Infrastructure & Construction

September 25, 2018

Oryx expansion makes it largest midstream in Delaware Basin

BY Patrick C. Miller The successful completion of an open season by the operating subsidiaries of Oryx Midstream Services will establish the Midland, Texas, company as the largest private crude midstream company in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

CME launches new Houston-based WTI futures contract

BY Luke GeiverCME Group and Enterprise Product Partners LP are bringing greater transparency to the pricing and risk associated with West Texas Intermediate crude sourced from the Permian. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

BLM revises rule to reduce flaring on federal lands

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bureau of Land Management is backtracking on an Obama administration rule issued in 2016 intended to reduce gas venting and flaring on federal lands. A revised final rule has been issued in line with Trump administration energy policies. READ MORE

September 19, 2018

Shale gas saves West Virginians $4.3 billion in energy costs

BY Staff West Virginia residents and businesses have saved $4.3 billion in energy costs over the past 10 years as a result of oil and gas development in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, according to a new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance. READ MORE

September 18, 2018

North Dakota to study gas storage as a flaring remedy

BY Patrick C. Miller With North Dakota's oil and gas production reaching all-time highs and gas capture goals not being met, the state will study the potential of temporarily storing produced gas in geologic formations until infrastructure can catch up. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Pioneer takes stake in U.S. Silica's Permian sand mine

BY Luke GeiverPioneer Natural Resources is now a stakeholder in a West Texas frack sand mine. Through its agreement with U.S. Silica, the Midland Basin producer will gain an interest in U.S. Silica's Lamesa, Texas-mine. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

Oil and gas industry backs EPA's proposed fix to 2016 regulations

BY Patrick C. Miller The EPA is proposing changes to oil and gas industry new source performance standards implemented by the Obama administration in 2016. Industry organizations responded positively to the revisions, which are expected to save $75 million a year. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Schlumberger CEO: Can U.S. shale meet future global oil demand?

BY Patrick C. Miller Can North American shale oil help meet global oil demand as E&P investments continue to lag following the three-year oil price downturn? Paal Kibsgaard, Schlumberger CEO, addressed the issue during the 2018 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Lucid Energy, other Permian midstreams secure long-term contracts

BY Luke GeiverThe largest privately held natural gas processor in the Delaware Basin has signed a long-term agreement with Marathon Oil Permian LLC. Through the new contract, Lucid will expand its footprint in the infrastructure needy Delaware Basin. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Analysis: Midstream companies benefit from Permian production

BY Staff East Daley Capital's analysis of second quarter oil and gas data shows that the midstream sector is generally performing well. However, companies with exposure to the Permian Basin are exceeding expectations, a trend EDC expects to continue. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Corps again finds no significant environmental impacts from DAPL

BY Patrick C. Miller After more than a year of court-ordered study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stood by its 2016 environmental assessment which found no significant impact from the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to court documents filed Friday. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Genesis Energy sells Powder River Basin midstream assets

BY Patrick C. Miller Genesis Energy of Houston is selling its Powder River Basin midstream assets in Wyoming for $300 million to an affiliate of Sliver Creek Midstream, located in Irving, Texas. The assets include a pipeline, crude gathering system and rail facility. READ MORE

August 31, 2018

Engineering firm selected for Appalachia regional gas hub

BY Patrick C. Miller California-based Parsons Corp. has been selected by the Appalachia Development Group in West Virginia as its engineering partner on the proposed $3.4 billion Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub, a regional facility for natural gas liquids. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

SCOOP/STACK to gain in-basin shale sand operation

BY Luke GeiverThe SCOOP/STACK shale play of Oklahoma is gaining a new in-basin frack sand mine. Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based firm that first began operating in-basin sand operations in the Permian before expanding to the Eagle Ford, is entering Oklahoma. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Freedom Oil launches $18 million Eagle Ford drilling program

BY Patrick C. Miller Houston-based Freedom Oil & Gas has launched an $18 million continuous drilling program on its Eagle Ford shale acreage in Dimmit County, Texas. The program comes after better-than-expected initial results from six test wells. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Permian Basin activity is driving extreme frack sand demand

BY Patrick C. Miller North American shale oil and gas activity, particularly in the Permian Basin, is driving an extreme demand for frack sand, according to a new report from IHS Markit. The report examines frack sand trends and how operators are handling bottlenecks. READ MORE

August 27, 2018

Cogent Midstream expanding processing capacity in Midland Basin

BY Patrick C. Miller Cogent Midstream LLC of Dallas plans to expand its natural gas processing capacity in the lower Midland Basin of west Texas. A new refrigerated cryogenic processing plant will add 200 million cubic feet per day of capacity. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Candor Midstream gets $200 million commitment from EnCap Flatrock

BY Patrick C. Miller Houston-based Candor Midstream LLC is receiving an initial venture capital commitment of $200 million from EnCap Flatrock Midstream of San Antonio, Texas. Candor is an independent company focused on the development of midstream infrastructure. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, Catalyst Energy form partnership

BY Morgan Stanley Energy Partners Morgan Stanley Energy Partners and Catalyst Energy Services, Midland, Texas, have formed a strategic partnership. MSEP will make a major investment to support Catalyst's pressure pumping and oilfield services in U.S. oil and gas basins. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Moda Midstream acquires Occidental's Ingleside energy terminal

BY Moda Midstream LLC Liquids terminaling and logistics provider Moda Midstream LLC of Houston announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center from Occidental Petroleum Corp. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

Schlumberger reports Q2 revenue increase for North America

BY Patrick C. Miller In reporting on its second quarter activities, oilfield services giant Schlumberger said its North American revenues increased 11 percent over the previous quarter with the deployment of more fracking and directional drilling capacity. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

S & B Engineers expands presence in Marcellus-Utica region

BY S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. Continued growth in the Marcellus-Utica region has resulted in S&B Engineers moving its northeast operations office to a larger space in Canonsburg, PA. Senior vice president John Martin said the move demonstrates S & B's commitment to the region. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

Harvest Midstream acquiring Williams Partners assets

BY Patrick C. Miller Houston-based Harvest Midstream Co.—an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy Co.—will acquire the Four Corners area assets in Colorado and New Mexico from Williams Partners LP of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for $1.125 billion. READ MORE

July 30, 2018

Summit Midstream, XTO form precedent agreement in Delaware Basin

BY Summit Midstream Summit Midstream Partners has announced that it has executed a precedent agreement with XTO Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., one of the largest leaseholders in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Bakken Conference focuses on workforce development

BY Patrick C. Miller One of the recurring topics during the 4th annual Bakken Conference & Expo last week in Watford City, North Dakota, was workforce development and its importance in meeting employment demands during the recent industry uptick. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

ND seeks $38 million from Corps for DAPL protest costs

BY Patrick C. Miller The state of North Dakota has filed a $38 million claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seeking reimbursement for costs incurred during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 and 2017. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Stable and steady makes the Bakken attractive to investors

BY Patrick C. Miller The era of 'Permania' has ended, says Pablo Prudencio, a Wood Mackenzie research analyst. Although the Permian remains the crown jewel of U.S. shale plays, the more stable economics of the Bakken might yet prove to be a better long-term investment. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Industry demonstrates commitment to stoping pipeline leaks

BY Patrick C. Miller Bakken Conference & Expo attendees learned on Tuesday how Oasis Petroleum is using technology and training to boost its position as a major Bakken producer and how it's become a leader in industry efforts to prevent pipeline spills. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Medallion launches open season of crude pipeleine expansion

BY Medallion Pipeline Co. LLC Medallion Pipeline Co. LLC of Irving, Texas, has announced a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for a major expansion of its crude oil pipeline system in the Midland Basin. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Is it boom time again? Bakken Conference speakers offer insight

BY Patrick C. Miller From historic trends to future forecasts, speakers at the fourth annual Bakken Conference & Expo in Watford City, North Dakota, offered their insights on data analysis and key technologies impacting the shale oil and gas industry. READ MORE