North America

Drilling

Swire Moves Into Mexico Market With Whittaker Partnership

Swire Oilfield Services, a leading global provider of offshore containers and oilfield services, announced a strategic partnership agreement on Sept. 12 with Whittaker Engineering, for the supply of offshore containers and equipment to support the growing energy market across Mexico.

September 13, 2019

Reservoir Evaluation

Talos, Partners Eye More Offshore Prospects In Mexico’s Sureste Basin

he targets include the Xlapak and Pok-A-Tok prospects, among others, with typical gross unrisked resources ranging from 75-150 million barrels of oil equivalent each, Talos said in a news release.

September 12, 2019

Investment , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Technology

Rice Brothers Boost Investment In Fracking Software Company

Rice Investment Group, formed by Daniel, Toby and Derek Rice, made its initial investment in the fracking software company Cold Bore in October 2018.

September 12, 2019

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Mexico Gets Deal With Final Holdout Firm In Pipeline Contract Dispute

Critics argue the renegotiation sets a worrying precedent and may discourage investment in Mexico due to uncertainty about how contracts will be treated in future.

September 12, 2019

Trends

A&D Transactions From The Week Of Sept. 11, 2019

Here’s a snapshot of energy deals from the past week including multimillion-dollar asset sales in the Permian and Uinta basins from Concho Resources and Crescent Point Energy.

September 11, 2019

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Enbridge Investors Cheer Mainline Overhaul Despite Canadian Producer Protests

Regulatory hurdles and well-organized environmental opposition are clogging up North American pipeline projects. 

September 11, 2019

Business , Exploration & Production

Pemex To Open Bidding Process For Public, Private Contracts

Mexican state-oil firm Pemex is exploring 15 so-called integrated exploration and extraction contracts (CSIEE), a type of public-private partnership, Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said on Sept. 10.

September 10, 2019

People , Exploration & Production

Encana Names Michael McAllister As President; Expands Executive Leadership Team

Encana made changes to its executive leadership team on Sept. 10, including the promotion of Michael McAllister to president and Greg Givens to COO.

September 10, 2019

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Hart Energy's Unconventional Activity Tracker

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.

September 9, 2019

Crude Oil , Infrastructure , Tankers , Pipelines

Oil Shippers Weigh In On Enbridge's Proposed Overhaul Of Pipeline Contracts

The company launched a two-month open season to solicit bids for space on Aug. 2. It faces stiff opposition from many Canadian producers, who say the tolls are unfair and the changes will limit their access to markets.

September 6, 2019