Trump signs memos to move forward on DAPL, Keystone XL pipelines

As expected, President Donald Trump has moved quickly to get the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines moving toward completion. He signed presidential memoranda to fast-track both projects through the federal permitting and approvals processes.
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North American unconventional market on upswing, says Halliburton

Halliburton's North American unconventional customers are no longer talking about cost control, according to Dave Lesar, longtime industry veteran and CEO of the global oilfield services company. They are looking at equipment availability.
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Well results push Abraxas to increase 2017 budget by $50M

Abraxas Petroleum, an independent exploration and production company with operating assets in the Williston Basin and Permian Basin is revamping its 2017 capital budget upwards following promising well results in the Permian.
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Halcon exits Eagle Ford to focus on Bakken, Permian

Halcon Resources is going west. The independent exploration and production company that has been focused on the Williston Basin and the Eagle Ford of East Texas for several years is exiting the Eagle Ford for the Permian and the Bakken.
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Permian Basin midstream assets become hot purchase item

Acreage blocks in the Permian Basin aren't the only hot asset drawing a major investment. Midstream asset operators and infrastructure firms are now looking to acquire gathering infrastructure as seen by multiple billion dollar deals this month.
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Schlumberger records $7.1 billion fourth quarter revenue increase

Double-digit on-shore growth in North America enabled Schlumberger to increase its 2016 fourth quarter revenue by $7.1 billion. This was driven by strong hydraulic fracturing activity as stage counts increased
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Industry Events

NAPE Summit

February 15-17, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

2017 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 2-4, 2017
Evraz Place
Regina, Saskatchewan

The Bakken Conference & Expo

July 17-19, 2017
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Summer NAPE

August 16-17, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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