Logistics

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

February 08, 2017

Increased oil and gas activity boosts jobs in the Bakken

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bakken boom hasn't returned, but increased oil and gas activity is creating a demand for frack crews, roustabouts and truck drivers in the Williston Job Service North Dakota office. This time, the town is better prepared to handle more workers. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Understanding Rising Service Costs

BY Staff Breakeven costs for E&Ps operating in the major U.S. shale plays share similar variables no matter the price of oil or gas, especially services costs, which could or will have a major impact on activity ramp-up. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Permian Basin midstream assets become hot purchase item

BY Luke GeiverAcreage blocks in the Permian Basin aren't the only hot asset drawing a major investment. Midstream asset operators and infrastructure firms are now looking to acquire gathering infrastructure as seen by multiple billion dollar deals this month. READ MORE

January 17, 2017

Helms: North Dakota snowed under by new federal regulations

BY Patrick C. Miller Winter weather will likely cause North Dakota's oil production to fall below 1 million barrels per day in the coming months, but DMR director Lynn Helms is also concerned about the blizzard of federal regulations hitting the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Bakken fracking expert sees reason for optimism in 2017

BY Patrick C. Miller Completion consultant Monte Besler, owner of FRACN8R Consulting LLC in Williston, ND, believes that 2017 will be a much better year for North Dakota's oil and gas industry. Bakken producers are preparing for more drilling in the coming year. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

National pipeline group: new regulations put ND at front of pack

BY Luke GeiverNorth Dakota may now be considered a leader in the operation and regulation of oil and produced water gathering pipelines thanks to newly approved rules, according to Kevin Pranis, marketing manager for LIUNA. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

In midst of Texas, NM expansion, SWD firm adds two Bakken wells

BY Luke GeiverAfter changing its name and receiving $80 million in capital earlier this year, Goodnight Midstream has added two new wastewater disposal wells to its North Dakota portfolio during its move to expand into Texas and New Mexico. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Proppant storage manufacturer gearing up for 2017 growth

BY Luke GeiverA mobile proppant distribution system manufacturer is tripling its manufacturing rate to meet customer demand. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, a Houston-based entity formed in 2014, believes per well proppant increases will continue to happen. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Whiting, WBI sell Bakken gas assets to Tesoro for $700 million

BY Luke GeiverTesoro Logistics LP has purchased 650 miles of gathering pipeline and two natural gas processing facilities in North Dakota's Bakken shale play for $700 million from a producer and an energy services and midstream firm. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

Sanjel’s remaining frack sand assets sold to Denver company

BY Luke GeiverDenver-based OmniTRAX Logistics Services LLC, a transloading and terminal management company, has purchased the assets of Terracor Group, the frack sand logistics company owned by Sanjel Corp. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

ND receives federal hazardous materials safety funds

BY Patrick C. Miller North Dakota is among the states that will receive funding from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for training and planning in response to emergencies involving hazardous materials. READ MORE