Permian Basin

Oxy Sells Colgate Energy Slice of Permian West Texas Acreage, Production

Oxy Sells Colgate Energy Slice of Permian West Texas Acreage, Production

Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off 25,000 net acres in its West Texas holdings in the Permian Basin, along with the production, to private equity (PE) sponsored Colgate Energy Partners III LLC. The $508 million deal by Oxy, as it is better known, includes 25,000 net acres in Reeves and Ward counties within the Delaware…

June 11, 2021
NGL Energy Sees Momentum Building in DJ Basin, Permian Delaware

NGL Energy Sees Momentum Building in DJ Basin, Permian Delaware

NGL Energy Partners LP, which transports oil and also treats, recycles and disposes of water generated as part of the energy production process – said it got off to a slow start in calendar 2021 because of Winter Storm Uri and lingering effects of the pandemic. But the Tulsa-based company sees brighter days ahead with…

June 4, 2021
Bechtel Snags Contract to Build Nacero’s Permian Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Plant

Bechtel Snags Contract to Build Nacero’s Permian Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Plant

Houston-based Nacero Inc. has awarded engineering firm Bechtel Corp. a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a natural gas-to-gasoline manufacturing facility in Penwell, TX. The plant would be the first natural gas-to-gasoline plant in the United States, according to Nacero. The company’s 115,000 b/d plant near Odessa, TX, in the Permian Basin also would…

May 28, 2021
Oasis Selling Permian Assets for $406M, Doubling Down on Williston

Oasis Selling Permian Assets for $406M, Doubling Down on Williston

Oasis Petroleum Inc. said Thursday it is exiting the Permian Basin to become a Williston Basin pure play. The Houston-based independent is selling its Permian acreage to an undisclosed buyer for total gross consideration of up to $481 million.  Oasis will receive $406 million at closing and up to three $25 million annual contingent payments…

May 21, 2021
Piñon Midstream Building 85 MMcf/d Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility in Permian Delaware

Piñon Midstream Building 85 MMcf/d Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility in Permian Delaware

Piñon Midstream LLC has begun construction of a sour gas treating and carbon capture facility in Lea County, NM, that when completed in July would have capacity to treat about 85 MMcf/d of Permian Basin natural gas. The plant, dubbed the Dark Horse Facility, would treat gas produced in the Permian’s Delaware sub-basin. The project…

May 3, 2021
Ovintiv Moves to Streamline Costs, Debt by Focusing on Anadarko, Montney and Permian

Ovintiv Moves to Streamline Costs, Debt by Focusing on Anadarko, Montney and Permian

Denver-based Ovintiv Inc. streamlined the business during 1Q2021 to focus only on the Anadarko, Montney and Permian basins as it eyes slashing debt to appease restless investors. With long-held but neglected shale properties in Canada’s Duvernay and the South Texas Eagle Ford sold off, the independent has accelerated a $4.5 billion total debt target timeline…

May 3, 2021
Vitol Acquiring Hunt Oil Permian Assets, Citing Bright Future for Lower 48

Vitol Acquiring Hunt Oil Permian Assets, Citing Bright Future for Lower 48

Vencer Energy LLC, the upstream subsidiary of global commodities trading giant Vitol, said Friday it has agreed to acquire Hunt Oil Co.’s assets in the Permian Midland Basin for an undisclosed sum. The assets comprise 44,000 acres across five counties with current daily production of about 40,000 boe/d, said Geneva, Switzerland-based Vitol. The acquisition “realizes…

April 30, 2021
U.S. Rig Count Inches Higher on Gains in Natural Gas Activity

U.S. Rig Count Inches Higher on Gains in Natural Gas Activity

Buoyed by growth in the natural gas patch, the U.S. rig count inched higher during the week ended Friday (April 30), adding two units to reach 440, according to the latest tally from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Two natural gas-directed rigs were added in the United States during the week, along with…

April 30, 2021
New Permian Oil, Gas Drilling Permits OK’d in March Surpass Year-Ago Total

New Permian Oil, Gas Drilling Permits OK’d in March Surpass Year-Ago Total

Texas operators applied for more oil and gas drilling permits during March than a year earlier, with the Permian Basin still the go-to place for activity, according to state regulators.  The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) said it issued 798 original drilling permits last month, versus 744 in March 2020.  Last month, the RRC issued…

April 13, 2021
Permian-Focused Solaris Issues ‘Landmark’ Sustainability Bonds for Produced Water Infrastructure

Permian-Focused Solaris Issues ‘Landmark’ Sustainability Bonds for Produced Water Infrastructure

Permian Basin-focused Solaris Midstream Holdings Inc. said it has completed offering $400 million in senior unsecured notes for the first sustainability linked bond (SLB) in the produced water infrastructure industry. The Houston-based operator, parent company to Solaris Water Midstream LLC, said the notes were a “landmark issuance.” SLBs, which are used for general corporate purposes,…

April 5, 2021