Click here to read respectmyplanet.org’s September 2016 – Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Each month RMP keeps our readers in the Michigan Basin up to date on oil & gas news and activity. RMP is a Michigan based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible migration away from crude oil as an energy source and the advancement of fuel cell electric vehicles. We do what we do because we believe freshwater is world’s most valuable natural resource and there is no need to threaten water to make energy.
Michigan oil & gas activity gets busy in August of 2016. August has more applications for new wells than all seven previous months of 2016 combined. We have an applications for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF), as well as applications to explore the Trenton Group in Lenawee & Monroe Counties. The HVHF well takes us down memory lane and we examine why the Integrated Assessment of HVHF published by the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute is a fundamentally flawed report with flawed timing. Click through to read all about it.
The 2015 full year petroleum production numbers are, according to RMP estimates, 98% reported. That means it’s time to review a whole host of tables and graphs showing you the top hydrocarbon producers in the Michigan Basin for 2015. Check out this annual production summary to see what got produced and where in Michigan. Also, a new feature added to our annual production summary is the estimated revenue generated by operator based on advanced calculations you’ll only find on RMP.
Why is a picture of a Colorado license plate the featured image for the first Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly of 2016? What does Colorado have to do with Michigan oil & gas? Read the January 2016 edition of MOGM to find out. This is our 13th issue marking the beginning of our sophomore year. Follow our monthly MOGM and tell your friends to check it out too.
This month in RMP’s Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly (MOGM) we look back on the slowest year ever in Michigan oil & gas activity. 1931 previously held the record for slowest year in Michigan history for oil & gas but no longer. 2015 was the slowest year ever for Michigan oil & gas activity. With drilling activity slow, RMP forecasts spending more time on other aspects of Michigan oil & gas in 2016. RMP will be focusing on underground storage tanks (USTs), secondary recovery operations including CO2 injection and water flooding, and Michigan’s orphan wells. Check out our December MOGM, share it on facebook, and tell your friends to check out our publications.
In the October 2015 edition of MOGM we see application and permitting activity continue to be slow keeping us on pace to be another of the slowest years of permitting activity in Michigan history. Two more original Collingwood HVHF wells were plugged this month dropping a couple more nails in the coffin of the Collingwood era in the Michigan Basin. Click through to read the October 2015 MOGM.
In the May 2015 edition of the Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly we take a look at using CO2 as a fracing fluid. CO2 is interesting in that it can have properties of a solid, liquid, and gas simultaneously. Remember dry ice for making fog before modern fog machines? Remember how CO2 mysteriously turned from solid ice to gas and skipped the liquid phase? Why does CO2 behave so weird like that? The answer is pressure. Learning all about CO2 and CO2 sequestration is very important for the world’s energy future. Check out our May MOGM and stay tuned for a 101 course in carbon dioxide and its interesting properties. CO2 is a long lasting greenhouse gas and we must learn to mitigate its release to our atmosphere in a cost effective way while still producing the industrial gigawatt power we need to to keep America’s economy running.
Analysis of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality High Volume Hydraulically Fractured Well Completions and Applications
If you would like to learn more about High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Michigan Basin, click through to read an analysis paper about HVHF in Michigan that is hosted by Friends of Au Gres-Rifle Watershed. RMP has teamed up with FAR Watershed to publish this informative exposition of HVHF in Michigan since its inception in 2008.