EagleClaw Midstream Services LLC, which provides natural gas and crude oil producers in the Permian Basin with gathering, compression, treating, processing and transportation services, has secured a $100 million equity commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream of San Antonio (see Shale Daily, Aug. 2). The company, headquartered in Midland, TX, is pursuing greenfield and acquisition opportunities in the region. EagleClaw is led by President Robert Milam, COO Curtis Clark and Executive Vice President of Commercial Development Charles S. Kuss. “While it has been one of the most prolific basins in North America for a long time, there has been a dramatic resurgence over the past year or two, and it’s more active than ever before,” Milam said of the Permian. “There are more than 500 rigs at work in the area, and production is reaching new highs.”

The Utica Shale’s prospects for an oil and natural gas boom in Ohio have inspired a web-based job site for work opportunities in various aspects of the Utica’s development. The new website (www.EIDOhyio.org/Jobsite) is fueled by what the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program estimates will be more than 204,000 jobs created and supported by the Utica’s development through 2015. Backers of the new Internet-based job service describe the state jobs portal as being a “one-stop resource” to help Ohioans find work in the state’s growing oil/gas industry. “This site looks to take advantage of the great opportunities our geological gift affords by connecting job seekers with energy companies and vendors in the Ohio Utica Shale supply chain,” said a spokesperson for the program, known as Energy In Depth Ohio.