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JUNE 2020

Volume 63 No. 6

THE ISSUE
Operators of all sizes shut in a staggering volume
of production from March through early May.
Activity
Now, as global economies reopen and attempt to
Restarts
regain lost momentum, those same nimble
independent oil and gas companies are looking at
resuming the production of shut-in wells. The June
issue looks at a myriad of factors that are affecting
decisions throughout the executive and operational
chain of command. Production Restarts open with
a thorough look at the considerations of evaluating
shut-ins, as operators decide which wells to revive,
and when and how to do so. Next, the Water Management special reports
dive into source water logistics and recycling solutions from perspectives of
both operators and a growing midstream water services sector. The discussion
includes a survey of increasingly cost-effective and environmentally
beneficial water management strategies. Finally, Artificial Lift Technology
begins with a look at how machine learning is driving step-change
improvements in well productivity and profitability, and explains how
breakthroughs such as autonomous control systems and fiberglass rod strings
are changing production paradigms and optimizing fieldwide operations.
Cover photo courtesy of Cudd Energy Services. Issue photography by Jim
Blecha, with layout design by Amanda DeMoss.
JUNE 2020

The "Better Business" Publication Serving the Exploration / Drilling / Production Industry

NEWS
14 | Federal Regulation: EPA proposes analysis, transparency for Clean
Air Act regulations; More public involvement proposed for EPA guidance documents; Trump EO declares emergency authority for infrastructure permitting; DOE experimenting with SPR deliverability; DOI
and BOEM revise offshore air quality standards
18 | Abandoned Wells: North Dakota approves $33.1 million in federal
dollars for plugging
19 | In the Courts: Nine states sue EPA for temporarily relaxed violation
reporting; Federal judges send climate cases back to California courts;
Appeals court denies bid to block decisions on water crossing permits,
Keystone XL; Sage grouse concerns prompt federal judge to nullify
440 oil and gas leases
21 | New Faces: Texas Alliance of Energy Producers hires Jason Modglin
as top staff member
28 | State Legislative Reports: Oklahoma approves produced water law;
Kansas legislature rejects governor's attempt to shift energy office from
KCC
65 | Produced Water: EPA report examines produced water use
67 | Natural Gas Use: Groups fight back against local bans

COLUMNS
23 | Tech Connections
25 | Washington Watch


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