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Natural Gas Output from Appalachia, Haynesville Seen Falling Further into Early Summer

Natural Gas Output from Appalachia, Haynesville Seen Falling Further into Early Summer

Combined natural gas production from seven key Lower 48 plays is expected to ease lower in June, with declines from gas-weighted plays continuing to offset increasing associated output from the Permian Basin, according to updated projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), published Monday, EIA said it…

May 14, 2024
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues to Dip, 4Q Drilling Below Last Year’s Pace

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Production Continues to Dip, 4Q Drilling Below Last Year’s Pace

Pennsylvania natural gas production from horizontal wells totaled 1.88 Tcf or 20.6 Bcf/d in the third quarter, down 0.8% from the third quarter of 2021, according to data from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This marks the third straight quarter in which output did not rise on a year/year (y/y) basis, DEP said,…

December 7, 2022
Iron Horse Expanding Natural Gas Processing in Anadarko Basin

Iron Horse Expanding Natural Gas Processing in Anadarko Basin

Iron Horse Midstream is adding another natural gas cryogenic processing plant at its 120-acre complex in Grady County, OK, in the heart of the Anadarko Basin. The Dallas-based firm said the 200 MMcf/d plant would boost natural gas processing capacity in the SCOOP/STACK (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Sooner Trend of the Anadarko Basin,…

November 23, 2022
Falling DUC Inventory Spurs Lower 48 E&Ps to Goose Drilling Activity

Falling DUC Inventory Spurs Lower 48 E&Ps to Goose Drilling Activity

Exploration and production (E&P) operators in the U.S. onshore are ramping up drilling activity, particularly in the Permian Basin, to offset the shrinking drilled but uncompleted (DUC) well inventory, according to ESAI Energy LLC. Crude oil prices topping $100/bbl “have incentivized more rigs, especially from private companies, and the diminishing inventory of DUCs means more…

June 22, 2022
Chevron ‘Getting The Machine Running Again’ in Permian, Pondering U.S. LNG Growth

Chevron ‘Getting The Machine Running Again’ in Permian, Pondering U.S. LNG Growth

The sharp upturn in energy demand, which has escalated since Russia invaded Ukraine, has created a big opening for Chevron Corp. to ramp up once again in the massive Permian Basin and ponder whether it’s time to invest in U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), CEO Mike Wirth said Friday. In sharing the 1Q2022 results, Wirth…

April 29, 2022
Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Production to Rise in November as DUC Drawdown Continues

Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Production to Rise in November as DUC Drawdown Continues

U.S. onshore oil and natural gas production is set to rise from October to November, propelled by supply growth in the Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale, according to updated projections Monday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas production from seven key U.S. producing regions — the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, along…

October 18, 2021
Lower 48 E&Ps Spurning New Wells, Drawing Down DUCs at ‘Unsustainable Delta’

Lower 48 E&Ps Spurning New Wells, Drawing Down DUCs at ‘Unsustainable Delta’

U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies are completing wells at record rates, outpacing new wells by nearly 250 a month, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. Analyst John Freeman in a note to clients Monday said the domestic count of drilled but uncompleted wells, aka DUCs, has dropped by nearly 3,300 from nearly 9,000…

September 27, 2021
Permian, Haynesville Growth Highlight EIA’s Latest Lower 48 Production Forecast

Permian, Haynesville Growth Highlight EIA’s Latest Lower 48 Production Forecast

Despite projected gains from the Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale, overall natural gas production from seven key U.S. onshore regions is set to decline from April to May, according to updated figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Total output from the seven regions — the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, as…

April 12, 2021
Bonanza Creek Moderating DJ Well Completions to Optimize HighPoint Takeover

Bonanza Creek Moderating DJ Well Completions to Optimize HighPoint Takeover

With its takeover of fellow Colorado pure-play HighPoint Resources Corp. now complete, Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. is looking to optimize the combined well completions and midstream gathering needs, according to CEO Eric Greager. Bonanza Creek completed its merger with HighPoint on April 1. The closing allows the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin operator to revamp the overall…

April 9, 2021
Lower 48 DUC Count Falling to ‘Normal’ by Year’s End, Says Raymond James

Lower 48 DUC Count Falling to ‘Normal’ by Year’s End, Says Raymond James

The Lower 48’s ample supply of drilled but uncompleted wells, aka DUCs, is coming down at a quick pace and is expected to reach “normal” levels by year’s end, tightening the oil supply according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. In a note to clients, Raymond James analyst John Freeman made the case that the…

February 9, 2021
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