People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Continental Resources Names Doug Lawler COO as Jack Stark Retires

Upon his retirement, Jack Stark will transition into a part-time consulting role as a senior adviser to Continental Resources CEO Bill Berry.

January 18, 2022

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Technology

Revitalizing Bakken Production with Bio-based Technology

Through a recent partnership between Creedence and Locus BE, operators in the Bakken now have access to a novel, ESG-friendly technology to sustainably increase oil production.

January 14, 2022

Public Capital , People , Shale Plays

Continental Resources Promotes Key Leaders Shelly Lambertz, John Hart

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources announced the promotions of Shelly Lambertz and John Hart on Jan. 13, expanding their leadership at the independent oil producer.

January 13, 2022

Policy & Regulations , Shale Plays , Pipelines

Illinois Court Vacates Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity Expansion

The Illinois Commerce Commission needed to consider the public need for the proposed expansion to the Dakota Access pipeline, but the court said Jan. 12 the commission erroneously interpreted the public to mean the world, not the U.S.

January 13, 2022

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Jan. 12, 2022

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including UpCurve II’s initial acquisition in the Permian Basin plus a surprise $3.25 billion cash acquisition announced by Enterprise Products Partners.

January 12, 2022

Lease Sales

On the Market Oil and Gas Quicklist (Week of Jan. 12, 2022)

Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including a sizable royalty position in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale being offered by Kimmeridge plus a Cornerstone Energy well package in North Dakota.

January 12, 2022


International E&P Confirms Significant Oil Discovery in Wyoming

The Wyoming-focused E&P company currently estimates the total reservoir volume of the discovery to be 1.5 billion to 1.9 billion barrels of oil in place.

January 11, 2022

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Chart: Western Rig Count as of January 7, 2022

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

January 7, 2022

Public Capital , Investment , Energy Transition

Calumet Closes Funding for Montana Renewable Hydrogen Project

The renewable hydrogen plant has an expected operational startup in the fourth quarter of 2022.

January 6, 2022

Unconventional , Shale Plays

Shale 2022 Analyst Perspective: US Tight Oil’s Uncharacteristic Response to Rising Prices

The run-up in oil price is an important test for the U.S. shale sector, and so far, it’s passing with flying colors. But what are the macro trends shaping the near-term trajectory of U.S. tight oil?

January 6, 2022