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A crude oil assay is essentially the chemical evaluation of crude oil feedstocks by petroleum testing laboratories. Each crude oil type has uniquemolecular, chemical characteristics. No crude oil type is identical and there are crucial differences in crude oil quality. The results of crude oil assay testing provide extensive detailed hydrocarbon analysis data for refiners, oil traders and producers. [...]
Get a birds eye view of that drilling rig in your backyard… Great search tool to find a well in Eagle Ford (or anywhere in the country). Get a satellite close up Google Map view of the oil or gas well.
The demand for natural gas engineers within Eagle Ford has prompted Texas A&M Kingsville to reinstate it’s Natural Gas Engineering undergraduate program. The program is designed to help get the Eagle Ford gas to the US markets, thus reducing our dependence on foreign gas.
Since TAMU Kingsville currently has a masters program in natural gas engineering, this reinstatement will use existing laboratories and staff. The [...]
Interesting article from Forbes. Talking about the difference between Oil Shale and Oil Bearing Shale and exactly what the US Oil reserves look like – as compared apples to apples with Saudi Arabia.
Source: Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2012/03/29/u-s-might-have-more-oil-resources-than-saudi-arabia-but/
Feb. 16, 2012
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Hydraulic fracturing of shale formations to extract natural gas has no direct connection to reports of groundwater contamination, based on evidence reviewed in a study released Thursday by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.
The study, released at the annual meeting of the American Association for the [...]
The Problem The recent discovery of more than 200 years of secure, domestic natural gas sources bodes well for our Nation’s energy future. These reserves, now accessible because of hydraulic fracturing shale, are predominantly found in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania – in the Barnett, Haynesville and Marcellus shale plays, respectively. The problem is that the [...]
For many, a barrel of oil is almost synonymous with its most prominent product, gasoline. While almost 40% of a barrel of oil is used to produce gasoline, the rest is used to produce a host of products including jet fuel and plastics and many industrial chemicals. As the United States works to reduce its [...]
Shale gas is natural gas trapped inside formations of shale — fine grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of natural gas and petroleum. It was just a few short years ago that much of this resource was considered uneconomical to produce. But American ingenuity and patient research by the Energy Department have led [...]
The City of Laredo, the Laredo Development Foundation, and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting the Eagle Ford Shale Job and Vendor Fair on Friday, January 13, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Laredo Energy Arena, located at 6700 Arena Boulevard. The event is being organized in cooperation with U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, [...]