Halliburton Secures More Sand for Onshore Operations, Updates Seismic-to-Stimulation Service

Halliburton Co., one of the largest onshore oilfield services providers, has obtained a long-term agreement through 2018 with Hi-Crush Partners LP for sand to use in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations.

June 24, 2014

Robust Growth, Higher Prices Forecast for U.S., Canadian Completion Services

North America’s hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services market should remain strong through 2016 on robust drilling and completion activity, with demand in the United States and Canada set for double-digit growth this year, PacWest Consulting Partners said in a new analysis.

May 30, 2014

Minnesota Governor Declines to Enact Frack Sand Mining Ban

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has turned down calls to enact a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in the southeastern part of the state, saying he doesn’t have the authority to implement such a ban.

April 25, 2014

Record U.S. Fracking Stages This Year, Says PacWest

The U.S. land market will complete a record number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) stages in 2013, driven by horizontal drilling and efficiencies, according to PacWest Consulting Partners.

November 22, 2013
COGA Panel Says Unconventional Technology Still In Early Days

COGA Panel Says Unconventional Technology Still In Early Days

Technological innovations in the oil and gas industry have marked some remarkable discoveries over its 150-year history. Today, the innovations may be coming more quickly, but there’s still plenty to learn, energy stalwarts said Tuesday at the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Energy Summit.

August 7, 2013

Midland, Delaware Basin Wolfcamp Outlook Seen ‘Greatly Improved’

Permian Basin-focused Energen Resources Corp., said Wednesday its first well to test the upper Wolfcamp Shale in the Midland Basin and three upper Wolfcamp wells in the Delaware Basin have shown “excellent results.”

August 1, 2013

Cabot to Use Marcellus Gas to Power Pennsylvania Fracking

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., whose central operations are in the Marcellus Shale, said Monday it plans to use natural gas to power hydraulic fracturing (fracking) equipment in northeastern Pennsylvania.

May 21, 2013

Fracking Opposition Carries Message to Washington

Protesters aiming to “Stop the Frack Attack” were planning to hold a three-day meeting in the nation’s capital at the end of this week for obstructionist training sessions and lobbying of Congress, to be followed by a Saturday afternoon demonstration on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

July 27, 2012

Canadian Pacific to Build Frack Sand Facilities in U.S. Shale Plays

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) said Wednesday it was teaming up with Pennsylvania-based Smart Sand to supply Northern White sand to drillers in key North American unconventional plays beginning with the Bakken Shale, where the first of several transload facilities is planned.

July 19, 2012

Small California E&P Makes Big Play in Alaska Shale

San Diego, CA-based Royale Energy Inc., a publicly held exploration and production (E&P) independent with about 15 MMcf/d of gas production, mostly in Northern California, was the biggest bidder for Alaska North Slope shale oil plays offered last month in a state lease sale.

January 18, 2012