Infrastructure & Construction

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

September 12, 2017

New Stakeholder gathering system to serve Permian, San Andres

BY Stakeholder Midstream Stakeholder Midstream LLC announced today it will build a new natural gas gathering system in the Permian Basin to serve producers working in the Horizontal San Andres. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Reusing produced water becoming more economical in the Permian

BY Patrick C. Miller A new University of Texas at Austin research study suggests that the advantages of recycling produced water from fracking operations is becoming more economical in the Permian Basin as water requirements increase and more seismic earthquakes occur. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Experts: NAFTA offers advantages to U.S. oil and gas industry

BY Staff While President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from NAFTA, two trade experts with Monarch Global Strategies agree with oil and gas organizations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico that the agreement provides industry with key advantages. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Trump talks taxes, energy during North Dakota appearance

BY Patrick C. Miller President Donald Trump came to the Andeavor Refinery in North Dakota last week to talk about his plans to lower taxes and reform the tax code. He also used the opportunity to speak about his administration's energy and regulatory policies. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Gulf Coast making progress on restarting after Harvey

BY Patrick C. Miller The oil and gas industry along the Texas Gulf Coast is continuing to make a comeback following the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 18 percent of the Gulf Coast refining capacity is in the process of restarting. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

Harvey drops production of Texas Gulf Coast refineries

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Texas oil and gas industry has been hit hard by the ongoing Hurricane Harvey disaster. Up to 9 million barrels of gasoline production have been lost to date. Industry expert John Auers said it may be weeks before damage can be fully assessed. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

EIA: Oil and gas production growing in Anadarko region

BY Staff EIA reports that in July, 13 percent of all new wells drilled in the U.S. were in the Anadarko Region of western Oklahoma and northeastern Texas, know as the STACK and SCOOP plays. July production reached 437,000 barrels of oils per day. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Energy Transfer Partners sues environmental groups over DAPL

BY Patrick C. Miller Five environmental groups are the target of a lawsuit filed in federal court by Energy Transfer Equity LP and Energy Transfer Partners LP. The company alleges that the organizations “incited, funded, and facilitated crimes and acts of terrorism." READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Trump’s infrastructure executive order intended to speed process

BY Patrick C. MillerAn executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week is intended to speed up the federal process of permitting and authorizing infrastructure projects. It's also designed to improve accountability and transparency in the process. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Silver Run II merger forms $3.8 billion company in the STACK

BY Patrick C. MillerSilver Run Acquisition Corp. II plans to merge with Alta Mesa Holdings and Kingfisher Midstream to form a $3.8 billion company in Oklahoma's STACK shale play. If the transaction is approved, the new company will be called Alta Mesa Resources Inc. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Fluid management firm Goodnight Midstream enters third shale play

BY Luke GeiverGoodnight Midstream has expanded its network of water fluids operations to another shale play. After success in the Bakken followed by the Permian, the Dallas-based company has established a presence in the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Industry groups oppose shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

BY Patrick C. MillerFive industry groups are urging a federal judge to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating while legal matters are being resolved. Stopping the oil flow would not only hurt North Dakota, but also have negative impacts across the U.S. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Oil and gas groups explain why NAFTA is good for energy industry

BY Staff In a joint paper, the American Petroleum Institute, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Mexican Association of Hydrocarbon Companies have gone on record to explain why they support the North American Free Trade Agreement. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

3Bear Energy announces Delaware gathering, processing system

BY 3Bear Energy Denver-based 3Bear Energy announced plans for a new gathering and processing system in the northern Delaware Basin of New Mexico. The facilities will include a gas processing plant and a crude terminal. It's expected to be operational in early 2018. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

Oilfield waste service expands in Permian

BY Milestone Environmental Services Milestone Environmental Services, an oil and gas waste management company, has announced the ground breaking of its new oilfield waste disposal facility located south of Midland, Texas. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

WPX boosts its 2017 production forecast by 10 percent

BY Patrick C. Miller Better than expected results from completions in the Delaware and Williston basins caused WPX Energy to boost its production increase in 2017 from 30 percent to 40 percent. The company also reported a significant increase in production revenue. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

Construction on new Oklahoma transload facility begins this month

BY Patrick C. Miller Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP plays are getting their first independent, dedicated proppant transloading facility. A seven-year agreement between Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and an E&P producer in the STACK could open the way to more development. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

Conference panel addresses questions on Dakota Access Pipeline

BY Staff What can the oil and gas industry and pipeline companies do to address issues surrounding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline? A panel at the Bakken Conference & Expo addressed industry's response and what could be done better. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Quanta Services acquires infrastructure solutions company

BY Quanta Services Quanta Services Inc. has acquired Texas-based Stronghold Ltd. and Stronghold Specialty Ltd. Stronghold operates throughout the U.S. and has 10 specialty services companies that provide solutions to the downstream and midstream energy markets. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

ND Gov. Doug Burgum inspires, challenges oil and gas industry

BY Patrick C. Miller Addressing the Bakken Conference & Expo in Bismarck, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum challenged the state's oil and gas industry to increase its production to 2 million barrels per day and develop innovative technologies to prevent oil spills. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Conference speakers say the Bakken has a lot going for it

BY Patrick C. Miller Speakers during the first day of the 2017 Bakken Conference & Expo in Bismarck discussed oil and gas trends and talked about why, despite the downturn in oil prices, the Williston Basin is still going strong. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

How OPEC tried, but failed, to kill the Bakken

BY Patrick C. Miller Although OPEC tried to put the Bakken out of business and failed, Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, cautions that U.S. producers focused on short-term results would be wise to study OPEC's history. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Petro Waste Environmental transition between basins

BY Patrick C. MillerPetro Waste Environmental LP was fortunate that when the company launched in 2012 with the goal of providing nonhazardous waste services to shale oil producers in the Eagle Ford, it also had an eye on the Permian Basin's potential. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Studies in Texas Shale

BY Luke GeiverIn a first-of-its-kind report, a group of Texas subject-matter experts has created a complex, considerate and semi-complete assessment on shale energy development in Texas. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

2017 Bakken oil conference begins next week

BY John NelsonThe 3rd Annual Bakken Conference & Expo will begin Monday, July 17th at the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. The event is expected to draw several hundred Bakken-focused professionals to the three-day gathering. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Baker Hughes and GE finalize merger deal

BY Patrick C. Miller A merger transaction combining GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes has created a new company—BHGE—that GE says is the world’s first company bringing together equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire industry. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

DAPL capacity to expand; company files new legal challenge

BY Patrick C. Miller Dakota Access LLC has filed new arguments in federal court looking for proof of political interference in the pipeline project by the Obama administration. American Midstream Partners plans to expand the pipeline's capacity by 40,000 barrels per day. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Court doesn't stop oil flow through Dakota Access Pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller Bakken crude will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline as both sides in the legal dispute file court documents through August. Federal Judge James Boasberg declined to shut down pipeline operations during the ongoing court case. READ MORE