Sentry Energy Production

An oil and gas exploration and development company, Sentry Energy Production LLC functions out of Addison, Texas, with the main goal of fostering sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with its partners. Whether assisting newcomers to the oil and gas industry or helping established companies add to their portfolios, Sentry Energy Production LLC draws on an experienced staff to meet the needs of its business partners. Sentry Energy Production LLC believes that its three-part strategy sets it apart from the competition.

First, Sentry Energy Production presents partners with geographically low-risk, less expensive development wells or new pay zones in areas that have already been successfully developed. This first step heightens the chances of successful development and places partners in areas that are already equipped with a transportation infrastructure. Second, Sentry Energy Production LLC returns to developed areas with new or updated technology that may allow for further development. Finally, Sentry Energy Production LLC maintains a commitment to direct, honest communication with partners. At sentryrep.com, Sentry Energy Production LLC provides potential partners with more information about the oil industry, including a glossary and an updated oil price monitor. Current partners will also find the website useful, as they can log in to a password-secured area of the site. Individuals hoping to learn more about Sentry Energy Production LLC and its services should call (972) 380-1600.

DOI Announces Updated Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

On March 20, 2015, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) released the final rule in a new set of standards aimed at ensuring safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing practices on federally managed lands, including wells on public and Native American land. At present, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees more than 100,000 oil and gas wells; among these, more than 90 percent of currently operating wells use hydraulic fracturing. However, existing hydraulic fracturing regulations have remained unchanged for more than three decades and thus do not consider risks posed by recent horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies. The dated laws also do not take into consideration companies’ ability to carry out more complex operations at greater depths while using higher amounts of pressure.

Set to take effect 90 days after the announcement, the new provisions seek to protect groundwater by bolstering standards for produced water disposal, well integrity, and public disclosure of chemicals. The rules introduce new standards that require oil and gas companies to disclose to BLM all chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations within 30 days of completion. The updated standards also require companies to validate the integrity of wells, separate wellbores from water zones using cement barriers, and cease using wastewater pits at drilling sites. Additionally, they must provide the BLM with in-depth data on the location, depth, and geology of pre-existing wells near active operations. With this information, the bureau can more easily and accurately evaluate the risk of cross-well contamination posed by hydraulic fracturing in an effort to protect groundwater deposits.

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