Shale play activity continues upward trend

By North American Shale magazine staff | July 14, 2017

In the midst of an ongoing oil market turmoil, a rush of merger and acquisition activity and the realized benefits of oilfield operational efficiencies, shale play business activity has remained robust from Pennsylvania to New Mexico throughout the first half of the year. Nearly every major sector of the unconventional oil and gas development industry has been marked by a major deal, announcement or headline in the past few months. While the Permian remains the most active shale play in the U.S., other announcements highlight an active spring for shale that has seen an increase in both production and rig count.