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Gulfport Sees Gains With ‘Aggressive’ Drilling, Completions In Scoop

Increased stage spacing and proppant loading plus use of 100-mesh sand have proven favorable for Gulfport in the Scoop.

Forty Under 40: Stephen Luskey, Brazos Midstream


Forty Under 40: Stephen Luskey, Brazos Midstream

Today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree is Stephen Luskey, one of the founding members of Brazos Midstream who has been instrumental in the company’s success from day one.


Public Capital

From OGI Editor-In-Chief: A Going-But-Not-Gone Concern

Say it ain’t so! Chesapeake Energy Corp. alerted investors about a possibility it would be unable to remain a going concern through next year if low commodity prices persist. But is it really a big deal?


How Do You Spell Permian Relief? P-I-P-E


Executive Q&A: Do The Right Thing


Problem Child


Oil And Gas Production Forecast: 2020 And Beyond

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Trending In 2019: Exports, Tariffs In Markets

Top 2019 Trends: Prices, Tariffs Affect Markets

Joe Markman, Hart Energy Senior Editor, discusses with Jessica Morales how oil and gas markets were affected by prices, tariffs and geopolitics this past year.

What's Affecting Oil Prices This Week (December 9, 2019)?

What's Affecting Oil Prices This Week (December 9, 2019)?

Brent will likely drift slightly lower this week from Friday’s levels, averaging at least $63.50/bbl.

China November Crude Oil Imports Hit Record High As Refiners Race To Use Up Quotas

China's crude oil imports hit a record high on a daily basis in November, as refiners operated at high run rates to use up annual import quotas.

Iran Outlines Budget To Resist US Sanctions As Oil Exports Plunge

Iran's president presented a draft state budget of about $39 billion to parliament on Dec. 8, saying it was designed to resist U.S. sanctions by limiting dependence on oil exports.

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Private Equity, Rig Counts, Minimal G&A In 2019

Trending In 2019: Private Equity, Rig Counts, Minimal G&A

Nissa Darbonne, editor-at-large for Oil and Gas Investor, discusses with Jessica Morales the trends that emerged for those in the business and investment sectors. 

Permian Operator Lilis Energy Notified Of Listing Deficiency

Lilis Energy is below compliance with the NYSE American stock exchange’s continued listing standards because its stock has been selling for “a low price per share for a substantial period of time.”

Saudi Aramco IPO Proceeds Reportedly Rise To $29.4 Billion

The proceeds from Saudi Aramco's record IPO have risen to $29.4 billion after the oil company exercised an option to sell 15% more stock, an executive at one of the banks leading the deal told Al Arabiya news channel.

Tullow Oil CEO Resigns After Company Continues To Face Issues Offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil on Dec. 9 said its CEO Paul McDade has resigned and the oil and gas explorer also scrapped its dividends, as it continues to face issues at its fields in Ghana.

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Gulfport Sees Gains With ‘Aggressive’ Drilling, Completions In Scoop

Increased stage spacing and proppant loading plus use of 100-mesh sand have proven favorable for Gulfport in the Scoop.

Select Sands Enters Frac Sand Supply Contract In Eagle Ford

An affiliate of Select Sands recently entered into a three-year supply agreement with a large-cap exploration and production company in the Eagle Ford Basin.

Fugro Performs First Deepwater AUV Survey For Brunei Shell Petroleum

Fugro said Dec. 6 it has successfully completed the first deepwater AUV site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn Bhd (BSP).


TGS Commences Additional Seismic Project In Canada

TGS on Dec. 4 commenced its 2020 South Halfway 3-D onshore seismic survey, amplifying its core position in the Inga/Fireweed area of North East British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada.

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Supermajors Add Muscle To Unlock Africa’s Potential

At the recent Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town, South Africa, executives from four of the oil and gas supermajors discussed their plans for the continent with Hart Energy.


Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Dec. 6, 2019)

EOG's Wolfcamp discoveries; Antero Resources, Utica completion; two Bethany Longstreet Field-Haynesville completions.

Marco Rubio Blocks Trump Interior Nominee Over Offshore Drilling

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department, Katharine MacGregor, over concerns about the agency's plans to expand offshore drilling, his office said on Dec. 4.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, attends a morning press conference in National Palace in April. (Source: Octavio Hoyos/

Oil Companies Swap Stakes In Mexico As Government Holds Off On Auctions

Companies selling stakes include large foreign producers that were awarded blocks in previous rounds.

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Devon Energy Secures $100 Million For Stack Drilling JV

Devon Energy Secures $100 Million For Stack Drilling JV

The JV partnership is the second Devon Energy has formed with Dow in recent years as E&Ps are increasingly left with fewer capital options.

Ironwood Midstream II Closes South Texas Asset Acquisition

Twin Eagle executive Danny Rea joins Ironwood II as chief commercial officer.

Marketed: Conventional South Louisiana Operated Sale Package

WTD Resources and Oleum Operating LA have retained Energy Advisors Group to market certain southwest Louisiana operated producing properties in Acadia, Cameron, St. Landry and Vermilion parishes.

Jones Energy II Enters Into Merger Agreement To Be Acquired By Revolution Resources

Jones Energy II said late on Dec. 6 that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Revolution Resources, an affiliate of Mountain Capital Partners, in an all-cash transaction.

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Report: Tighter Climate Policies Could Erase $2.3 Trillion In Stock Value

UN-backed investor group predicts quicker government action as climate impacts grow.

US Senate Confirms Brouillette As Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary.

Gas Producer Energean Commits To Net Zero Carbon Output By 2050

London company, which is also an oil producer, plans operational efficiencies and a shift toward natural gas.

US Government Releases Draft Proposal For Expanded Alaska Oil Development

The proposed changes are described in a draft environmental impact statement for managing the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, a 23 million-acre (9.3 million-hectare) unit of federal land on the western side of Alaska’s North Slope.

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Enbridge Sees Higher 2020 Core Earnings, Distributable Cash Flow

Company plans to apply for contracting approval for Mainline system by year-end.

Energy Transfer, Semgroup Complete Merger

Energy Transfer expands vast pipeline network and acquires strategic position on the Houston Ship Channel.

Energy Transfer, Shell Release Seek Bids For Lake Charles LNG Project

Energy Transfer LP said Dec. 3 that a comprehensive commercial tender package has been issued to EPC contractors to submit final commercial bids for the proposed Lake Charles LNG liquefaction project being developed by Energy Transfer and Shell US LNG LLC (Shell).

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IndustryVoice: WSP Mined Cavern Storage: We ‘Rock’ Hard Rock

With the burgeoning growth in the production of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs), exports are on the rise.