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Source: NOAA

Strengthening Storm Set to Hit Louisiana With a Foot of Rain

From Bloomberg System could become a hurricane Friday and slam coast Saturday, one-third of Gulf oil output shut as firms evacuate workers A gathering storm in the Gulf of Mexico that’s already flooding New Orleans could grow into a hurricane before slamming into Louisiana this week, drenching the region with as much as a foot of rain. The system, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) southeast of the Mississippi River’s mouth as of 2 p.m. New York time, has already spurred platform evacuations and cut 32% of oil output and 18% of natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. It could turn into a tropical storm by Thursday and become Hurricane Barry on Friday. Tropical storm watches are in place along the Louisiana coastline, where the governor has declared a state of emergency. The storm could drop as much as a foot (30 centimeters) of rain, with some areas getting[Read More…]

Source: Hurricane Exploration

Hurricane Exploration Achieves First Oil at 20,000 BOPD from Two Wells

Combined flow from two wells reached 20,000 BOPD target Hurricane Exploration plc, a U.K.-based oil and gas company focusing on naturally fractured basement reservoirs, achieved first oil this Tuesday, reaching its targeted production rate of 20,000 BOPD from the Lancaster field. The company reported that a 72-hour production test combined flows from two wells, and the company expects that a gradual ramp-up over the first six months of production will lead to a long-term operating efficiency of 85%. Source: Hurricane Exploration In the short-term, it expects 45% efficiency for the first three months and 65% for the next three, resulting in average production rates of 9,000 BOPD and 13,000 BOPD respectively. The Lancaster field,… Login or click here to subscribe Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Hurricane Joaquin Gains Steam in what is expected to be a Quiet Hurricane Season

Hurricane Joaquin Gains Steam in what is expected to be a Quiet Hurricane Season

Joaquin likely to be one of just a handful of storms this season With official hurricane season two-thirds over, Americans on the east coast are on watch today as Hurricane Joaquin brushes close to the seaboard after pounding the Bahamas. But large numbers of storms are not expected this season due to different wind and pressure patterns from El Nino. In August, The Weather Channel reported we can expect nine storms this fall, with five being hurricanes and only one being classified as a major hurricane. None of the storms have guarantees of reaching land. The season for tropical storms officially runs from June to the end of November. Joaquin’s status as a Category 4 qualifies it as a major hurricane but has yet to reach ground in the United States. The Caribbean islands are not as fortunate, as multiple news outlets used the term “battering” to describe Joaquin’s impact on[Read More…]