Exploration & Production , Crude Oil , Natural Gas , Hall of Fame

Column: All the Pretty Oil & Gas

The beauty of the oil and gas field is well known by more than a century of wildcatters and oilfield-service professionals. Hart Energy shared it with the world, beginning in 1981.

December 5, 2023

Earnings , Field Development , Mergers

Chord Energy Goes Long: Bakken E&P Investigating Four-mile Laterals

With the continued success of its three-mile lateral wells, Williston Basin operator Chord Energy reported higher-than-expected production volumes in the third quarter and is exploring even longer horizontal drilling.

November 7, 2023

Earnings , Acquisitions & Divestitures , International

Chevron CEO: Upstream Returns to be ‘Structurally Higher’ than Downstream

Chevron’s $53 billion acquisition of Hess Corp. will concentrate the California major even further in upstream oil and gas production—the part of its portfolio where Chevron sees the most future upside.

November 1, 2023

Acquisitions & Divestitures

Which Assets Will Chevron Shop After $53B Hess Deal?

Chevron is entering the Bakken Shale play in a big way through its $53 billion acquisition of Hess Corp. After closing, will the supermajor be in North Dakota to stay?

October 26, 2023

Dividends/Buybacks , Midstream

Hess Midstream Increases Cash Distribution

Hess Midstream upped its quarterly distribution 2.7%, which will be payable on Nov. 14 to Class A shareholders on record by Nov. 2.

October 24, 2023


Bakken’s Vitesse Energy Appoints James Henderson as CFO

James Henderson’s new role at Vitesse Energy follows financial leadership roles at Williston Basin E&Ps including Whiting Petroleum Corp. and Kodiak Oil & Gas.

August 30, 2023

Acquisitions & Divestitures

Crescent Point Sells North Dakota Assets to Private E&P

Crescent Point Energy is optimizing its portfolio as it looks to pay down debt associated with acquisitions in the Kaybob Duvernay and Alberta Montney.

August 24, 2023


Haynesville DUC Count Questioned as US Gas Production Forecast to Slip

The U.S. Energy Information Administration sees natural gas output falling by 147 MMcf/d in September, but the Haynesville Shale and Appalachia region continue to pump out more gas than last year.

August 20, 2023

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Investment , Natural Gas , Private Equity

NGP’s Latest Fund to Stick with Existing Teams, Add Few Newcomers

NGP is targeting low breakeven upstream opportunities in the Permian Basin, Bakken and the Haynesville, Marcellus and Eagle Ford shales.

August 11, 2023

Earnings , Drilling , Mergers

The Third Mile: Chord Energy’s Longer Laterals Pay Off in Bakken

Chord Energy announces more divestitures and showcases results of longer laterals, which produce a third more than two-mile wells, CEO Daniel Brown said.

August 4, 2023