Continental Resources To Drop Seven Rigs In Oklahoma Citing Efficiency Gains

The number of active U.S. rigs has fallen by 102 to 942 in the past year, according to Baker Hughes, a GE company. But shale production in July hit 8.52 million barrels per day, a year-over-year increase of about 16%, according to government data.

August 6, 2019

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

US E&P A&D Deal List (First-Half 2019)

The Occidental-Anadarko takeover plus the completion of Encana and Chesapeake’s multibillion-dollar mergers top our list of upstream deal-making from the first half of 2019.

August 5, 2019

Business , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Despite Record Quarter, Energy M&A Outlook Remains Hazy

Oil and gas M&A activity roared back to life in the second quarter driven by Occidental’s Anadarko takeover. But will that momentum continue?

August 5, 2019

Reservoir Evaluation , Highlights , Field Development , Discoveries

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Aug. 2, 2019)

ConocoPhillips Niobrara producers plus the completion of a South Texas field’s first horizontal well top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

August 2, 2019

Business , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Building A Bigger Bakken

The Bakken’s operators are seemingly locked into a dwindling geography in North Dakota, but companies are increasingly returning to their wildcatter roots to see how far they can stretch the Williston Basin’s core.

August 2, 2019

Public Capital , People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Bakken Nonop Northern Oil And Gas Founder Michael Reger Departs

Michael Reger is stepping down as president of Northern Oil and Gas—the company he founded in 2006—to pursue opportunities outside the Williston Basin.

August 1, 2019

Technology , Drilling

MPD Reduces Rig Operating Days In The Bakken

A company increased drilling efficiency for long laterals using an integrated alternative drilling technique.

August 1, 2019

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Opinion: Pipeline Protection Laws Growing Across America

Lawmakers in at least 18 states since 2017 have put forward bills criminalizing protests that disrupt construction and operations of pipelines. Which states are next?

August 1, 2019

Unconventional , Top IP Wells

Table: Top 12 IP Wells In The Three Forks

July 2019 update: Three Forks Discovery Tested Flowing 5.602 Mbbl Of Oil, 6.38 MMcf Of Gas Per Day

August 1, 2019

Unconventional , Top IP Wells , Shale Plays

Updated: Top 12 IP Wells In The Bakken

June 2019: Latest Bakken well reported by Marathon Oil flowing 7.956 Mbbl of oil and 7.897 MMcf of gas per day. 

August 1, 2019