Unconventional , Top IP Wells

Table: Top 12 IP Wells in Three Forks

May 2021: Oasis Petroleum Announces Results from Two Williston Basin-Banks Field Wells

August 1, 2021

Unconventional , Top IP Wells , Shale Plays

Updated: Top 12 IP Wells in the Bakken

April 2020: Two High-volume Middle Bakken Completions in McKenzie County, N.D. by WPX Energy

August 1, 2021

Rig Counts , Unconventional

Chart: Western Rig Count as of July 30, 2021

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

July 30, 2021

Public Capital , Shale Plays

Hess Expects US Shale’s Return to Pre-COVID Levels to Take Several Years

Hess plans to add one rig in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale in September and also said it expects net output in 2021 to be at the upper end of its previous forecast range.

July 28, 2021

Private Equity , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Kraken Unleashes New Venture with Fresh $400 Million Commitment

In their latest venture, Kraken Resources Co-founders, Bruce Larsen and Brad Suddarth, will return to the Williston Basin in pursuit of “large, oil-weighted acquisitions,” according to the company release.

July 28, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of July 28, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the acquisition of a “unique opportunity” in the Permian Basin by Lime Rock Resources in a $508.3 million deal plus Whiting Petroleum’s exit from the D-J Basin.

July 28, 2021

Earnings , Company Profiles , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Hess to Add Rig in Bakken Basin, Beats Profit Estimates

U.S. oil producer Hess Corp. said on July 28 it planned to add a rig in North Dakota's Bakken basin in September, after topping estimates for second-quarter profit on a rebound in crude prices.

July 28, 2021

Public Capital , Company Profiles , Shale Plays , Trends

Oil and Gas Investor Enerplus CEO Q&A: Doubling Down on the Bakken

The original Canadian royalty trust and one of the first E&Ps to explore the Bakken Shale, Enerplus Corp. remained under the radar for many years—until now. The conservative Calgary producer re-emerges with two fast deals and a basket of new top-tier inventory.

July 26, 2021

Public Capital , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Whiting Petroleum to Exit D-J Basin in A&D Double Play

Whiting Petroleum entered into separate definitive agreements totaling $458 million to acquire Williston Basin assets in North Dakota and divest all its oil and gas assets in the D-J Basin of Colorado.

July 21, 2021

Public Capital , Emissions , Energy Transition , Shale Plays

Hess Sets ‘Aggressive’ Emission Reduction Targets as ESG Performance Soars

Hess was recognized as the No. 1 energy company on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for its outstanding ESG transparency and performance this past year, the global independent oil and gas company said.

July 21, 2021