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January 17, 2019

UK group planning CO2 sequestration trials in Europe, US shale

BY Very Large Scale Decarbonization Partners VLS Decarb is planning similar field trials in several U.S. shale basins where, pending results, these trial sites will be developed into fully functioning carbon dioxide storage facilities capable of permanently storing a significant percentage. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Major midstream providers for shale producers up Q4 dividends

BY Luke GeiverTwo of the largest midstream service providers for shale oil and gas are increasing their dividend payments to shareholders. ONEOK Inc. and Kinder Morgan Inc. are each raising shareholder payouts. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

New research identifies hidden frack networks to boost production

BY Los Alamos National Laboratory By considering the closure of preexisting fractures caused by tectonic events in the distant past and taking into account water seepage forces not previously considered, researchers are improving shale gas and oil production. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

Shale water recycling Co adds Bakken on-site water test kit

BY Resirkulere USA Inc. The use of this system will allow Resirkulere clients to test, diagnose and treat water (frack, flowback or produced) in real time at the well site while having the confidence of lab quality results from the combined systems. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

Chesapeake shares rig, activity, hedging plans for 2019

BY Luke GeiverChesapeake Energy expects to maintain its rig count this year in the Eagle Ford acreage the Oklahoma City operator acquired from WildHorse Resources late last year. The E&P shared other plans for 2019, including hedging and rig count. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

New Anadarko findings: 16-billion-barrel unconventional potential

BY IHS Markit Among the most surprising results was the vast potential of the Simpson shale formation, which IHS Markit now believes could be one of the biggest yet-to-be developed shale plays in the U.S. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

Downhole tool maker earns $50M investment for expanding in shale

BY Luke GeiverPost Oak Energy Capital believes in the need for downhole tooling in the unconventional oil and gas industry. The investment firm just provided $50 million in capital to Houston-based Prime Downhole Holdings LLC. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

TX sand news: supplying Eagle Ford, easing Permian flowback issue

BY Luke GeiverFrack sand season is still in full swing across Texas. In South Texas, Chesapeake energy has signed an agreement with Emerge Energy Services. In the Permian, new resin coated options could reduce flowback issues. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Could acoustic tech make shale fracking better?

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory A team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using a combination of neutron and x-ray scattering to make hydraulic fracturing safer and more efficient. Tests are already showing promising results. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

Elliott makes take-over bid of shale player QEP Resources

BY Luke GeiverActivist hedge-fund Elliott Management Corp. believes in the moves QEP Resources made in 2018 to become a pure-play Permian operator. Now, shareholders of the Denver-based company may be rewarded. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

Still after shale play infrastructure, ArcLight revises buy-out

BY Luke GeiverArcLight Energy Partners interest in fully acquiring American Midstream Partners and its assets across multiple shale plays hasn't waned since the Boston-investment firm first announced plans to acquire its assets. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

To build E&P of the future, Concho adds several new leaders

BY Luke GeiverConcho Resources, one of the Permian's largest exploration and production company, is starting 2019 with new leadership roles, including several new vice president level appointments. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

Dallas survey reveals current mood of TX shale oil industry

BY Luke GeiverAs oil prices hover in the low $50 per barrel range, shale oil industry participants remain flat on their activity level commitments. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently released its oil survey and the results differ from previous quarters. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Purdue joins industry on shale gas tech research

BY Purdue’s Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources The center’s research focuses on developing new catalysts, separation methods and process design, including modular systems that deliver cost-effective solutions for the transformation of shale gas resources. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Survey reveals shale operator preference with midstream oil, gas

BY EnergyPoint Reserach Findings from a newly released 2018 Oil & Gas Midstream Services Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by EnergyPoint Research indicate providers of midstream services face both opportunity and challenge in today’s dynamic North American market. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

WaterBridge uses $800M loan to bolster Permian water assets

BY Luke GeiverThe Permian Basin water disposal business is booming thanks to the continued evolution of well completion designs. WaterBridge Resources will invest $800 million to acquire assets to meet the growing demand in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New shale gas drilling methods boost production potential

BY University of Texas-Austin A new analysis of the nation's major shale gas plays has revealed that the amount of natural gas that can be technically recovered from future well locations has increased by 20 percent. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Double-digit Permian rigs, multiple frac crews for 2019 Parsley

BY Luke GeiverParsley Energy's Permian rig count for 2019 will remain in the double digits. Early plans for next year also include three to four frack spreads. For the full-year, the capital deployment budget will be up to $1.55 billion. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

WoodMac: Upstream positioned to thrive in 2019

BY Wood Mackenzie A new outlook by Wood Mackenzie sheds light on the view of the upstream sector. "Upstream will still account for the majority of capital investment in 2019," the report explains. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Alerian's 2019 midstream outlook

BY Luke GeiverStacey Morris, director of research at Alerian, provides a breakdown on her 2019 outlook on the midstream energy sector along with MLP market intelligence. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Baytex plans 30 new wells for Eagle Ford

BY Luke GeiverBaytex Energy Corp. is focusing on two plays in 2019: the Eagle Ford of Texas and the Viking shale play of Canada. To produce 97,000 boe/d, Baytex intends to invest $650 million. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Hess, US Dept of Labor complete new Bakken training program

BY Hess Corp. The Registered Apprenticeship Program certificate will allow all JET students to earn a USDOL credential that formally recognizes their efforts as students and as journey-level operators. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Bayou using $75M to build, buy Bakken or PRB midstream assets

BY Luke GeiverThey may be in Houston, but Bayou Midstream is looking north to develop or acquire shale and gas midstream assets. With $75 million, Bayou is targeting both the Powder River Basin and the Bakken shale play. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Pioneer’s shale share repurchase program rises by $1.9B

BY Luke GeiverThe share repurchase plans of Pioneer Natural Resources have shifted by $1.9 billion since February this year. The Dallas-based exploration and production company focused on the Permian will now buy-back $2 billion shares. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Energy law firm: oil, gas outlook for 2019

BY Baker Botts Baker Botts is seen a as world class global energy law firm. The firm has provided insight into the oil and gas market in 2019 based on three main focus areas for above- and below-surface issues. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Marathon reports production results from Bakken core extension

BY Marathon Oil Corporation Marathon Oil Corp. has announced encouraging early production results at an important four-well Middle Bakken pad in the company's Ajax area of the Williston Basin in Dunn County, North Dakota. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

ConocoPhillips rolls out new operating model for 2019

BY Luke Geiver“We no longer think of our value proposition as merely disciplined, we view it as the new order. We are running our business for sustained through-cycle financial returns, which is necessary for attracting investors back to the E&P sector." READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Marcellus shale transload facility receives federal grant

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Hannibal, Ohio, a $20 million grant to improve a rail and pipeline energy transload facility that serves the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

USGS releases new oil-in-place assessment for two Permian zones

BY U.S. Geological Survey The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

Hess boosting rig count, production in Bakken for 2019

BY Luke GeiverTo deliver strong returns, production growth and significant future free cash flow, Hess Corp. will spend 75 percent of its 2019 capital budget in the Bakken shale play. The Bakken will receive $1.425 billion. READ MORE

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