Unconventional , Shale Plays

E&P Plus Regional Report: Bakken—A Year of Challenges

According to Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s director of mineral resources, last year was a “pretty terrible year for the industry” and oil and gas producers in 2021 will be stressed from both ends—investor and market demands.

February 18, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Feb. 17, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the $2.2 billion all-stock combination of Canadian oil producers ARC Resources and Seven Generation plus Energy Transfer’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Enable Midstream.

February 17, 2021

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

US Shale Could Face Weeks of Depressed Oil Production Due to Cold

Roughly 500,000 to 1.2 million bbl/d of crude production in Texas has been shut-in by the weather, which hit the state with the coldest temperatures in 30 years, Rystad Energy says.

February 17, 2021

Earnings , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Continental Resources Posts Wider Quarterly Loss

Continental Resources, a major producer in the Bakken shale of North Dakota, said average daily production rose to 339,307 boe/d in the fourth quarter.

February 16, 2021

Infrastructure , Shale Plays , Pipelines

US Army Corps Attorneys Withdraw from Dakota Access Pipeline Case

Two federal attorneys, who represent the Army Corps in an ongoing legal battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline, are withdrawing from the case between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Corps, a court filing says.

February 12, 2021

Drilling , Enhanced Oil Recovery

ND Industrial Commission Approves Grant to Trial Green EOR Treatments

Amid growing ESG and financial pressure on oil and gas operations nationwide, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) approved a grant on Feb. 4 to trial new green oilfield chemistries in wells across the state.

February 12, 2021

Public Capital , People , Shale Plays

Houston-based Oil Producer Marathon Oil Confirms Layoffs

Marathon Oil has laid off around 100 U.S. employees, or about 5% of its total workforce, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based oil and gas producer said Feb. 11.

February 11, 2021

Exploration & Production , Crude Oil , Infrastructure , Shale Plays , Pipelines

Bakken Oil Prices Surge as Dakota Access Pipeline’s Fate Awaited

Concern about how U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will handle the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which can transport more than 550,000 bbl/d out of the Bakken, is boosting prices.

February 10, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Feb. 10, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including Northern Oil and Gas’ expansion into the Marcellus Shale with a $250 million acquisition from India’s Reliance plus Japanese trading house Sumitomo’s U.S. shale exit.

February 10, 2021

Lease Sales

On the Market Oil and Gas Quicklist (Week of Feb. 10, 2021)

Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including a Blackbeard Operating Permian Basin divestiture comprised of certain Central Basin Platform properties plus Overland Oil & Gas D-J Basin, Bakken Shale well packages.

February 10, 2021