Patrick C. Miller

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October 16, 2017

Oilfield Transformation from Above

Small unmanned aircraft systems are already at work in the oil and gas industry, but major players in aviation are making plans for even more capable drones. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Texas E&P company expands Permian acreage for $45.6 million

Permian Basin operator Lilis Energy will acquire more than 4,000 additional acres in the basin for $45.6 million, giving it in excess of 15,000 net acres. The company also reported production results for a well drilled on its Wildhog State Com lease. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Finding The Next Big Shale Play

Can the U.S. capitalize on its experience to keep the shale revolution going? The answer depends on three factors, according to a group of researchers and industry experts. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

Harvey drops production of Texas Gulf Coast refineries

The Texas oil and gas industry has been hit hard by the ongoing Hurricane Harvey disaster. Up to 9 million barrels of gasoline production have been lost to date. Industry expert John Auers said it may be weeks before damage can be fully assessed. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Trump’s infrastructure executive order intended to speed process

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week is intended to speed up the federal process of permitting and authorizing infrastructure projects. It's also designed to improve accountability and transparency in the process. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Silver Run II merger forms $3.8 billion company in the STACK

Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II plans to merge with Alta Mesa Holdings and Kingfisher Midstream to form a $3.8 billion company in Oklahoma's STACK shale play. If the transaction is approved, the new company will be called Alta Mesa Resources Inc. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Industry groups oppose shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

Five industry groups are urging a federal judge to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating while legal matters are being resolved. Stopping the oil flow would not only hurt North Dakota, but also have negative impacts across the U.S. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Petro Waste Environmental transition between basins

Petro 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

A Mammoth Frack Sand Expansion

Recent 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

June 29, 2016

Williston Basin area sees improvement in jobs numbers

Although low oil prices have hurt employment in the Bakken, there are signs that an improvement in prices and ongoing infrastructure projects are helping to reverse that trend, according to Cindy Sanford with Job Service North Dakota. READ MORE