Production from major U.S. shale plays is expected to rise this month, largely driven by an anticipated increase in Permian Basin output. 

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts U.S. oil output will rise 66,000 bbl/d sequentially to 8.135 million bbl/d in the seven key U.S. shale regions, with Permian volumes expected to reach 4.826 million bbl/d in October.

“On a year-over-year basis, only the Permian is expected to see an increase, with volumes up 503,150 bbl/d, or 12%,” wrote Enverus’ Erin Faulkner in a Sept. 14 research note.

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On the tail of much needed production growth, asset sales in the Permian Basin have jumped as shale producers and private-equity firms seize on a sizzling recovery in oil prices to buy companies or secure new drilling prospects.

Real Insights in the Heart of the Basin

In July, Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Conference & Exhibition brought over 2,200 energy professionals together in Fort Worth for two days of valuable insights into Texas oil and gas activity. The curated program at this year’s Executive Oil Conference & Exhibition promises the same high-quality networking and in-depth business intel—right in the heart of the Permian Basin.

Set for Nov. 3-4 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion, the 2021 Executive Oil Conference offers unmatched access to the region’s experienced leaders, experts and executives. There’s an optional half-day Carbon Management Forum, too—on Nov. 3. 

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This year’s stellar speaker roster includes a newsworthy companies and executives, including: 

Devon Energy 

Conoco Phillips

Vencer Energy 

Aris Water Solutions (Formerly Solaris Water Midstream)


Petrie Partners

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