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S. Wil VanLoh, CEO and founder of Quantum Energy Partners, speaks at the Energy Transition Capital conference on Oct. 19. (Source: Hart Energy)

VanLoh: ‘Green’ Investors Should Pick US Oil and Gas

The world will need more energy and the responsible North American energy industry can provide it while lowering emissions, Quantum Energy Partners’ CEO S. Wil VanLoh says.

Diversified Energy Appoints Teresa Odom as Vice President of ESG, Sustainability

Concurrently Teresa Odom’s promotion, Diversified Energy said that James (Jim) Sheehan will be joining the company to serve as vice president of investor relations.

Marketed: Operated Working Interest in Weld County, Colorado

Nickel Road Operating retained Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse for the sale of its operated working interest in Colorado’s Weld County located within the western Wattenberg Field oil rim.

Amazon, Others Commit to Zero-carbon Shipping Fuels by 2040

The initiative, which includes Amazon, IKEA, among other commercial users of container shipping, sets a goal for companies to only purchase ocean freight services powered by scalable zero-carbon fuels by 2040.

UK Sets Net-zero Ambition as Part of Strategy to ‘Build Back Greener’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented his net-zero strategy on Oct. 19 that aims to secure 440,000 jobs and unlock $124 billion of private investment by 2030.

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Report: Only a Quarter of Oil Execs Plan Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

While a majority said they would stay focused on core oil and gas business, most executives are mapping out near-term decarbonization strategies, a recent study says.

Clariant Opens State-of-the-art Eagle Ford Technology Center

Clariant Opens State-of-the-art Eagle Ford Technology Center

Investment in the new Eagle Ford site will enhance local innovation and industry sustainability efforts in the dynamic North American market.

Trent Bridges brings years of oil and gas law experience to his new role as partner with Sidley Austin. (Source: Hart Energy; Sidley Austin; LuckyStep, Alhovik/Shutterstock.com)

Q&A: Significant Midstream Consolidation on the Way

New Sidley partner Trent Bridges shares his thoughts on the strategic outlook for midstream companies, pipeline contracts, M&A, renewable fuels, capital markets and regulations.

Shell and QatarEnergy to Partner on UK Hydrogen Projects

The deal was signed on the sidelines of the UK Global Investment Summit.

Securing Energy Assets: Focus on Zero Trust Architecture to Address Cyber Risks

Securing Energy Assets: Focus on Zero Trust Architecture to Address Cyber Risks

In response to an increase in cybersecurity threats, many in the energy industry have begun integrating a “Zero Trust” approach to securing their business information, which has proven key to reducing risk exposure.

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E&P's 2021 'Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation' Winning Technologies

An expert panel of judges has selected the top 20 upstream oil and gas industry projects and technologies that open new and better avenues to the complicated process of finding and producing hydrocarbons around the world.

Chesapeake Utilities Completes Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline in Ohio

Jeff Householder, president and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. said the pipeline represents the "first of many RNG projects under development that will deliver energy that contributes to a sustainable future."

Halliburton Posts Third-quarter Profit as Higher Oil Prices Fuel Drilling Demand

Houston-based Halliburton posted adjusted net income attributable to the company of $248 million, or 28 cents per share, in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from the $100 million or 11 cents per share reported a year earlier.

LNG Sellers Hold Upper Hand in Long-term Supply Talks with Buyers

Asian spot LNG prices have pulled back to around $30 per mmBtu, but remain nearly 500% up from last year.

Carbon Fee on the Table for Climate Policy, Biden Adviser Says

"Congress is debating" carbon pricing and is expected to take a final decision soon, White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy said.

US Energy Transition to Create Mexico Auto Jobs, John Kerry Says

“Mexico’s industrial base, already deeply integrated with the rest of North America, absolutely stands to benefit from the energy transition,” John Kerry said alongside Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Energy Policy Watch: Avoiding Pitfalls of Europe’s Energy Transition

Energy Policy Watch: Avoiding Pitfalls of Europe’s Energy Transition

Industry expert Tom McNulty joins Energy Policy Watch to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Europe plus how the U.S. can avoid making the same mistakes in its energy transition.

NGP’s Elk Range Royalties Acquires Core Permian Basin Position

Elk Range Royalties recently said it acquired certain Permian Basin royalty interests from an undisclosed seller evenly split between the Delaware and Midland basins.

US Supreme Court Refuses Stay Request for Spire Natural Gas Pipeline

Spire has warned that the shutdown of its STL pipeline in Missouri, designed to deliver up to 400 MMcf/d of gas, could cause gas outages for as many as 400,000 in St. Louis this winter.

E&P International Highlights

E&P International Highlights (Week of Oct. 18, 2021)

Check out these E&P and drilling activity highlights from around the world.

E&P Tech Trends

Tech Trends (Week of Oct. 18, 2021)

This weekly section highlights the latest upstream technologies designed to improve efficiencies.

E&P On the Move

On the Move (Week of Oct. 18, 2021)

New hires, promotions and appointments continue to fuel the industry's workforce.

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Software Provides Remote Digital Solution for Managing Drilling Fluids

A software platform from Schlumberger is changing the traditional management of drilling fluids and helping operators better organize their data.

Talos Energy Furthers Carbon Capture Drive with New Partnership

Talos Energy Furthers Carbon Capture Drive with New Partnership

One of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s largest public independent producers, Talos Energy launched an initiative earlier this year to target carbon capture and storage opportunities along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Hart Energy’s Unconventional Activity Tracker

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Oct. 18, 2021)

The Permian Basin led the way in the increase, adding seven rigs in the last week to reach 241, while Appalachia and the Gulf Coast also gained rigs. The Williston Basin had the largest drop though.

Woodside Collaborates with Bill Gates-backed Heliogen on Solar Project

Heliogen has been granted a Limited Notice To Proceed by Woodside to begin procurement of key equipment for a 5 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale demonstration facility in California. 

What’s Affecting Oil Prices This Week? (Oct. 18, 2021)

What’s Affecting Oil Prices This Week? (Oct. 18, 2021)

While the news about COVID-19 and supply/demand fundamentals remain favorable, Stratas Advisors says they see other factors that will moderate oil prices.

Australian Gas Producer Senex Gets $605 Million Takeover Offer

A POSCO International spokesperson said the company was pursuing an acquisition of Senex as part of its efforts to secure natural gas reserves to replace its existing natural gas sources.

Marketed: Merit Energy Anadarko Basin Nonop, Mineral/Royalty Position

Merit Energy Co. retained PetroDivest Advisors for the sale of its oil and gas nonoperated working interest and mineral and royalty interest concentrated in the core of the Anadarko Basin.

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Utilizing Retired GoM Platforms to Achieve ESG Goals

Research shows abandoned offshore oil platforms can be repurposed for a multitude of purposes including carbon capture and storage.