Skip to comments.Five US States Help Boost US Oil Production
Posted on 05/22/2013 12:00:08 PM PDT by thackney
While Texas and North Dakota's boom in oil production have been well-publicized, five other western U.S. states made a notable contribution to the growth in U.S. oil production since 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Tuesday.
Onshore oil production, including crude oil and lease condensate, grew by over 2 million barrels of oil per day (bopd), or 64 percent, in the U.S. Lower 48 from February 2010 to February 2013.
Production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Texas' Eagle Ford play and Permian Basin outpaced other regions. However, gains in other Lower 48 states added up to approximately 320,000 bopd of production from February 2010 to February 2013, including the 290,000 bopd in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.
Production in each state rose between 23 percent and 64 percent, EIA noted in its Petroleum Supply Monthly report.
Oklahoma and New Mexico production averaged over 530,000 bopd in February 2013, roughly the same as California's oil production in February. Production in Oklahoma and New Mexico grew by 51 percent and 46 percent from February 2010 to February 2013, mainly due to production gains in the Anadarko and Permian Basins.
Production in Wyoming and Colorado grew by 23 percent and 64 percent. Top producing basins in both states include the Powder River, Greater Green River and Denver basins.
The recently discovered Convenant field in central Utah's thrust belt and production from the Uinta and Paradox basins helped boost Utah oil production by 45 percent from February 2010 to February 2013.
EIA attributed the production increase to the application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology to low-permeability rocks to the growth in U.S. oil production. Enhanced oil recovery techniques such as carbon dioxide injection also are boosting production from conventional reservoirs.
The oil and gas industry spent $65.5 billion to drill over 10,000 shale oil and natural gas wells in 2011, the American Petroleum Institute reported last month in its 2011 Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs.
Investment by foreign oil and gas companies has also played a significant role in the development of U.S. shale plays, EIA reported in early April.
Good job to those 5! And the hardworking citizens from them!
What’s with all this positive oil news after years of doom and gloom ?
Continued high prices combined with steerable horizontal drilling hydraulic fracturing.
(retired sand can driver)
Most of the wells in the US will be hydraulically fractured sometime in their production lifespan. It is for both gas and oil and it is used for conventional wells as well as tight formations like shale plays.
By the way, Hydraulic Fracturing is also done on some geothermal wells, water wells and even the EPA has used the process to help clean up some superfund sites.
It is not common for these applications, but is done sometimes.
When secession occurs it looks like the newly formed “Progressive States of America” won’t be getting much of the oil or gas.Or the fertile farmland.But they *will* get Detroit.And Newark.And Mexico (the people,not the oil).
We’ve hit peak oil!!!!
Now if we get the Pipeline and a new Refinery (or 2), get rid of the EPA ... pump prices will come down
Pump prices are pretty well tied to crude prices and taxes.
The Keystone XL pipeline would certainly help on the crude supply, but we already refine more product than we use. We don’t have a refinery shortage, except in some short term localized outages. A few less blending recipes for gasoline and it would be easier to share supplies from other areas.
****** “A few less blending recipes for gasoline and it would be easier to share supplies from other areas” ******
Thanks .... I forgot all about the stupid blends and the Super Low Sulfur in Diesel. That should fix itself with the elimination of the EPA.
Then there is where everyone realizes the greatest savings ... getting rid of the Ethanol Mandate.
I have Zero functioning lawn implements and my Lawnmower Repairman is backed up... (he makes house calls so I will wait... seems there is a Carburetor / Rebuild Kit) shortage.
I actually bought one of these out of frustration. We have been using it for about a month.
You have a much smaller lawn or are much younger than I
(My Johnson Grass would destroy that puppy quicker than Ethanol through a Briggs and Stratton)
Our home is a tiny lot in subdivision Purgatory. The retirement property is ~60 acres; I have a diesel tractor for that place.
Plus I have teenage kids that want to earn money. It works okay on the St Augustine grass, as long as you don’t wait a couple weeks between cuttings. Then it just bogs down too hard to push.
The two problems I found was the “catcher” that came with it only caught half and was such a pain to detach, empty and re-attach. I was concerned about tracking cuttings in the house, but after tossing it, we don’t seem to have an issue. Healthier for the lawn anyways.
The other problem is sticks. Tiny little ones stop it dead locking up the wheels. I’ve learned whiping my shoe across the blades to give a quick backward spin frees it easily. But it works best when walking fast and the sudden jolt to a stop is a pain.
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seems there is a+ Carburetor Rebuild Kit) shortage.
..... it cost $50.00 for my blower today!