking with an irregular curving fracture, often splintery, and parallel to the often indistinguishable bedding planes. Non-fissile rocks of similar composition but made of particles smaller than 1/16 mm are mudstones. Rocks with similar particle sizes but with less clay and therefore grittier are siltstones. The fine particles that compose shale can remain...

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