Midcontinent

Devon CEO Not Ruling Out More Acquisitions as Rumors Swirl about Shell’s Permian Assets

Devon CEO Not Ruling Out More Acquisitions as Rumors Swirl about Shell’s Permian Assets

It’s already completed a big Lower 48 takeover this year, but Devon Energy Corp. isn’t ruling out making a bid on more oil and natural gas assets, the CEO said Wednesday. Over the last couple of weeks, rumors have swirled that Royal Dutch Shell plc may sell its Permian Basin portfolio, estimated to be worth…

August 5, 2021
Ovintiv Holding Line on Lower 48 Capex as Raw Materials, Labor Costs Escalate

Ovintiv Holding Line on Lower 48 Capex as Raw Materials, Labor Costs Escalate

Ovintiv Inc., whose portfolio stretches from Western Canada to West Texas, is seeing costs for materials and labor rising, but inflationary pressures and capital guidance are being kept in check with operational efficiencies, executives said Wednesday. CEO Doug Suttles, who is retiring, presided over his final conference call on Wednesday, ushering in a new era…

July 29, 2021
Oil, Natural Gas Rig Tallies Rise as Baker’s U.S. Count Climbs to 484

Oil, Natural Gas Rig Tallies Rise as Baker’s U.S. Count Climbs to 484

Amid a ramp-up in both oil- and natural gas-directed drilling, the United States added five rigs to raise its tally to 484 during the week ended Friday (July 16), according to the latest count from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Three natural gas-directed rigs and two oil-directed rigs were added domestically during the week. The U.S.…

July 16, 2021
Cimarex Selling Some Midcontinent Assets to BCE-Mach III, but Region ‘Sustaining’ Part of Portfolio

Cimarex Selling Some Midcontinent Assets to BCE-Mach III, but Region ‘Sustaining’ Part of Portfolio

U.S. independent Cimarex Energy Co. has agreed to sell some of its Midcontinent properties, including a pair of natural gas gathering and processing facilities, to privately held BCE-Mach III LLC for an undisclosed amount. Under the recently signed purchase and sale agreement, the partnership of Houston-based Bayou City Energy Management LLC and Mach Resources LLC…

May 20, 2021
SandRidge Looking for Deals as Midcontinent Activity Shrinks

SandRidge Looking for Deals as Midcontinent Activity Shrinks

SandRidge Energy Inc. carried out zero drilling activity on its assets in the Midcontinent and in Colorado last year, causing production to wither, according to its 2020 annual report. The company’s output fell by nearly 25% in 2020 to 8.7 million boe comprising 24% oil, 45% natural gas and 31% natural gas liquids (NGL). In…

March 8, 2021
Tapstone Energy Wins Chesapeake’s Midcontinent Assets in Bankruptcy Auction

Tapstone Energy Wins Chesapeake’s Midcontinent Assets in Bankruptcy Auction

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has sold its massive Oklahoma asset position to Tapstone Energy LLC for $130.5 million.  Both Oklahoma City producers reached a deal after Tapstone successfully bid for the assets during a bankruptcy auction last week. Tapstone had been selected as the stalking horse bidder last month, when the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the…

November 19, 2020
Chesapeake Cleared by Bankruptcy Court to Sell Midcontinent Assets

Chesapeake Cleared by Bankruptcy Court to Sell Midcontinent Assets

A court has authorized Chesapeake Energy Corp. to sell its Midcontinent assets and approved procedures to get the process started.  Under an order issued by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Chesapeake has until Oct. 22 to designate a stalking horse bidder that would set the bar for the value and…

October 12, 2020
Two Midstreamers Pick Up Water, Natural Gas Pipelines in Separate Lower 48 Deals

Two Midstreamers Pick Up Water, Natural Gas Pipelines in Separate Lower 48 Deals

Houston-based Black Bear Transmission LLC said Thursday it has completed the sale of natural gas gathering assets in Oklahoma and Arkansas acquired earlier this year from Enbridge Inc.   The assets, owned by Ozark Gas Gathering LLC (OGG), were sold to an undisclosed buyer and terms were not released. OGG was acquired from Enbridge as part…

October 1, 2020
Bankruptcies Accelerating in North American Oil Patch, with More Carnage Said Likely

Bankruptcies Accelerating in North American Oil Patch, with More Carnage Said Likely

Bankruptcies in the North American oil patch “have substantially picked up pace” so far in 2020, due largely to the impact of Covid-19 on prices and demand, according to a new report published Tuesday by Haynes and Boone LLP. The Dallas-based international corporate law firm has been tracking bankruptcy filings in the exploration and production…

August 11, 2020
Midcontinent Oil, Gas Execs Looking for Higher Prices to Boost Activity as Covid-19 Takes Toll

Midcontinent Oil, Gas Execs Looking for Higher Prices to Boost Activity as Covid-19 Takes Toll

Oil and natural gas operators that work through the midsection of the country faced dire activity levels during the second quarter and don’t expect much of an uptick through the rest of the year. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, aka the Kansas City Fed, every quarter traces energy activity in the Tenth District,…

July 13, 2020
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