Infrastructure & Construction

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

July 16, 2018

Target Lodging accelerates growth in the Permian Basin

BY Target Lodging With the 861-bed expansion and the 370 additional beds announced, Target Lodging’s Permian capacity will total 3,741 beds across its expansive regional lodging platform in west Texas and southeast New Mexico. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

North Dakota sets new oil and gas production records in May

BY Patrick C. Miller During the month of May, North Dakota set new production records for oil and gas. However, the increased gas production resulted in more flaring and producers missing the North Dakota Industrial Commission's goals for gas capture. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

China’s new air quality plan could increase LNG imports

BY Staff China's new "blue sky" action plan to significantly reduce air pollution in the country has broad implications for the energy industry, commodity prices and the economy. Prakash Sharma, Wood Mackenzie's expert on China, shared his insights. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Noble Energy adds takeway capacity to Delaware Basin production

BY Patrick C. Miller Noble Energy of Houston has added a sales agreement to increases its takeaway capacity in the Delaware Basin, which also provides access to the port of Corpus Christi. The agreement provides 5,000 bpd of capacity, increasing to 10,000 bpd in October. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

DOE focuses on Appalachia in its updated 2018 NGL primer

BY Patrick C. Miller The U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 update to its NGL primer this year focuses on the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in the Appalachian region where production is expected to quadruple by 2050. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Report says gas will surpass oil as global energy source

BY Patrick C. Miller Oil demand will peak in the next 15 years while natural gas demand will continue grow until it overtakes oil as the world's primary energy source, according to a new special report from DNV GL, a global technical advising company. READ MORE

July 02, 2018

EnLink Midstream parnership supports Devon in Delaware Basin

BY Patrick C. Miller EnLink Midstream Partners and EnLink Midstream LLC have formed a partnership to build a new $35-40 million crude gathering system which will serve the Delaware Basin of New Mexico. A 10-year contract with Devon Energy Corp. anchors the project. READ MORE

June 29, 2018

Magnum energy planning Permian to western US gas pipeline

BY Magnum Energy Midstream Holdings Western U.S. energy markets are currently undergoing a significant paradigm shift. This paradigm shift is being driven by several factors, including aggressive solar and wind capacity development. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Q&A: Why the EDF's new methane study is seriously flawed

BY Staff The Environmental Defense Fund last week generated headlines with its latest study on oil and gas industry methane emissions. But Seth Whitehead with Energy In Depth explains why the new study should raise red flags and what it's lacking. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Gravity oilfield services acquires Bakken water management firm

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based Gravity Oilfield Services, a water midstream and oilfield infrastructure company, has acquired a Bakken water solutions provider. Backed by Clearlake Capital Group, Gravity has acquired McKenzie Energy Partners. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Frack sand provider buys Louisiana mines to support Austin Chalk

BY Patrick C. Miller Texas frack sand provider Shale Support has purchased two mines in Louisiana that will give it 5 million tons of production capacity. The company expects to support an increased demand for frack sand from the Austin Chalk shale play. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Dallas Fed CEO pens essay on oil markets

BY Staff Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has produced an essay outlining his view of the oil market, titled "A Perspective on Oil." READ MORE

June 25, 2018

XTO President explains methane emissions progress

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil's subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. said it has reduced methane emissions from its operations by 9 percent since 2016, demonstrating significant progress in its methane emissions reduction program in the Permian. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

Oxy, White Energy commence CO2 EOR study in Permian

BY Luke GeiverAlready a leading shale oil producer in the Permian Basin, Occidental Petroleum Corp. has announced plans to study new ways to get more oil out of the ground through a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project with a Texas ethanol producer. READ MORE

June 18, 2018

Pioneer sells Raton Basin assets in southeastern Colorado

BY Patrick C. Miller Pioneer Natural Resources Co. is selling its Raton Basin assets in Colorado to Evergreen Natural Resources for $79 million. In February, Pioneer announced plans to sell its Colorado and Eagle Ford assets to become a Permian pure play operator. READ MORE

June 18, 2018

Shale water, gas infrastructure build outs from early June

BY Luke GeiverAs talk of midstream infrastructure and takeaway constraints continue in the Permian Basin, announcements of midstream project completions continue. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Q&A: Is produced water extinguishing the Permian?

BY Staff A new study by Wood Mackenzie sheds light on the question of whether the cost of handling produced water in the Permian Basin could affect the economics of the play. Ryan Duman, principal analyst for the firm, answers questions about the report. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

As oil prices rise, so does hiring in the oil and energy sector

BY Staff The monthly LinkedIn Workforce Report for June shows that rising oil prices are increasing hiring in the oil and gas industry, particularly in Texas cities reliant on the energy industry. New hires in oil and gas have outpaced the national average. READ MORE