Infrastructure & Construction

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

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