Infrastructure & Construction

October 23, 2018

Bakken operators could get another boost with pipeline expansions

BY Luke GeiverBakken operators are getting a new opportunity to ship crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Energy Transfer LP has announced a call for shipper commitments for additional takeaway capacity on its Bakken Pipeline System. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

SatScout uses satellite imagery to reveal Permian frack trends

BY Luke GeiverNew research gathered through daily satellite imagery reveals the impact infrastructure bottlenecks and differentials are having on frack crew count numbers and well completions in the Permian basin. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Escalating ethane and the implications for midstream companies

BY Luke GeiverAlerian's Director of Energy Research Stacey Morris explains the impact shale oil and gas development will have on ever changing ethane supplies and markets. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Vista to build in-basin sand mine for SCOOP/STACK

BY Vista Proppants and Logistics Vista Proppants and Logistics LLC has announced the development of 1 to 1.5 million tons per year frack sand mine northeast of Fay, Oklahoma, to serve customers primarily operating in the Mid-Continent. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Meridian group finalizes tech, designs for new Bakken refinery

BY Luke GeiverA proposed Bakken refinery is another step closer to turning Williston Basin-sourced hydrocarbons into diesel fuel. Meridian Energy Group Inc. will use Axens as the main technology provider for the 49,500 bpd facility. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Haynesville shale in-basin frack sand mine announced

BY Luke GeiverGen6 Proppants is moving in on the top ten Haynesville shale energy producers. With its recently announced frack sand mine in the Red River Parish of Northern Louisiana, the Houston-based frack sand producer will be in the Haynesville. READ MORE

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