Gulfport Gas Output Up, Oily Production Falls

Gulfport Gas Output Up, Oily Production Falls

Gulfport Energy Corp., which released its 4Q2012 and full-year operations results on Wednesday, reported strong natural gas growth in the onshore, with falling oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) output.

February 8, 2013

BLM to Hold Colorado Lease Sale Amid Rancor

While agreeing to defer nearly 10,000 acres, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finds itself as the target of strong opposition from local residents as it attempts to conduct an oil and natural gas lease sale in mid-February in central Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

February 5, 2013
Bakken Helps Continental Nearly Double Its Proved Reserves

Bakken Helps Continental Nearly Double Its Proved Reserves

Continental Resources Inc. announced Wednesday that its proved reserves have nearly doubled, driven primarily by strong production growth in North Dakota and Montana’s portions of the Bakken Shale, and part from a legacy play in south-central Oklahoma.

January 28, 2013

Colorado to Study Oil, Gas Emissions

Moving right along on the energy regulatory front, Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Wednesday launched a study of air emissions tied to oil and gas development.

January 14, 2013

Blue Racer JV Expands Midstream Services in Utica

Dominion and Caiman Energy II LLC on Thursday said they are forming Blue Racer Midstream LLC, a $1.5 billion joint venture (JV) that would provide midstream services to natural gas producers operating in the Utica Shale in Ohio and portions of Pennsylvania.

December 24, 2012

Continental Bolts On More Bakken Opportunities

Continental Resources Inc., now the king of the Bakken Shale, has expanded its empire to an estimated 1.1 million net acres after completing a deal to buy 119,218 million acres for $649.3 million in cash. The Samson Resources Co. properties in North Dakota, primarily in Williams and Divide counties, have current production estimated at about 6,500 boe/d, 82% weighted to crude oil.

December 21, 2012
California Fracking Bill Re-Introduced for 2013

California Fracking Bill Re-Introduced for 2013

At a one-day meeting of California’s state legislature Monday a new bill was introduced calling for public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil/natural gas drilling by the same state lawmaker who has unsuccessfully sponsored similar bills the past two years.

December 5, 2012

House Lawmaker Slams BLM Oil Shale Proposal

The latest Interior Department Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed plan on oil shale and oil sands leasing on western lands has come under attack from the chairman of a prominent House energy subcommittee.

November 14, 2012

MarkWest Building Out Utica Midstream Capacity for Antero

Producer Antero Resources, which recently refocused all of its efforts on Appalachia, has signed up for Utica Shale processing, fractionation and marketing services with MarkWest Utica EMG LLC.

November 7, 2012

U.S. Proppant Maker Squeezing Out Chinese Product

Despite some fall-off, Houston-based CARBO Ceramics Inc. Thursday said it continues to see strong ceramic proppant sales volumes in the active major shale plays such as the Eagle Ford, Permian and Bakken.

October 29, 2012