Oil And Gas

GOM Activity on The Mend, But Natural Gas Drilling Slows in U.S.

GOM Activity on The Mend, But Natural Gas Drilling Slows in U.S.

U.S. natural gas drilling activity eased lower during the week ended Friday (Sept. 24), while ongoing recovery in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) helped lift the overall domestic rig count higher for the period, according to updated numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Ten oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the week,…

September 24, 2021
Permian Delaware Producers, Midstreamers Said Struggling to Control Methane Emissions

Permian Delaware Producers, Midstreamers Said Struggling to Control Methane Emissions

Aerial methane measurements taken during August in the Permian Basin indicate the oil and gas industry continues to have issues in controlling flaring and venting, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said Thursday. The EDF’s ongoing Permian Methane Analysis Project, aka PermianMAP, is collecting methane emissions from the air, via towers and on the ground across…

September 24, 2021
PE Funding Filling Void in North America E&P as Public Operators Stay Disciplined

PE Funding Filling Void in North America E&P as Public Operators Stay Disciplined

Private equity (PE) continues to pour into the North American oil and natural gas patch amid higher commodity prices and capital discipline by publicly traded companies. Privately held exploration and production (E&P) firm Sabalo Energy II said Wednesday it has closed a $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Investments LP. The objective “is to build,…

September 24, 2021
More Signs of Post-Ida Recovery in Latest Tally of GOM Drilling Activity

More Signs of Post-Ida Recovery in Latest Tally of GOM Drilling Activity

Propelled by rising activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) amid the recovery from Hurricane Ida-related impacts, the U.S. rig count rose nine units to 521 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 24), according to Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Ten oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the week, offsetting a one-rig decline…

September 24, 2021
Tourmaline Raises Capex Plan, Accelerates Montney Drilling

Tourmaline Raises Capex Plan, Accelerates Montney Drilling

Tourmaline Oil Corp., Canada’s largest natural gas producer, plans to boost spending and pull forward some drilling in the Montney Shale originally scheduled for next year into the final weeks of 2021. The company credited “materially reduced drilling times,” particularly at its northeastern British Columbia assets, with the decision.  Tourmaline reported a 20% reduction in…

September 24, 2021
ConocoPhillips Snapping Up Shell’s Permian Portfolio for $9.5B

ConocoPhillips Snapping Up Shell’s Permian Portfolio for $9.5B

Houston-based ConocoPhillips on Monday agreed to pay $9.5 billion to buy Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Permian Basin portfolio, which a Shell executive said reflected “our focus on value over volumes” as it accelerates its energy transition from fossil fuels. Shell’s Permian business includes ownership in 225,000 net acres with current production of around 175,000 boe/d.…

September 20, 2021
Pemex Fire, Hurricane Ida Dent OPEC Supply Forecast as Oil Demand Gathers Momentum

Pemex Fire, Hurricane Ida Dent OPEC Supply Forecast as Oil Demand Gathers Momentum

Two events in the Gulf of Mexico have dented the latest 2021 supply forecast by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In the cartel’s latest Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR), oil supply outside of the OPEC countries for 2021 was revised lower by 0.17 million b/d from the previous forecast because of a…

September 20, 2021
BLM Headquarters Relocating Back to DC from Colorado

BLM Headquarters Relocating Back to DC from Colorado

The Department of Interior (DOI) said it is relocating the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington, DC, from Grand Junction, CO. The DOI said “following years of transition and upheaval among the workforce” the change would “enable the bureau to better serve the American public and fulfill its mission as…

September 20, 2021
Lower 48 Natural Gas Production Seen Higher in October, Led by Haynesville and Appalachia

Lower 48 Natural Gas Production Seen Higher in October, Led by Haynesville and Appalachia

Lower 48 natural gas production is expected to increase month/month in October in almost every major basin, with oil output set to climb in most regions too, federal researchers said Monday. The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), compiled every month by the Energy Information Administration, indicated that gas production is predicted to increase in October from…

September 13, 2021
Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

Mexico Energy Industry ‘Full of Gems’ for Development, Expert Says

“There’s been a lot of talk about a downturn in the Mexican energy industry but I don’t necessarily see it that way. There are plenty of gems that are there for the taking in Mexico if you know where to look,” said Dino Barajas, partner at the law firm DLA Piper. “As a potential investor,…

September 10, 2021
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