Public Capital , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Whiting Petroleum Wraps Up $187 Million Exit from D-J Basin

Concurrent with its D-J exit, Whiting Petroleum also announced an acquisition of Williston Basin assets that the U.S. shale producer said “adjoins and complements” its existing Bakken operations.

September 27, 2021

Rig Counts , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Sept. 27, 2021)

The Anadarko Basin has increased its rig count by about 67% over the last month largely due to activity in the region from Continental Resources, Citizen Energy, Marathon Oil and Mewbourne Oil.

September 27, 2021

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Chart: Western Rig Count as of September 24, 2021

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

September 24, 2021

Business , DUG Bakken and Rockies , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Executive Q&A: Marathon Oil’s Bakken Sweet Spot

Here’s why Marathon Oil remains optimistic and bullish on the Bakken even after over 15 years operating in the shale basin.

September 23, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Sept. 22, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including Shell’s U.S. shale exit through the $9.5 billion cash sale of its Permian Basin position to ConocoPhillips.

September 22, 2021

Lease Sales

On the Market Oil and Gas Quicklist (Week of Sept. 22, 2021)

Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including a legacy mineral position in the Permian Basin plus a Rock Oil nonop and minerals opportunity in the SCOOP and STACK plays of Oklahoma.

September 22, 2021

Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Tribes Say Dakota Access Oil Pipeline's Environmental Review is Biased

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia revoked a key environmental permit for the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin last year and ordered the study.

September 22, 2021

Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Northern Oil and Gas in Lead to Buy Comstock Bakken Assets

Northern Oil and Gas bid about $170 million for a nonoperated working interest in Comstock Resources’ Bakken assets, sources say.

September 21, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays , Pipelines

Dakota Access Pipeline Asks US Supreme Court to Scrap Environmental Study Order

Energy Transfer, which operates the 570,000 bbl/d pipeline out of the Bakken shale basin, has said Dakota Access is safe.

September 21, 2021

Rig Counts , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Sept. 20, 2021)

The U.S. rig count hit a 2021 high this past week with the most notable increases week-over-week occurring in the Gulf Coast, Permian Basin and Appalachia shale plays.

September 20, 2021