Entries by Naomi Lemon

Restore Oklahoma Now is withdrawing the initiative petition SQ 795

Restore Oklahoma Now is withdrawing the initiative petition SQ 795. OEPA is in concert with RON in withdrawing this petition. OEPA has been the driving force behind this effort; with a lot of support from many others. We know many will be disappointed with this action. However, we believe it is much preferable for our […]

Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance Installs Dewey Bartlett Jr. as Chair

OEPA renews call for 7% GPT, Vertical Well Protections  TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) elected Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. as chairman at its January board meeting. Bartlett, owner of Keener Oil Company, is a small independent producer with operations mostly in eastern Oklahoma. Bartlett, the former mayor of Tulsa, is a […]

Oklahoma State University research concludes that tax incentives have had no effect on Oklahoma drilling activity.

Oklahoma State University research concludes that tax incentives have had no effect on Oklahoma drilling activity. “In this paper, we build on this existing literature by examining whether Oklahoma’s severance tax reduction has led to disparate effects for horizontal versus conventional drilling as compared with its neighboring states. These states, particularly Texas, share a similar […]

Damage caused by horizontal fracking

This is what it looks like when a vertical well is fracked into from a horizontal frac job. The well in this video is the Singer Oil Koetter 1-35. It’s located in 35- 17N-10W of Blaine County Oklahoma. Casing and tubing were shut in, and the pressure blew stuffing box rubbers out. Pride Energy was […]

Improperly Plugged Well

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then this video is worth 10,000 words. This video was filmed close to an old unplugged or improperly plugged hole in Seminole Co., Okla. It was taken 2.5 years ago by an oil field worker on location who said five other wells were hit at the same time. […]

Damage to Vertical Well in McClain County

This video shows the damage that was done to a vertical well by a horizontal frac job in McClain County. In this case, the frac fluid migrated up through the tubing and went into the oil tanks of the vertical operator overflowing them. This is becoming a weekly, if not a daily, occurrence. Why? And […]

Oklahoma shaking cut in half but still tops in Lower 48

AN E&E NEWS PUBLICATION EARTHQUAKES Okla. shaking cut in half but still tops in Lower 48 Mike Soraghan, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 An earthquake in November 2016 shook the bricks off buildings in Cushing, Okla. Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via Associated Press The number of earthquakes experienced in Oklahoma dropped more than […]

Deadly H2S gas worrying residents and state regulators

AN E&E NEWS PUBLICATION SAFETY Deadly H2S gas worrying residents, state regulators Mike Soraghan, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 Emissions of a potentially deadly gas from wells in one of the country’s hottest oil plays have neighbors worrying about their safety and Oklahoma regulators taking another look at their rules. Foul-smelling hydrogen […]