North Dakota natural gas and oil production declined slightly month/month in November, but more well completions are expected this year on “significantly better” oil prices. Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms noted that recent Bakken Shale sweet crude was trading at around $43.50/bbl, which should spur more well completions, but not high enough to…
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Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. has completed its takeover of Schlumberger Ltd.’s OneStim, the massive U.S. and Canada onshore hydraulic fracturing business, in exchange for 37% equity. The transaction, completed on the final day of 2020, moved Liberty into the top tier of onshore completions experts. OneStim provides expanded opportunities in pressure pumping, pump down…
Range Resources Corp. said lower processing and transportation costs helped to offset weaker pricing for natural gas liquids (NGL) and other energy commodities during the second quarter, putting the Fort Worth, TX-based independent producer on track to spend at or below its 2020 capital budget. Range dropped $99 million on drilling and completions activity during…
The historic slump in oil drilling is likely to result in the largest monthly decline in completions activity ever recorded in the United States, according to an analysis by Rystad Energy.
Chevron Corp. led the way by oil and natural gas producers on Tuesday in announcing huge cuts to capital spending this year, with Marcellus Shale operator Antero Resources Inc. and Permian Basin-focused Laredo Petroleum Inc. also pulling back as the North American energy industry attempts to regroup amid a pandemic and an oil price war.
North America’s biggest pressure pumping provider Halliburton Co. warned of waning activity for the remainder of the year as customers shun completions and new drilling.
Executives with Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. are working on ways to apply the newest technology and operating tricks throughout the company’s core Bakken Shale assets to keep producing more oil and natural gas at better-than-break-even prices.
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) amended its oil and gas well construction requirements rule (Statewide Rule 13) to clarify requirements related to casing, cementing, drilling, well control and completions. The rules include innovations that put the state “back into a leadership position on regulation of oil and gas well construction,”
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) amended its oil and gas well construction requirements rule (Statewide Rule 13) to clarify requirements related to casing, cementing, drilling, well control and completions. The changes take effect Jan. 1, 2014 and apply to any wells drilled on or after that date.