Topic Resources

White Papers

US Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting and Summary (2010)

US Fossil Fuel Resources: Terminology, Reporting and Summary. Congressional Research Service. Whitney, Gene, Behrens, Carl E., Glover, Carol. November 30, 2010. Discussions of U.S. and global energy supply refer to oil, natural gas, and coal using several terms that may be unfamiliar to some. The terms used to describe different types of fossil fuels have technically precise definitions, and misunderstanding or misuse of these terms may lead to errors and confusion in estimating energy available or making comparisons among fuels, regions, or nations.

Resources and Links

API provides expanded online access to its safety standards (2010)

API, October 28, 2010. Almost one-third of all API standards, including all standards that are safety-related or have been incorporated into federal regulation, are now available for viewing online.

Presentations

The National Petroleum Council’s Resource Development Study for North America (2010)

IOGCC Annual Meeting, ERRT Committee, Tucson, AZ, November 2010. Clay Bretches, Vice President, Marketing & Minerals, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation disscusses an intergrated study plan. 

Wyoming Oil and Gas Rules and Regulations; Well Stimulation Overview (2010)

IOGCC Annual Meeting General Session, Tucson, AZ, November 2010. Tom Doll, State Oil and Gas Supervior, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission disscusses the new oil and gas rules and regualations that took effect September 15, 2010. 

EPA UIC Update (2010)

IOGCC Annual Meeting General Session, Tucson, AZ, November 2010. Ann Codrington, Acting Director DWPD discusses Geologic Sequestration, EPA’s Class VI Rulemaking Efforts and the Hydraulic Fracturing Study. 

Policy Trends for Oil & Gas Exploration-A Washington Perspective (2010)

IOGCC Annual Meeting General Session, Tucson, AZ, November 2010. Jack Belcher, Partner, Energy North America gives a complete overview of current and upcoming policy trends from a Washington perspective. 

Exploration and Production in the Bakken Formation (2010)

IOGCC Annual Meeting General Session, Tucson, AZ, November 2010. Lynn Helms, Director of the Department of Mineral Resources Industrial Commission in North Dakota gives an overview of exploration and production in the Bakken Formation.

Underground Coal Gasification - An Emerging Industry Sector

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Craig Ricato, Company Secretary & General Coundel, Linc Energy, Australia & Matthew Buchanan, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Linc Energy, Australia.

Public Policy Trends & Developments for Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Jack Belcher, National Ocean Policy Coalition.

White House Ocean Policy Task Force and Likely Impacts of Policy Objectives

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Jack Belcher, National Ocean Policy Coalition.

Federal Onshore Oil & Gas Program Policy Changes: It's Getting Harder to Lease in the Rockies

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Kathleen Sgamma, Director of Government Affairs, Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States

Recent Developments Under the Endangered Species Act

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Sandi Snodgrass, Attorney, Holland & Hart, LLP.

Updating the US Well Numbering Standard to Meet Today's Business Needs

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Trudy Curtis, CEO, CIO, Professional Petroleum Data Managment Association.

An Abstract of DOE R&D

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. John Duda, Director, Strategic Center for Natural Gas & Oil, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Where Energy Challenges Converge and Energy Solutions Emerge.

Regulatory Arena

IOGCC Midyear Issues Summit, May 2010, Lexington, KY. Mike Linn, Executive Chairman, LINN Energy, LLC - A new age of natural gas:  How U.S. natural gas abundance is changing America’s energy game.

Canadian Oil Sands

Resources and Links

Alberta's Oil Sands -- the Government of Alberta developed this site to educate citizenry

Public Lands

NARUC Executive Summary (2010)

Analysis of the Social, Economic and Environmental Effects of Maintaining Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Moratoria On and Beneath Federal Lands, SAIC GTI . (February 15, 2010).

Department of the Interior Federal Leasing Guidelines

DOI Order No. 3294 (January 6, 2010). The Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued a new order on Tuesday January 6, 2010 creating the Energy Reform Team.

Groundwater Protection

Risk to Water Wells of Pathogens in Drilling Fluids (2009)

Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), November 2009. Published by the ERCB of Alberta, Canada, this November 2007 update adds a literature review. Public concern regarding the presence of pathogens in surface waters used in drilling fluids and their potential impact on groundwater and water wells has grown in recent years.  This report addresses those concerns, concluding that the subsurface of the earth presents a hostile environment to surface water pathogens;