Appalachia

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Sept. 11, 2020)

A Marcellus Shale discovery by Southwestern Energy in West Virginia’s Ohio County plus Occidental Petroleum completes Wolfcamp producers in the Purple Sage Field top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

September 11, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Shale Producer EQT Cuts Natural Gas Production in September

The production curtailment was smaller than EQT's last reduction of about 1.4 Bcfe/d of gross production on May 16 as demand destruction from the coronavirus cut prices for the fuel to a near 25-year low.

September 10, 2020

Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Japan’s Sumitomo Sells Stake in Marcellus Shale Gas Project

Japanese trading house Sumitomo bought a 30% stake in the project in 2010 from Rex Energy Corp., which went bankrupt in 2018. The project is now 70% owned and operated by PennEnergy Resources.

September 8, 2020

Rig Counts , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Sept. 7, 2020)

Though the oil and gas industry has not recovered since the end of the second quarter, the Permian Basin remains the most active region.

September 8, 2020

Unconventional , Top IP Wells

Top 12 IP Wells in Utica Shale

August 2020: Utica Shale Discovery by Ascent Resources: 40.92 MMcf/d.

September 1, 2020

Unconventional , Top IP Wells , Shale Plays

Updated: Top 12 IP Wells in the Marcellus Shale

August 2020: Three High-volume Marcellus Completions in Susquehanna County, Pa.

September 1, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations , Shale Plays , Technology

US Presidential Hopeful Biden Says He Would Not Ban Fracking

"I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning fracking, no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me," Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a speech in western Pennsylvania on Aug. 31.

August 31, 2020

Rig Counts , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Aug. 31, 2020)

U.S. energy firms kept the number of oil and gas rigs operating unchanged this week with some analysts expecting producers to have shut rigs ahead of Hurricane Laura.

August 31, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Aug. 28, 2020)

ConocoPhillips Alaska wildcat hits hydrocarbons plus high-volume Marcellus Shale completions by Chesapeake Energy in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

August 28, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Shale Plays

Shale Producer Range Resources Sets 2025 Net-zero Emissions Target

U.S. shale producer Range Resources said it already ranks as a leader in emissions reductions among its peers, citing third-party data.

August 27, 2020