DRILLING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRILLING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp">Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Irving, Texas • Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia’s Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for the removal of U.S. workers on projects in the Russian Arctic by Sept. 26. Exxon says it has received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to wind down operations, but it is unclear whether the license wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332932014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:02 MDT Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58429610-79/chevron-shale-process-environmental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58429610-79/chevron-shale-process-environmental.html.csp">Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN BEGOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:35:02.197-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. The center is a partnership between major energy companies, environmental groups and charitable foundations. Its certification process consisted of an independent review of Chevron documents and 22 of its production sites in the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584296102014-09-18T13:35:02.197-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:35:02.197-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429610@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:35:02 MDT Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp">Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584175702014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417570@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:43:02 MDT U.S. drilling rig count is up by 11 this week to 1,925 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378520-79/rigs-gas-oil-1925.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378520-79/rigs-gas-oil-1925.html.csp">U.S. drilling rig count is up by 11 this week to 1,925</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T15:47:45.306-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,925. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,584 rigs were exploring for oil and 340 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,767 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained seven rigs, New Mexico and Pennsylvania each gained two and Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming each gained ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583785202014-09-05T15:47:45.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T15:47:45.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378520@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:47:45 MDT Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348814-79/fracking-california-oil-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348814-79/fracking-california-oil-gas.html.csp">Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency failed to follow environmental law in allowing an oil extraction method known as fracking on public land in Monterey County. The study...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488142014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:32:02 MDT U.S. drilling rig count down by 17 to 1,896 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326415-79/rigs-1896-count-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326415-79/rigs-1896-count-gas.html.csp">U.S. drilling rig count down by 17 to 1,896</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T15:48:02.411-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one. Texas declined by 13 rigs, Al...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583264152014-08-22T15:48:02.411-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T15:48:02.411-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326415@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp">Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MEAD GRUVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year’s expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show. In Wyoming, the 2,864 leases deferred in whole or in part to protect sage grouse cover 3.5 million acres, or 5,500 square miles. They include 40 leas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606872014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260687@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:10:53 MDT Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp">Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IVAN MORENO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s Democratic governor on Monday urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight and called for a task force to deal with energy development. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state Capitol to detail what they are pitching as a compromise to prevent four initiatives that support or oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But it remains to be seen whether both sides will pu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606392014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260639@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp">Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327282014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:51:01 MDT