Tag: Barnett Shale

Researchers study string of Texas earthquakes

FORT WORTH — Researchers collecting seismic data hope it allows them to determine what role wastewater injection wells have played in a string of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth. The area in northeast Parker County, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Worth, has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes since November. Last month more […]  More »

Barnett Shale drilling permits fall to lowest in a decade

Shale drilling activity in North Texas has fallen to its lowest point in about a decade, according to state data.  More »

Dallas restricts gas drilling in city

The Dallas City Council has decided that drilling natural gas wells will not be allowed to happen less than 1,500 feet from protected areas such as homes.  More »

EnerVest announces seven deals worth $1.4B

Houston oil and gas producer EnerVest Ltd. said Monday it has either closed or agreed to seven oil and gas acquisitions worth a combined $1.4 billion since August, marking the fourth year in a row the private firm has bought more than $1 billion in U.S. assets.  More »

Declining Barnett Shale could remain strong natural gas producer

Despite production declines in recent years, the Barnett Shale still has some fight left. A new study shows it could produce 900 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year in 2030.  More »

EnerVest affiliates to snap up Barnett Shale assets

Affiliates of Houston-based oil and gas company EnerVest Ltd. agreed to buy $218 million worth of the Barnett Shale natural gas assets that Carrizo Oil & Gas unloaded this week.  More »

Carrizo Oil & Gas to sell off Barnett Shale assets and focus on oil

Carrizo Oil & Gas is selling off dry gas assets in the Barnett Shale to focus on more lucrative oily plays in the Eagle Ford.  More »

Tech Talk – A Cautionary Tale Evolves over Shale Gas

The development of the shale gas deposits in the United States, led by the drilling and fracking of horizontal wells into the Barnett Shale of Texas at the turn of the century, has opened up a resource that continues to draw visions of American energy …  More »

Mitchell saw riches where most saw stone

The oil and gas boom that is revolutionizing the politics and economics of energy worldwide started in the 1980s with the solitary — even stubborn — persistence of George Mitchell.  More »

Elevated levels of metals found in water in Barnett Shale

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington say there are elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals close to natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale area of North Texas, according to a news release from the school Friday.  More »

Drilling rigs boom in Texas — and across the US

In case you were wondering whether there was really an oil Renaissance happening in Texas, the state has 838 drilling rigs – about 47 percent of all U.S. rigs and 26 percent of drilling rigs worldwide.  More »

Quicksilver selling stake in Barnett Shale assets

Natural gas producer Quicksilver Resources Inc. is selling a 25 percent stake in its Barnett Shale oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. for $485 million.  More »
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