Exploration & Production

May 06, 2019

In Depth: Meet the modern shale water company

BY Sponsored Content Hydrozonix, a Texas-based water specialist, has created a foothold in the Bakken and other basins by offering water consulting, technology and services that have been successful at treating more than 100 million barrels of water. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

IAOGP: We support increase of US LNG exports to Europe

BY International Association of Oil & Gas Producers The American Petroleum Institute and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers released a position paper at the first EU-U.S. Energy Council Business-to-Business Energy Forum on encouraging U.S. LNG exports to the EU. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

In Depth: In Terms of the Bakken

BY North American Shale magazine staff The phrases, words and terms that reveal the evolution of the Bakken. From energy corridors to long-reach laterals, the Bakken shale play has fostered the growth and use of industry phrases that now define the U.S. These are the most important. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

Opinion: Focus of the Bakken Report

BY Luke GeiverThe 2019 Bakken Report, produced by our team at North American Shale magazine, is meant to reveal how the Bakken shale play has changed, or could evolve in the near-term future. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

Continental believes Bakken core is expanding

BY Staff Continental Resources has great news for shareholders focused on the exploration and production company's Bakken resources. In Q1, Continental completed three strategic step-out wells in North Dakota and Montana with impactful results. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Hess, Oneok adding natural gas infrastructure in Bakken

BY Luke GeiverA pair of major natural gas handlers in the Bakken have announced expansion plans that could ease some of the takeaway and processing challenges present in the Williston Basin. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Bakken, Three Forks exempt from taxes from CO2 EOR production

BY Luke GeiverFuture carbon dioxide-infused enhanced oil recovery efforts in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays of the greater Williston Basin will be incentivized by the state of North Dakota. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Artificial intelligence firm gets second funding round for shale

BY Luke GeiverArtificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining favor across the oil patch. OAG Analytics, an AI-specialist focused on oil and gas, announced this week it has received a second round of strategic funding. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Apache deferring shale gas production at Alpine due to takeaway

BY Luke GeiverApache Corp. is deferring natural gas production from its Alpine High play due to low gas prices at WAHA Hub. The reductions will amount to roughly 250 million cubic feet per day of gross production. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Report: Ohio shale industry has attracted $74B since 2011

BY JobsOhio Upstream activities, such as drilling or royalties, accounted for more than $3.4 billion of this total. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 157 wells were listed as “drilled, drilling or producing” in Ohio. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Halliburton Q1 updates reveal complexity of US frac market

BY Luke GeiverThe hydraulic fracturing market across the North American shale scene is as complex as ever. Halliburton CEO Jeff Miller explained the changes, offerings and strategies the global energy service giant has experienced in the past years, and months. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Oil price edges up after US State Dept decision on Iranian oil

BY Luke GeiverWest Texas Intermediate oil traded at its highest rate in nearly six months today, reaching nearly $66/b. The pricing reflects political turmoil between the U.S. and Iran. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Bayou Bridge Pipeline could aid Bakken, DJ, Powder River shippers

BY Luke GeiverEnergy Transfer LP and Phillips 66 Partners LP have announced plans to potentially expand crude oil shipper access on a Louisiana refinery-linked system to Bakken, Powder River, DJ Basin, and Permian Basin producers. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

EIA data: US reached record energy consumption

BY Luke GeiverU.S. energy consumption set a record in 2018, increasing by 4 percent above 2017 levels and 0.3 percent above the previous record set in 2007, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Emerson's IoT system enhances shale oil production, monitoring

BY Luke GeiverA new technology offering created by Emerson could use data and IoT to optimize production in existing unconventional wells and also help with new well designs. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Energy survey shares insight on drilling, market outlook

BY Staff A first quarter energy survey completed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City shows that while energy related activity in Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and the northern half of New Mexico was flat, things are changing in 2019. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Reactions to Trump's energy infrastructure executive order

BY Staff Following President Trump's executive order on issuing permits and promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth, energy associations reacted in support, but not every entity agreed with the orders. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Established midstream builder, major Permian producer form JV

BY Luke GeiverFrontier Midstream Solutions is looking to duplicate previous midstream success in the Permian Basin. The Oklahoma-based entity has signed a deal with Midland, Texas-based Concho Resources. READ MORE

April 12, 2019

In record shale deal, Chevron acquires Anadarko for $33B

BY Chevron Corp. Chevron Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

Bakken pioneer, shale expert issuing mineral acquisition IPO

BY Luke GeiverA Bakken pioneer credited with drilling the shale play's first long-lateral, high-frac stage well is helping to take a shale oil and gas mineral acquisition's company public. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

New oilfield waste facility opening in Permian shale

BY Milestone Environmental Services The Midland Basin continues to have some of the highest density of drilling, completion, and production activity in the world, and responsible development of this important play requires a world-class oilfield waste management solution. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Dow recognized for resin-coated proppant helpful to shale oil

BY Luke GeiverA special proppant designed by Dow for the shale oil and gas industry helped the Michigan chemical giant earn a prestigious Edison award. The awards are given every year to honor excellence in innovation. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Permian gas pipeline could ease bottlenecks, give global access

BY Luke GeiverFor $3.7 billion, Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC intends to build a shale gas pipeline that would connect the Permian shale play to Lake Charles, Louisiana. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Report: Shale frack equipment demand set to increase in 2019

BY Westwood Global Energy Group Active supply by pressure pumpers will increase in Q2 2019, rebounding from a sluggish end to 2018, according to a new US Horsepower Outlook report. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

Permian shale’s premiere private midstream assets sell for $3.6B

BY Luke GeiverStonepeak Infrastructure Partners will pay $3.6 billion for the largest privately-held midstream crude operation in the Permian Basin. Through the acquisition, Stonepeak will take control of Oryx Midstream. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

Multinational water tech firm acquires Permian water service

BY Luke GeiverA Fort Stockton, Texas-based hydraulic fracturing water treatment company has been acquired by a multi-national water specialist to better serve the Permian Basin. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

Shale survey shows impact of near-term oil price on TX activity

BY Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Energy Survey Positive readings generally indicate expansion, while readings below zero generally indicate contraction. “Activity modestly increased in the first quarter as higher oil prices provided support for the oil and gas sector’s outlook." READ MORE

March 26, 2019

TIPRO analysis reveals workforce needs, trends in TX oil industry

BY Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association A new analysis released by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) indicates the Texas oil and natural gas industry had approximately 90,700 job postings so far this year during the months of January and February. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

After proving out SCOOP shale acreage, BNK eyeing options

BY Luke GeiverThe company’s Tishomingo Project has significant value, the company believes. BNK operates 17 wells there currently but expects to develop more than 185 wells. Wells in the project are projected to generate 33 percent initial rate of return at $55/b. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

DrillingInfo, Midland Map join forces on oil, gas map data

BY DrillingInfo Midland Map’s extensive library of Permian Basin maps, combined with Drillinginfo’s industry-leading SaaS analytics platforms, will make decades of research instantly accessible in web and mobile applications. READ MORE