Exploration & Production

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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: 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 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