Fracturing

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

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.

December 19, 2016
U.S. Onshore E&Ps Still Shying Away From Activity, Says Superior Energy Chief

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.

October 27, 2016

Weir, Rolls Royce JV Create Integrated Fracking System

Pressure pumping manufacturer Weir Oil & Gas said Monday it is teaming up with a unit of Rolls Royce plc to provide what they claim is the industry’s first integrated hydraulic fracturing system, as efficiency moves front and center.

May 2, 2016

Weir, Rolls Royce JV Create Integrated Fracking System

Pressure pumping manufacturer Weir Oil & Gas said Monday it is teaming up with a unit of Rolls Royce plc to provide what they claim is the industry’s first integrated hydraulic fracturing system, as efficiency moves front and center.

May 2, 2016

‘Phenomenal’ Fracture Core Samples from Permian Test Site Called A Game Changer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum Inc. and other industry partners, has collected what may be the world’s most comprehensive hydraulic fracturing research dataset in unconventional shale at a test site in the Permian Basin.

April 6, 2016
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