Exploration & Production

April 19, 2017

ND production unexpectedly tops 1 million barrels per day again

BY Patrick C. Miller North Dakota's crude production unexpectedly topped the 1 million barrels per day mark in February. But Lynn Helms, director of the state’s Division of Mineral Resources, thinks other factors might cause production to drop again in March and April. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Updated USGS assessment triples amount of nat gas in Haynesville

BY Luke GeiverTechnological advancements present in the North American shale industry during the past four years have helped to increase oil and gas production, and, the importance of continuous assessment work by the U.S. Geologic Survey. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Data for comparing shale plays

BY Staff New data from S&P Global Platts outlines some of the changes that have taken place amongst oil and gas production companies and within certain North American shale plays. Taylor Carvey, analyst, outlines the changes. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Western Canada lacks pipeline capacity for more crude production

BY Patrick C. Miller A new report from IHS Markit says western Canada lacks the pipeline capacity to handle an additional 1 million barrels per day of production expected by 2020. A five-year review process is creating uncertainty for producers. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Survey: Oil price in 5 years and thoughts on service cost changes

BY Staff The survey provides some great insight into the regional mood regarding oil prices for increased activity, the job market and even what oil prices need to be or will be in five years. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

MIT water tech team proves worth in Permian, Marcellus

BY Luke GeiverAn MIT spin-off company has found its footing in the oil and gas industry with its evaporation-based approach to wastewater treatment. The system has now been deployed in the Permian and Marcellus. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

Permian shale optimism linked to new term: the cubic mile

BY Luke GeiverRandy Foutch, founder and CEO of Laredo Petroleum Inc. is one of many Permian-focused exploration and production executives that has touted a new term for the oil- and gas-producing shale region of West Texas and New Mexico. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

Shale mineral rights investors share insight on new market

BY Luke GeiverLongpoint Minerals is considered a startup in the relatively new business of mineral and royalty investment. Will Cullen, vice president of the Denver-based firm along with others explain the new interest and opportunity in the mineral space. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

Naval War College considers impact of U.S. shale oil exports

BY Patrick C. Miller Increasing exports of American shale oil means the U.S. Navy must be prepared to protect waterborne transport between key production and consuming regions, according to Sarah Emerson, president of Energy Security Analysis Inc. READ MORE