Rig Counts , Unconventional

Chart: Western Rig Count as of October 23, 2020

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

October 23, 2020

Business , Exploration & Production , Natural Gas , Legislation , Shale Plays , Technology

Opinion: How US Fracking Could Be an Unlikely Beneficiary of a ‘Blue Wave’

Optimism for the dry gas sector is bubbling up like methane in a Pennsylvania spring.

October 19, 2020

Field Development , Shale Plays

North Dakota’s Oil Output Up 12% in August as More Wells Resume Output

North Dakota’s oil production rose about 12% to 1.16 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in August as more wells and drilling rigs resumed production after a drop earlier this year, the state's regulator said on Oct. 16.

October 16, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Oct. 14, 2020

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the sale of Blue Mountain Midstream and its assets in Oklahoma’s Merge/SCOOP/STACK play by Riviera Resources in a $111 million cash transaction.

October 14, 2020

Exploration & Production , Digital Oilfield

Kraken and Crusoe Energy to Deploy Digital Flare Mitigation Systems in Bakken

Kraken Oil & Gas has engaged Crusoe Energy Systems Inc. to deploy 18 Digital Flare Mitigation (DFM) modules between three oil and gas production sites in eastern Montana and one site in North Dakota, the company said on Oct. 7.

October 8, 2020

Lease Sales

Marketed: Operated Williston Basin Assets, Divide County, North Dakota

Future Acquisition North Dakota LLC and Future Gathering North Dakota LLC retained TenOaks Energy Advisors for the sale of certain operated assets in the Williston Basin in North Dakota's Divide County.

October 6, 2020

Unconventional , Top IP Wells

Table: Top 12 IP Wells in Three Forks

October 2020: Three Forks Well in McKenzie County, N.D.: 5,946 bbl of Oil, 6.185 MMcf of Gas per Day

October 6, 2020

Unconventional , Top IP Wells , Shale Plays

Updated: Top 12 IP Wells in the Bakken

February 2020: Middle Bakken Discovery By Marathon: 9.347 MMcf Of Gas, 9.014 Mbbl Of Oil Per Day

October 1, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Sept. 30, 2020

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the all-stock merger of Devon and WPX Energy set to create a leading shale oil producer with a dominant acreage position in the Permian Basin.

September 30, 2020

Exploration & Production , Crude Oil

US Oil Production Rose by Over Half a Million Barrels Per Day in July

July oil production in the U.S. was boosted by gains in North Dakota, Texas and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 30, 2020