AN INTERVIEW WITH FLOTEK CHAIRMAN AND CEO JOHN CHISHOLM
Since 2009, there has been an all-out regulatory assault on the coal industry by the Obama administration. It behooves the natural gas industry to head off a similar fate.
With abundant natural gas reserves, a politically stable economy, strong legal and business systems, access to skilled labor and close proximity to Asian markets, Canada may be one of the most attractive places to do business in today's fast-growing and very dynamic liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.
In 2007 the State of Alaska enacted an increase in the production (severance) tax rate for oil and gas on the North Slope. The new tax was called "Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share," or "ACES."
Aside from the Bakken shale play that extends north from the United States into the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the Horn River Basin contains the best known shale deposits in western Canada.
For the first decade of the 21st century, the question troubling Indonesia's investors was: "Why is the country not growing as fast as the BRICS?" Yet, as Indonesia accelerated its growth to 6.37 percent in Q2 2012, and BRICS nations averaged out at 4.18 , that question has largely been muted.
Political risk is a factor that energy companies everywhere have to take into account in their business strategy.
Until recently, North America depended on imports of natural gas from other regions to meet its demands.
Sitting in a room full of energy bankers and lawyers one evening, I listened to an esteemed Ivy League professor explain how he was able to bridge two disparate academic fields on his way to becoming one of the pioneers of Islamic finance.
Independent research firm IHS Herold Inc. has provided OGFJ with updated production data for our periodic ranking of US-based private E&P companies. The rankings provided by IHS are based on operated production only within the United States.
The city of Dawson Creek, 740 miles northeast of Vancouver, sits in the heart of British Columbia's natural gas and oil producing fields, and is now a partner with Europe's largest oil company, Shell.