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Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 Completes NGL Upgrades at Sweeny Hub Serving Permian, Eagle Ford Operators

Phillips 66 has completed a $1.4 billion infrastructure upgrade near its Houston Ship Channel facilities to serve the Permian Shale and Eagle Ford Shale. Houston-based Phillips 66 management said operations have begun on two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plants at its Sweeny Hub in Old Ocean, TX, south of Houston. With a combined capacity…

November 24, 2020
Oil, Gas Permits for Lower 48 Federal Land Climb Ahead of Biden’s Election

Oil, Gas Permits for Lower 48 Federal Land Climb Ahead of Biden’s Election

U.S. explorers during October increased their oil and gas permit requests for the third month in a row, with an uptick in developing leaseholds on federal lands, according to Evercore ISI. The analyst firm each month provides data using state and federal sources regarding permits for oil and gas wells, plugging and abandoned (P&A) wells…

November 12, 2020
EOG’s 21 Tcf Natural Gas Discovery in South Texas Competitive with ‘Premium Oil Plays,’ Says CEO

EOG’s 21 Tcf Natural Gas Discovery in South Texas Competitive with ‘Premium Oil Plays,’ Says CEO

Super independent EOG Resources Inc. has identified 21 Tcf net natural gas resource potential with an estimated 1,250 net locations in the South Texas formations of the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale. The discovery on the Dorado prospect is in Webb County, where EOG has 163,000 net acres, were in 700 feet of stacked…

November 6, 2020
Texas E&Ps Must Justify Reasons to Flare/Vent Natural Gas, Says RRC

Texas E&Ps Must Justify Reasons to Flare/Vent Natural Gas, Says RRC

Producers working Texas oilfields will be required to show why they need permission to flare or vent natural gas under updated rules approved by state regulators Wednesday. However, the three-member Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) stopped short of imposing more stringent requirements to limit emissions.  For months the RRC has weighed how to balance exploration…

November 5, 2020
Callon Delivering Economic Returns in Permian, Eagle Ford at Current Strip Prices, Says CEO

Callon Delivering Economic Returns in Permian, Eagle Ford at Current Strip Prices, Says CEO

Houston-based Callon Petroleum Co., whose portfolio stretches across the Permian Basin’s two major formations and across the Eagle Ford Shale, reduced costs and delivered “near-term economic returns” at current strip prices during the third quarter, the CEO said. Net production jumped 170% to 102,000 boe/d year/year, above expectations, while capital spending was $38 million, below…

November 3, 2020
Seven Key Oil, Natural Gas Producing Regions Set to Lower Output in November, Says EIA

Seven Key Oil, Natural Gas Producing Regions Set to Lower Output in November, Says EIA

Despite anticipated increases in productivity per rig across seven key U.S. producing regions, overall oil and gas output from these areas is expected to fall across the board from October to November, according to updated numbers released Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency’s latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) projects that total natural…

October 13, 2020
Strong Balance Sheet Key to ConocoPhillips Managing ‘Really Dark Days’ of Oil Downturn

Strong Balance Sheet Key to ConocoPhillips Managing ‘Really Dark Days’ of Oil Downturn

ConocoPhillips’ strategic pivot in 2016 to a value model rather than a growth model provided the Houston-based independent the financial capability to “make rational economic decisions” during the oil market downturn, including curtailing around 400,000 b/d of production. ConocoPhillips Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Fox said the company’s strong balance sheet, which…

September 29, 2020
Max Midstream Looking to Pull Permian, Eagle Ford Oil to New Export Terminal Between Houston, Corpus

Max Midstream Looking to Pull Permian, Eagle Ford Oil to New Export Terminal Between Houston, Corpus

A Houston-based midstreamer is looking to squeeze in another oil export project on the Texas coast between the massive Houston and Corpus Christi ports that would move Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin supply overseas. Max Midstream announced the ambitious plan designed around the Seahawk Pipeline and Terminal in Port Comfort in Calhoun County. The…

September 25, 2020
Matador Sees Strong Results in Permian Delaware with More Wells Nearing Completion

Matador Sees Strong Results in Permian Delaware with More Wells Nearing Completion

Permian Basin-focused Matador Resources Co. has seen some of the highest initial potential (IP) rates from one of four wells recently completed and turned to sales in the Stateline asset area in Eddy County, NM. The Dallas-based operator said Tuesday the test results from the Boros No. 215H well showed 24-hour IP production of 4,584…

September 22, 2020
Lower 48 Holds Enough DUCs to Extend Operations Deep into 2021

Lower 48 Holds Enough DUCs to Extend Operations Deep into 2021

A substantial inventory in the Lower 48 of drilled but uncompleted wells, aka DUCs, could sustain drilling — without adding more wells — long into the coming year, according to a new analysis. “After DUCs run out, however, rig activity in the five key oil regions needs to be in the 280-300 range to maintain…

September 8, 2020