Products & Technology

February 22, 2017

Encana finding ways to utilize multi-shale-basin knowledge

BY Luke GeiverWith the continued increase in North American shale activity, some exploration and production companies are experiencing higher charges for service costs. Encana Corp., a multi-basin producer, is not. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Bakken has large production dip, but major frack activity starts

BY Luke GeiverSpring can't come soon enough for Bakken oil and gas producers. After three major snowfall events production has undergone a major decrease. But, several fracks with more on the way, are focused on the Bakken. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Industry organization launches pro oil and gas ad campaign

BY Patrick C. Miller The American Petroleum Institute debuted its new "Power Past Impossible" awareness and education campaign with a TV commercial during the Super Bowl. It's an effort aimed at helping consumers understand the role oil and gas plays in their lives. 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 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 31, 2017

Report addresses shale producers’ ability to ramp-up activity

BY Luke GeiverRig activity ramp-up and increasing deployment of frack crews in the Permian Basin, Bakken and Niobrara is happening. A new report reveals how well shale producers can ramp-up at current oil prices. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Frack sand provider already feeling 2017 market improvements

BY Luke GeiverAfter a difficult year defined by drilled but uncompleted wells, Carbo Ceramics Inc. CEO Gary Kolstad is optimistic that the oil and gas operating environment is improving. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Schlumberger records $7.1 billion fourth quarter revenue increase

BY Patrick C. Miller Double-digit on-shore growth in North America enabled Schlumberger to increase its 2016 fourth quarter revenue by $7.1 billion. This was driven by strong hydraulic fracturing activity as stage counts increased. READ MORE