Permits

NatGas Permitting Down in Appalachia, while Oil Permits Fall in Texas, Wyoming

The U.S. offshore proved to be a bright spot for oil and natural gas permitting during September, while the Lower 48 reported sharp declines in several major plays, Evercore ISI said Tuesday.

October 8, 2019
Texas Permitting, Completions Down as Operators Curb Activity

Texas Permitting, Completions Down as Operators Curb Activity

Oil and natural gas well permits in Texas have declined through the first seven months of 2019 compared with the same time last year, according to state data.

August 22, 2019
PennEast Construction Now Slated for 2020 as Key Permits Still Pending

PennEast Construction Now Slated for 2020 as Key Permits Still Pending

PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC has refiled for key water quality permits with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) more than two years after the agency denied the first application.

August 14, 2019
Most California Oil, Gas Permits Said Issued for Reworking Wells, Not New Ones

Most California Oil, Gas Permits Said Issued for Reworking Wells, Not New Ones

Permits to drill using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are not growing at an unprecedented rate in California, contrary to reports last week by state officials in explaining the ouster of the oil and gas supervisor.

July 16, 2019
Permit Weakness Seen Persisting Across Lower 48, Particularly for Natural Gas Drilling

Permit Weakness Seen Persisting Across Lower 48, Particularly for Natural Gas Drilling

A sharp ramp in permit requests for Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin/Niobrara formation helped push the June count up to the highest level in three months, but requests for permits in the natural gas-rich Marcellus, Utica and Haynesville shales declined, according to a compilation by Evercore ISI.

July 15, 2019
Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) has approved a draft rule that would reduce the growing backlog of unconventional drilling permits.

July 11, 2019

April Saw ‘Sharp Contraction’ in Lower 48 Oil, Gas Permitting, Says Evercore

Capital discipline by Lower 48 operators and market volatility appeared to temper oil and gas permitting during April, particularly in Colorado and the Permian Basin, according to a review by Evercore ISI.

June 14, 2019

E&P Capital Discipline Pressuring Lower 48 Oil, Gas Permitting

The capital discipline instilled by many exploration and production (E&P) companies has put the squeeze on permitting in the Lower 48, with a “more opaque outlook” expected in the near term, according to Evercore ISI.

May 15, 2019

Haynesville, Utica Permitting Strengthens and Permian Still Accelerating, Says Evercore

Reported permitting activity in the gassy Haynesville and Utica shales climbed in February, but Wyoming permitting decelerated significantly, and activity in the Marcellus Shale also declined, according to Evercore ISI.

March 12, 2019

January Starts Strong for U.S. Onshore Oil, Gas Permitting

U.S. producers may be looking to exploit more oil and natural gas targets in Wyoming’s Williston Basin, California and in Texas, according to a tally of January permitting activity by Evercore ISI.

February 13, 2019