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October 16, 2017

In Depth: Oilfield Transformation from Above

BY Patrick C. MillerSmall unmanned aircraft systems are already at work in the oil and gas industry, but major players in aviation are making plans for even more capable drones. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Texas E&P company expands Permian acreage for $45.6 million

BY Patrick C. MillerPermian Basin operator Lilis Energy will acquire more than 4,000 additional acres in the basin for $45.6 million, giving it in excess of 15,000 net acres. The company also reported production results for a well drilled on its Wildhog State Com lease. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Attorney: Dakota Access Pipeline legal issues aren’t over

BY Staff While federal Judge James Boasberg ruled last week that the Dakota Access Pipeline could continue transporting North Dakota crude, the legal issues have yet to be resolved. Mediator and attorney Troy Eid answers questions on what the ruling means. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

New report: oil and gas fog lifting in 2017

BY Staff Stabilizing oil prices has given investors a better view of attractive opportunities for merger and acquisition deals heading out of 2017 and into next year, according to a new report from the team at AT Kearney. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Paris bank BNP Paribas no longer financing shale oil, tar sands

BY BNP Paribas Group BNP Paribas is announcing a new global financing policy with regard to the exploration, production and transport of non-conventional hydrocarbons. BNP Paribas will no longer do business with companies focused on oil and gas from shale and oil sands. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Kalnin becomes Marcellus operator through fifth asset package buy

BY Luke GeiverKalnin Ventures LLC, a Denver-based energy investment firm backed by a $500 million equity fund, has proven again that it believes in the long-term opportunity in the Marcellus. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

In Depth: The Time For New Shale Technology

BY Luke GeiverPortfolio managers, former producers and advanced proppant makers reveal a growing mood on new technology implementation and explain how they've entered the market. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Permian producer Callon finds midstream asset management group

BY Luke GeiverPure-play Permian Basin exploration and production company Callon Petroleum Co. has found a new entity to manage its midstream infrastructure. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

Shale drilling-tech firm unites with Calgary, Houston distributor

BY Luke GeiverThe MudCube is expanding into U.S. shale markets. Cubility AS, a Norwegian-based technology developer and provider that has created a solids control solution to improve drilling efficiency, has signed with distributors in Calgary and Houston. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

New study for investors shows carbon levels of shale crude

BY Staff Crude oils do not share the same carbon intensity levels. A research team at ARC Energy Research Institute hopes investors understand that such variability exists and that their research will help them reduce risk if stricter GHG regulations happen. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Corps of Engineers might not complete DAPL review until spring

BY Patrick C. Miller In a court filing last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it might need until April 2018 to complete the court-ordered review of treaty rights and environmental justice issues related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

EPIC, BP sign agreement on Permian, Eagle Ford NGL pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller A new 650-mile NGL pipeline will link producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins with Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets. Construction began after an agreement between EPIC Y Grade Pipeline LP and BP Energy Co. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Calgary artificial lift firm to expand into Bakken, Permian

BY Raise Production Inc. Raise Production Inc. has announced the expansion of its product line sales into the U.S.Raise has entered into a distribution agreement with a major USA service provider connected to the Bakken and Permian plays. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

BLM suspends and delays flaring and venting rule

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bureau of Land Management announced last week that it will suspend or delay parts of the venting and flaring rule issued last year by the Obama administration. The agency said it was part of President Trump's effort to reduce federal regulation. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Matador to fund Delaware Basin growth through 8M common shares

BY Luke GeiverMatador Resources Co, an independent exploration and production company with a focus on shale energy developments in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays, has announced plans to issue 8 million shares of common stock. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Opinion: Time For Shale Tech

BY Luke Geiver

October 03, 2017

Permian pureplay Diamondback able to increase production

BY Luke GeiverDiamondback Energy has proven to be a great example of a resilient shale energy producer. Despite continued stress on oil prices and an extreme weather event to its geographical south, the Permian producer is increasing Q3 production. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

STACK producer, shale investor link on drilling, working interest

BY Luke GeiverChaparral Energy, the Oklahoma-focused exploration and production company named after a roadrunner, has formed a joint development agreement with Bayou City Energy that will exchange working interests for drilling funds. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Duvernay shale assessment shows oil, gas in place

BY Staff The Duvernay offers light oil, condensates and marketable gas at depths ranging from 1.5 to 3 miles below the surface. Operators could be looking to more areas of the play, according to provincial land sales activity. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

New agreement and partnership boost Advantage Midstream

BY Advantage Midstream Advantage Midstream LLC announced an agreement with Castlelake LP to serve as its primary equity sponsor. The Dallas-based company has also formed a partnership with California technology provider Greyrock Energy Inc. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

ExxonMobil still adding Permian acres months after $5.6B purchase

BY Luke GeiverAfter purchasing 250,000 Permian Basin acres for $5.6 billion in February, ExxonMobil's push to acquire acreage in the Permian has cooled, but this week the company announced more acquisitions. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Research reveals best well site reclamation practices

BY Staff Land reclamation at well sites on arid land in Wyoming can be challenging. A study conducted by a research team led by Jay Norton with the University of Wyoming revealed the importance of weather and soil salvaging for successful reclamation. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

RRIG acquires 475-mile water pipeline, infrastructure in Permian

BY RRIG Water Solutions RRIG Water Solutions understands that the most expensive water in the oil patch is the water that never arrives. The company said it is committed to investing in pipeline infrastructure to improve access to large volumes of water in the Permian. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Tally Energy forms to serve shale producers’ new focus

BY Luke GeiverShale oil and gas producers have shifted their focus from developing and expanding fields and acres towards executing on operational efficiency gains and production increases, according to Tally Energy. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

Energy portfolio manager details new strategy shale execs may use

BY Luke GeiverExecutives of shale-focused exploration and production companies need to take note of a changing attitude of investors, according to former petro geologist and current energy portfolio manager Shawn Reynolds with VanEck. READ MORE

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