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Oil and Gas Journal Drilling News

  1. The US Bureau of Land Management issued a final waste prevention, or venting and flaring, rule for oil and gas operations on land that it oversees. “Sadly, the flawed 2016 rule was a radical assertion of legal authority that stood in stark contrast to the longstanding understanding of Interior’s own lawyers,” Deputy Interior Sec. David Bernhardt said on Sept 18.

  2. Elixir Petroleum Ltd., Perth, has signed a production-sharing contract for the Nomgon IX coalbed methane project in the Gobi Desert of southern Mongolia. The PSC was signed by Golden Horde Ltd., a private company in South Australia established in 2011 with the sole purpose of building a CBM project in Mongolia.

  3. Greenvale Energy Ltd., Sydney, has appointed consulting firm SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty. Ltd. to progress development of the Alpha oil shale project in central Queensland inland from Rockhampton using a radio frequency (RF) microwave extraction technique.

  4. BNK Petroleum Inc., Camarillo, Calif., said it encountered hydrocarbon shows comparable to the company’s best wells while drilling the Brock 4-2H well in the Caney shale oil acreage in Tishomingo field in the SCOOP region in Oklahoma. The BNK-operated well (77% working interest) was drilled and cased and is awaiting completion.

  5. Goodrich Petroleum Corp., Houston, has provided updates on its Haynesville shale wells. The Harris-Dickson 14&23 No. 1 well in Thorn Lake field in Red River Parish, La., achieved a 24-hr peak rate of 27.5 MMcfd of gas from 6,100 ft of lateral. Goodrich also has drilled and cased the Loftus 27&22 No. 1 well.