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June 27, 2017

Shale producer turned oil tech maker forms JV with Schlumberger

BY Luke GeiverJeff Saponja and his team at Heal Systems bring a proven background to their work and development of a new unconventional oil and gas production enhancement technology. Before Saponja started Production Plus Energy, he was a Bakken operator. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Court doesn't stop oil flow through Dakota Access Pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller Bakken crude will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline as both sides in the legal dispute file court documents through August. Federal Judge James Boasberg declined to shut down pipeline operations during the ongoing court case. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

New study shows the benefits of natural gas across the U.S.

BY Staff A new study released by the American Petroleum Institute outlines the economic and energy benefits the U.S. receives from natural gas production and makes projections about the future. In 2015, the resource supported 4 million jobs in the country. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

New study offers first ever look at shale’s impact in Texas

BY Luke GeiverA group of experts in the fields of medicine, engineering and science believe they've completed the first-of-its-kind study on the impact of shale oil and gas development in Texas. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Braskem to build $675M petrochem plant in U.S. because of shale

BY Braskem Calling shale gas production and volumes in the U.S. the most attractive feedstock option in the world, Braskem has announced plans to build a $675 million petrochemical production plant 26-miles from Houston. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Permian refinery developer adds modular refinery specialty firm

BY MMEX Resources MMEX Resources, a development stage company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and South America, has announced a strategic relationship with VFuels. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

How shale 2.0 is paving the way for the digital oilfield

BY Mark Hill The upstream industry loves a good dust-up. From crashing oil prices to Saudi over-production, the last two years have tested that tenacity like never before. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Midstream entities continue to partner with shale producers

BY Luke GeiverMidstream entities continued to find a healthy appetite from shale energy producers looking to deal or connect. H2O Midstream has formed an agreement with Encana Oil & Gas Inc. in a deal regarding water gathering and re-use. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Shale breakevens from the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

BY Staff Kunal Patel is the oil and gas markets insights leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Patel spoke with us about his team's efforts on an energy indicator report and other information relevant to the shale energy industry. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

EQT set to become largest US gas producer after $6.7B purchase

BY Luke GeiverThe benefit of drilling longer laterals for shale oil or gas production has now been proven by EQT Corp. The Pittsburgh-based shale gas producer has agreed to acquire Rice Energy for roughly $6.7 billion. The reason: to drill longer laterals. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Oxy buys Permian enhanced oil recovery assets for $600M

BY Luke GeiverOccidental Petroleum is increasing its stake and responsibilities related to an enhanced oil recovery property in Texas. Through a deal with Hess Corp., Oxy will become the main operator of the CO2 EOR assets. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

U.S. Silica building frack sand mine, plant to support Permian

BY Patrick C. Miller In response to the growing demand for frack sand in West Texas, U.S. Silica is building a new mine and plant to support expanding oil and gas activity in the Permian and Delaware basins. The $225 million project should be completed by year's end. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Baker Hughes, GE reach milestone in merger transaction

BY Patrick C. Miller Baker Hughes and GE reached a milestone in their proposed merger when the U.S. Department of Justice approved an agreement allowing the transaction to move forward. The deal is expected to be completed by the middle of the year. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Hearing will address what happens to DAPL after judge’s ruling

BY Patrick C. Miller A status hearing Wednesday U.S. District Court will determine the next steps in the the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Last week, Judge James Boasberg found the Army Corps of Engineers's assessment of the project lacking in two key areas. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Drilling in Oklahoma’s STACK expected to increase 46 percent

BY Staff A new study by The Freedonia Group, an industry research firm, forecasts a 46 percent increase over 2016 in the number of drilled in Oklahoma's STACK shale formation. The study identifies several key trends that will contribute to continued growth. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Multiple firms announce water services in Permian, Delaware shale

BY Luke GeiverThe largest water well drilling company in the U.S. has announced new plans to provide water and infrastructure to shale oil producers in Texas. Layne Christensen Co. is adding a new division for Delaware producers. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Bakken's increased production shows industry confidence

BY Patrick C. Miller North Dakota's oil production continued to increase as the state set new records for gas production and the number of producing wells. Lynn Helms, mineral resources department director, said it reflects industry's confidence in the Bakken. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Howard Midstream, WPX partner on Delaware oil, gas projects

BY Luke GeiverSan Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners is now a major supporter of the Tulsa-based exploration and production firm WPX Energy. The entities have signed a joint venture to develop and operate oil and gas assets in the Delaware. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

SemGroup to buy Houston terminal with plans for shale

BY Luke GeiverOklahoma-based SemGroup is adding assets in Houston. SemGroup has entered into an agreement to to purchase one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S. to potentially serve shale producers looking to export. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Canada plans major cuts to methane emissions by 2025

BY Patrick C. Miller Canada’s government plans to implement regulations to reduce oil and gas sector methane emissions 40 to 45 percent by 2025. Intended to fight climate change, the measures are expected to equal taking 5 million cars off the road. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Oak Ridge research aims to improve oil and gas extraction

BY Staff Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined two analytical techniques that they believe could lead to more economical and efficient oil and gas extraction from shale. The lab is looking for collaborators to continue the research. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Through name change, Andeavor takes Tesoro over

BY Luke GeiverStarting in August, Tesoro Corp. and Tesoro Logistics LP will be operating under a new name. The oil refining, marketing and logistics companies are changing their names to Andeavor and Andeavor Logistics LP. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

New analytical tool could aid in effective cleanup of oil spills

BY Patrick C. Miller Researchers at Florida International University have developed an analytical tool which provides better information more quickly on oil spills. Understanding of how oil interacts with the environment could lead to better remediation technologies. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Report highlights how oil and gas industry benefits communities

BY Patrick C. Miller A new report from the American Petroleum Institute provides information, data and examples of how the U.S. oil and gas industry provides economic benefits to communities while providing energy cleanly and safely. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline enters commercial service

BY Patrick C. Miller The Dakota Access Pipeline went into commercial operation June 1, transporting 520,000 barrels of oil per day from North Dakota's Bakken shale play to a hub in Illinois. The target of protests, legal challenges to the pipeline remain unresolved. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Following positive well results, Halcon to add more Permian acres

BY Luke GeiverHalcon Resources Corp. received better than expected production results from its first Permian Basin well. Completed with a lateral length of 5,167 feet targeting the Wolfcamp A interval, Halcon gained enough insight to justify purchasing more acres. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

USGS: oil, gas wells not impacting drinking water

BY U.S. Geological Survey A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Stage Completions uses new tech for record Eagle Ford well

BY Luke GeiverStage Completions has broken a hydraulic fracturing record in South Texas. The Calgary-based completions company has finished a company-best 117-stage well in the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Oklahoma operator deploys new pressure pumping tech

BY Luke GeiverAn Oklahoma-focused oil producer has deployed a new type of pressure pumping unit. Midstates Petroleum, an independent oil and gas producer, announced recently that pressure pumping units fueled by 100 percent CNG were used to frack a well. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

2-million-barrel ship arrives at Corpus Christi for Permian crude

BY Staff A 2-million-barrel opportunity for Permian Basin oil producers floated into the Port of Corpus Christi at the end of May. A Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) arrived at the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center to test the process for loading Permian crude. READ MORE

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