Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2013«

Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Likely Harmed Threatened Kentucky Fish Species

August 30, 2013


(More about the Blackside darce) The U.S. Geological Survey has, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issued a report with the title, “Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Likely Harmed Threatened Kentucky Fish Species” (read the report). They assert: Hydraulic fracturing fluids are believed to be the cause of the widespread death or distress of […]

Barnett shale gas production – on its way downhill? – Preparations for my trip to Texas – 3

August 26, 2013


Map of active permits and wells currently carried on the oil proration schedule and gas proration schedule database. The American shale gas revolution began in the area that goes under the name of the Barnett Shale. On the map above you can see active permits and wells. The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRA) is the […]

Wood Mackenzie: China on Track to spend US$500bn on Crude Oil Imports by 2020, Surpassing US Import Requirements

August 23, 2013


On 20 August Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) released a report on China and the USA’s future imports of oil. WoodMac regards itself as one of the world’s leading companies producing energy analyses. The title of the report is “Heading in Opposite Directions: China and US Reliance on Oil”, but I chose the report’s subtitle as the […]

Wood Mackenzie: China on Track to spend US$500bn on Crude Oil Imports by 2020, Surpassing US Import Requirements (Swedish)

August 22, 2013


(English will come as a new blog) Den 20:de augusti släppte Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) en rapport om Kinas och USA:s framtida import av olja. WoodMac anser sig vara ett av världens ledande företag vad det gäller energianalyser. Rubriken på rapporten är ”Heading in Opposite Directions: China and US Reliance on Oil”, men jag väljer underrubriken […]

Uppsala universitets morgonsoffa om framtidens energi

August 21, 2013


Uppsala universitet har tagit över ansvaret för Högskolan på Gottland och det har nu blivit ett campus under Uppsala universitet. Det gör att Uppsala universitet numera sitter på första parkett vad det gäller Almedalsveckan. Man ordnade sin egen morgonsoffa. I detta inslag diskuterar professor Hans Bernhoff framtidens energi och jag tycker att ni skall lyssna […]

Eagle Ford Shale – preparations for my trip to Texas – 2

August 20, 2013


Southwest of Texas’ capital city Austin and towards the Mexican border there is a large area of shale called the “Eagle Ford Shale”, EFS. For those interested I can mention that there is a good website “Eagle Ford Shale” where one can find all sorts of information on Eagle Ford. Figures in this report are […]

Eagle Ford Shales – förberedelser inför resan till Texas -2

August 19, 2013


(The English version will be presented as a new blog) Sydväst om Texas huvudstad Austin och fram till den Mexikanska gränsen, har vi ett stort område med skiffer som kallas för ”Eagle Ford Shales”, EFS. För intresserade kan jag nämna att det finns en bra hemsida för området, ”Eagle Ford Shale”, där man kan hitta […]

US drilling rig count in July 2013

August 18, 2013


Data for number of drilling rigs in the USA is great. According to Oil & Gas Journal has Baker Hughes Inc. reported that the US drilling rig count reached a total of 1,791 rotary rigs working during the week ended Aug. 16, an increase of 13 units from a week ago. From the article in […]

Texas, Water and Fracking

August 15, 2013


Last Sunday The Guardian newspaper published an article illustrating one of the negatives of fracking, “Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty”. The title of the article was “A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water”. It is good that they are beginning to realise […]

TT, BBC and Peak Oil

August 14, 2013


Last Monday a journalist rang from TT, Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå, (a wire service) and wanted to discuss an article that the BBC had published some weeks ago, The receding threat from ‘peak oil’. “The receding threat from ‘peak oil’”. That article is one of a number published during the past year that tries to convince readers […]

Preparing for Texas-1

August 11, 2013


For four months from October through to January I will be a guest researcher in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. I have begun to read into Texas’ oil history, geology, production and future plans. Of course, currently fracking holds centre stage in discussions of future oil […]

Swedish technology chosen for LNG production at Yamal, Russia

August 7, 2013


Siemens’ gas turbine factory in Finspång has received an order from Yamal LNG in Russia for eight gas turbines of type SGT-800. This is the largest ever delivery of turbines of this type to a particular project. Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB (SIT AB) in Finspång will deliver key components for electricity and heating as part […]