Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Crude Oil Futures Slip but Gain on the Week

Submitted by: John Schiffner

Crude oil for October delivery fell 44 cents, or 0.6%, to $72.02 a barrel in electronic trade.

Crude is still up 3.9% on the week so far, after rallying on upbeat U.S. economic news, a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories, and a weakening dollar.

On Thursday, crude-oil finished slightly lower after a volatile session.

Natural gas, meanwhile, continued its upward surge, rising 3.6%. On Thursday, the Energy Information Administration, part of the Department of Energy, said working gas in storage stood at 3,458 billion cubic feet as of Friday, an increase of 66 bcf from the previous week. Analysts surveyed by Platts expected an increase of between 72 and 76 billion cubic feet.

Elsewhere in the energy sector, gasoline for October delivery fell slightly to $1.85 a gallon, while October heating oil rose 0.1% to $1.84 a barrel.

Heartland Energy Colorado is one of the top hydrocarbon-based energy providers in the USA. They have many drilling locations throughout the country and remain one of the top producers of US oil & gas companies. For more information on Heartland Energy Colorado, see Heartland Energy Development Corporation online.

(Source: Nick Godt, MarketWatch)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tripping Out with A Kelly System

Submitted by: John Schiffner
To trip out, or to remove the drill stem from the hole, on a rig with a kelly system, crew members et the slips around the drill stem, break out the kelly and set it, the kelly drive bushing and the swivel back in the rathole. Still attached to the bottom of the hook are the elevators. The driller of Heartland Energy Colorado then lowers the traveling block and elevators down to the point where crwe memebers can latch the elevators onto the pipe. The driller raises the traveling block, thus raising the elevators and pipe, and the floorhands of Heartland Energy Colorado remove the slips.

Meanwhile, the derrickman, using a safety harness and climbing device, has climbed up the mast or derrick to the monkeyboard. The monkeyboard is a small working platform on which the derrickman handles the top of the pipe. As the driller raises the pipe to the derrickman's level, the derrickman pulls the top of the pipe back into the fingerboard.

The fingerboard, as the name implies, has several metal projections that stick out oto form slots into which the derrickman places the top of the pipe. When the floorhands move the pipe off to one side of the rig floor and set it down, the derrickman unlatches the elevators and prepares to receive the next stand of pipe. Next, the floorhands of Heartland Energy Colorado usually pull two ro three joins at a time. So, although they pipe into the hole one joint at a time when drilling, they pull it out two or three joints at a time.

Two or three joints together constitue what is termed a "Stand." Crew members of Heartland Energy Colorado then pull pipe out of the hole in stands to save time. If three joints comprise a stand and that is the usual case, then the stand is sometimes called a triple or "thribble." If two joints make up stand, it is called a "double." In a few cases, crew members may pull four-join stands; in such a case, they pull quadruples or fourbles. The height of the mast or derrick determines whether the crew pulls doubles, thribbles, or fourbles. Usually the surface hole is relatively shallow and it does not take crew members of Heartland Energy Colorado very long to get a drill stem and bit out of the hole.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Heartland Energy Colorado Special Operations

Article provided by: Heartland Energy Colorado

For our purposes special drilling operations include directional drilling, fishing, and well control. Directional drilling is intentially drilling the hole off-vertical for various reasons. Fishing is the operation crew members implement to retrieve an object in the wellbore that doesn't belong there and impedes drilling. Well control is the techniques crew members use to regain control of the well should formation fluids inadvertantely enter the well.

Direction and Horizontal Drilling
Often the drilling crews of Heartland Energy Colorado try to drill the hole as straight as possible. Sometimes, however, the operator wants the hole to be drilled at a slant. One area where operatior of Heartland Energy Colorado use slant or directional drilling is offshore. From a permanent platform that the operator installs over the drilling site, the crew must drill several wells to exploit the reservoir properly. To do so, crew members of Heartland Energy Colorado drill several directional wells. The crew may drill only the first well vertically; it drills the other wellls directionally.

To drill a typical directional well, the crew members drill the first part of the hole vertically. Then they kick off, or deflect, the hole so that the bottom may end up hundreds of feet or metres away from its starting point on the surface. By using directional drilling, the crew can drill forty or more wells into the reservoir from a signel platform.

Heartland Energy Colorado also uses directional drilling through horizontal drilling. An operator can better produce certain reservoirs with horizontal drilling. The drilling crew drills the well vertically to a pointabove the reservoir. The it deflects the well and increases the angle until it reaches 90 degrees, or horizontal. This horizontal hole penetrates the reservoir. When properly applied, one horizontal borehole can produce a reservoir better than several vertically drilled holes.

It is important that when Heartland Energy Colorado uses both horizontal and directional drilling that the crew can bend the frill stem to a high degree without breaking it because the crew gradually deflects the hole from vertical. Usually, crew members deflect the hole over hundreds of feet so that the bend is not sudden. Three to ten degrees of deflection of 100 feet is usually the amount desired. The crew of Heartland Energy Colorado can bend the metal tube because it is hallow and it won't break without a lot of stress. In cases in which the hole needs to cruve within a short distance, they use a special segmented pipe. Segmented pipe is very flexible and can bend a great deal without breaking.

Monday, July 27, 2009

HEI Resources (Heartland Energy Inc)

Article posted by: Heartland Energy Colorado

HEI Resources (formerly Heartland Energy Company, Inc.) was founded in 1997 by Mr. Reed Cagle for the acquisition, exploration and development of domestic oil and gas reserves. Operations span from the gas rich counties of South Texas to the Black Warrior Basin of Mississippi and Alabama. Having drilled more than 80 oil and gas wells through private Joint Venture funding, HEI Resources continues a tradition of excellence, placing priority on creating value for its partners.

Mr. Reed Cagle is President & Chief Executive Officer of HEI Resources. His oil and gas career began more than 20 years ago, as he worked his way up through the management ranks of independent oil and gas companies.

Upon founding Heartland Energy, Inc. in 1997, he consolidated his experience into steady growth of the company through acreage acquisitions from Alabama to South Texas. He spends his free time involved in local charities and enjoying the outdoors of Colorado with his family.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Heartland Energy Company: Solidifying Domestic Energy Production

As energy concerns grow around the globe, the need for domestic oil production in the United States is higher than ever. It is no secret that America needs to decrease its dependency on foreign energy sources. In order to achieve economic and energy independence, it is crucial that we search for hydrocarbons right here in our own backyard. There are huge shale oil deposits underneath parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma and other mid west states. These build ups could easily supply our energy needs for centuries to come. On the leading edge of this domestic oil boom is Colorado based company, Heartland Energy. Producing both oil and natural gas, Heartland Energy Company is working to ensure the future of Colorado Energy.

The primary focus of the company is to search for, drill for, and extract oil and natural gas. In the state of Colorado alone, there are massive oil deposits thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth. It takes a lot of research and planning in order to tap into these ancient deposits of fuel. Heartland Energy Colorado employs hundreds of specialists whose collective goal is to harness the full potential of Colorado Energy. While searching for new, efficient sources of energy is indeed important, the reality is that we will need oil and natural gas for thousands of years to come. To meet this demand, we must look everywhere for hydrocarbons. Not just on foreign soil, or in deep ocean waters, but also in our own backyard. Heartland Energy Colorado is constantly producing petroleum fuels and natural gas from domestic sites. In addition to the oil production, Heartland specializes in finding and extracting natural gas. Natural gas is soon becoming a major staple in the energy industry. Many are beginning to realize that gas is cheap and effective as far as energy production is concerned. Combining natural gas resources with existing oil production will help to ensure the future of Colorado Energy.

Domestic oil companies like Heartland Energy are blazing a path to a new energy frontier. Not only are they employing thousands of American workers, but they are also reducing our dependency on foreign oil slowly but surely. By searching for, and utilizing domestic fossil fuel deposits, we are taking the steps necessary to ensure the energy needs of the next generation are met.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Colorado Getting $4.7M from Stimulus for Appliance Rebates

Colorado will get $4,739,253 in federal stimulus funds for a rebate program to promote the purchase of energy-efficient appliances.

The money -- to be distributed through the state -- will be paid to those who buy appliances rated under the federal "Energy Star" program, according to a joint announcement from Colorado's two U.S. senators, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.

"The state will determine how to structure the rebate program," the senators' announcement said.

The appliance rebate program was authorized by Congress in 2005 but was not funded. The stimulus program -- formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- appropriated $300 million for the program.

Colorado and other states must tell federal officials by Oct. 15 how they plan to distribute the rebates in their own states, including which appliances will be covered, how large the rebates will be and how old appliances will be recycled. The states' initial application for the money is due Aug. 15.

(Source: denvernews@bizjournals.com)