Logistics

August 18, 2017

US Silica adds frack sand capacity, Permian location through deal

BY Luke GeiverA frack sand supply giant just got bigger. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire a Missouri sand mining and supply company for $95.4 million. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Midstream Co. looking to expand in STACK acquires E&P assets

BY 4 AM Midstream 4 AM Midstream LLC has announced that it has acquired midstream oil and gas gathering assets from White Star Petroleum, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, to strengthen its reach in the STACK play. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Fluid management firm Goodnight Midstream enters third shale play

BY Luke GeiverGoodnight Midstream has expanded its network of water fluids operations to another shale play. After success in the Bakken followed by the Permian, the Dallas-based company has established a presence in the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

Construction on new Oklahoma transload facility begins this month

BY Patrick C. Miller Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP plays are getting their first independent, dedicated proppant transloading facility. A seven-year agreement between Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and an E&P producer in the STACK could open the way to more development. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Conference speakers say the Bakken has a lot going for it

BY Patrick C. Miller Speakers during the first day of the 2017 Bakken Conference & Expo in Bismarck discussed oil and gas trends and talked about why, despite the downturn in oil prices, the Williston Basin is still going strong. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Petro Waste Environmental transition between basins

BY Patrick C. MillerPetro Waste Environmental LP was fortunate that when the company launched in 2012 with the goal of providing nonhazardous waste services to shale oil producers in the Eagle Ford, it also had an eye on the Permian Basin's potential. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: A Mammoth Frack Sand Expansion

BY Patrick C. MillerRecent acquisitions and expansions have helped Mammoth Energy Services greatly increase its ability to serve shale oil producers in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Studies in Texas Shale

BY Luke GeiverIn a first-of-its-kind report, a group of Texas subject-matter experts has created a complex, considerate and semi-complete assessment on shale energy development in Texas. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

2017 Bakken oil conference begins next week

BY John NelsonThe 3rd Annual Bakken Conference & Expo will begin Monday, July 17th at the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. The event is expected to draw several hundred Bakken-focused professionals to the three-day gathering. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

Permian-to-Gulf-Coast-pipeline gains more shale oil commitments

BY Luke GeiverEnterprise Product Partners has Permian Basin shale oil producers lining up to utilize its crude oil pipeline. The company announced more Permian producers have signed contracts for volume commitments to move crude to the Texas Gulf Coast. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

New study offers first ever look at shale’s impact in Texas

BY Luke GeiverA group of experts in the fields of medicine, engineering and science believe they've completed the first-of-its-kind study on the impact of shale oil and gas development in Texas. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Midstream entities continue to partner with shale producers

BY Luke GeiverMidstream entities continued to find a healthy appetite from shale energy producers looking to deal or connect. H2O Midstream has formed an agreement with Encana Oil & Gas Inc. in a deal regarding water gathering and re-use. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Baker Hughes, GE reach milestone in merger transaction

BY Patrick C. Miller Baker Hughes and GE reached a milestone in their proposed merger when the U.S. Department of Justice approved an agreement allowing the transaction to move forward. The deal is expected to be completed by the middle of the year. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Howard Midstream, WPX partner on Delaware oil, gas projects

BY Luke GeiverSan Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners is now a major supporter of the Tulsa-based exploration and production firm WPX Energy. The entities have signed a joint venture to develop and operate oil and gas assets in the Delaware. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

SemGroup to buy Houston terminal with plans for shale

BY Luke GeiverOklahoma-based SemGroup is adding assets in Houston. SemGroup has entered into an agreement to to purchase one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S. to potentially serve shale producers looking to export. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Through name change, Andeavor takes Tesoro over

BY Luke GeiverStarting in August, Tesoro Corp. and Tesoro Logistics LP will be operating under a new name. The oil refining, marketing and logistics companies are changing their names to Andeavor and Andeavor Logistics LP. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

2-million-barrel ship arrives at Corpus Christi for Permian crude

BY Staff A 2-million-barrel opportunity for Permian Basin oil producers floated into the Port of Corpus Christi at the end of May. A Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) arrived at the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center to test the process for loading Permian crude. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

Frack sand logistics provider adds rail, storage for Permian

BY Luke GeiverTwin Eagle Sand Logistics LLC is doing its part to bring more sand into the Permian Basin of Texas. The Houston-based midstream and wholesale energy services provider that formed in 2010 is adding 30,000 tons of vertical storage in Big Springs. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Energy Transfer Partners to build Permian Express 3 pipeline

BY Patrick C. Miller Energy Transfer Partners is responding to increased production in the Permian Basin of western Texas by building the Permian Express 3 pipeline from near Midland to Nederland on the Gulf Coast. It's expected to enter service later this year. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Permian-to-Cushing pipeline planned, is Memphis oil’s last stop?

BY Luke GeiverA well-established pipeline provider in the Permian Basin has announced plans to move oil from West Texas northeast to the nation's largest oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

Naval War College considers impact of U.S. shale oil exports

BY Patrick C. Miller Increasing exports of American shale oil means the U.S. Navy must be prepared to protect waterborne transport between key production and consuming regions, according to Sarah Emerson, president of Energy Security Analysis Inc. READ MORE

March 24, 2017

In Depth: The State of Shale

BY Luke GeiverAfter years of historic growth, followed by two years of downturn, the North American shale energy industry is on the brink of a new, unprecedented era. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: Preparing For Round 2: Lessons Learned From A Midstream Service

BY Staff Goodnight Midstream found success during pre-low-oil years. Now, the water gathering and disposal firm believes it knows how to thrive again while expanding into new basins. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

With frack sand demand rising, Mammoth acquires Wisc. mine

BY Luke GeiverMammoth Energy Services Inc. has solidified its frack sand supply needs. The Oklahoma City-based energy services provider that serves the Marcellus, Utica and more recently the SCOOP/STACK, has purchased a facility to use all of its sand. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Phillips 66 eyes West Texas Permian for new crude pipeline

BY Luke GeiverBy the second half of 2018, Phillips 66's Rodeo Project could be in full swing. The refining and logistics giant announced plans this week for a West Texas crude oil pipeline system it hopes to build in the Delaware Basin of the Permian. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

Mobile proppant system service issuing IPO

BY Luke GeiverFrack sand supplier Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure is filing an initial public offering valued at $100 million. After forming in 2014, the Texas-based company has grown its frack sand mobile supply fleet and can no longer keep up with demand. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Western Refining negotiating with Permian producers

BY Luke GeiverThe prospect of increased oil production in the Permian and Williston Basin has Texas-based Western Refining Logistics both excited and in planning mode. READ MORE

February 28, 2017

Hi-Crush CEO: we’ve been sold out of sand since January

BY Luke GeiverSince mid-January, Hi-Crush Partners LP has been sold out of every grain and every grade of frack sand it sells. The CEO of Hi-Crush said his team is seeing a major increase in demand from customers and they are looking to restart sand mines. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Mammoth adding frack spreads, restarting sand mine due to demand

BY Luke GeiverCustomer demand has inspired Mammoth Energy Services, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas industry service firm, to order more pressure pumping equipment and start-up a Wisconsin frack sand mining site sooner than planned. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

New shale energy magazine launches this week

BY North American Shale Magazine Staff Formerly The Bakken magazine, North American Shale magazine focuses on all shale play developments and activity and brings the first-ever shale only focus to the entire shale energy industry. READ MORE