Exploration & Production

May 22, 2018

OPEC’s May report notes shale’s evolution

BY Staff OPEC released its world oil report for May, noting the transformation in U.S. tight oil production over the past five years.Compared to last year, the U.S. shale industry has seen a 42 percent increase in investment. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Q&A: How the oil and gas industry compares in reducing carbon

BY Patrick C. Miller When it comes to technology investments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., a new study from API shows that the oil and gas industry is at the top of the list. The study compares how the industry stacks up against other entities. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Bakken faces flaring issues from gas production increase

BY Patrick C. Miller Help from new gas gathering and processing infrastructure is on the way in the Bakken, but it might not arrive soon enough to help producers meet North Dakota's gas capture goals. State DMR director Lynn Helms sees challenging times ahead. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Auers: Marathon, Andeavor merger sign of ongoing refining trend

BY Patrick C. Miller The recently announced merger between Marathon Petroleum and Andeavor is part of a continuing trend that started with deregulation in the 1980s. John Auers with Turner, Mason and Co. explains how the trend has benefited both industry and consumers. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Permian operator notes completions, 3D data for positive 2018

BY Luke GeiverJagged Peak Energy was 13 percent more efficient across its operations during the first quarter when compared to the previous quarter. On completions, Jagged Peak is now averaging 2.6 stages per crew per day since the end of 2017. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Whiting to ramp up Bakken activity in second quarter of 2018

BY Patrick C. Miller Beginning in the second quarter of 2018, Whiting Petroleum Corp. will shift its focus to developing its Bakken shale assets to accelerate growth. CEO Bradley Holly said optimized completions in the Bakken are driving the company's success. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Shale gas gatherers add long-term commitments in SCOOP, Delaware

BY Luke GeiverWhiteWater Midstream continues to add big-name partners to its Delaware Basin pipeline created to move shale gas produced from the play. And Cardinal Midstream has more acreage dedication in Oklahoma. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Marathon, Andeavor merge to form integrated energy company

BY Patrick C. Miller Marathon Oil and Andeavor this week announced a $23.3 billion merger agreement to form a major U.S. refining, marketing and midstream company. Marathon said the new company will increase midstream opportunities in the Bakken, Marcellus and Permian. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Energy intelligence firm now offering in-house databases

BY Luke GeiverA leading provider of energy intelligence and investment research, announces the release of the trademarked RS Core, the only solution to digitize and deliver 20 years of RSEG’s intelligence to clients, in seconds. READ MORE