Shale Plays , Technology , Completions , Well Stimulation

A Comparison Of Proppant Crush Strengths

Permian Basin production rates are compared for Northern white and in-basin proppant types.

January 20, 2020

Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Drilling , Digital Oilfield

Shale Solutions: Driving Drilling Performance To Lower Operating Costs

New-generation downhole motor delivers increased horsepower, torque and durability to drill the curve and lateral in one run and drill extended-lateral sections.

January 17, 2020

Earnings , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Technology , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Schlumberger Tops Estimates On Higher International Drilling Activity

Schlumberger outlined an aggressive cost-cutting plan for its North American operations as the world's largest oilfield service firm contends with sharp declines in U.S. shale activity.

January 17, 2020

People , Company Profiles , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

Lime Rock Executive Q&A: A Time To Pause, A Time To Buy

To everything there is a season, and while others might find this a time to scatter stones, this disciplined and prepared E&P is busy gathering them. The principals of Lime Rock Resources talk strategy, A&D and practiced patience.

January 17, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Technology , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Big Three Oilfield Service Firms Start Year With Asset Sales

Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes reportedly kicked off the new year by putting units up for sale, as the three largest names in oilfield services adjust to falling demand.

January 17, 2020

Public Capital , People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Enerplus Taps Wade Hutchings From Devon Energy For COO Role

Wade Hutchings’ appointment as COO is in conjunction with the retirement of Ray Daniels, who has had a decades-long career in energy including 12 years at Enerplus.

January 16, 2020

Shale Plays , Drilling

STEP Energy Services Completes Inaugural Coiled Tubing Job In North Dakota

STEP Energy Services (STEP) performed its first coiled tubing job in North Dakota earlier this month for an independent oil producer in the area, the company said on Jan. 16.

January 16, 2020

People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Cimarex Energy COO Joe Albi Announces Retirement

Cimarex Energy did not say who will replace Joe Albi, but CEO Thomas E. Jorden did note that he is leaving the company “well prepared for the future.”

January 16, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

PDC Energy Completes $1.7 Billion All-stock Merger With SRC Energy

PDC now adds SRC Energy’s core area of operations in the Greater Wattenberg Field of the D-J Basin to its portfolio, which includes positions in the D-J and Permian basins.

January 14, 2020

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Crude Oil , Shale Plays , Trends

Mark Papa: US Oil Growth To Slow, Likely Spurring Shale Buyouts

U.S. oil output growth is expected to slow over the next five years, likely prompting oil majors to "gobble up" smaller shale oil producers, Mark Papa told Reuters.

January 14, 2020