CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company filed about 200 drilling applications in Laramie County during the last two weeks, a significant spike signaling rising competition among the companies seeking to unlock the area’s rich reserves.
Credit for the continuing success of America’s shale oil and gas boom goes primarily to new technology and new applications of existing technology.
A landowner near Belfry has been told to stop selling water to an oil company drilling in the area.
Finding oil in the Bakken oil play has been compared to hitting a bull’s-eye from 1,000 yards away. You have to drill 10,000 feet below the surface and at some point turn the bit 90 degrees, steering it to a horizontal plane until it hits an oil-bearing formation somewhere between 10 and 20 …
Here is a lesson for all my fellow Montanans living east of the Rocky Mountain Front, especially those in the Beartooth Front. I’m a resident of Savage, which is well within the Bakken formation. I have lived here since 1986 and observed the influx of the oil industry.
Just an hour west of Casper, carbon dioxide is being pumped into a partially depleted oil field in an attempt to recover some additional black gold.
New government data show that 7.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from two massive shale formations spanning parts of the Dakotas and Montana, nearly double the amount previously estimated for the region.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil production is on the upswing after decades of decline, but recent production is still nowhere near the state’s all-time peak.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Government data released Tuesday show that 7.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from two massive shale formations spanning parts of the Dakotas and Montana, nearly double the amount previously estimated for the region.
When a bunch of oil and gas executives fly in from out of state and line up at a legislative hearing and say they couldn’t possibly do business in Montana if they had to pay production taxes (like they would anywhere else), my flimflam alarm goes off.
A group seeking to protect a Wyoming Range site from oil and gas exploration is more than a million dollars short of the money it needs, with only days to go.
CASPER, Wyo. — A South African company with a history of building coal-to-liquid fuel plants has purchased land on the shore of Lake De Smet.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anadarko Petroleum is looking to drill 125 wells in an existing oil field in southern Wyoming, nearly doubling the project's size.
Voyager Oil and Gas Inc., a Billings-based oil and gas company, hopes to expand its operations in central Montana and the Williston Basin with the acquisition of the Australian oil and gas company Emerald Oil Inc.
CASPER, Wyo. — Two companies will begin pumping carbon dioxide into an oil field near Casper this fall in an attempt to revive production.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's oil production could be more than 2 million barrels a day by 2025 — about three times the current rate — according to a state-funded study released Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has begun signing up Pavillion-area residents who want fresh drinking water trucked to their homes to replace contaminated well water that might have got that way because of gas development.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is starting its search for a new oil and gas supervisor.
Wyoming oil and gas supervisor Tom Doll has resigned, Gov. Matt Mead announced late Thursday, slightly more than a week after Doll came under fire for remarks about some residents and a federal water investigation in west-central Wyoming.
When John Felmy was growing up in north-central Pennsylvania, jobs were so scarce that people like him left the area just to find work.