Business , Unconventional , Energy Transition

BPX Amps Up Permian, Plans $1.7 Billion Spend in US this Year

BPX Energy President Jack Collins said the company is planning to power 95% of its Permian Basin operations with electricity this year and is drilling an exploratory well for its carbon capture business.

August 9, 2022

Unconventional , Completions

E&P Case Study: Predicting Proppant and Fluid Flow Leads to Better Fracs

The oil and gas industry has long assumed that sand and fluid flow uniformly together through casing. However, surface tests conducted by GEODynamics with six shale operators in the U.S. unequivocally proved otherwise.

July 29, 2022


China’s CNOOC Taps Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Under a call by the Chinese companies to boost domestic energy supply security, national oil companies are making greater efforts to tap shale deposits despite their geological challenges and higher cost.

July 28, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Technology

Shale Producers Continue Pursuit of Fracking Advances

Service companies are working to help shale operators get the most out of aging fields while cutting costs and emissions.

July 26, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Technology

Horsepower, Sand Supply Limits Suggest Tight Frac Market

Additional horsepower capacity will come online later this year, but it may not be enough to bridge the gap to projected demand in the frac market.

July 26, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Midstream

Midstream Capacity Key to Surging Shale Production

Water in and out as well as hydrocarbon transport sustain new completion techniques for U.S. shale producers.

July 17, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Technology

Automated Systems Can Save Operators Fracking Inefficiencies

Service providers Halliburton and Weatherford and data analytics company LYTT shared their automated technologies created to ensure efficiency in hydraulic fracturing operations.

July 15, 2022

Unconventional , International , Shale Plays

UK Shale, Again: Bowland Shale Spotlight

Finding itself short oil and gas in the midst of soaring global prices, the U.K. is looking again at its shale—and this time, no matter how often protesters glue themselves to public buildings.

July 14, 2022

Unconventional , Policy & Regulations , Shale Plays

South Africa Releases Draft Shale Gas Regulations

In 2017, geologists at the University of Johannesburg and three other institutions estimated the gas resource in the Karoo region of South Africa was probably 13 Tcf.

July 14, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Ranger Oil Racks Up Six ‘Bolt-on’ Acquisitions Worth $110 Million

Ranger Oil added three “bolt-on” acquisitions in the Eagle Ford Shale, bringing the total of all-cash transactions signed in the second quarter to six worth a combined $110 million.

June 30, 2022