Chamber seeks new leaders
The Norman Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders program. The program is designed to develop the potential of high school sophomores in the Norman area who have demonstrated leadership qualities. Sophomores can find applications at the chamber or the counselor's offices at Community Christian School, Little Axe High School, Norman High School and Norman North High School. Applications are due by Dec. 5.
WPX reports latest gas well
TULSA — WPX Energy has completed its second Niobrara Shale well after its significant natural gas discovery in western Colorado earlier this year. The well, which was completed at the end of September, posted initial production of 11.8 million cubic feet of gas a day. WPX has since choked back the well to optimize reservoir performance. “We are executing on our plan to delineate our Niobrara discovery as quickly and prudently as possible,” CEO Ralph A. Hill said. “This aligns with our strength in efficient, large-scale production to build out our long-term horizon of drilling opportunities.” WPX expects to drill as many as 12 wells in the play next year. The company controls about 180,000 net acres there.
Toy-for-candy swap proposed
Dental care provider Kool Smiles in Midwest City is offering children a toy in exchange for their Halloween candy. The candy will be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude. The Midwest City office collected 81 pounds of candy last year, part of an effort that gathered a ton of candy nationwide. Kool Smiles also is donating 100 dental care packages for troops, plus the money needed to assemble and ship 200 care packages. Candy donations will be accepted through Nov. 6 at 1200 S Air Depot Road.