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