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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 23, 2017

In Depth: Pumping Up Shale Pumping Tech

BY Patrick C. Miller Weatherford and Lufkin—two giants in the artificial lift field—have introduced technology innovations to make crude extraction safer, less costly and more efficient. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Opinion: Trust What You See In Shale

BY Luke GeiverIf it feels like you have seen this before, you are right, and wrong. The term “boom” hasn’t officially resurfaced as a catchphrase chosen to label the state of shale energy production, but in West Texas, there is a new sense of optimism. 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

Trican, Canyon merge to create Canada’s largest frack fleet

BY Luke GeiverLarger frack jobs and increased sand volumes is maxing out the current frack fleets of both Trican and Canyon. Through the merger, the two firms will be more efficient and set-up for growth as activity in Canada continues to increase. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Researchers’ new model provides insights into improved fracking

BY Patrick C. Miller Research from China indicates that there may be a more accurate way to predict the effects of hydraulic fracturing in rock formations. The results of the study were published this week in an applied physics journal. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Data portal shows impact of E&P sector by state

BY Staff New data from the Western Energy Alliance offers insight on the potential for job creation if, or when, oil production rises in the U.S. Should oil production increase in North Dakota by 25 percent for example, the state would add at least 1,886 jobs READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Could the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have been avoided?

BY Staff Were the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline avoidable? How should energy infrastructure projects be handled in the future? Troy Eid, an attorney specializing in Native American law, discussed these issues in a Q&A with North American Shale. 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 15, 2017

New well perf systems reveal efficiency, evolution in shale

BY Luke GeiverDynaEnergetics is doing its part to make the unconventional oil and gas industry more efficient. After requests from customers to help them lower completion costs during the recent industry downturn, the company created two unique changes. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Attorney says legal options dwindling for DAPL opponents

BY Patrick C. Miller Denver attorney Troy Eid, who moderates disputes between pipeline companies and tribal governments, doesn't expect the courts to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that work on the project could continue. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

UPDATE: Marathon enters Permian at $1.1B, adds bolt-on for $700M

BY Luke GeiverMarathon Oil Corp. is moving out of the Canadian Oil Sands and expanding its presence in the Delaware Basin. After investing $1.1 billion into the Permian, Marathon has added more acreage this week for $700 million. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Permian breakeven changes and core movements

BY Staff Rystad Energy is a great, independent research, consulting and intelligence data firm serving the oil and gas market. The team recently released their take on well breakeven prices and other valuable . . . READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Baker Hughes deploys new shale drill bit in Delaware Basin

BY Luke GeiverBaker Hughes has created a new drill bit equipped with autonomously deployable shock absorbers that can help drill faster, more efficient wells. The technology, coined the TerrAdapt bit, was recently deployed and proven in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

CEO of proposed Permian refinery explains decision to build

BY Staff We checked in with Jack Hanks, CEO of MMEX Resources Corp., to learn more about his team's plan to build a 50,000 barrel per day refinery near Fort Stockton, Texas, in the heart of the Permian Basin, North America's most active shale play. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

XTO signs produced water gathering contractor in Bakken

BY Luke GeiverBuckhorn Energy Services LLC has been contracted by one of the largest operators working in the Bakken's most active county to build, own and operate an 87-mile pipeline for produced water gathering and disposal system. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Alphabet Energy provides remote energy to shale producers

BY Patrick C. Miller Operators in the Niobrara, Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale plays have been using Alphabet Energy's thermal-electric Power Generation Combustors to produce clean energy from flare gas. Some are seeing paybacks in a matter of months. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Texas energy expert explains why no true shale breakeven exists

BY Luke GeiverKen Medlock is the Senior Director for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy which is affiliated with Rice University. We caught up with Medlock roughly one month after the release of his team's unique look into shale production. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Bakken is well positioned to handle increased activity

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bakken may have been down, but it's not out. During Energy Day in North Dakota's State Capitol Building, business and government leaders explained why the shale play is better prepared than ever to handle an increase in oil and gas activity. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

PwC global energy lead explains results from oil CEO survey

BY Luke GeiverNiloufar Molavi understands the language of business. She is currently the Global & US Energy Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers and she has served a wide range of energy companies. We spoke with Molavi about a recent PwC oil and gas survey of CEOs. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Coming soon to the Permian Basin: $450M oil refinery

BY Luke GeiverMMEX Resources Corp, a global energy company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texas and South America, intends to build a 50,000 bpd, $450 million refinery in the Permian. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

FirstEnergy puts $40M towards regional shale gas infrastructure

BY Luke GeiverFirstEnergy Corp., one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems providers, is committing roughly $40 million to complete a new transmission substation that supports midstream gas processing in the Marcellus shale play. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Judge rejects tribes’ request for injunction to halt DAPL work

BY Patrick C. Miller A federal judge on Tuesday refused to stop work on the 1,172-mile-long, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Although Dakota Access says the pipeline could be ready to carry North Dakota crude by next week, further legal challenges remain. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Raven adds in Permian, goes 24/7 on production of drilling fabric

BY Raven Industries Inc. Raven Industries Inc. has announced that its Engineered Films division, an innovative manufacturer of polymer film and sheeting, has added production capacity to its Midland, Texas facility to meet demand of oil and gas producers. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

EPA withdraws information request for oil and gas operators

BY Patrick C. Miller EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is withdrawing a request from the agency for information on emissions and facilities from 15,000 U.S. oil and gas operators. He said the EPA is committed to strengthening partnerships with the states. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

ONEOK reports 44 percent revenue increase over 2015

BY Patrick C. Miller Despite bad weather and ethane rejections in the fourth quarter of 2016 and early this year, ONEOK has rebounded to report a 44 percent income increase over 2015. The company is expecting further growth in the second half of 2017. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Texas, Oklahoma companies announce acquisitions, acreage sales

BY Patrick C. Miller Two independent Texas E&P companies recently acquired new acreage in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins while a Dallas-based company announced the sale of acreage in Oklahoma's STACK shale play. 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

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