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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 21, 2010

In today's episode, I interview David Adams, Halliburton's vice president for production enhancement, about hydraulic fracturing. He describes the fracking process, the associated benefits as well as the exaggerated risks. 

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boemre  boemre  deepwater-drilling  domestic-energy  energy-policy  interior-department  offshore-drilling  offshore-energy  technology  ocean-energy-safety-institute  offshore-energy-development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard yesterday sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, providing the industry's thoughts and concerns about the proposed Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). This new entity, as proposed by the government, would provide a forum for a collaborative government-industry research initiative aimed at improving the safety of U.S. offshore energy development. 

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domestic-energy  energy-production  north-dakota  oil-drilling  oil-production  oil-rig  onshore  technology  technology-innovation  continental-resource-inc  drill-site  drilling-rigs  oil-wells  walking-drilling-rig  walking-rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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domestic-drilling  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  florida  natural-gas  offshore-drilling  outer-continental-shelf  production  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2009

Another voice in the news can be added to the list of those favoring increased access to our nation's offshore oil and natural gas resources. Last week, a Florida Sun-Sentinel op-ed authored by Dave Mica, executive director of the Florida Petroleum Council, discussed the new jobs, increased revenues, and energy security that offshore energy development could bring to the nation and the state of Florida--all with minimal impact to the surrounding environment.

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cogeneration  efficiency  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  refineries  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2009

You probably know that the oil and natural gas industry is one of the world's largest industries and that its revenues are significant. But did you know that the costs of providing consumers with the energy they need are massive as well?

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drilling  energy-citizens  energy-policy  offshore-drilling  technology  drillship 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 2, 2009

BP has announced a so-called "giant" oil discovery in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf Mexico that might contain more than 3 billion barrels of oil. The discovery was made at the Tiber Prospect, which is about 250 miles southeast of Houston. As reported by Bloomberg, the well is the world's deepest exploratory well, drilled down to 35,055 feet, a distance that's greater than the height of Mount Everest.

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chevron  domestic-energy  domestic-resources  drillship  energy  gulf-of-mexico  offshore-drilling  technology  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

Yesterday, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that the Discoverer Clear Leader--an ultra-deepwater drillship newly built to Chevron's specifications--has begun work in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico, allowing Chevron to expand its search for new domestic sources of energy. 

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  hydraulic-fracturing  over-regulation  revenue  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2009

In a recent Houston Chronicle op-ed, Richard Burleson, managing partner of Houston-based and energy-focused law firm Burleson Cooke L.L.P., cautions the administration and Congress against over-regulating hydraulic fracturing. As we've explained in this blog, hydraulic fracturing is a process where fluid is pumped under pressure down through the wellbore to make tiny fissures in the rock, allowing natural gas and oil to flow more easily up through the well. 

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efficiency  energy  investments  technology  greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Thomas Tanton, president of T2 and Associates, about the results of a study he conducted, commissioned by API, on global greenhouse gas emission reduction and technologies. 

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