Logistics

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

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 15, 2018

De Nora disinfection systems to treat Texas frack water

BY De Nora Americas De Nora has delivered eight of its ClorTec mobile disinfection systems to treat frack water at different sites in the Permian Basin. The company worked with its partner, Neptune Solutions, to provide the fully equipped trailers. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Enbridge sells U.S. midstream business for $1.12 billion

BY Patrick C. Miller Enbridge Inc.'s U.S. subsidiary will sell Midcoast Operating LC and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holding LLC for $1.12 billion. Midcoast conducts Enbridge's natural gas and NGL business in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. 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 15, 2018

Apache, Noble sign-on for Permian to Corpus Christi oil pipeline

BY EPIC Midstream EPIC Midstream Holdings announced that it has secured strategic partnerships for the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will run side-by-side with the EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline for 730 miles from New Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Shale gas gatherers add long-term commitments in SCOOP, Delaware

BY Luke GeiverWhiteWater Midstream continues to add big-name partners to its Delaware Basin pipeline created to move shale gas produced from the play. And Cardinal Midstream has more acreage dedication in Oklahoma. 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 17, 2018

Trinidad Drilling changes plan to move rigs from Saudi Arabia

BY Patrick C. Miller Three drilling rigs that Trinidad Drilling had planned to move from Saudi Arabia to the Permian Basin will instead be sold. The Canadian company will sell the rigs for $30 million each and upgrade three other rigs for use in the Permian. 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 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

April 07, 2018

Oil transport firm buys rival CET to expand in Bakken, Permian

BY Rocky Mountain Crude Oil LLC Rocky Mountain Crude Oil LLC has announced that it has acquired all of the membership interests of Concord Energy Transportation LLC and has assumed full operational control of CET's business. The move expands RMCO in the Bakken and Permian. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

Port of Corpus Christi to get new oil export terminal

BY Patrick C. Miller To help handle a 267 percent increase in oil exports from the Port of Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast, plans for a new terminal have been approved. Corpus Christi Infrastructure will have exclusive use of a new oil dock and loading facilities. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

Bakken frack sand provider expands through $15M acquisition

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based Smart Sand Inc. is expanding in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil play. After announcing the processing capacity expansion of its Oakdale, Wisconsin frack sand mine early this year, Smart Sand will spend $15 million in the Bakken. READ MORE