Fracturing

Chevron’s Permian Operations See Improvements in ‘Frack-to-Pop Cycle Times’

Chevron’s Permian Operations See Improvements in ‘Frack-to-Pop Cycle Times’

Chevron Corp.’s domestic operations, particularly in the Permian Basin, performed “stronger than we had anticipated” in the first quarter, with improved cycle times and natural gas and oil output, CEO Mike Wirth said Friday. During a conference call to discuss quarterly performance, Wirth explained to analysts how the Permian portfolio improved as the wellhead-to-sales times…

April 29, 2024
Associated Natural Gas a Gift – and a Curse – for North Dakota Oil Producers

Associated Natural Gas a Gift – and a Curse – for North Dakota Oil Producers

North Dakota energy regulators expect a modest uptick in Bakken Shale oil production this year, though challenges persist around managing the immense volumes of liquids-rich natural gas extracted as a byproduct.  A case in point was the deep freeze on Wednesday (Jan. 17), which shut in about 700,000 b/d of oil and 2 Bcf/d of…

January 22, 2024
CNX Extends Contract for Electric Fracturing Fleet in Appalachia

CNX Extends Contract for Electric Fracturing Fleet in Appalachia

CNX Resources Corp. said Tuesday it would extend a long-term agreement with Evolution Well Services to continue utilizing an all-electric fracturing fleet in the Appalachian Basin. COO Chad Griffith said after four years of working with Evolution’s fleet the “safety, environmental and efficiency benefits” have been clearly demonstrated. CNX holds more than one million Marcellus…

April 27, 2022
Calgary’s Calfrac Says Russian War Injects ‘Risk and Uncertainty’ for Global Operations

Calgary’s Calfrac Says Russian War Injects ‘Risk and Uncertainty’ for Global Operations

Calfrac Well Services Ltd., a Calgary-based specialist in hydraulic fracturing that works in Canada, as well as Argentina, Russia and the United States, said a revival in drilling last year and commodity prices provide momentum, but there is uncertainty on the horizon. “A prolonged period of underinvestment in the upstream sector, in combination with a…

March 18, 2022
Patterson-UTI Sees U.S. Fracturing Improving into New Year on Stable Oil, Gas Prices

Patterson-UTI Sees U.S. Fracturing Improving into New Year on Stable Oil, Gas Prices

The Lower 48 oil and natural gas rig count remains sharply lower than a year ago, but fracturing activity is rising, a revival that should extend into 2021, all things (prices) being equal, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. CEO Andy Hendricks said Thursday.  Drilling and completion activity for the Houston giant “stabilized” in the third quarter as…

October 22, 2020
Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

President Trump rallied West Texas oil and natural gas workers on Wednesday afternoon during a visit to Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, touting American energy dominance and claiming the industry is not only back on track but expanding. The campaign speech of sorts came during a brief visit after the president toured…

July 30, 2020

Lower 48 Pressure Pumpers Look to Differentiate as Fracturing Demand Falls

Pressure pumpers in the Lower 48 struggled through 2019, with hydraulic horsepower (hhp) demand falling about 10% sequentially in the final quarter, according to estimates by IHS Markit.

December 31, 2019
With Fracturing OK’d, Onshore Natural Gas Eyed in Australia’s Beetaloo Basin

With Fracturing OK’d, Onshore Natural Gas Eyed in Australia’s Beetaloo Basin

Seeds for a new unconventional natural gas crop are being sown in Australia after repeal last year of a hydraulic fracturing moratorium opened up a fertile geological field in the southern continent’s counterpart to Alaska, the Northern Territory (NT).

January 23, 2019

Brief — Roan Well Shut In

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) said Oklahoma City-based Roan Resources Inc. has voluntarily agreed to permanently end all hydraulic fracturing operations at a well in Grady County after the region was struck by a 3.4-magnitude earthquake on Sunday (Nov. 4). Following the quake, the OCC’s Oil and Gas Division had ordered Roan to halt fracturing operations at the Victory Slide well near Bridge Creek, OK.

November 6, 2018

Maryland House Advances Fracking Ban 97-40

A state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is gaining momentum in the Maryland General Assembly.

March 14, 2017
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