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north sea decommissioning to cost £17b by 2024 North Sea decommissioning expenditure to hit £17bn over next decade EnergyVoice – Nov 2015 https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/93482/decommissioning-expenditure-to-hit-17m-over-next-decade/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EV%20Daily%20Newsletter%202015-11-18&utm_term=Energy%20Voice%20-%20Newsletter 12/10/2015
north sea decommissioning to cost £40b by 2040 Shell prepares to dismantle North Sea giants Financial Times – Feb 2015 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f0691186-aab4-11e4-91d2-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=uk#slide1 12/10/2015
Cost of drilling an offshore oil well, first barrel cost millions of pounds Oi-1 well to start again after drilling difficulties The National Business Review – Jun 2014 http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/oi-1-well-start-again-after-drilling-difficulties-bd-157472 12/4/2015
Edwin Drake Edwin Drake Who made America – undated http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/drake_hi.html 12/21/2015
The longest oil well Maersk Oil – The World’s Longest Horizontal Well You Tube – undated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrvJy8xiF4 12/4/2015
How low do they go The Depth of oil wells Energy and capital – undated http://www.energyandcapital.com/resources/the-depth-of-oil-wells 12/4/2015
Largest platform Biggest oil rig ever: 200k-ton Sakhalin giant begins production RT.com – Jan 2015 http://rt.com/news/224371-oil-rig-berkut-extraction/ 12/4/2015
Bibi-Eibat, Baku What is Drilling & Completions and what documents do you need for a Management System Marius Landman – Oct 2012 https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CD0QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mariuslandman.com%2Fuploads%2F2%2F8%2F6%2F8%2F2868912%2Fdrilling__completions_marius_landman.docx&ei=qOyfU5bOL4aLOJqegPgH&usg=AFQjCNG14r5I_V6ndYxabCOj69v8toBdPw&bvm=bv.68911936,d.ZWU 12/21/2015
Summerland Field, California Summerland Beach’s oil seepage mystery Coastal Care – Apr 2012 http://coastalcare.org/2011/04/summerland-beachs-oil-seepage-mystery/ 12/21/2015
Grand Lake St Mary’s, Ohio Ohio Offshore Wells American oil and gas historical society – undated http://aoghs.org/offshore-petroleum-history/ohio-offshore-wells/ 12/21/2015
Continential shelves add an area the size of North America to explore and exploit Continental Shelf: The Last Maritime Zone United Nations Environment Programme – 2009 http://www.unep.org/dewa/Portals/67/pdf/Continental_Shelf.pdf 12/21/2015
operators flare gas on site if they cannot make a profit from it North Dakota curbs wasteful flares of oil drilling gas New Scientist – Apr 2015 http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530142.000-north-dakota-curbs-wasteful-flares-of-oil-drilling-gas.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2014-GLOBAL-twitter#.VYpXWflVhBe 12/21/2015
global flaring 2013 Updated Vented, Flaring, and Fugitive Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Crude Oil Production in the GREETTM Model Cai, Han, Elgowainy, Wang, Systems Assessment Group, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Oct 2014 https://greet.es.anl.gov/files/emissions-crude-oil-2014 12/4/2015
UK ng consumption 2013 DUKES Chapter 4: Natural Gas gov.uk – Jul 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447631/DUKES_2015_Chapter_4.pdf 11/24/2015
Satellite photos of North Dakota and Texas NASA – Earth Observatory Web based image: 29 November 2012 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79810 12/21/2015
UK flaring Gas flaring at oil terminals and producing offshore oilfields Oil and Gas Field data – Jun 2015 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-uk-field-data 12/4/2015
UK natural Gas consumption (2014) DUKES Chapter 4: Natural Gas gov.uk – Jul 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447631/DUKES_2015_Chapter_4.pdf 11/24/2015
forty per cent of bakken NG not sold Nonmarketed natural gas in North Dakota still rising due to higher total production EIA – Mar 2014 http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=15511&src 12/4/2015
World gas production EIA international statistics EIA data base – retrieved Nov 2015 https://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=3&pid=26&aid=2 11/24/2015
Subsea installations About the Industry – Subsea Oil and Gas UK – undated http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/knowledgecentre/subsea.cfm 12/21/2015
Depth constraints of professional divers, ROV depths Commercial Diving;And How Deep is Deep? Skin Diver – undated http://www.skin-diver.com/departments/crosstalk/commdiving.asp?theID=150 12/21/2015
Moving platforms at sea How Do You Move an Oil Rig? With This Enormous $200M Ship Bloomberg [via You Tube] – Sep 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsnW5CHrpQ8 12/21/2015
First barrel took six to ten years to produce Oil and gas exploration, and production life cycle Cairn Energy – undated http://www.cairnenergy.com/index.asp?pageid=554 12/21/2015
Recovery phases and percentages Three phases of oil recovery China Oilfield Technology – undated http://www.chinaoilfieldtech.com/oilrecovery.html 12/21/2015
Injecting co2 into old oil wells creates a store Class VI – Wells used for Geologic Sequestration of CO2 EPA – undated http://www2.epa.gov/uic/class-vi-wells-used-geologic-sequestration-co2 12/21/2015
Statoil gas platform Statoil: The World’s Biggest Underwater Gas Platform Theoilandgaspost – undated http://blogs.terrapinn.com/world-oil-and-gas/?p=5294?pk_campaign=Blog_Newsletter_World%20Oil%20&%20Gas&pk_kwd=2013-08-08&elq=faba553340dc4d49aee0ef54ca2d6a39&elqCampaignId=5201 12/21/2015
Inspectors look for leaks in helicopeters Airborne leak detector certified in Germany for urban gas grids Scherello, Ulbricht, Kern Pipeline and Gas Journal August 2010 Vol. 237 No. 8 http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/airborne-leak-detector-certified-germany-urban-gas-grids 12/21/2015
drones hunt out leaks in pipelines The new trend – Drones for the Pipeline industry Jack Behar [LinkedIn] – Sep 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-trend-drones-pipeline-industry-jack-behar 12/21/2015
Corrosion detection in pipelines Pipeline stress corrosion cracking: detection and control Beavers, Pipeline and Gas Journel, July 2015, Vol.242, No. 7 http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/pipeline-stress-corrosion-cracking-detection-and-control 12/21/2015
Obama vetos keystone XL and its supports promise to keep fighting Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline and hails US as leader on climate change The Guardian – Nov 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/06/obama-rejects-keystone-xl-pipeline 12/10/2015
1850s oil tanker Oil wells worked with American machinery at Yanangyet, Burma British Library – 2009 http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/o/019pho000000180u00028000.html 12/21/2015
Zoraster Zoroaster: The World’s First Tanker Ship Marine Insight – Dec 2012 http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/marine-news/headline/zoroaster-the-worlds-first-tanker-ship/ 12/21/2015
60% of our oil travels by sea, amount and value calculated World oil transit chokepoints EIA – Nov 2014 https://www.eia.gov/beta/international/regions-topics.cfm?RegionTopicID=WOTC 12/4/2015
Oil consumption International Energy Statistics Petroleum Consumption EIA data base – retrieved Dec 2015 https://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=5&pid=5&aid=2 12/4/2015
convert barrels into litres metric conversions metric-conversions.com http://www.metric-conversions.org/volume/us-oil-barrels-to-liters.htm 12/4/2015
Litres of water in an olympic swimming pool When dam size matters Austrailian Bureau of Metrology – Oct 2012 http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/39/when-dam-size-matters/ 12/21/2015
TI tankers What are TI’s biggest vessels? Tankers international – undated http://www.tankersinternational.com/Education-Facts.php 12/4/2015
Oil tankers are white What’s the best color to paint a ship? The answer might surprise you! gcaptain – May 2015 http://gcaptain.com/whats-the-best-color-to-paint-a-ship-the-answer-might-surprise-you/#.Vky9zfnhBhE 12/21/2015
Oil tankers have coatings to reduce hydrogen release Guidelines for coating maintenance & repairs for ballast tanks and combined cargo/ ballast tanks on oil tankers IACS – May 2015 http://www.iacs.org.uk/document/public/Publications/Resolution_changes/PDF/REC_087_Rev2_pdf2592.pdf 12/21/2015
Nanotechnology coated oil tankers Applied Nanotechnology: The Conversion of Research Results to Products Jeremy Ramsden, William Andrew, 19 Sep 2013 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xsweY3qf_lwC&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87&dq=nanotechnology+coated+tankers&source=bl&ots=-5MUDtJj3R&sig=wzlNE8Z2Imapt9JjEruTxAqWhVI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG7v_WjO3JAhWLbBoKHbtLDFYQ6AEIPDAD#v=onepage&q=nanotechnology%20coated%20tankers&f=false 12/21/2015
Prelude, floating production and offload vessel Prelude FLNG – an overview Shell – undated http://www.shell.com/about-us/major-projects/prelude-flng.html 12/21/2015
hydrogen sulphide will kill you instantly Hydrogen Sulfide United States Department of Labour – undated https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hydrogensulfide/hazards.html 12/21/2015
UK oil and gas consumption of UK energy DUKES Chapter 1: Energy gov.uk – Jul 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447628/DUKES_2015_Chapter_1.pdf 12/4/2015
Making the oil from the tar sands flow About Tar Sands 2012 oil shale and tar sands programmatic EIS Information Center – undated http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/tarsands/ 2/8/2016
Fischer-Tropsch The GTL/CTL/BTL Process: Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) Fuels: Historical Review ANGTL Company – undated http://angtl.com/pdfs/HistoryofF-T.pdf 12/21/2015
Fredonia Name the gas industry birthplace. Fredonia, NY? American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Ken Milam – undated http://www.aapg.org/Publications/News/Explorer/Details/ArticleID/2409/Fredonia-N-Y 12/21/2015
Preston Barmore History of Drilling Clover DCI – undated http://cloverdci.com/gallery/history-of-drilling/ 12/21/2015
Colonel Roberts Shooters – A “Fracking” History American oil and gas historical society – undated http://aoghs.org/technology/hydraulic-fracturing/ 12/21/2015
sixty per cent of oil wells are fracked, fracking in kansas 1949 Hydraulic fracturing: History of an enduring technology Fracking resource guide – Aug 2011 http://frack.mixplex.com/content/hydraulic-fracturing-history-enduring-technology 12/21/2015
Many countries have used fracking since the seventies Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: Handbook of Environmental Management Practices Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Anton Davletshin, John Wiley and Sons – Jan 2015 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aA5yBgAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=Hydraulic+fracturing+in+the+United+Kingdom+has+been+used+in+North+Sea+oil+and+gas+fields+from+the+late+1970s&source=bl&ots=E8p3DzIaA-&sig=aa4z8Cch9DxjGOchu4gN5-pop-8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQoIfS4aXPAhUoDcAKHcUVBXYQ6AEIKzAC#v=onepage&q=Hydraulic%20fracturing%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom%20has%20been%20used%20in%20North%20Sea%20oil%20and%20gas%20fields%20from%20the%20late%201970s&f=false 12/21/2015
US government funding research into fracking, Union Pacific slickwater Fuel for Thought: Fracking and the Natural Gas Boom American Action Forum – May 2013 http://americanactionforum.org/sites/default/files/Fuel%20For%20Thought%20Fracking.pdf 12/21/2015
George Mitchell The father of fracking The Economist – Aug 2013 http://www.economist.com/news/business/21582482-few-businesspeople-have-done-much-change-world-george-mitchell-father 12/21/2015
US proven and TRR oil reserves U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves EIA – Nov 2015 https://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/ 12/4/2015
US and global tight oil and shale gas reserves Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States EIA – Sep 2015 https://www.eia.gov/analysis/studies/worldshalegas/ 11/24/2015
Global NG consumption International Energy Statistics – Natural Gas Consumption EIA data base – retrieved Nov 2015 https://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=3&pid=26&aid=2 11/24/2015
Hotel boom North Dakota RevPARs slip amid oil boom HotelNewsNow – Mar 2014 http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/article/13370/North-Dakota-RevPARs-slip-amid-oil-boom 12/21/2015
Biggest job growth for women is waiting on tables Women Waiting Tables Provide Most of Female Gains in U.S. Bloomberg – Sep 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-19/women-waiting-tables-provide-most-of-female-gains-in-u-s-.html 12/21/2015
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Saudi Prince: Fracking Is Threat To Kingdom Sky – Jul 2013 http://news.sky.com/story/1121610/saudi-prince-fracking-is-threat-to-kingdom 12/21/2015
Mena nations turning to renewables MENA Renewables Status Report United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Directorate of Energy & Climate Change, IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency, REN21 – Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – 2013 http://www.ren21.net/Portals/0/documents/activities/Regional%20Reports/MENA_2013_lowres.pdf 12/17/2015
BP explosion Macondo Blowout and Explosion US Chemical Safety Board – undated http://www.csb.gov/macondo-blowout-and-explosion/ 12/21/2015
Deepwater Horizon only recovered less than 20% of spilled oil Oil spill dumped 4.9 million barrels into Gulf of Mexico, latest measure shows http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/02/AR2010080204695.html 12/21/2015
ten million gallons of oil are found on seabed Where did the missing oil go? New study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor Florida State University – Jan 2015 http://news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/24-7-News-Archive/2015/January-2015/Where-did-the-missing-oil-go-New-study-says-some-is-sitting-on-the-Gulf-floor 12/21/2015
blow out regulations still not law Wave of new federal oil and gas mandates in the works Houston Chronicle – Jul 2015 http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Wave-of-new-federal-oil-and-gas-mandates-in-the-6368433.php?t=34f9682967&cmpid=twitter-premium 12/21/2015
2011 Yellowstone leak Yellowstone river suffers oil spill The Guardian – Jul 2011 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/jul/03/yellowstone-river-suffers-oil-spill 12/21/2015
2015 Yellowstone leak Montana oil spill latest in pipeline company’s string of incidents The Guardian – Jan 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/31/montana-oil-spill-company-long-history-leaks 12/21/2015
Elgin field gas leak Elgin–Franklin fields, March 2012 gas leak Wikipedia – retrieved 5 July 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin%E2%80%93Franklin_fields#March_2012_gas_leak 12/21/2015
Shell drilling rig runs ashore in Alaska Shell’s Arctic Drilling Venture Stumbles Toward Reality Huffington Post – Sep 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-zeller-jr/shell-arctic-drilling_b_1679697.html 12/21/2015
Shell drilling rig runs ashore in Alaska – take two Here’s how Shell’s errant arctic oil rig made it to safety PA – Mar 2013 http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/heres-how-shells-errant-arctic-oil-rig-made-it-to/34992/-pqakwvzT0CX67Aviaz3xw 12/21/2015
Ko Samet oil spill Rayong oil spill Wikipedia – retrieved 5 July 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayong_oil_spill 12/21/2015
Canadian company ordered to drain a lake to find the source of four oil spills CNRL ordered to drain a lake in Alberta, stop oil spill The Globe and Mail – Sep 2014 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/cnrl-ordered-to-drain-a-lake-in-alberta-stop-oil-spill/article14509500/ 12/21/2015
Conflicting statements about the oil spilled at the Primrose site CNRL Releases New, Lower Cold Lake Oil Spill Estimates DesmogCanada – Feb 2014 http://www.desmog.ca/2014/02/19/cnrl-releases-new-lower-cold-lake-oil-spill-estimates 12/21/2015
Lac Megantic Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Mégantic Common Dreams – Jul 2015 http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/06/two-years-after-oil-train-disaster-profound-scars-remain-lac-megantic 12/21/2015
Galveston bunker spill Assessing the Damage from the Galveston Bay Oil Spill Texas Observer – Apr 2014 http://www.texasobserver.org/assessing-the-damage-from-the-galveston-bay-oil-spill/ 12/21/2015
M/V Marathassa in English Bay Independent Review of the M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response Operation Canadian Coast Guard – Jul 2015 http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/independent-review-Marathassa-oil-spill-ER-operation 12/23/2015
Santa Barbara broken pipeline Broken oil pipeline spills 21,000 gallons off California coast Washington Times – May 2015 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/19/pipeline-bursts-spills-oil-into-ocean-off-californ/ 12/21/2015
gas well explosion in Texas South Texas oil well explodes, spews toxic gas ValleyCentral – May 2015 http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1207003#.VYpR_PlVhBc 12/21/2015
Two derailments in Wisconsin Homes evacuated as second train in two days derails in Wisconsin Reuters – Nov 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wisconsin-derailment-idUSKCN0SX0QL20151109 12/10/2015
natural gas storage leak Aliso Canyon leak sheds light on national problem – Methane leaks occurring across our natural gas supply chain take huge climate toll Environmental Defence Fund – Live https://www.edf.org/climate/aliso-canyon-leak-sheds-light-national-problem 31/1/2016
LA leak closed Massive Gas Leak That Prompted State Of Emergency Finally Stopped BuzzFeedNews – Feb 2016 http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/massive-natural-gas-leak-in-los-angeles-finally-brought-unde#.lkBj3MwBe 14/2/2016
Broken pipeline in Peru Peru oil spill pollutes Amazon rivers used by indigenous group BBC News – Feb 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35636738 26/02/2016
Gulf of Mexico leaks since 2004 The Biggest Oil Leak You’ve Never Heard Of, Still Leaking After 12 Years EcoWatch – Feb 2016 http://ecowatch.com/2016/02/23/biggest-oil-leak-mc20/ 26/02/2016
Closing chapter of the Presidential Report – Gulf of Mexico spill 2010 Oil Spill Commission Final Report Blames Deepwater Disaster On ‘Systemic Failures’ LexisNexis Legal Newsroom – Feb 2011 http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/litigation/b/litigation-blog/archive/2011/02/04/oil-spill-commission-final-report-blames-deepwater-disaster-on-systemic-failures.aspx 12/21/2015
Cold Cracking Cold Cracking Can Save Millions for Oil refineries: Technocrat The New Indian Express – Nov 2014 http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Cold-Cracking-Can-Save-Millions-for-Oil-refineries-Technocrat/2014/11/10/article2516243.ece 12/21/2015
extraction using microwaves Microwave process for intrinsic permeability enhancement and hydrocarbon extraction from subsurface deposits Google Patent Search Application US20070289736 A1 Published Dec 2007 http://www.google.com/patents/US20070289736 12/10/2015
improved ways of cleaning up spills Deakin scientists create revolutionary material to clean oil spills Deakin University – Nov 2015 http://www.deakin.edu.au/news/latest-media-releases/2015-media-releases-archives/deakin-scientists-create-revolutionary-material-to-clean-oil-spills 12/7/2015
Oil exploration in the Falklands New Falklands oil discovery could stir trouble with Argentina The Telegraph – May 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/11635627/New-Falklands-oil-discovery-could-stir-trouble-with-Argentina.html 12/21/2015
US government give shell permission to drill in the Arctic US gives conditional nod to Royal dutch Shell for oil and gas drilling in Arctic Ocean The Economic Times – May 2015 http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-05-12/news/62082947_1_arctic-ocean-gas-drilling-exploration-permit 12/21/2015
Shell have backed out of the Arctic Shell Oil Abandons Controversial Drilling Off Alaska’s Shore NPR – Sep 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/28/444115947/shell-oil-abandons-controversial-drilling-off-alaska-s-shore 12/21/2015
NG industry balked at tighter emissions regulations New methane regulation “could threaten shale” MyManufacturingConnection – Jan 2015 http://www.mymanufacturingconnection.org/community/blog.php?user=14&blogentry_id=675 12/21/2015