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Gulfport Acquires Acreage, Tries to Figure Out Utica Puzzle

Despite fierce competition, Gulfport Energy Corp. CEO Jim Palm said his company has managed to acquire additional acreage in the Utica Shale as it looks to determine type curves, well spacing and how long it should wait before bringing new wells into production.

November 16, 2012

U.S. Proppant Maker Squeezing out Chinese Product

Despite some fall-off in overall sales, Houston-based CARBO Ceramics Inc. Thursday said it continues to see strong ceramic proppant sales volumes in the active major shale plays such as the Eagle Ford, Permian and Bakken.

October 29, 2012

U.S. Proppant Maker Squeezing Out Chinese Product

Despite some fall-off, Houston-based CARBO Ceramics Inc. Thursday said it continues to see strong ceramic proppant sales volumes in the active major shale plays such as the Eagle Ford, Permian and Bakken.

October 29, 2012

WSI: North Pacific Signal to Warm Northeast To Year’s End

Much of the eastern United States will experience generally mild temperatures through the end of the year despite an El Nino event in the tropical Pacific Ocean, as cooling waters in the more northern Pacific begin to exert their influence on North American weather patterns, according to forecasters at Andover, MA-based Weather Services International (WSI). And the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season may already be winding down, WSI said.

October 1, 2012

Barclays: Associated Gas Bolsters Dry Gas Production

Despite the fact that rig counts have fallen across the shale basins, analysts at Barclays Capital said they believe that associated gas production will continue to grow to offset a portion of the decline in production from dry gas drilling.

October 1, 2012

Barclays: Dry Gas Production Continues to Linger

Despite the fact that rig counts have fallen across the shale basins, analysts at Barclays Capital said they believe that associated gas production will continue to grow to offset a portion of the decline in production from dry gas drilling.

September 27, 2012

WSI: North Pacific Signal to Warm Northeast Through Year’s End

Much of the eastern United States will experience generally mild temperatures through the end of the year despite an El Nino event in the tropical Pacific Ocean, as cooling waters in the more northern Pacific begin to exert their influence on North American weather patterns, according to forecasters at Andover, MA-based Weather Services International (WSI). The western third of the country and parts of the Southeast will average cooler than normal over the next three months, WSI said.

September 25, 2012

Top North American Gas Marketers (Bcf/d)

Despite the flood of natural gas on the market and stubbornly low prices, higher trading volumes should come as no surprise, according to one market consultant.. read more

September 17, 2012

Executives Expect Oilfield Services M&A to Increase

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the oilfield services sector should pick up steam over the next one to two years, with most of the activity centered in North America, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.

August 31, 2012

Sempra Still Touting REX Pipeline’s Value

Despite taking a significant hit in its 2Q2012 profits related to its 25% interest in the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX), which is now on the sales block, San Diego-based Sempra Energy executives view the natural gas pipeline as a “significant” asset long term because of its potential role in moving gas bidirectionally from the developing parts of the Utica and Marcellus shales.

August 13, 2012