Exploration And Production

U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Rises in Latest Baker Count as Oil Activity Surges

U.S. Natural Gas Drilling Rises in Latest Baker Count as Oil Activity Surges

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed two units to 109 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 14), while big gains in Texas sent the overall domestic drilling tally higher by double digits, according to updated figures published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Including a net gain of 11 oil-directed rigs, the combined domestic rig…

January 14, 2022
U.S. Drilling Total Increases by Double Digits as Activity Climbs in Eagle Ford, Haynesville

U.S. Drilling Total Increases by Double Digits as Activity Climbs in Eagle Ford, Haynesville

On the strength of sharp gains in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales, the U.S. rig count surged 13 units higher to 601 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 14), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Net gains in the United States included 11 oil-directed rigs and two natural gas-directed rigs,…

January 14, 2022
Permian, Eagle Ford Counties and School Districts Top Texas Property Tax Receipt Rankings

Permian, Eagle Ford Counties and School Districts Top Texas Property Tax Receipt Rankings

Texas’ oil and natural gas industry paid $15.8 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, with school districts and counties in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale the top beneficiaries, according to the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA). “Despite an incredibly difficult two years, the Texas…

January 14, 2022
Latin America’s Importance in Energy Transition Expected to Grow, Says Yergin

Latin America’s Importance in Energy Transition Expected to Grow, Says Yergin

The transition to lower carbon-emitting fuel resources may give Latin America a new economic edge, according to energy expert Daniel Yergin. In a conversation with NGI earlier this month, the vice chairman of IHS Markit and chair of CERAWeek said Latin America may see its fortunes rise as “enormous” amounts of copper and other earth…

January 12, 2022
Appalachian Natural Gas Output Growth Said Threatened by Long-term ‘Uncertainties’

Appalachian Natural Gas Output Growth Said Threatened by Long-term ‘Uncertainties’

Higher natural gas prices were a positive for natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin in 2021, but ongoing “uncertainties” threaten the industry’s long-term growth prospects.

January 6, 2022
OPEC-Plus Agrees to Ramp Up Oil Output Despite Omicron

OPEC-Plus Agrees to Ramp Up Oil Output Despite Omicron

A coalition of major oil producing countries agreed on Tuesday to further boost output to meet expectations for strong demand, despite concerns about the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Policymakers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), headed by Saudi Arabia, and a Russia-led group of allies known as OPEC-plus, said…

January 5, 2022
Eni FPSO Arrival Shifts Flagship Mexico Offshore Project Into Ramp Up Mode

Eni FPSO Arrival Shifts Flagship Mexico Offshore Project Into Ramp Up Mode

Italy’s Eni SpA, one of Mexico’s leading private sector oil producers, said a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel had arrived offshore Tabasco allowing for production to ramp up in the Area 1 development. In mid-2019, Eni became the first private sector operator to record offshore oil production in Mexico at its Area 1…

January 4, 2022
Mexico’s Pemex Awards $1B Contract for Ixachi Natural Gas Conditioning Plant

Mexico’s Pemex Awards $1B Contract for Ixachi Natural Gas Conditioning Plant

A joint venture (JV) led by Malaysia’s Coastal Contracts Bhd has secured a roughly $1.06 billion contract from Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to build and operate a natural gas conditioning plant at the Ixachi onshore gas and condensate field in Veracruz state. The plant will have capacity to treat 300 MMcf/d of…

December 29, 2021
Mexico Private Sector Oil Output Surges to Record High as Bid Rounds Still Shelved

Mexico Private Sector Oil Output Surges to Record High as Bid Rounds Still Shelved

Private sector oil production in Mexico averaged 73,479 b/d in November, up from 51,907 b/d in November 2020, according to the latest figures from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). The 42% year/year increase marks the highest monthly average for non-state firms since the 2013 constitutional energy reform opened the upstream segment to private…

December 27, 2021
Colombia’s Oil, Natural Gas Reserves Said Rapidly Dwindling

Colombia’s Oil, Natural Gas Reserves Said Rapidly Dwindling

Colombia’s oil and gas production along with its proven reserves are falling and investment will likely fail to recover to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels this decade, according to new analysis from Rystad Energy. Colombia is Latin America’s third-largest oil and gas producer behind Brazil and Mexico, but crude oil production this year is on track to…

December 21, 2021
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