Logistics

October 03, 2018

Bakken export opportunities create new waterborne price

BY Luke GeiverBakken crude has drawn the interest of oil marketers following the crude export expansions happening along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Argus Media, a London-based commodity trading expert that produces price assessments, has a new Bakken product. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Q&A: Addressing Permian Basin need for infrastructure investment

BY Luke GeiverAs the pipeline bottleneck continues in the Permian, the infrastructure situation in West Texas is rapidly becoming a global economic concern.We spoke with Ronnie Witherspoon of Aveda Transportation, a Daeske company, about Permian conditions. 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 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 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 10, 2018

Permian in-basin sand supplier adds crude takeaway to TX site

BY Luke GeiverProppant provider Vista is adding crude gathering and takeaway operations to its list of services. The company has formed a definitive agreement with Jupiter MLP LLC to gather crude from trucks before shipping it via rail to Louisiana. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Ares acquires Paradigm to bolster Bakken midstream assets

BY Luke GeiverAres Management LP believes its acquisition of Paradigm Energy Partners will make the company a premier regional Williston Basin midstream service. The buyout includes the Van Hook gathering system. 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

August 31, 2018

OWL, Oryx show Permian infrastructure buildout pace remains high

BY Luke GeiverThe infrastructure build-outs in the Delaware Basin continued this week. Oilfield Water Logistics announced plans for further SWD build-out and Oryx Midstream announced more plans for a crude gathering line. 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

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 19, 2018

Eagle Pipe, Beemac Trucking announce Permian yard partnership

BY Patrick C. Miller Eagle Pipe has opened a new full-service Permian Basin stocking and trucking yard in Midland, Texas. The company has partnered with Beemac Trucking and Logistics for transportation and tubular management services for the new facility. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Logistics, transportation industry optimistic about economy

BY Patrick C. Miller A survey of the logistics and transportation industry conducted last month by TCompanies shows a high level of optimism about the U.S. economy. Inflation and workforce shortages are viewed as potential concerns by survey respondents. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

ExxonMobil announces plans to join Permian Highway Pipeline

BY ExxonMobil Under the letter of intent, ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy may contract for up to 450,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of capacity on the pipeline. The approximately $2 billion PHP Project will provide an outlet for increased natural gas production. 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 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

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 27, 2018

Oasis VP of Ops keynoting Bakken event uniting other E&Ps, groups

BY Staff “The addition of Oasis Petroleum’s Vice President of Operations, Jason Swaren, to the 2018 agenda line-up highlights the impressive range and type of content assembled for this year’s event,” says Luke Geiver, program director for the event. 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 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

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

Daseke acquires oil rig hauler to enter fast-growing business

BY Luke GeiverThe largest owner of specialized transportation and logistics offerings in North America has just bolstered its oil rig and energy structure moving capabilities. Daseke Inc. has acquired Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

New frack sand silica rule set to start in weeks

BY Airis On June 23, OSHA's Silica Rule becomes fully enforceable. By this date, wellsite employers will need to have implemented a total dust control solution to combat the hazards associated with dust exposure. 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

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