D.C. think tank: energy resource states should plan better

A study released this week by the Brookings Institution gives advice on how North Dakota and other shale play states can do a better job of planning for and avoiding boom and bust cycles in the oil and natural gas industry.
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Bakken operators continue flight to core, cash needs driving work

A recent tour of the Bakken oil patch highlighted the importance of the play's core to North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division Director Lynn Helms. Cash flow needs and greater gas capture capacity is pushing activity.
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Hess Corp. makes history with first export of Bakken crude

Sixty-five years after oil was discovered in North Dakota, Hess Corp. shipped 175,000 barrels of Bakken crude to The Netherlands, becoming the first producer in the state export oil overseas after the lifting of the U.S. export ban.
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Federal Reserve: Energy firms need $51 oil for profitability

Exploration and production firms and other energy companies surveyed in the Federal Reserves's 10th District say they need oil prices to average $51 a barrel to be profitable, but don't expect a rebound in prices until later in 2017.
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Schlumberger closes Cameron deal, forms Packers Plus alliance

Two weeks after closing its merger with Cameron International Corp., Schlumberger Ltd. has formed a global alliance with Calgary-based Packers Plus.
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Industry group says new EPA greenhouse gas inventory flawed

The American Petroleum Institute says the EPA is using a flawed, inconsistent system based on politics, not science, in its recently released inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
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Industry Events

UAS Energy In Sight Summit

May 4-4, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 24-26, 2016
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

August 1-3, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

2016 OKC Oilfield Expo

August 17-18, 2016
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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