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March 31, 2020

Oilfield housing giant details plans for, impact of COVID-19

BY Luke GeiverTarget Hospitality Corp., the largest provider of vertically-integrated specialty hospitality accommodations with premium catering and value-added hospitality services in the oilfields of the U.S., has special plans for handling COVID-19. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

Morphpackers new downhole tech helps Eagle Ford refracs

BY Morphpackers Morphpacker's highly innovative hydraulic production anchor, the Cementable MorphAnchor, has reached 25 installations. Operators in the Eagle Ford are refracturing existing wells with the CMA. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Bakken field gas powering COVID-19 vaccine research

BY Crusoe Energy Crusoe has configured eight of its most advanced graphic processing units to support the Consortium’s vaccine development project, and commenced work units for COVID-19 research in Crusoe’s field operations center in North Dakota earlier this week. READ MORE

March 17, 2020

North American shale firms update 2020 plans

BY Luke GeiverIn the absence of any further negotiations or agreements from OPEC and Russia to reign in global production, tight shale oil and gas producers based in the U.S. are changing their plans for 2020. READ MORE

March 10, 2020

US shale players respond to oil price drop, COVID-19

BY Luke GeiverThe uncertainties created by COVID-19, the oil price war escalation between Russia and OPEC and the resulting oil price decrease to levels not seen since 2015, major U.S. shale players are making it clear: operations will continue at lower scale. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

Continental explains 2020 shale plan

BY Luke GeiverContinental Resources will spend roughly $2.2 billion in 2020 to further develop its Williston Basin and SCOOP/STACK portfolio. The planned spending total is flat compared to the previous year. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

Saudi Aramco eyes massive shale gas field

BY Luke GeiverSaudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabia-owned oil and gas production conglomerate that issued a $25.6 billion initial public offering earlier this year, is now pursuing shale gas inside the borders of Saudi Arabia. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

Lonestar signs Eagle Ford agreement for longer laterals, HBPs

BY Luke GeiverLonestar Resources isn't going at the Eagle Ford shale alone this year. The independent exploration and production company has signed a joint development agreement in Gonzales County, Texas, across 15,000 acres. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

Phillips 66 acquires large stake in major Bakken pipeline

BY Phillips 66 The 24-inch Liberty Pipeline will provide crude oil transportation service from the Rockies and Bakken production areas to Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline is underpinned with long-term volume commitments. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

Enbridge acquires LNG pipeline linked to TX export site

BY Enbridge Inc. Upon closing of the transaction, Enbridge will own 100 percent of RBPL and assume all responsibility for the development, financing, construction, and operations of the Rio Bravo Pipeline. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

Noble looks to DJ, Delaware and offshore for 2020 oil, gas effort

BY Luke GeiverWhile Noble Energy continues to invest in its offshore oil and gas efforts, the exploration and production entity will continue to prioritize efforts in the DJ and Delaware Basins, minus the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

EIA revises global liquid fuels demand growth due to coronavirus

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA estimates that COVID-19 will reduce China’s total petroleum and liquid fuels demand by an average of 190,000 b/d in 2020. This forecast is based on estimates of three components. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

Bakken plays big role in strong year for Crestwood

BY Luke GeiverThis year, Crestwood will invest in water gathering across the Bakken specifically, while it continues to grow its oil and gas gathering volumes. WPX Energy and XTO Energy will be its main customers. Roughly 120 three-product wells will be connected. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

Texas RRC commissioner explains flaring in Permian

BY Railroad Commission of Texas "There are many misconceptions about what flaring is and how much we are flaring in Texas," said Chairman Wayne Christian. "This uncertainty has led to confusion and concern among the general public and on Wall Street." READ MORE

February 11, 2020

New Deloitte oil, gas study shows shifting strategies

BY Deloitte As we enter 2020, the new decade seems to be ushering in a new era of oil and gas portfolio design driven by changing shareholder and investor expectations. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

NuStar’s big year linked to overachieving in Permian shale

BY Luke GeiverFor Nustar Energy, investments in shale oil have paid off in 2019 and appear to be positive for 2020. The San Antonio-based midstream company provided updates recently on the full year 2019, showing several areas that went better than expected. READ MORE

February 10, 2020

E&P-backed shale gas tech firm tests new pump in Indiana

BY Luke GeiverEquinor-backed Upwing Energy has gone to Indiana to test a new shale innovation capable of improving gas production and recoverable reserves by decreasing bottom hole flowing pressure. READ MORE

February 10, 2020

Permian satellite system to help predict new oilfield activity

BY Sourcewater Inc. Sourcewater Inc. has announced DirtWork Alert, a patented oilfield satellite intelligence service. DirtWork Alert enables Sourcewater clients to see new Permian Basin oilfield development on the ground. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

Edge brings virtual pipeline to Marcellus shale gas fields

BY Edge LNG Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2 LLC has been selected by a large producer to capture and liquefy gas from its stranded wells in Tioga County in the Marcellus basin. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

Railroad Commission of Texas unveils new oil, gas maps

BY Railroad Commission of Texas The Railroad Commission of Texas has launched two more interactive data maps showing oil and gas drilling permit approvals and the number of wells spudded. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Newly formed E&P to target Bakken

BY Eagle Mountain Energy Partners Eagle Mountain Energy Partners LLC, a newly formed upstream oil and gas exploration and production company, has partnered with Pearl Energy Investments and NGP. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Ondiflo, Nuverra prove blockchain tech in Marcellus shale

BY Ondiflo Nuverra Environmental Solutions has announced the successful completion of over 2,000 field tickets for its operators in the Marcellus and Utica basins leveraging Ondiflo, a blockchain platform. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Marcellus shale gas producers could have new ethane outlet

BY Luke GeiverA successful open season call by Energy Transfer LP could help Marcellus shale gas producers move more ethane from Pennsylvania to processing centers in Canada. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Hess declares 2020 Bakken plans: $1.3B for drilling, completion

BY Luke GeiverHess Corp intends to run six drilling rigs in the Bakken shale play throughout 2020. In the Bakken, Hess will spend up to $1.375 billion to drill 170 new wells and bring another 175 new wells online this year. READ MORE

January 27, 2020

Layne Water Midstream expands contract in TX shale

BY Luke GeiverLayne Water Midstream has expanded its role as a water midstream company working with Texas-based agencies. The Woodlands-based company announced this week that it will extend and add to its contract with the Texas General Land Office. READ MORE

January 27, 2020

Wood Mack analysts debate: tight oil vs deepwater

BY Luke GeiverGlobal consulting and research firm Wood Mackenzie shares its take on the question of which is more attractive to investors: tight oil or deepwater. READ MORE

January 27, 2020

Foremark chemicals expands manufacturing to meet shale oil needs

BY Foremark Performance Chemicals Foremark Performance Chemicals has completed an expansion of its triazine manufacturing operations at its La Porte, Texas plant. The capacity increase reflects strong customer demand growth from shale oil and gas clients. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Update: SmartPad frac tech enters the Bakken, expands in Permian

BY Cold Bore Technology Inc. Although it is currently deployed with fracking operators throughout North America, including six of the top 10 producers, these represent the first integrations of the platform in the Bakken region. In the Permian, Cold Bore is active in the play. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Evolution adds 2-year electric frack fleet contract

BY Evolution Well Services Evolution Well Services has signed a 24-month agreement to provide dedicated electric hydraulic fracturing services for a leading onshore oil and gas producer to begin in the first quarter of 2020. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Eagle Ford shale set for new water gathering system

BY EVX Midstream EVX Midstream Partners LLC has initiated Phase II construction on its water gathering systems in the Eagle Ford Basin. Additionally, EVX announced it has completed a significant contractual extension with a major operator in the South Texas play. READ MORE

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