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James Burgess

James Burgess

Contributor since: 12 Jan 2012


James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also studied journalism and has written many articles over the years for a wide variety of sources.
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Latest articles from James

  • Sky Is The Limit For New Utah Oil Sands Tech

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 2,498 times

    Utah is home to more than half of America’s known oil sands, but getting it out of the ground requires an unusual twist in the…

  • The Evolution of Blackbird Energy: The Building of Montney Player

    Published 21 October 2014 | viewed 1,774 times

    In today’s capitally restricted oil and gas environment, it is a difficult task to assemble the right resource and team to attract the attention of…

  • Majors Turn Their Attention To The Rocky Mountains Again

    Published 21 October 2014 | viewed 1,888 times

    One of North America’s older, more mature plays, the Rocky Mountain’s Piceance Basin doesn’t get the same media attention as the newcomers, but there is…

  • Small Canadian Oil Company Makes A Big Play

    Published 29 September 2014 | viewed 1,666 times

    September has been a big month for one small Canadian oil company. Blackbird Energy Inc. (CVE: BBI) pulled off a major land acquisition deal, sold…

  • West Texas Now the Heart of America’s Oil Boom

    Published 23 September 2014 | viewed 2,227 times

    The Permian basin, now the nation’s most productive, is churning out ever-increasing volumes of crude. As of September 2014, the Permian is producing 1.7 million…

  • Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

    Published 17 September 2014 | viewed 4,167 times

    In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating…

  • How to Profit from the Growing Trend in Pipeline Safety

    Published 16 September 2014 | viewed 1,780 times

    As of 2012, the total mileage of interstate natural gas transmission pipelines surpassed 303,000 miles in the United States, and for crude oil and petroleum…

  • Crude Energy Successfully Leading The Way In This Little Known Texas Formation

    Published 05 August 2014 | viewed 2,574 times

    Crude Energy, an independent oil exploration and production company based in Dallas, TX, announced that is nearing completion of a well in Hardeman County, TX.The…

  • Methane Leak Detection Technology Becoming Popular with Oil and Gas Industry

    Published 28 July 2014 | viewed 3,689 times

    The shale gas revolution has been a boon for North America, allowing for cleaner burning natural gas to take on a greater role in the…

  • This Week in Energy: A Busy, Grisly Week

    Published 25 July 2014 | viewed 1,919 times

    With the words “World War Three” being bandied about, it’s tough to decide which story to start with, but with the killing of at least…

  • Crude Energy Targets Prolific Wolfcamp Formation

    Published 22 July 2014 | viewed 2,484 times

    Crude Energy, an independent exploration and production company based in Dallas, TX, seeks to build on its string of successful drilling projects with the announcement…

  • Mexico Shale Gas Industry and Energy Reform

    Published 20 June 2014 | viewed 3,447 times

    The Ministry of Energy in Mexico has estimated a $100 billion in investment is needed over the next 10 years to develop Mexican shale resources. …

  • Crude Energy Leading the Way in the "New Bakken"

    Published 11 June 2014 | viewed 2,641 times

    The tight oil boom in the United States is a well-worn story, and it is difficult to find oil and gas companies that have huge…

  • BG Group Eyes Singapore as New LNG Trading Hub

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 3,083 times

    UK-based BG Group is joining in the rush on Singapore as the company moves to relocate its global oil and gas-trading headquarters to the Asia’s…

  • Russia-Iran Oil Swap Deal Gains Momentum

    Published 03 April 2014 | viewed 3,358 times

    Russia and Iran are moving closer to a $20 billion oil-for-goods deal launched earlier this year, according to a Reuters report citing unnamed sources close…

  • Panic as June Deadline Nears for Ethanol Mandate

    Published 03 April 2014 | viewed 2,642 times

    As the June deadline nears for a decision on the ethanol mandate, lobbying picks up momentum in Washington as ethanol struggles in a purgatory somewhere…

  • Total, Lukoil To Drill in ‘Russian Bakken’

    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 2,019 times

    Russia’s Lukoil and France's Total SA have reportedly signed a memorandum to develop the Bazhenov shale oil fields in western Siberia, according to Russian news…

  • Lithuania Asks US to Expedite Gas Exports

    Published 31 March 2014 | viewed 2,145 times

    Lithuania's energy minister has joined Central European calls for Washington to expedite approval for US natural gas exports to Europe to reduce dependence on Russia.…

  • Canada Approves LNG Exports for Project Hopefuls

    Published 30 March 2014 | viewed 2,886 times

    While liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals proposals are languishing under the measured pace of approval in the United States, Canada is approving licenses in…

  • Hungary’s MOL Gets Ambitious in North Sea

    Published 27 March 2014 | viewed 1,629 times

    Hungarian-based oil and gas company MOL has finalized the $375-million acquisition of 14 offshore oil licenses in the North Sea from German BASF’s Wintershall subsidiary.The…