Shale Plays , Pipelines

Texas Oil Pipelines Face Dry Months as Production Languishes

Construction spree has led to more capacity than producers can meet.

April 13, 2021

Public Capital , Earnings , Shale Plays

Permian Shale Producer Diamondback Energy Raises Production Outlook

Diamondback Energy, which closed its acquisition of Denver-based producer QEP Resources last month, also raised its 2021 capex forecast to between $1.6 billion and $1.75 billion versus its previous forecast of $1.35 billion to $1.55 billion.

April 13, 2021

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

US Shale Oil Output to Rise 13,000 Barrels per Day in May

The biggest increase is set to come from the Permian Basin, where oil output is expected to reach its highest since April 2020, the EIA said in a monthly forecast.

April 12, 2021

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of April 12, 2021)

The largest change to the U.S. rig count in the last week was in the Anadarko Basin, where six rigs were added—all additions came from previously inactive companies firing up a rig.

April 12, 2021

Private Equity , Company Profiles , Shale Plays , Pipelines

Midstream Business Pinnacle II Executive Q&A: Starting in the Midland Basin

Pinnacle Midstream founder Greg Sargent is confident in the Permian Basin and the industry’s ability to “conform and prosper as we always have” to new conditions and regulations.

April 12, 2021

Shale Plays , Gathering & Processing

LM Energy Launches Touchdown Binding Open Season in Permian Basin

The proposed extension of the system will gather crude oil from origination points in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico and deliver to destination points also in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico. 

April 12, 2021

Lease Sales

Marketed: Permian Basin Well Package, Eddy County, New Mexico

Slash Exploration LP retained EnergyNet for the sale of a Permian Basin opportunity in New Mexico’s Eddy County through a sealed-bid offering closing April 14.

April 12, 2021

Business , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Upstream M&A Tally Suggests Subtle Rebound in First-quarter

The recently announced agreement by Pioneer Natural Resources to acquire DoublePoint Energy, with multiple private equity sponsors, also adds further indications of a shift toward private upstream activity, analyst says.

April 9, 2021

Rig Counts

US Drillers Add Gas Rigs, Hold Oil Rigs Steady This Week

The combined oil and gas rig count rose two to 432 in the week to April 9, its highest since April 2020, Baker Hughes said in its weekly report.

April 9, 2021

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (April 9, 2021)

EOG Resources Austin Chalk wells, Diamondback and Centennial completions in the Permian’s Delaware Basin plus more drilling planned by Shell at its Blacktip prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

April 9, 2021