Infrastructure & Construction

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

June 11, 2018

Global oil storage monitoring available from Ursa Space Systems

BY Patrick C. Miller Ursa Space Systems is partnering with S&P Global Platts to use satellite radar imagery for monitoring oil storage globally. The imagery will provide data on oil terminals and refineries around the world to help users make informed decisions. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Meridian, Target Lodging sign letter for ND refinery housing

BY Patrick C. Miller Meridian Energy Group, which soon expects a permit to build a new refinery near Belfield, North Dakota, has signed a letter of intent with Target Lodging to provide workforce housing for the project. Meridian called the move a "preparatory step." READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Alpine Silica to build new frack sand plants in Texas, Oklahoma

BY Patrick C. Miller Alpine Silica will build two new 3-million-ton-per-year frack sand plants in Texas and Oklahoma, adding to its current facility serving the Permian Basin. The plants at Fay, Oklahoma, and Van Horn, Texas, should be completed in 2019. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Matador Resources signs agreement to ship Permian gas by pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller An agreement between Matador Resources Co. and an affiliate of Kinder Morgan Inc. will enable the company to transport natural gas from the Permian Basin to near the Texas Gulf Coast beginning in October 2019 via the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

API calls tariffs disruptive to oil and gas industry

BY Patrick C. Miller The Trump administration's plan to place tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel from Canada, Mexico and the European Union was criticized by the American Petroleum Institute, which said the action interferes with goal of energy dominance. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Opportunities exist to export Bakken crude worldwide

BY Patrick C. Miller Opportunities to export Bakken crude to overseas markets will continue to improve, but there are challenges ahead, according to Brady Cook, senior vice president of oil and trading with Koch Industries Inc. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

EIA head outlines oil, gas forecasts and uncertainties

BY Patrick C. Miller The EIA expects U.S. oil and gas production to hit record levels in 2018, but this will also put downward pressure on prices. Agency administrator Linda Capuano discussed oil and gas trends during the recent Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Solaris completes phase one of major Delaware shale water system

BY Luke GeiverThe Solaris team is expanding from frack sand into water. The Texas-based company that has built a unique frack sand handling, storage and tracking system for Permian producers, has made its first major move into water in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

ND implements intelligent pipeline project

BY Luke GeiverNorth Dakota is enhancing its ability to monitor and maintain existing and new crude and gas pipeline infrastructure. The state is funding a pipeline monitoring project that will include major operators, midstream firms and technology providers. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

First SCOOP/STACK in-basin sand mine set to open

BY Preferred Sands Preferred Sands was one of the first to file permits for a sand mine to serve the prolific SCOOP, STACK and other Midcontinent formations, further positioning the company as a first-mover toward in-basin sand. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Port of Brownsville set to build Permian shale export facility

BY Jupiter MLP Jupiter MLP LLC, a privately held midstream company that provides Permian-Delaware Basin producers and gas plants with crude oil and plant condensate logistics and offtake solutions, has announced plans to build an onshore and offshore dock. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Q&A: How the oil and gas industry compares in reducing carbon

BY Patrick C. Miller When it comes to technology investments that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., a new study from API shows that the oil and gas industry is at the top of the list. The study compares how the industry stacks up against other entities. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Canadian midstream company to build Cushing, OK, terminal

BY Patrick C. Miller A Canadian midstream company based in Calgary has announced plans to build a new 4.5-million-barrel crude storage and blending facility in Cushing, Oklahoma. Keyera Corp. expects the Wildhorse Terminal to enter service by mid-2020. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Bakken faces flaring issues from gas production increase

BY Patrick C. Miller Help from new gas gathering and processing infrastructure is on the way in the Bakken, but it might not arrive soon enough to help producers meet North Dakota's gas capture goals. State DMR director Lynn Helms sees challenging times ahead. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

3Bear Energy planning New Mexico crude pipeline

BY 3Bear Energy 3 Bear Energy LLC has launched a binding open season to obtain volume commitments and, or, acreage dedications to support construction of a crude gathering line in New Mexico. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Weatherford making strides in comeback from downturn

BY Patrick C. Miller Reduced costs, lower depreciation and an improved market environment are helping Weatherford International recover from the effects of the low-oil-price environment. CEO Mark McCollum said first quarter results show the company is on the right track. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Marathon, Andeavor merge to form integrated energy company

BY Patrick C. Miller Marathon Oil and Andeavor this week announced a $23.3 billion merger agreement to form a major U.S. refining, marketing and midstream company. Marathon said the new company will increase midstream opportunities in the Bakken, Marcellus and Permian. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Phillips 66 Partners open second season on Gray Oak Pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller Phillips 66 Partners will begin construction on the Gray Oak Pipeline to transport up to 700,000 barrels of oil per day from the Permian to Corpus Christi and other markets. The company says the pipeline's capacity could be expanded to 1 million bpd. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Enable, Continental partner on project to move SCOOP/STACK gas

BY Luke GeiverEnable Midstream Partners and Continental Resources Inc. have agreed on Project Wildcat, a new pipeline that will move natural gas from Oklahoma to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Partnership will develop Salt Creek Midstream in Delaware Basin

BY Patrick C. Miller Ares Management LP and ARM Energy Holdings LLC have formed a partnership to develop Salt Creek Midstream LLC in the Delaware Basin, which will have 260 million cubic feet of capacity by the end of 2018. Additional expansion investments are planned. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

Outrigger Energy II plans new DJ Basin midstream system

BY Luke GeiverDenver-based midstream services and development team Outrigger Energy is back in the shale game. The company, now operating as Outrigger Energy II announced plans to develop a tri-stream midstream system in the DJ Basin. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

Frack sand facilities will serve Haynesville shale customers

BY Patrick C. Miller Two Performance Proppants facilities in Louisiana will be capable of producing 4.5 million tons of frack sand a year to serve the Haynesville shale play. The company has begun construction of a plant at River Ridge to complement its Hat Creek plant. READ MORE

April 07, 2018

Buckeye, Trafigura bring Suezmax tanker to U.S. shale oil port

BY Luke GeiverA Suezmax class vessel capable of shipping 1 million barrels of crude oil can now load along the ship channel in the Port of Corpus Christi. Buckeye Partners LP and Trafigura Trading LLC will ship crude from the Permian or Eagle Ford in the tankers. READ MORE