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Enviros Fail in Lawsuit Questioning 2017 Nevada Lease Sales

Enviros Fail in Lawsuit Questioning 2017 Nevada Lease Sales

A federal district court judge in Nevada has ruled against two environmental groups that sued the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its handling of a pair of 2017 oil and gas lease sales.

January 22, 2019

‘Higher Degree of Uncertainty’ Near-Term for U.S. Land, Says Superior Energy CEO

Houston-based Superior Energy Services Inc., which provides drilling, completion and production-related needs worldwide, is expecting a contraction in U.S. land operations into 2019 on an overabundance of hydraulic fracturing equipment and withering completions demand.

October 23, 2018

Brief — BLM Utah Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah has opened a scoping period through July 31 for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to evaluate a proposed oil and gas lease sale for 330,000 acres of federal land. The lease sale is tentatively scheduled for December. Information and scoping comments are available at BLM’s National NEPA Register project page.

July 17, 2018

U.S. Land Permits Already Surpassing 2016 Totals, Led by West Texas Permian Gains

U.S. land permitting year-to-date has surpassed the full-year total for 2016, led by nearly irrepressible gains in the Permian Basin of West Texas, according to an analysis.

September 12, 2017

Thai Company Options More Land for Ohio Ethane Cracker

PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC) has signed purchase option agreements with eight landowners near the proposed site of its multi-billion dollar ethane cracker in Ohio, giving the company the ability to buy the properties if it were to move forward with the facility.

August 24, 2017
Helmerich & Payne Raises Capex on Customer Call for Upgraded Rigs

Helmerich & Payne Raises Capex on Customer Call for Upgraded Rigs

U.S. land rig margins increased on average by more than $800/day for Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) during the fiscal third quarter on increased utilization and demand for super-specification rigs.

July 27, 2017
NOV’s Global Land Sales Exceed Offshore Sales For First Time Since 2005

NOV’s Global Land Sales Exceed Offshore Sales For First Time Since 2005

In a continuing sign that things are beginning to move in a positive direction for the oil and gas markets — at least in the onshore — National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) booked an order during 4Q2016 to manufacture 75,000 hydraulic hp of fracture stimulation pumps and associated support equipment for an independent oilfield services provider, the Houston-based company said Tuesday.

February 7, 2017

Kinder’s Tennessee, Massachusetts Reach Eminent Domain Deal For Connecticut Expansion

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC (TGP) has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts that clears the way for the pipeline’s Connecticut Expansion Project to traverse the Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, MA, in Berkshire County.

January 3, 2017

Gulfport, Eclipse Among Highest Bidders For Ohio National Forest Land

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned 17 parcels of land in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest last week to four oil and gas companies that paid about $1.7 million.

December 20, 2016

Helmerich & Payne’s Permian Activity Still Hot, But Customers Cautiously Raising Rigs Elsewhere

Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc., the last of the big oilfield drilling contractors to issue quarterly results, continues to see most of its U.S. onshore rigs heading to the Permian Basin, but increasingly, high-spec activity is beginning to increase elsewhere, CEO John Lindsay said Thursday.

November 17, 2016
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