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Report Raises North Dakota’s $100M/Month Question — Flaring

Without dramatic intervention North Dakota’s natural gas flaring — already costing about $100 million/month — is going to get worse even if the percentage of total production flared goes down, as state and industry officials predict, according to a report released Monday by Boston-based social responsibility nonprofit organization Ceres.

July 31, 2013

North American Drilling Market ‘Uninspiring,’ Says Nabors CEO

Nabors Industries Inc., the largest onshore drilling fleet operator and the biggest supplier of pressure pumping equipment, is not optimistic about seeing gains in the U.S. oil or gas patch through the rest of this year, CEO Tony Petrello said Wednesday.

July 29, 2013
North American Drilling Market ‘Remains Uninspiring,’ Says Nabors CEO

North American Drilling Market ‘Remains Uninspiring,’ Says Nabors CEO

Nabors Industries Inc., the largest onshore drilling fleet operator and the biggest supplier of pressure pumping equipment, is not optimistic about seeing gains in the U.S. oil or gas patch through the rest of this year, CEO Tony Petrello said Wednesday.

July 25, 2013
Texas Oil Production Up; NatGas, Not So Much

Texas Oil Production Up; NatGas, Not So Much

Oil production in Texas continued climbing during May, while natural gas output trended down as it has for much of this year.

July 24, 2013

Anadarko Exec Possibly Misled Investors, Says Judge

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a one-quarter partner in BP plc’s ill-fated Macondo well, is facing a lawsuit that claims a top executive misled investors about the well’s impact, a Houston district judge has ruled.

July 22, 2013
North Dakota Production Soars While Well Completions Slow

North Dakota Production Soars While Well Completions Slow

Driven by the Bakken Shale play, North Dakota’s oil and natural gas production continued to soar in May, but well completion rates were slowing amid a continued boom for drilling new wells, according to the latest monthly report from the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

July 16, 2013

Correction

In a story published July 8, “NatGas Gasoline Fueling Research” (see NGI, July 8), NGI incorrectly stated that Primus Green Energy sells a gasoline product for about $2.00/gallon. In fact, the company creates the product at a cost of $2.00/gallon. In addition, NGI incorrectly stated that the company expects to produce 10,000 gallons of fuel annually. The company actually plans to produce 100,000 gallons of fuel annually. NGI regrets the errors.

July 15, 2013

With LNG Export, Fungibility is A Foil to Volatility

Those who worry that export of liquefied domestic natural gas will invite global oil price volatility into the U.S. gas market are forgetting about fungibility, Rice University energy fellow Ken Medlock said during a recent presentation.

July 15, 2013

Kodiak Completes Bakken, Three Forks Acreage Acquisition

Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. has completed its acquisition of 42,000 net acres and associated production in North Dakota’s Williston Basin for $660 million in cash from Liberty Resources LLC. The deal included core Bakken and Three Forks producing properties in addition to undeveloped leaseholds.

July 15, 2013

Permian Basin Getting New Rail Park

Construction is expected to begin “shortly” on the 550-acre Permian Rail Park in Texas about six miles west of Big Spring and 30 miles east of Midland, developers said.

July 12, 2013
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