Monthly Archive: August 2017

Oil Tank Car Lawsuit Dismissed—-Settlement Reached with Feds

The railroad car maker controlled by Carl Icahn has reached a settlement of legal action with federal rail safety regulators over the production of tank cars.

Icahn, the man who tried to take over Phillips Petroleum in 1985 two years before the company left Bartlesville and moved to Houston controls American Railcar Industries Inc. …

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State to Celebrate Oklahoma Aviation day in 2018

In a year, Oklahoma will officially celebrate State and National Aviation and Aerospace Day.

Thanks to the legislature’s approval of Senate Bill 47, August 19 will be observed to celebrate the history and development of aviation and aerospace. The new law won’t take effect until Nov. 1, 2017.

Oklahoma schools will be encouraged to …

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Oilfield Employment Stays Steady—-State’s Jobless Increases

Oklahoma’s oil and gas sector employment remained steady from June to July this year, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

The monthly report showed June 2017 employment in the Mining and Logging Sector, where oil and gas workers are counted, was 46,700 and the number didn’t change in July.  However, the July 2017 …

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Devon Keeps Hitting Large Wells in STACK

Still more success in the STACK by Devon Energy as it reports a well producing more than 1,200 barrels of oil a day in Kingfisher County.

As indicated by OK Energy Today’s Well Completion reports, The Oklahoma City-based firm brought in Ricky’s Ridge well, 21 15N 8W with production of 1,202 Boed along …

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Rig Count Falls by Three in U.S., One in Oklahoma

The latest oil and gas rig count revealed another week of declines for Oklahoma and the U.S., according to Houston-based Baker Hughes Company.

The nation’s rig count dropped by three to reach 946, up from a year ago when it had 491 working rigs. …

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WTI and Brent Crude Futures Rally on Friday

Oil prices surged higher on Friday as the number of active domestic oil rigs fell for the week, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, September West Texas Intermediate crude jumped $1.42, or 3%, to settle at $48.51 a barrel. The current contract expires at Tuesday’s settlement. For the week, WTI …

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Completion Reports August 21, 2017


BLAINE COUNTY Continental Resources Inc Mississippian(11684): Oil 616 Gas 4854 Water 2525 Flow 12 15N 13W Stieb 1-12h, July 05, 2017 HH, OIL, TD: 17038 ft Lat: 35.79698, Long: -98.52656 API: 35011237670001

Continental Resources Inc Mississippian(9899): Oil 224 Gas 511 Water 1462 Flow 8 16N 10W Parham 1r-17h, July 15, …

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Permits to Drill August 21, 2017


Alfalfa County FOUR SISTERS A #1-5, August 18 2017 05 28N 12W S2N2SENW API: 00323288 Lat: 36.93705543050896, Long: -98.51526801212668 TRANS PACIFIC OIL CORPORATION SH, DR, 5900 ft, DOUGLAS (UP TONKAWA)(3970), TONKAWA(4190), LANSING-KANSAS CITY(4430), DES MOINES(4740), MISSISSIPPI(4960), MISENER(5400), SYLVAN(5410), HUNTON(5410), VIOLA(5465)

Alfalfa County

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Anadarko Basin Added to Government’s Monthly Drilling Map

The wild growth of shale oil exploration in Oklahoma has prompted the U.S. Energy Information Administration to add the Anadarko region to its monthly drilling report.

Most of the Anadarko basin is in Oklahoma. Twenty-four counties in Oklahoma and five in Texas make up the area. But more than 10 percent of new wells …

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No Letup in Speculation of Scott Pruitt’s Political Future

No matter what Scott Pruitt does or says these days, political observers view him as an EPA chief who really wants another political office, and is someone intent on using the EPA to fulfill his plans.

We’ve reported in recent weeks how the national press described him as a member of the Trump administration who …

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