Shale

North Dakota Regulator Sees Growing Incentive for Public E&Ps to Go Private

North Dakota Regulator Sees Growing Incentive for Public E&Ps to Go Private

News that Continental Resources Inc. may be taken private should come as no surprise, according to North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator. Continental is the largest producer in the oily Bakken Shale, which accounts for 96% of the state’s production. Executive Chairman Harold Hamm announced he is seeking to purchase all outstanding shares in…

June 17, 2022
Diamondback Holding Line on Permian Production – Despite High Prices, Demand

Diamondback Holding Line on Permian Production – Despite High Prices, Demand

Permian Basin pure-play Diamondback Energy Inc. is not budging on plans to keep oil production flat this year, despite increased market tightness because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said CEO Travis Stice. Diamondback “is committed to maintaining our current production levels, providing a significant supply of energy to our country and the world,” said Stice…

May 6, 2022
Tourmaline Boosting Montney Output to Supply LNG Canada

Tourmaline Boosting Montney Output to Supply LNG Canada

As the top supplier of Canadian natural gas, Calgary-based independent Tourmaline Oil Corp. plans to increase Montney Shale output when tanker sailings begin from the Shell plc-led export project, LNG Canada. Plans to boost supply for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility under construction in British Columbia (BC) were discussed by Tourmaline’s management team as…

May 6, 2022
Antero Betting on Bullish ‘Structural Shift’ in Natural Gas Prices

Antero Betting on Bullish ‘Structural Shift’ in Natural Gas Prices

Appalachian Basin pure-play Antero Resources Co. is betting on continued high natural gas prices, driven by a “structural shift” in the relationship between U.S. prices and storage levels, CEO Paul Rady said Thursday. “The primary driver behind this shift is the supply side,” Rady told analysts during a call to discuss first quarter earnings. He…

April 29, 2022
Whiting, Oasis to Join Forces in Bakken Through ‘Merger of Equals’

Whiting, Oasis to Join Forces in Bakken Through ‘Merger of Equals’

Bakken Shale independents Whiting Petroleum Corp. and Oasis Petroleum Inc. have agreed to join forces in a “merger of equals” transaction, the companies said Monday. “The combined company will have a premier Williston Basin position with top tier assets across approximately 972,000 net acres, combined production of 167,800 boe/d, significant scale and enhanced free cash…

March 7, 2022
IEA Tells EU to Drop New Natural Gas Contracts with Russia to Reduce Dependence

IEA Tells EU to Drop New Natural Gas Contracts with Russia to Reduce Dependence

The European Union (EU) could reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas by around one-third within 12 months while remaining on track to meet its climate change goals, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report was published Thursday amid surging gas prices and growing supply fears in Europe as its…

March 3, 2022
Even at $150 Oil, Pioneer Natural to Maintain 0-5% Production Growth, CEO Says

Even at $150 Oil, Pioneer Natural to Maintain 0-5% Production Growth, CEO Says

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. will limit its net annual oil production growth to 0-5% even if the oil price hits $150, a possibility that CEO Scott Sheffield is not ruling out. “I’m getting more and more confident about the long-term oil strip being much higher than we had expected,” Sheffield told analysts on Thursday during…

February 18, 2022
U.S. Drilling Total Increases by Double Digits as Activity Climbs in Eagle Ford, Haynesville

U.S. Drilling Total Increases by Double Digits as Activity Climbs in Eagle Ford, Haynesville

On the strength of sharp gains in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales, the U.S. rig count surged 13 units higher to 601 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 14), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Net gains in the United States included 11 oil-directed rigs and two natural gas-directed rigs,…

January 14, 2022
Matador Profits Soar On Higher Oil, Natural Gas Production, Prices

Matador Profits Soar On Higher Oil, Natural Gas Production, Prices

Matador Resources Co. nearly doubled its third quarter earnings versus the same period last year, citing improved commodity prices and operational efficiency. The Dallas-based independent operates primarily in the Permian Basin’s Delaware sub-basin, which accounted for 93% of total production in 3Q2011. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville/Cotton Valley shale plays. During…

October 29, 2021
ConocoPhillips Snapping Up Shell’s Permian Portfolio for $9.5B

ConocoPhillips Snapping Up Shell’s Permian Portfolio for $9.5B

Houston-based ConocoPhillips on Monday agreed to pay $9.5 billion to buy Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Permian Basin portfolio, which a Shell executive said reflected “our focus on value over volumes” as it accelerates its energy transition from fossil fuels. Shell’s Permian business includes ownership in 225,000 net acres with current production of around 175,000 boe/d.…

September 20, 2021
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