New study shows greater potential for Utica Shale
The Utica Shale could hold 782 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and nearly 2 billion barrels of oil according to a new study.
 

New study shows greater potential for Utica Shale

By: Laura Legere (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

The Utica Shale and associated hydrocarbon-rich rock zones hold significantly more potentially recoverable natural gas than early estimates predicted, according to research released Tuesday at a workshop in Canonsburg.

It turns out, according to the new study’s estimates, the total Utica Shale play could hold technically recoverable volumes of 782 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and nearly 2 billion barrels of oil.

The estimates from a research partnership organized by West Virginia University represent the average of a wider range of possibly recoverable amounts of oil and gas in the Utica, which stretches beneath parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states and includes neighboring oil- and gas-bearing geologic layers.

A 2012 U.S. Geological Survey assessment of the Utica Shale and underlying Point Pleasant formation pegged the technically recoverable undiscovered resources at 38 trillion cubic feet of gas, 940 million barrels of oil and 208 million barrels of natural gas liquids such as ethane, butane and propane.

The new assessment is also higher than estimates the researchers had calculated a year ago, when they determined that 188.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 830 million barrels of oil could be extracted from the Utica play using existing technology. Those year-old numbers also were released publicly for the first time Tuesday.

The research partnership organized by WVU includes members from oil and gas companies, the U.S. Geological Survey and four state geological surveys, universities, a consulting company and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

It was sponsored by NETL and 14 industry partners.

The project was spearheaded by Doug Patchen, director of the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium at WVU, who said the first version of the study was released to the industry partners last year and kept confidential.

To read the rest of this article visit POWERSOURCE
Most Recent

Thermal Spray Decoded Part 3 of 3

By TJ Berridge
October 28, 2016 Category: Thermal Spray, HVOF, Plasma Spray, Spray And Fuse

THERMAL SPR AY DECODED What you need to know about the process and the companies that do it for you. 7 How important is base material 8 What can the right thermal spray company do for your parts, your business, and your bottom line? How important is base material? The integrity of the base material is critical to how a component is manufactured and ultimately performs. For this reason, it is absolutely necessary that you ask a provider where their base materials are sourced from. Base materials from China and Russia (for instance) have been known to be inferior in quality. Seek out manufacturing partners that source their raw materials from North America and Europe. If you have any hesitation about whether or not your manufacturer is telling the truth about where their raw materials come from, ask to see the documentation. Ultimately a good partner knows that your name is on the line too, so theyll do what they can to give you assurances of the quality you can expect. Using inferior

Thermal Spray Decoded Part 2 of 3

By Plasma Tec
October 04, 2016 Category: Thermal Spray, Plasma Spray, Hvof Spray

THERMAL SPRAY DECODED What you need to know about the process and the companies that do it for you. 4 Can any part or material be thermal sprayed? 5 Whats the difference between a non-thermal spray part and a thermal spray part? 6 Is one thermal spray source as good as the next? Can any part or material be thermal sprayed? In short, any material that can be melted can be sprayed by thermal spraying. Depending on the variation of thermal spray, material can be heated in a gun up to as hot as 14,000 C. However, the benefit of plasma HVOF spraying is that these high temperatures stay inside the gun, transferring very little heat to the substrate itself. Substrate temperature rarely exceeds 300o C so coatings can be applied with little to no pre- or post-heat treatment while component distortion is minimal. With plasma and HVOF spraying, coatings can be applied to thermal sensitive substrates like low melting point metals and plastics. What is the difference between a thermal

Thermal Spray Decoded Part 1 of 3

By Plasma-Tec
September 12, 2016 Category: Thermal Spray, HVOF, Flame Spray, Twin Wire Are, Plasma Spray

THERMAL SPR AY DECODED What you need to know about the process and the companies that do it for you. 1 What is thermal spray? 2 What are the main processes? 3 What does it do and when should thermal spray be used? Stronger, tougher, and an extraordinary ability to tolerate extreme environments it almost sounds like the description of a super hero. Of course you know what were talking about are the effects of thermal sprayed coatings. Through an intense process, thermal spray makes an already strong and carefully manufactured part even better. When parts are stronger, tougher, and more abrasion corrosion resistant, they become more effective, longer-lasting, and suitable for tasks they would otherwise not be capable of.This paper will provide you with a high level review of thermal spray processes and applications. By reading this paper you will gain a greater understanding - and appreciation - of thermal sprayed components along with the companies that perform this process well. What

Categories
Oil (157)
Shale (70)
Policy (49)
Economy (35)
Fracking (34)
Manufacturing (28)
Gas (27)
Crude (26)
Drilling (19)
Pumps (14)
RigCount (13)
OilPrices (13)
OilPrice (11)
Wells (11)
Energy (11)
OPEC (11)
Exports (10)
Jobs (10)
OilGas (9)
US (9)
Water (8)
NaturalGas (7)
KeystoneXL (7)
OilProduction (7)
Production (6)
Leadership (5)
Brent (5)
Ohio (4)
MergersandAcquisitions (4)
Hockey (4)
Keystone (4)
NHL (4)
(4)
Plasma Spray (4)
Technology (4)
Thermal Spray (4)
Acquisitions (3)
U.S. (3)
OilSupply (3)
Michigan (3)
RigCounts (3)
Canada (3)
Europe (3)
Legislation (3)
RedWings (3)
ShaleGas (3)
Rigs (3)
Finance (3)
CrudeOil (3)
U.S.Energy (3)
Mexico (3)
Election (3)
OffshoreDrilling (2)
Talent (2)
Labor (2)
Exploration (2)
Exxon (2)
HVOF (2)
Companies (2)
BakerHughes (2)
WaterReuse (2)
Robots (2)
Politics (2)
GovernmentRegulation (2)
Growth (2)
NorthDakota (2)
Imports (2)
Refracking (2)
America (2)
WaterTreatment (2)
ShaleOil (2)
Onshore (2)
Millenials (2)
ConsumerSpending (1)
Market (1)
ShaleDrilling (1)
Arctic (1)
WellCompletion (1)
SocialSecurity (1)
Government (1)
CrudePrices (1)
WellDesign (1)
DrillingTechniques (1)
Teamwork (1)
USA (1)
OilSands (1)
OilShale (1)
OilFutures (1)
Forecasts (1)
Output (1)
Costs (1)
ChrisKyle (1)
Petroleum (1)
CorporateCitizenship (1)
WaterPumps (1)
WaterPump (1)
Pipeline (1)
CorporateSocialResponsibility (1)
Conservation (1)
DepartmentoftheInterior (1)
Crudeoil (1)
JobCreation (1)
Oil Production (1)
Manufacturing Jobs (1)
OilRigs (1)
Coal (1)
PowerGeneration (1)
Schlumberger (1)
Oil Export Ban (1)
Oil Prices (1)
Oil Ban (1)
Greenhouse Gases (1)
OIlSurplus (1)
Energy Production (1)
Oil Pro News (1)
Crude Oil (1)
Law (1)
CNC Machining (1)
Pump Plungers (1)
Flame Spray (1)
Twin Wire Are (1)
Hvof Spray (1)
General (1)
ShaleWeathering (1)
Workers (1)
OilExports (1)
Unions (1)
OilDemand (1)
ShaleSupply (1)
OilRig (1)
EnergyProduction (1)
EnergySecurity (1)
SupplyChain (1)
CrudeExports (1)
Producers (1)
ShaleWell (1)
ExportBan (1)
CrudeExportBan (1)
IHSdeals (1)
Oilcrash (1)
Crudecrash (1)
HigherEducation (1)
OilPatch (1)
Trends (1)
Refracturing (1)
Egypt (1)
Coatings (1)
WallStreet (1)
India (1)
GDP (1)
Demand (1)
AlternativeEnergy (1)
Land (1)
Pittsburgh (1)
Airports (1)
Recycling (1)
Reports (1)
Railroad (1)
Sustainability (1)
BHI (1)
Nebraska (1)
SouthDakota (1)
PressurePumping (1)
ArtificialLift (1)
Regulations (1)
Transportation (1)
Russia (1)
AlternativeEngergy (1)
Reserves (1)
ThermalSpray (1)
EuropeanEnergy (1)
Environment (1)
App (1)
Engineers (1)
Reservior (1)
OilfieldEconomics (1)
Reservoir (1)
Africa (1)
OilField (1)
DeepWaterFracking (1)
Investors (1)
Plays (1)
Import (1)
Duties (1)
Ethane (1)
Facilities (1)
DrillingRigs (1)
EconomicGrowth (1)
Utica (1)
Hiring (1)
Investments (1)
WTI (1)
GlobalEconomy (1)
OilCompanies (1)
CorporateCulture (1)
CompanyInformation (1)
Machining (1)
Stocks (1)
PumpTypes (1)
Spending (1)
MiddleEast (1)
Supply (1)
Plasma Tec (1)
PowerPlants (1)
WaterGeneration (1)
WaterSources (1)
Oklahoma (1)
Basketball (1)
SouthKorea (1)
Farming (1)
Future (1)
StockMarket (1)
FederalReserve (1)
Offshore (1)
OilandGas (1)
STEM (1)
Investing (1)
Students (1)
GE (1)
CoatingProcesses (1)
PennState (1)
Buildings (1)
Research (1)
Development (1)
World (1)
BestPractices (1)
Reshoring (1)
Halliburton (1)
Spray And Fuse (1)
+ Show More