Exploration & Production

July 25, 2017

BLM proposes to rescind 2015 rule on hydraulic fracturing

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to rescind its 2015 rule on hydraulic fracturing. The controversial rule never went into effect because of pending litigation. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Abraxas CEO: What's good for the Bakken is good for the Permian

BY Patrick C. Miller Recent conventional wisdom points to the Permian Basin as the hottest shale play in the U.S. But Abraxas CEO Robert Watson says that the economics of the Bakken have proven just as good. With operations in both basins, he should know. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

ND Gov. Doug Burgum inspires, challenges oil and gas industry

BY Patrick C. Miller Addressing the Bakken Conference & Expo in Bismarck, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum challenged the state's oil and gas industry to increase its production to 2 million barrels per day and develop innovative technologies to prevent oil spills. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Conference speakers say the Bakken has a lot going for it

BY Patrick C. Miller Speakers during the first day of the 2017 Bakken Conference & Expo in Bismarck discussed oil and gas trends and talked about why, despite the downturn in oil prices, the Williston Basin is still going strong. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

How OPEC tried, but failed, to kill the Bakken

BY Patrick C. Miller Although OPEC tried to put the Bakken out of business and failed, Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, cautions that U.S. producers focused on short-term results would be wise to study OPEC's history. READ MORE

July 17, 2017

Facebook founder tours Bakken oilfields

BY North Dakota Petroleum Council Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the Bakken last week and had the opportunity to tour an oil rig near Williston, N.D. During the two hour tour, Zuckerberg visited with oil and gas employees. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: A Mammoth Frack Sand Expansion

BY Patrick C. MillerRecent 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

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Reserve Base Lending’s Past—and Future—in Shale Production

BY Luke GeiverInterest rates could play a large role in the future of North American shale oil and gas production. A new report indicates that fluctuating interest rates could partially overtake efficiency gains and improvements achieved in shale. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

In Depth: Studies in Texas Shale

BY Luke GeiverIn a first-of-its-kind report, a group of Texas subject-matter experts has created a complex, considerate and semi-complete assessment on shale energy development in Texas. READ MORE