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Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Enerplus Skims Off Some Williston Oil, Gas Properties in $115M Sale

Calgary-based Enerplus Corp. is selling off a small bundle of oil and natural gas interests in Montana and North Dakota for $115 million, but the Williston Basin remains a priority, the CEO said.   Stakes are being sold in Montana’s Sleeping Giant field and North Dakota’s Russian Creek area of the Williston, home to the Bakken…

September 1, 2021
Shell Cites Maintenance, Third Parties as LNG Liquefaction, Sales Volumes Decline in 2Q

Shell Cites Maintenance, Third Parties as LNG Liquefaction, Sales Volumes Decline in 2Q

Royal Dutch Shell plc, the undisputed global leader of natural gas trading, reported a shortfall in sales and volumes during the second quarter, but many maintenance-related issues are expected to be resolved within weeks. Shell’s Integrated Gas business, which includes the estimable liquefied natural gas (LNG) arm, long has been a standout performer. However, in…

July 29, 2021
‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

France’s Total SE plans to base its growth strategy on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable electricity during the 2020-2030 period and propose a name change to shareholders to reflect the shift in focus, management said Tuesday.  “The writing is on the wall,” said CEO Patrick Pouyanné upon presenting the major’s 2020 earnings to analysts…

February 10, 2021
NOV Facing Headwinds from Rising Steel Costs, Customer Deferrals

NOV Facing Headwinds from Rising Steel Costs, Customer Deferrals

Oilfield technology specialist National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) is facing “logistical challenges” in North America’s onshore near-term, as customers delay buying equipment and from rising material costs, including for steel, CEO Clay Williams said Friday.

October 26, 2018

Wyoming Big Game Mitigation Plan to Defer Some Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales

The Department of Interior plans to prioritize conservation of a mule deer migration corridor in southwest Wyoming through both deferred oil and gas lease sales and lease stipulations, Secretary Ryan Zinke and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday.

August 3, 2018
Weatherford Determined to Close Gap, Says CEO

Weatherford Determined to Close Gap, Says CEO

More sales in the Permian Basin and an increasingly positive outlook for international markets have given Weatherford International plc a “light wind at our back,” CEO Mark McCollum said last Friday.

February 5, 2018

Briefs — BLM Quarterly Auctions

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said seven state offices collectively generated $170.7 million in bonus bids from oil and natural gas lease sales during 3Q2017. The sales covered 218 parcels consisting of more than 134,800 acres. New Mexico had the largest sale with more than $130 million, while Wyoming garnered $38.7 million. Other states generated under $1 million each. The 20 of 29 scheduled onshore lease sales in 2017 have brought in $316.2 million in bonus bids, versus 20 in 2016 that produced $192.5 million. BLM officials said oil and gas development on federally managed lands in the last fiscal year supported 201,000 jobs and $42 billion in economic output.

October 11, 2017
U.S. LNG Export Trade Jumps 1,000% in 1Q, While Canadian NatGas Imports Increase 9%

U.S. LNG Export Trade Jumps 1,000% in 1Q, While Canadian NatGas Imports Increase 9%

Natural gas sales heated up across North America in the first three months of the year, raising volumes and prices of flows between Canada, the United States and Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

August 11, 2017

Interior Secretary Signs Order to Streamline Permitting, Address Backlog

Pledging to make the Interior Department “a better neighbor in the new Trump administration,” Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order (SO) on Thursday that calls for streamlining the permitting process for drilling on federal lands.

July 7, 2017

BOEM Awards 153 Tracts, Rejects 10 Bids from GOM Lease Sale in March

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this week awarded 153 tracts to companies that bid in March to explore for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), but 10 high bids were rejected.

June 28, 2017
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