Exploration

IEA Encourages Austria to Explore Shale Gas

IEA Encourages Austria to Explore Shale Gas

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Exploration, Featured on App with 0 Comments

As Austria aims to enhance its domestic energy security, the IEA says the country should Increase its energy efficiency and produce more natural gas domestically. In a report – Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Austria 2014 Review – the IEA encourages Austria to start shale gas exploration activities to increase its energy security and reduce […]

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Total Drops Polish Shale Licence

Total Drops Polish Shale Licence

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Exploration, Featured on App with 0 Comments

After ExxonMobil, Talisman, Marathon Oil Corp and ENI’s decision to quit shale gas explorations in Poland due to unsatisfactory results, Total has also announced it will not renew its shale gas exploration license in the country. The French major, which was exploring a site near the Ukraine border, said gas there was not economically viable. […]

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Financing

Why PetroChina Will Spend $1.6bn on Fracking

Why PetroChina Will Spend $1.6bn on Fracking

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Featured on App, Financing with 0 Comments

In light of promising shale gas developments in China, Asia’s largest oil producer – PetroChina – plans to triple its budget on fracking this year reaching an overall spending of $1.6bn. This move follows Sinopec’s shale commercial find and PetroChina’s announcement to achieve an output of 2.6bn cubic meters of shale gas by 2015, up […]

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Chevron’s Additional Investment in Argentina Shale

Chevron’s Additional Investment in Argentina Shale

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Financing with 0 Comments

Last year US giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF signed a deal to unlock Argentina’s shale oil and gas resources, with Chevron in charge of bringing experience from all over the world and an initial investment of 1.24bn. This year Chevron plans to spend an additional $1.6bn and drill 170 wells to unlock shale in the […]

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Production

Japan’s First Shale Oil Production – Will Fracking Raise Earthquake Risks in the Country?

Japan’s First Shale Oil Production – Will Fracking Raise Earthquake Risks in the Country?

Written by on April 9, 2014 in Featured on App, Production with 0 Comments

Two years after Japan Petroleum Exploration’s first test-drilling at the Ayukawa oil and gas field in Akita Prefecture in the north of the country, the company announced this week it has started producing shale oil. Japan Petroleum Exploration, also called JAPEX, has started Japan’s first full-scale shale commercial production reaching 220 barrels of crude a […]

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When Was Fracking Invented?

When Was Fracking Invented?

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Featured on App, Production with 0 Comments

David Blockman writing for Forbes says that this month is known to be the 65th birthday of hydraulic fracturing. However, the process was invented two years earlier. He wrote “It is true that 65 years ago this week [18th March], Halliburton conducted the first commercially successful application of “Fracking”, as it has come to be […]

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Regulation

Infographic – Stages of UK Shale Gas and Oil Exploration & Development

Infographic – Stages of UK Shale Gas and Oil Exploration & Development

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Featured on App, Regulation with 1 Comment

This infographic by The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) shows the stages of exploration and development of shale gas in the UK. The UK government believes shale gas can provide the UK with energy security, economic growth and over 200,000 jobs. Stay up to date with Shale World, subscribe to our enewsletter here […]

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Unconventional Production Key to Ukraine’s Energy Security

Unconventional Production Key to Ukraine’s Energy Security

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Featured on App, Regulation, Shale with 0 Comments

The Minister of Energy and Coal Industry in Ukraine, Mr Yuriy Prodan, said the country’s energy security is a key priority for the government. He said that Ukraine needs to increase its gas production, mainly from unconventional sources such as shale gas. Resources are currently estimated at 30 trillion cubic meters of gas. Last year […]

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Downloads

Are We Fit to Frack?

Are We Fit to Frack?

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Featured on App, Reports with 1 Comment

RSPB – “We found that commercial-scale fracking, which requires considerable development across the countryside, would threaten wildlife and the water environment in a range of ways and that Government policy to address these risks was not fit for purpose. Over the coming years, major decisions will be made that will determine whether commercial extraction of […]

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Download: Shale Regulation in Europe – New Developments and Their Impact in the UK – Part 1

Download: Shale Regulation in Europe – New Developments and Their Impact in the UK – Part 1

Written by on March 19, 2014 in Regulation, Reports with 0 Comments

Article written by Hamish McArdle, Partner at Baker Botts. Download the article here. The framework in which the UK is developing its regulatory regime for unconventional oil and gas exploration and development is dynamic, and under a degree of public and industry scrutiny. In this first of a two part article, the author: Analyses the […]

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Videos

MP Caroline Lucas Cleared of Fracking Protest Charges

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Featured Videos, Shale with 0 Comments

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has been found not guilty after she was arrested during anti-fracking protests at Balcombe last summer. Read more – MP Caroline Lucas Arrested At Anti-Fracking Protest Near Balcombe Stay up to date with Shale World, subscribe to our enewsletter here to get the latest content straight to you.

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Friends of the Earth Campaigner Fractures the Fracking Myth

Friends of the Earth Campaigner Fractures the Fracking Myth

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

RT – Jane Thomas from Friends of the Earth talks to the host of Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi, about corruption and bribery in the fracking industry. The figures for job creation being bandied about by the government were reached by an Institute of Director’s report, funded by shale gas company Cuadrilla. Senior government advisors sit […]

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Other Recent Posts

Extracting Shale Gas Using CO2 – Will It Work?

After its first ever commercial shale oil production, Japan announces another interesting piece of news for the shale gas industry. According to Kyoto University Professor Tsuyoshi Ishida and Assistant Professor Chen Youqing, a new technology based on injecting carbon dioxide instead of water, may be used to extract shale gas in the future. The university […]

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Why Statoil Is Disappointed with Shale Outside the U.S.

According to Pal Halermo, Vice President Exploration at Statoil, the company has been disappointed so far by shale gas poor exploration results outside the US. Statoil is exploring for shale gas in Russia with Rosneft, in Germany with Wintershall and in Australia with PetroFrontier Corp. Reuters reports that Mr Halermo said “I’ve been a bit […]

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PGNiG – How to Explore and Produce Shale Gas in Poland

PGNiG, the largest Polish oil and gas company, explains the details of the entire process of exploring and producing shale gas in Poland. Stay up to date with Shale World, subscribe to our enewsletter here to get the latest content straight to you.

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