Permian Basin-focused independent Earthstone Energy Inc. said Monday it would boost its footprint in the area with a $73.2 million acquisition. The company is buying the assets in the Midland sub-basin from two undisclosed sellers for a mix of stock and $49.2 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the middle of…
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Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off 25,000 net acres in its West Texas holdings in the Permian Basin, along with the production, to private equity (PE) sponsored Colgate Energy Partners III LLC. The $508 million deal by Oxy, as it is better known, includes 25,000 net acres in Reeves and Ward counties within the Delaware…
Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. has snapped up some of Devon Energy Corp.’s West Texas acreage in the Permian Basin for $215 million, even as it shifts some development south.
Technology developer Petroteq Energy Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Mareton Alliance LP to buy acreage and resources in the Utah oilsands. The pricing and structure of the transaction, which is subject to board approval, have yet to be finalized. The company is in the process of bringing its Uinta Basin facility in Asphalt Ridge up to its nameplate production capacity of 1,000 b/d.
Ridge Runner Resources LLC, a newly formed oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) company, has received a $300 million line of equity financing from Warburg Pincus for its plans in the Permian Basin’s Delaware sub-basin.
Comstock Resources Inc. is expanding a joint venture (JV) with USG Properties Haynesville LLC (USG) to build its inventory in East Texas and North Louisiana and drill more extended lateral wells.
Denver-based Foothills Exploration Inc. said it will purchase 67,330 gross acres (49,600 net) in the Uinta-Piceance Basin from an undisclosed seller. Financial details were not released. The acreage is 100% held by production, and the deal includes 85 wells, 31 of them producing and 54 of them shut-in. All but 19 of the wells will be operated by Foothills. The deal, which would deliver 100% working interest (87% net revenue interest), “bolsters the company’s current acreage position in the Rockies and specifically in the Uinta-Piceance Basin to over 100,000 acres, while adding significant proven reserves and expanding proved undeveloped drilling inventory,” Foothills said. The deal is expected to close by the end of June.
Texas Senate lawmakers on Tuesday approved HB 1818, legislation that reauthorizes the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the state’s primary oil and natural gas regulator, until 2029. House lawmakers approved the measure in March. The bill does not change the name of the commission — as many have recommended over the years — and makes relatively modest changes to its operations. The oil and natural gas industry had supported the bill. Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners President Ed Longanecker testified in support of the bill in the House. HB 1818 is now on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Midland, TX-based independent Ring Energy Inc. said Monday that it has acquired 33,000 undeveloped acres in Gaines County, TX, with an eye toward growing its horizontal drilling footprint in the Central Basin Platform (CBP) in the Permian Basin.
Denver-based Resolute Energy Corp. is increasing its position in West Texas after striking a $160 million deal to capture 4,600 net acres within the Permian Basin and adding 800 boe/d in output.