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…
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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…
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…
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…
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.
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).
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.
Maryland House Advances Fracking Ban 97-40
A state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is gaining momentum in the Maryland General Assembly.
Despite Downturn, Many E&Ps Improved Disclosure Practices in 2016, Report Says
Despite struggling with low commodity prices in 2016, many oil and gas companies made significant improvements in risk reporting and transparency, according to a report released last week.
U.S. Onshore E&Ps Still Shying Away From Activity, Says Superior Energy Chief
Houston-based completions specialist Superior Energy Services Inc. has seen a smattering of an upturn in U.S. onshore markets, but customers still are not inclined to boost activity levels, CEO David Dunlap said Tuesday.