Products & Technology

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

March 19, 2018

Liberty provides first update as public frack company

BY Luke GeiverIn its first earnings call as a public company, Liberty Oilfield Services' executive team explained its recent accomplishments, expectations for full-year 2018 and the general state of the frack market. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Oil and gas customer satisfaction leads to increased sales

BY Staff For oil and gas businesses that want to increase sales during times of higher oil prices, improving customer satisfaction could be the key. The 2017 Energy Benchmark Study found that looking beyond technical solutions can be profitable. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Dinosaur-era volcanic ash linked to shale oil and gas formation

BY Rice University Geologists at Rice University in Houston believe that the formation of U.S. shale oil and gas plays is related to ash deposits from thousands of dinosaur-era volcanic eruptions. Their study was recently published in Nature's Scientific Reports. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

New Chevron Phillips Chemical ethane cracker begins operation

BY Patrick C. Miller Chevron Phillips Chemical has begun operating what it bills as one of the largest, most efficient ethane crackers in the world along the Texas Gulf Coast. Company CEO Mark Lashier says the U.S. shale revolution created the need for the facility. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Dallas Federal Reserve establishes Energy Advisory Council

BY Dallas Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has formed an Energy Advisory Council to provide guidance on emerging trends and issues affecting the energy industry. Industry executives from Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will serve on the council. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Russians are attempting to influence U.S. energy policy, markets

BY Patrick C. Miller The Russian government is using social media in an attempt to influence U.S. energy policy and disrupt the production of shale oil and gas from fracking, according to a report from the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Preferred Sands opens facilities to serve Eagle Ford shale play

BY Patrick C. Miller Pennsylvania-based proppant manufacturer Preferred Sands began operation of a frack sand mine and loading facility in Atascosa County, Texas, to serve operators in the Eagle Ford. The company will soon open another facility to serve the Permian. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

From Calgary to Oklahoma, STEP bolsters US frack ops

BY Luke GeiverSTEP Energy Services has made a $275 million move to become part of the growth story happening in the SCOOP/STACK play of Oklahoma. With a rig count increase of 103 percent over the last two years, the energy service provider wanted to invest there. READ MORE