June 14, 2022
Billionaire Harold Hamm may trigger a bidding war for Continental Resources Inc. with his $4.3 billion takeover offer for the shale powerhouse he founded.
June 10, 2022
Sabinal Energy, an oil producer backed by Kayne Anderson, is divvying up roughly 132,000 net acres in the Permian Basin for a sale of the company that could fetch more than $1 billion.
May 25, 2022
Even with crude above $100 a barrel, producers in the Permian and other U.S. shale basins are riding the brakes.
Transform Your Frac Fluid Delivery System: Case Study on Significantly Increasing Effective Pumping Time per Day
June 09, 2022
By introducing the ValveCommander automated control and advisory platform to zipper frac operations in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, Enerplus Corporation increased effective pumping time per day by 20% across 42 wells. Not only does the ValveCommander platform from Cameron, a Schlumberger company, advance the efficiency of multiwell fracturing, but it also enhances numerous aspects of operational safety and sustainability. Join Terry Eichinger Vice-President, Drilling, Completions & Operations Support for Enerplus, and Joshua Frank, US Land Surface Productions Systems Business Manager for Schlumberger, as they take you through this real-life success story.
May 05, 2022
Inflation in the oil sector is worsening and industry executives see no reason to expect cost pressures on everything from steel pipe to frac sand to ease any time soon.
May 03, 2022
Shale drillers Diamondback Energy, Devon Energy and Coterra Energy are boosting dividends while keeping oil output flat despite pleas from President Joe Biden to increase supplies and help take some the edge off of inflation.
April 29, 2022
After driving up prices for everything from steel pipes to frac sand to labor, inflation has finally ensnared the centerpiece of oilfield equipment: the drilling rig.
April 28, 2022
B3 Insight announced the launch of a complete produced water dataset that covers all of North Dakota including the extensive Bakken Shale Play.
April 28, 2022
Continental Resources Inc., Hess Corp. and Matador Resources Co. signaled plans to raise production from U.S. shale basins, a potential harbinger of things to come as Big Oil prepares to report results later this week.
April 25, 2022
Halliburton, which controls more fracing capacity than any other company, predicted North American explorers will boost spending by 35% this year, up from a pre-war forecast of 25%.
April 21, 2022
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. posted its best quarterly sales since going public more than four years ago as the global energy crisis spurs a boom in demand for fracing.
Megatrends in Alternative Power to Drilling & Fracking
May 12, 2022
When it comes to Oil & Gas Drilling & Fracking operations, no two are alike —and where every dollar counts— you don't want just a rental company. Learn how having a power engineering partner that can design alternative power for your projects can save you both time and money through the well's life cycle. During the webcast, we will be taking a deep dive into new technologies and products.
April 19, 2022
Halliburton Co. said North American oil and natural gas drillers will lift spending by 35% this year, an increase from the biggest fracer’s pre-Russian war forecast.
April 19, 2022
Shale explorers in the Permian Basin chewed further into their supply of ready-made wells for a 20th straight month, leaving the smallest inventory of low-cost wells in the biggest U.S. oil field in more than half a decade.
April 13, 2022
Drilling permits for new wells have spiked to unprecedented levels in the Permian Basin, signaling crude oil suppliers in America are finally responding to higher prices.
April 12, 2022
Some of the worst fire conditions in a decade are going to sweep across Texas and the southern Great Plains, threatening key shale-oil fields, slaughterhouses and farms.
April 05, 2022
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng commissioned a geological report into the science of shale gas fracing, as the U.K. government tries to boost energy self-sufficiency in the wake of the Ukraine war.
Last month's column discussed the impact of the Railroad Commission’s (RRC) development of Seismic Response Areas (SRA) and the impact that these actions were having on produced water management in the Permian basin. Since the writing of that column, a third SRA has entered the mix.
March 18, 2022
The activist investor that forced a board shakeup at Exxon Mobil Corp. to accelerate a move to clean energy is calling on U.S. shale to produce more.