The U.S. rig count rose 10 units to 320 during the short holiday work week ended Wednesday (Nov. 25), driven by a sharp increase in oil-directed drilling, including gains in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Gains in the United States included 10 oil-directed…
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State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), the world’s largest natural gas producer, said by 2027 it should be able to increase current liquefaction capacity by 64%.
Appalachian pure-play Montage Resources Corp. plans to slash spending by $30 million through the remainder of the year as natural gas prices stagnate, but production is expected to increase.
Black Hills Corp., with operations in eight states, has increased its five-year capital investment plans to $2.8 billion to focus on consolidating multiple natural gas utilities.
Onshore heavyweight EOG Resources Inc. became one of the rare explorers to announce increased capital spending for 2019, with plans to devote more resources to new areas in the Lower 48 with better-priced drilling potential and less funds to more established plays.
Domestic natural gas production growth is expected to keep pace with demand and exports this year, and inventories will build faster than the five-year average, keeping a lid on Henry Hub prices, which are expected to average just $2.89/MMBtu in 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Tulsa-based Samson Resources II LLC reported 30-day initial production of 2,339 boe/d (97% oil) from the Spearhead (Federal 11-2635 4075) well in the Shannon formation in Converse County, WY, within the Powder River Basin. With about 145,000 net acres in the PRB, the board is considering expanding its delineation program. An operating budget is be finalized late in 1Q2019.
The U.S. rig count grew by four to 1,067 for the week ended Friday (Oct. 19), driven by gains in oil drilling and featuring a sharp uptick in Texas, according to data from Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE).
Permian Basin explorer Ring Energy Inc. has increased its capital spending for 2018 by nearly 25% as it builds out infrastructure in the Delaware sub-basin and Central Basin Platform (CBP) to deliver more natural gas and oil to market.
Driven by record production from the Permian Basin, including a near-70% increase in natural gas output from No. 1 prospect Alpine High, Apache Corp. is boosting its capital spending this year by $400 million to $3.4 billion.