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Hess Boosts Bakken Oil Production, but Maintaining Only One Rig Until WTI Prices Improve

Hess Corp. said net production from its acreage in the Bakken Shale increased substantially in the third quarter, and it expects the full-year 2020 total to exceed year-earlier levels as the company weathers the pandemic’s demand shocks. The New York City-based independent said Wednesday Bakken net production rose 21% from a year earlier to 198,000…

Liberty Oilfield Finds Opportunities with Haynesville Entry, OneStim Takeover

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. proved the contrarian during the third quarter, and it appeared to pay off, as it acquired a top-tier pressure pumping business, gained entry into the gassy Haynesville Shale, and un-furloughed all of the employees who were sent home last spring in anticipation of brighter days ahead. Revenue jumped 67% from…

October 29, 2020

U.S. Oil Demand, Production Continue Choppy Runs, EIA Data Show

Demand for domestic oil rebounded last week, as gasoline and jet fuel use jumped, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR). EIA said for the week ending Oct. 23 demand increased 8% week/week, recovering from a decline the previous week and extending a run of choppy results…

October 29, 2020

E&P Mergers Creating Potential Headwind for OFS Sector, Says RPC Chief

U.S. oilfield activity has begun to tick higher from the historic lows last spring, but even stronger oil and natural gas prices are not enough to generate sustainable returns, RPC Inc. CEO Richard A. Hubbell said Wednesday. During the third quarter conference call, Hubbell said conditions have improved since bottoming in 2Q2020, but they are…

October 29, 2020

Matador Not Looking for Merger, but Any ‘Serious Offer’ Gets ‘Serious Consideration’

Dallas-based independent Matador Resources Co., in sync with its midstream affiliate, pulled out all stops in the third quarter by reducing costs at a record rate while it boosted its oil and natural gas production. The portfolio stretches across oil- and natural gas-rich basins of Louisiana and Texas, but operations primarily are directed to the…

October 28, 2020