Infrastructure & Construction

November 28, 2017

Keystone Pipeline resumes operations after leak repaired

BY Patrick C. Miller TransCanada today announced that the Keystone Pipeline carrying crude from Canada to locations in Illinois and Oklahoma was back in service. The line had been out of service since Nov. 17 when a 5,000-barrel leak was discovered in South Dakota. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

Milestone opens second Permian oilfield waste facility

BY Milestone Environmental Services Milestone Environmental Services has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Texas to serve Permian customers in the Midland Basin. The new facility accepts drilling waste streams and some completion and production waste. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

Eight companies commit to reducing methane emissions

BY ExxonMobil Eight major players in the oil and gas industry have signed an agreement to reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate internationally. BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall signed the agreement. READ MORE

November 21, 2017

Keystone XL clears final permit hurdle in Nebraska

BY Patrick C. Miller Nebraska on Monday became the final state to grant a permit to the $8 billion TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Project that will provide Canadian crude access to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. The project faces opposition from environmental groups. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

UOP's cryogenic gas processing tech becomes popular in Permian

BY Luke GeiverNovember has been a productive month for technology provider UOP Russell and midstream companies serving the Permian Basin. Producers Midstream LP, based in Dallas, and EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, based in Midland, have each signed on. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Energy groups oppose proposed DOE grid resiliency rule

BY Patrick C. Miller Twelve energy organizations led by the Natural Gas Supply Association have submitted comments to FERC in opposition to DOE's proposed grid resiliency rule. They said the rule uses discriminatory pricing to support coal and nuclear power plants. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Exports create bullish market for shale oil

BY Staff Are the recent upswings in U.S. crude exports the trend of the future or a momentary blip on the radar? Greg Haas, director of integrated energy for Stratas Advisors in Houston, believes global exports are a prime market for U.S. shale oil producers. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Noble Energy divests from non-core DJ Basin acreage

BY Patrick C. Miller Noble Energy has signed an agreement to divest about 30,000 acres from its non-core acreage in Colorado's DJ Basin. The deal with SRC Energy is worth $608 million with production estimated at 4,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Consumer Energy Alliance launches education campaign

BY Patrick C. Miller The Consumer Energy Alliance has launched a national campaign aimed at educating the public and key decision-makers on the critical role energy plays in the everyday lives of Americans. It calls for bipartisan support in dealing with energy issues. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

New report quantifies impact of Marcellus on PA’s gas prices

BY Luke GeiverA decade of unconventional shale gas retrieval efforts in Pennsylvania have greatly impacted the state, according to a new report by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

New database provides public record of infrastructure attacks

BY Staff The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance has set up an online reporting center and database to record attacks on energy infrastructure. Toby Mack, president and CEO of the organization, answered questions about the objectives of the effort. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

To meet growing demand, C&J Energy buys shale cementing service

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for cementing services was outpacing C&J Energy Services available supply prior to its $132.5 million acquisition of O-Tex Holdings Inc. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Whiting reports third quarter results; names new CEO

BY Patrick C. Miller With strong performance from wells in North Dakota's Williston Basin and Colorado's DJ Basin, Whiting Petroleum expects a 10 percent production increase in the fourth quarter this year. The company also announced the retirement of CEO James Volker. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Shale gas play gains new frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHaynesville shale gas producers have a new in-basin option for proppant. Shreveport, La.-based Performance Proppants LLC has opened a new 1.4 million ton per year frack sand supply facility in the heart of the play. READ MORE

October 27, 2017

DOI report outlines burdens to U.S. energy development

BY Patrick C. Miller The U.S. Department of Interior has released a report identifying federal actions under the agency's umbrella that burden the development and use of domestic energy resources. DOI also established a committee to expedite the permitting process. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

Members of Congress ask feds to protect energy infrastructure

BY Patrick C. Miller A bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking if current laws provide enough protection to U.S. oil and gas pipelines being attacked and vandalized by environmental extremist organizations. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

ONEOK, Martin Midstream partner on $200M Delaware Basin pipeline

BY Luke GeiverEyeing the growth potential for natural gas liquids produced from the Delaware Basin, ONEOK Inc., has announced a new joint-venture effort with Martin Midstream. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

Terminal acquisition bolsters ExxonMobil's Permian acreage

BY Patrick C. Miller To support its recently acquired acreage in the Delaware Basin, ExxonMobil has acquired a 100,000-barrel-per-day terminal in Wink, Texas, from Genesis Energy, giving Permian producers more transportation and storage options. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

One million barrels of Bakken crude headed to China

BY Patrick C. Miller Continental Resources has announced plans to export about a million barrels of sweet light Bakken crude to China in November. CEO Harold Hamm said the company expects similar transactions in the coming months and years. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Attorney: Dakota Access Pipeline legal issues aren’t over

BY Staff While federal Judge James Boasberg ruled last week that the Dakota Access Pipeline could continue transporting North Dakota crude, the legal issues have yet to be resolved. Mediator and attorney Troy Eid answers questions on what the ruling means. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

New report: oil and gas fog lifting in 2017

BY Staff Stabilizing oil prices has given investors a better view of attractive opportunities for merger and acquisition deals heading out of 2017 and into next year, according to a new report from the team at AT Kearney. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Kalnin becomes Marcellus operator through fifth asset package buy

BY Luke GeiverKalnin Ventures LLC, a Denver-based energy investment firm backed by a $500 million equity fund, has proven again that it believes in the long-term opportunity in the Marcellus. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Permian producer Callon finds midstream asset management group

BY Luke GeiverPure-play Permian Basin exploration and production company Callon Petroleum Co. has found a new entity to manage its midstream infrastructure. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Corps of Engineers might not complete DAPL review until spring

BY Patrick C. Miller In a court filing last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it might need until April 2018 to complete the court-ordered review of treaty rights and environmental justice issues related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

EPIC, BP sign agreement on Permian, Eagle Ford NGL pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller A new 650-mile NGL pipeline will link producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins with Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets. Construction began after an agreement between EPIC Y Grade Pipeline LP and BP Energy Co. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

BLM suspends and delays flaring and venting rule

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bureau of Land Management announced last week that it will suspend or delay parts of the venting and flaring rule issued last year by the Obama administration. The agency said it was part of President Trump's effort to reduce federal regulation. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

New agreement and partnership boost Advantage Midstream

BY Advantage Midstream Advantage Midstream LLC announced an agreement with Castlelake LP to serve as its primary equity sponsor. The Dallas-based company has also formed a partnership with California technology provider Greyrock Energy Inc. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Research reveals best well site reclamation practices

BY Staff Land reclamation at well sites on arid land in Wyoming can be challenging. A study conducted by a research team led by Jay Norton with the University of Wyoming revealed the importance of weather and soil salvaging for successful reclamation. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

RRIG acquires 475-mile water pipeline, infrastructure in Permian

BY RRIG Water Solutions RRIG Water Solutions understands that the most expensive water in the oil patch is the water that never arrives. The company said it is committed to investing in pipeline infrastructure to improve access to large volumes of water in the Permian. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

One million barrels per day is Bakken shale's new normal

BY Patrick C. Miller North Dakota's crude production continued a slow but steady climb in July while gas production hit a new all-time record. Lynn Helms, director of the state's Department of Mineral Resources, believes it's the start of a long-term trend. READ MORE