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U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Fueled by Permian, Haynesville

U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Fueled by Permian, Haynesville

The Permian Basin and natural gas-rich Haynesville Shale accounted for nearly all of the upstream transactions in the final three months of 2021, but dealmaking overall was down sharply from the third quarter, Enverus reported. The value of Lower 48 merger and acquisition (M&A) activity between exploration and production (E&P) companies totaled $9 billion in…

January 14, 2022
TC Energy Sees North America Natural Gas Demand Rising 25% by 2030

TC Energy Sees North America Natural Gas Demand Rising 25% by 2030

TC Energy Corp. expects North American natural gas demand to grow 25% by 2030, a top pipeline executive told investors earlier this month. Demand would mainly be driven by coal-to-gas switching in the power sector and global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), TC’s Tracy Robinson, president of the Canada natural gas pipelines unit, said…

December 13, 2021
BP Gains MiQ Natural Gas Certification for Haynesville Wells in Texas

BP Gains MiQ Natural Gas Certification for Haynesville Wells in Texas

BP plc has become the latest major to differentiate its natural gas through MiQ, with the U.S. onshore business achieving a top grade for the methane emissions performance of some wells in the Haynesville Shale. MiQ’s independently audited certification system reviewed emissions in the Haynesville that are managed by BP’s Lower 48 arm BPX Energy…

December 9, 2021
Goodrich Going Private in $480M Deal as Haynesville — and Natural Gas Prices — Heat Up

Goodrich Going Private in $480M Deal as Haynesville — and Natural Gas Prices — Heat Up

Publicly listed independent Goodrich Petroleum Corp. has agreed to be taken private by Paloma Partners VI Holdings LLC in a deal valued at roughly $480 million. Paloma, an affiliate of EnCap Energy Capital Fund XI LP, plans to launch a tender offer to acquire for $23/share in cash all of Goodrich’s outstanding common stock.  Goodrich…

November 22, 2021
Comstock to Exit Bakken for $154M, Boost Gassy Haynesville Completions

Comstock to Exit Bakken for $154M, Boost Gassy Haynesville Completions

Comstock Resources Inc. plans to fund a boost in completions activity at its Haynesville Shale assets in Louisiana and Texas using the proceeds from selling properties in North Dakota. The Frisco, TX-based independent said Thursday it would exit the Bakken Shale, selling its assets to Northern Oil & Gas Inc. for $154 million in cash.…

October 8, 2021
ExxonMobil Launches Certification Pilot with MiQ for Permian Natural Gas

ExxonMobil Launches Certification Pilot with MiQ for Permian Natural Gas

ExxonMobil is wading into the certified natural gas game, partnering with nonprofit MiQ for natural gas produced at its Poker Lake, NM, facility in the Permian Basin. About 200 MMcf/d from Poker Lake would be assessed and certified by MiQ, ExxonMobil said Tuesday. The certified natural gas, sometimes referred to as responsibly sourced gas, could…

September 7, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Static, but Lower 48 Oil Drilling Climbs

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Static, but Lower 48 Oil Drilling Climbs

The United States gained three drilling rigs for the week ending Friday (Aug. 6), all working in the Lower 48, according to Baker Hughes Co. (BKR).  There were 491 active rigs total in the U.S. onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GOM), compared with 247 for the same period of 2020. The weekly rig tally is…

August 6, 2021
Sempra CEO Says LNG Construction Costs Rising, while Tellurian Looking to Boost Haynesville Output

Sempra CEO Says LNG Construction Costs Rising, while Tellurian Looking to Boost Haynesville Output

Rising construction costs are likely to give brownfield liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects an extra advantage over greenfield sites as planned developments move toward sanction, Sempra CEO Jeff Martin said Thursday. “Greenfield projects tend to have a little bit of a higher per-unit cost than brownfield projects, Martin said during the 2Q2021 earnings call. “This…

August 6, 2021
Natural Gas Rig Count Drops to 103 as GOM Activity Slows

Natural Gas Rig Count Drops to 103 as GOM Activity Slows

The U.S. natural gas rig count slipped one unit to 103 for the week ended Friday (July 30) as a pullback in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) dragged the overall domestic tally lower, the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Declines in the United States also included two oil-directed rigs, leaving the combined…

July 30, 2021
Southwestern Energy Gains Access to Gulf Coast LNG Corridor With Indigo Acquisition

Southwestern Energy Gains Access to Gulf Coast LNG Corridor With Indigo Acquisition

Southwestern Energy Co. is moving beyond the Appalachian Basin to expand its natural gas opportunities with a $2.7 billion takeover of Haynesville Shale pure-play Indigo Natural Resources LLC. The Houston independent, a Lower 48 pioneer in unconventional drilling techniques, said the merger would boost production to 4 Bcfe/d, 85% weighted to natural gas. Indigo, which…

June 3, 2021
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