Niobrara

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Chart: Western Rig Count As of April 3, 2020

California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming

April 3, 2020

Restructurings , Public Capital , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Shale Producer Whiting Petroleum Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Whiting Petroleum had explored a wide variety of alternatives to address its balance sheet and looming note maturities in a “highly capital-constrained market environment,” CEO Bradley J. Holly says.

April 1, 2020

Unconventional , Top IP Wells

Updated: Top 12 IP Wells in Niobrara Shale

March 2020: Niobrara-Powder River Basin Discovery Produces 2.353 Mbbl Of Oil, 1.854 MMcf Of Gas Per Day

April 1, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of March 25, 2020

Editor’s note: there were no updates from the previous week’s A&D transactions chart that ran March 18.

March 25, 2020

Company Profiles , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Powder River Basin: In the Zone

E&Ps, some for the first time in years, are returning to what’s always been considered the hinge point for the Powder River Basin: the Niobrara Formation.

March 24, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (March 20, 2020)

Results from two exploratory tests in the Powder River Basin and the first horizontal completion reported in a Central Basin Platform field top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

March 20, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Energy A&D Transactions From The Week Of March 18, 2020

Here’s a snapshot of energy deals from the past week including the $94 million acquisition of NexTier’s well services business by Basic Energy.

March 18, 2020

Company Profiles , DUG Bakken and Rockies , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Executive Q&A: Samson Resources’ ‘Last Stand’ In The Powder River Basin

Joe Mills, president and CEO of Samson Resources II, spoke with Hart Energy on why his company chose to go all-in in the Powder River Basin and what Samson learned in other shale plays like the Haynesville.

March 17, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (March 13, 2020)

A deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery by Hess and a Niobrara well producing in Wyoming’s Converse County top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

March 13, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Energy A&D Transactions From The Week Of March 11, 2020

Here’s a snapshot of energy deals from the past week including ConocoPhillips’ $380 million exit from the D-J Basin plus the closing of WPX’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Felix Energy.

March 11, 2020