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Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Calgary-based Enerplus Corp. is selling off a small bundle of oil and natural gas interests in Montana and North Dakota for $115 million, but the Williston Basin remains a priority, the CEO said.   Stakes are being sold in Montana’s Sleeping Giant field and North Dakota’s Russian Creek area of the Williston, home to the Bakken…

September 1, 2021
Lower 48 Associated Gas Output Broke Yearslong Uptrend in 2020, EIA Says

Lower 48 Associated Gas Output Broke Yearslong Uptrend in 2020, EIA Says

Associated natural gas production from U.S. onshore oil plays fell in 2020, marking the first year/year decline in output since 2016, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a research note published Monday. Production of associated gas from the Permian and Anadarko basins, as well as from the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Niobrara shales, fell…

August 23, 2021
Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Energy Services Inc. has further boosted its wireline presence in the Lower 48 following the acquisition of PerfX Wireline Services, its second takeover since May.  The Houston-based oilfield services company said last week it had acquired Minot, ND-based  PerfX in an all-stock deal. The deal follows the acquisition of Patriot Completions Solutions LLC in…

July 12, 2021
Bakken Pipeline Expected to Help North Dakota Production, Natural Gas Capture

Bakken Pipeline Expected to Help North Dakota Production, Natural Gas Capture

A Bakken Shale natural gas pipeline project is expected to increase North Dakota’s efforts to raise production and reduce flaring, according to the director of the state’s Pipeline Authority. MDU Resources Group Inc.’s pipeline unit, WBI Energy Inc. earlier this month received approval for an expansion project to build the North Bakken pipeline. Construction should…

June 18, 2021
North Dakota Reports Higher Natural Gas Production, Lower Flaring in March

North Dakota Reports Higher Natural Gas Production, Lower Flaring in March

Natural gas production outpaced oil in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale during March, according to the state Dakota Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Gas production was 89.2 Bcf (2.8 Bcf/d), compared to 75.7 Bcf (2.7 Bcf/d) in February. Oil production totaled 34.3. million bbl (1.1 million b/d) from 30.3 million bbl (1.08 million b/d).  The state…

May 17, 2021
Enerplus Expects Bakken Production to Grow After Acquisitions

Enerplus Expects Bakken Production to Grow After Acquisitions

Canadian independent Enerplus Corp. reported lower year/year production for the first quarter but it is poised to resume growing output in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota following a pair of recent acquisitions. Natural gas production for the firm, which also has assets in the Marcellus Shale, dropped to 255.7MMcf/d in the first three months…

May 14, 2021
Continental Pivoting to Oil-Weighted Bakken, SCOOP as Market Rebalances

Continental Pivoting to Oil-Weighted Bakken, SCOOP as Market Rebalances

Continental Resources Inc. plans to pivot from natural gas to oil-directed drilling in the latter half of 2021 in response to strengthening crude prices and a tighter supply-demand balance. Drilling in 2021 is to be mainly focused on the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) and the mighty Bakken Shale of North Dakota, management said…

May 5, 2021
Bakken Shale Faces 400,000 b/d Shut-Ins from DAPL Closure

Bakken Shale Faces 400,000 b/d Shut-Ins from DAPL Closure

North Dakota’s Bakken Shale could experience up to 400,000 b/d of shut-ins for an interim period if a federal court hearing set for Monday results in the forced closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the state’s chief oil and gas regulator said Thursday. Lynn Helms, director of the state’s Department of Mineral Resources, made…

April 16, 2021
Bakken Production Holding, But Winter Declines Expected Before Uptick

Bakken Production Holding, But Winter Declines Expected Before Uptick

End of 2020 statistics showed North Dakota’s Bakken Shale production holding relatively steady and other indicators, including oil prices, turning upward. But the state’s chief oil and natural gas official said production likely will drop for January and February. “The drilling rig count [15 as of last Friday] is substantially short of what we need…

February 16, 2021
Equinor Hammered by Norwegian LNG Outage, but Net-Zero Emissions Portfolio Gains

Equinor Hammered by Norwegian LNG Outage, but Net-Zero Emissions Portfolio Gains

Equinor ASA continued to advance its worldwide energy portfolio during 2020, with a long-term strategy set on becoming a net-zero emissions leader relying less on fossil fuels. The management team held court with analysts and investors on Wednesday to share results for 2020 and the outlook going forward. Mirroring comments made by Big Energy CEOs…

February 10, 2021
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