Powder River Basin

Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc., which operates in eight countries on three continents, said it was lifted by sharp commodity price increases in the first six months of the year as the world began to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Vermilion operates in Canada as well as the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming. It also…

August 19, 2021
E&P Permit Requests Said Focused in Permian, Powder River and Eagle Ford

E&P Permit Requests Said Focused in Permian, Powder River and Eagle Ford

U.S. drilling permit activity climbed sharply in July, led by the Eagle Ford Shale, Powder River and Permian basins, but the overall numbers are still short from the pre-pandemic days of July 2019, according to Evercore ISI. The energy analyst team led by James West uses federal and state data to compile a monthly review…

August 16, 2021
Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Further Expands Wireline Footprint with PerfX Acquisition

Ranger Energy Services Inc. has further boosted its wireline presence in the Lower 48 following the acquisition of PerfX Wireline Services, its second takeover since May.  The Houston-based oilfield services company said last week it had acquired Minot, ND-based  PerfX in an all-stock deal. The deal follows the acquisition of Patriot Completions Solutions LLC in…

July 12, 2021
Contango Snags Rockies, Permian ‘Low-Decline’ Oil, NGL Assets

Contango Snags Rockies, Permian ‘Low-Decline’ Oil, NGL Assets

Contango Oil & Gas Co. is set to expand its footprint in the Big Horn, Permian and Powder River basins after agreeing to purchase bank-owned liquidated assets for $58 million. Under the purchase and sale agreement announced Monday, the Fort Worth, TX-based independent is to acquire around 7,500 boe/d of production, 18.3 million boe of…

December 1, 2020
Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday padded its bottom line with a big deal to sell a bundle of western properties, while boosting another venture to develop a massive carbon capture facility in its No. 1 Lower 48 play, the Permian Basin. The Houston-based independent, better known as Oxy, agreed to sell some Colorado, Utah and…

August 20, 2020
Crestwood Plans for Future Without DAPL, Expects Shut-In Volumes to Fully Return in 4Q

Crestwood Plans for Future Without DAPL, Expects Shut-In Volumes to Fully Return in 4Q

Crestwood Equity Partners LP is taking a three-pronged approach to ensuring its Bakken Shale customers are able to move their crude oil volumes to market in the event that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) shuts down, either temporarily or permanently. On the second quarter earnings call held Tuesday, CEO Bob Phillips said the commercial and…

August 5, 2020
Finally Toppled by Debt, Chesapeake in Bankruptcy

Finally Toppled by Debt, Chesapeake in Bankruptcy

Chesapeake Energy Corp., once a symbol of the American natural gas industry’s revival and a disruptive leader that helped spark the nation’s unconventional boom, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday to wipe out $7 billion of debt.  The move follows months of speculation and years of cost-cutting initiatives at the Oklahoma City-based independent, which…

June 29, 2020

Wyoming BLM to Revise Environmental Assessment on Sand Creek Drilling Proposal

A Wyoming unit of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reversed the environmental assessment (EA) process to consider possible climate change impacts on a proposed 156-well drilling project by Houston-based EOG Resources Inc. in the Powder River Basin (PRB).

June 5, 2019
DJ, PRB Infrastructure Expanding as Natural Gas, Oil Production Increases

DJ, PRB Infrastructure Expanding as Natural Gas, Oil Production Increases

With natural gas production topping 5 Bcf/d in the Niobrara formation of the Rocky Mountains, including the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming and the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of Colorado, the region is becoming a new center for infrastructure build-out.

November 15, 2018

Evolution Midstream Buying Natural Gas System in Wyoming PRB

Denver-based Evolution Midstream LLC is buying the Rowdy natural gas gathering system in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) from Dallas-based Lucid Energy Group. The price was not disclosed. Closing is expected July 1.

June 7, 2017