Permian Basin

LNG 101: Defining Small-Scale LNG and its Advantages

LNG 101: Defining Small-Scale LNG and its Advantages

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a growing business across the world, and a key part of that growth is in small-scale applications that provide energy solutions and allow consumption of the super-chilled fuel in remote areas, but the “small-scale” label can be a confusing one. Small-scale LNG is generally considered to include the production and…

November 24, 2020
Oasis Emerges from Bankruptcy with $1.8B Less Debt, New Ticker

Oasis Emerges from Bankruptcy with $1.8B Less Debt, New Ticker

Houston-based Oasis Petroleum Inc., which works the Permian and Williston basins, has completed a financial restructuring and emerged from bankruptcy. The independent, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in late September, said it has reduced its prepetition debt by $1.8 billion. It is trading on Nasdaq under “OAS.” “Oasis is now uniquely positioned with a…

November 24, 2020
MPL to Source U.S. Gas for Potential Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MPL to Source U.S. Gas for Potential Second LNG Project on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Mexico’s Pacific Coast could see more than one natural gas export project being developed in the coming years as Asian markets increase their appetite for imports of cheap and reliable U.S. gas via the shortest transport route possible. Mexico Pacific Limited LLC’s (MPL) CEO Doug Shanda thinks his company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project…

November 20, 2020
U.S. Onshore D&C Spending Cuts to Far Outpace Oil Output Decline in 2021, Rystad Says

U.S. Onshore D&C Spending Cuts to Far Outpace Oil Output Decline in 2021, Rystad Says

Oil production from U.S. shale plays is likely to hit a floor in 2021 with no further declines expected in a $40 to $45/bbl West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price environment, according to new analysis by Rystad Energy. Output is expected to fall by an estimated 3.1% year/year to 7.5 million b/d in 2020 from 7.7…

November 19, 2020
Targa Boosting Permian Natural Gas Processing Capacity by Moving North Texas Plant

Targa Boosting Permian Natural Gas Processing Capacity by Moving North Texas Plant

Targa Resources Corp. is relocating a cryogenic natural gas processing plant to the Permian Basin from North Texas to boost what it said is much needed capacity in the region. The Houston-based midstream operator said the Longhorn plant would be moved to the Midland sub-basin in West Texas to accommodate increasing production. The 200 MMcf/d…

November 16, 2020
Lower 48 E&P Consolidation Likely to Increase on Lower WTI, Acreage Prices

Lower 48 E&P Consolidation Likely to Increase on Lower WTI, Acreage Prices

The average price for U.S. onshore unconventional acreage has declined by more than 70% in the last two years, a precursor to more consolidation through 2022, according to Rystad Energy. The price for Lower 48 acreage fell on average to $5,000/acre this year from $17,000 in 2018, the result of lower West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…

November 12, 2020
Oil, Gas Permits for Lower 48 Federal Land Climb Ahead of Biden’s Election

Oil, Gas Permits for Lower 48 Federal Land Climb Ahead of Biden’s Election

U.S. explorers during October increased their oil and gas permit requests for the third month in a row, with an uptick in developing leaseholds on federal lands, according to Evercore ISI. The analyst firm each month provides data using state and federal sources regarding permits for oil and gas wells, plugging and abandoned (P&A) wells…

November 12, 2020
Apache Tackling Permian DUCs on ‘Favorable’ Service Costs, but No ‘Sustained’ Activity Near Term

Apache Tackling Permian DUCs on ‘Favorable’ Service Costs, but No ‘Sustained’ Activity Near Term

Houston’s Apache Corp. has returned online most curtailed volumes in the Permian Basin as commodity prices have improved, but finishing uncompleted wells will take precedence over ramping up development, CEO John J. Christmann IV said Thursday. Christmann led a conference call to discuss the quarterly results for the global independent, which has put a lower…

November 9, 2020
Texas E&Ps Must Justify Reasons to Flare/Vent Natural Gas, Says RRC

Texas E&Ps Must Justify Reasons to Flare/Vent Natural Gas, Says RRC

Producers working Texas oilfields will be required to show why they need permission to flare or vent natural gas under updated rules approved by state regulators Wednesday. However, the three-member Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) stopped short of imposing more stringent requirements to limit emissions.  For months the RRC has weighed how to balance exploration…

November 5, 2020
Plains, Enable Execs Cautiously Upbeat on Lower 48 Activity, Higher Natural Gas Prices

Plains, Enable Execs Cautiously Upbeat on Lower 48 Activity, Higher Natural Gas Prices

No matter who becomes the U.S. president, midstream executives are optimistic about the upcoming year given the improved price outlook for natural gas and the level of activity that has been spurred by producer customers, particularly in the Haynesville Shale. Speaking early Tuesday on the third quarter earnings call, Plains All American LP CEO Willie…

November 5, 2020