Hart Energy's exclusive rig counts measure drilling intensity. They exclude units classified as rigging up or rigging down, and also exclude rigs drilling injection wells, disposal wells or geothermal wells. They are designed to offer the most accurate picture of what is actually occurring in the field.
U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by 74,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in October to a record high 8.843 million bpd (MMbbl/d), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its monthly drilling productivity report on Sept. 16.
To maintain production, operators must drill new wells or optimize production on their existing ones.
Justices will decide whether and how common law applies in a trespass case involving hydraulic fracturing.
Technology could help unlock more barrels from shale plays, as it has in the past, but comfort levels pose challenges amid tough market conditions.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas RRC Dist. 1, 2, 3, 4., 5, 6, inland, offshore
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Dist. 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9, 10