Exploration

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. […]

Continue Reading

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

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

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Financing

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 […]

Continue Reading

Shell to Cut North American Unconventional Activities

Shell to Cut North American Unconventional Activities

Written by on March 13, 2014 in Featured on App, Financing with 0 Comments

In its Strategic Report, Shell has announced it plans to restructure its unconventional activities in North America this year. Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden, stated “In 2014, we will make hard decisions about our next phase of projects. Capital discipline and potential returns will be critical factors in deciding which to take forward […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Regulation

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 […]

Continue Reading

Could Shale Gas Have a Positive Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Africa?

Could Shale Gas Have a Positive Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Africa?

Written by on April 2, 2014 in Featured on App, Regulation with 0 Comments

South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has recently announced a new research report called Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Shale Gas. The report was created as shale exploration activities are increasing all over the world and South Africa sits on estimated 390 trillion cubic feet  of shale gas (EIA). The aim […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Videos

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 […]

Continue Reading

PGNiG – How to Explore and Produce Shale Gas in Poland

PGNiG – How to Explore and Produce Shale Gas in Poland

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

Other Recent Posts

BGS: Shale Gas Resource Figures for Northern England

Prof Mike Stephenson explains how the BGS calculated the shale gas resource figures for Northern England. To know more about the BGS‘ role in the shale gas industry, click here to read our interview to Robert Gatliff, Director of Energy and Marine Geoscience at the BGS. Stay up to date with Shale World, subscribe to […]

Continue Reading

Will Shell, Statoil, ExxonMobil and Total Help Russia Emulate the US Shale Boom?

After Shell, ExxonMobil and Statoil, another oil major – Total – plans to explore the Siberian huge shale oil potential. It has been reported that Total has recently secured the rights to explore three shale oil blocks in the area. According to Interfax, the company had received the licenses for the Vostochno-Kovensky, Tashinsky and Lyaminsky-3 […]

Continue Reading

IGas – Shale Gas Found at Barton Moss

IGas announced that gas was found in shale rocks at Barton Moss in Eccles. Gas in samples will now be analysed and investigations are expected to take up to six months. IGas’s press release reports that – The core data will be very beneficial in understanding the geomechanical aspects of the shales and this will […]

Continue Reading

Top
Geolocation