Gastar Sharpens Hunton Limestone Focus with Sale

Gastar Exploration Ltd. is selling about 76,000 net acres in Kingfisher and Canadian counties in Oklahoma for $62 million and also agreed to swap acreage with the undisclosed buyer so that both might concentrate their positions, the company said Tuesday.

July 5, 2013

Industry Brief

Kirkpatrick Oil & Gas LLC has hired E-Spectrum Advisors LLC to sell its nonoperated, horizontal Eagle Ford and Pearsall shale properties in La Salle and Frio counties, TX. Kirkpatrick’s ownership includes 41 producing wells, operated by Cheyenne Petroleum Co., making approximately 6,000 gross/135 net boe/d, and nine wells in various stages of drilling and completion. In addition, nine locations are permitted for drilling. Kirkpatrick holds an approximate 3% working interest and the typical lease delivers a 77% net revenue interest. The properties hold 11,281 gross/338 net acres of leasehold. Reserves include net proved reserves of 1.18 MMboe (88% oil/liquids). Offers are due by July 30.

June 24, 2013

EQT Boosts EUR Projections in the Marcellus

EQT Corp. released updated information for its investors on Friday, including higher projections for estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) at wells in its core Marcellus Shale acreage, thanks to reduced cluster spacing, longer laterals and a pending deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp.

June 3, 2013

Consol-Noble JV to Build Marcellus Dry Gas Pipeline

With natural gas prices increasing, a joint venture (JV) in the Marcellus Shale has announced plans to build a dry gas pipeline across two neighboring counties in north-central West Virginia.

May 29, 2013

Public Webinar Series on NY Fracking to Begin Wednesday

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC), a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API), announced Monday that it would conduct the first of a series of free webinars about hydraulic fracturing for the public on Wednesday.

May 21, 2013
Halcon: ‘Progress On All Fronts,’ But Earnings Miss

Halcon: ‘Progress On All Fronts,’ But Earnings Miss

Halcon Resources Corp. is still figuring out the Utica/Point Pleasant play while it is making progress on well completions in the Bakken/Three Forks and adding acreage to its recently announced East Texas Eagle Ford play, CEO Floyd Wilson said Thursday.

May 3, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Driller for Separate Incidents

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has levied a $125,000 fine against a driller, Pennsylvania General Energy Co. LLC (PGE), for two separate incidents in Lycoming County.

April 30, 2013

Clayton Williams Monetizes Texas Assets

Midland, TX-based Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI) has struck a deal with a financial investor to monetize 95% of its Wolfberry oil and gas reserves, leasehold interests and facilities in Andrews County, TX, for $214 million. Proceeds will be used to reduce debt.

April 22, 2013

Three Injured in Flash Fire at West Virginia Pigging Station

A flash fire Thursday evening at a pig receiving station in Tyler County, WV, injured three people and forced Eureka Hunter Pipeline to shut in a portion of its pipeline system in the area, according to parent Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.

April 15, 2013

Industry Briefs

Chevron Corp. increased its natural gas output in the first two months of 2013 at the same time it was collecting higher gas prices than it did a year ago. In the United States, net gas production in January and February averaged 1.256 Bcf/d, versus 1.170 Bcf/d for the full three-month first quarter of 2012. Global net gas output climbed 5.4% to average 5.291 Bcf/d in January and February, compared to 5.019 Bcf/d in 1Q2012. The producer, which is scheduled to release its 1Q2013 earnings report on April 26, said realized prices for U.S. gas averaged $3.06/Mcf in the first two months of this year, compared with $2.48 in 1Q2012. U.S. net oil-equivalent production increased to 663,000 boe/d in the first two months of 2013 compared with 651,000 boe/d in 1Q2012, but it was down from 4Q2012’s total of 674,000 boe/d because of maintenance activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 15, 2013