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Louisianans Describe the Impact of the Spill

access  deepwater moratorium  drilling ban  energy policy  louisiana  louisiana oil gas association  offshore drilling  oil spill  loga 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 21, 2010

The effects of the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium are becoming manifest along the Gulf Coast. Published reports say rig hands in-training are abandoning plans to work in the offshore energy industry and are looking for jobs in the cleanup effort. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 107- Louisiana's Response to Gulf Oil Spill

deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  louisiana  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  spill response  spill cleanup technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 11, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Chris John, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association, about Louisiana's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the importance of continuing offshore development. 

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Ultra-Deep Drilling Scores in the Gulf

domestic energy  louisiana  natural gas  offshore drilling  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

Just 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana, a New Orleans company has made one of the largest Gulf of Mexico energy discoveries in decades. McMoRan Exploration Co. reports that its ultra-deep well in its Davy Jones prospect was drilled in shallow water--only 20 feet deep--down to more than 28,000 feet beneath the ocean floor where the company found huge amounts of natural gas in a 135-feet thick sand formation. 

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Energy from the Bossier Shale

domestic drilling  domestic energy  drilling  hydraulic fracturing  louisiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 20, 2009

An article in today's Shreveport Times discusses the initial production results of Bossier Shale formation, and the findings are encouraging enough that it is expected to become a major player in U.S. natural gas development. The first Bossier Shale well was drilled in August flowed at 9.4 million cubic feet per day. 

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Shortening Terms on So-Called "Idle" Leases

access  domestic energy  energy policy  Jack Gerard  leasing  louisiana  offshore drilling  offshore leases  idle leases 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 16, 2009

Late last week, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced that they will shorten lease sale terms on nearly 36 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. 

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Hurricane Ida in the Gulf

domestic energy  hurricanes  louisiana  outer continental shelf  hurricane preparedness 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2009

At least three oil companies announced yesterday they were shutting in some production as Ida began to bear down on oil and natural gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. BP, Chevron and Marathon reduced production and evacuated some of their offshore facilities. Also, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) stopped offloading tankers as sea conditions began to deteriorate.

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