Williston Basin

Abraxas Emerges as Permian Delaware Pure-Play, with Angelo Gordon Fund in Control

Abraxas Emerges as Permian Delaware Pure-Play, with Angelo Gordon Fund in Control

With a private equity (PE) infusion, Abraxas Petroleum Corp. is ready to restart oil and natural gas development in the Permian Basin as a Delaware pure-play, the San Antonio, TX-based independent said Monday. The company, which has faced financial issues over the last couple of years, said it completed a strategic review to consider its…

January 3, 2022
Locus Bio-Energy Looking to Bring Sustainable Oil Production to Williston and Beyond

Locus Bio-Energy Looking to Bring Sustainable Oil Production to Williston and Beyond

Using biosurfactants in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) yields benefits from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective, according to Creedence Energy Services, which has plans for the compounds in the Williston Basin. “The Williston Basin holds a vast reserve of trapped oil,” said President Kevin Black. “In fact, most experts suggest only 10-15% of oil…

December 21, 2021
Inclusive Energy Gains Williston Foothold for OFS Across Canada, U.S. Region

Inclusive Energy Gains Williston Foothold for OFS Across Canada, U.S. Region

Calgary-based Inclusive Energy Ltd. has secured a market for its oilfield services (OFS) with an agreement to fund drilling in the northeastern corner of the Williston Basin, both in the United States and Canada. The agreement announced Wednesday by the oilfield services (OFS) company is to provide services in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as…

December 17, 2021
Williston, DJ Basins See Higher Drilling Activity as Baker Tally Inches Higher

Williston, DJ Basins See Higher Drilling Activity as Baker Tally Inches Higher

Including activity increases in the Denver Julesburg-Niobrara and the Williston Basin, the U.S. rig count inched two units higher to 544 for the week ended Friday (Oct. 29), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Net increases of one oil-directed rig and one natural gas-directed rig for the period left the combined…

October 29, 2021
Crestwood Expanding in Williston, Permian with $1.8B Oasis Midstream Takeover

Crestwood Expanding in Williston, Permian with $1.8B Oasis Midstream Takeover

Crestwood Equity Partners LP said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $1.8 billion in equity and cash, including debt, for Oasis Midstream Partners LP, expanding its foothold in two of the Lower 48’s prized oil basins.  The deal expands Crestwood’s midstream footprint in the Williston Basin and the Permian Basin’s Delaware sub-basin. The firms said…

October 26, 2021
North Dakota Touts $2.8B GTL Plant, with Construction Starting in 2023

North Dakota Touts $2.8B GTL Plant, with Construction Starting in 2023

North Dakota has approved initial support for a $2.8 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant envisioned for Trenton in Williams County, in the heart of the Williston Basin. The North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) is providing $3 million in initial development capital to project sponsor Cerilon GTL Inc., Gov. Doug Burgum’s office said. NDDF provides flexible funding…

October 19, 2021
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
Pony Express Testing Support for Wyoming-to-Colorado Oil Pipe Expansion

Pony Express Testing Support for Wyoming-to-Colorado Oil Pipe Expansion

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC has launched a binding open season to gauge interest from crude oil shippers in securing expansion capacity on a section of the 830-mile pipeline. Pony Express has a capacity of roughly 400,000 b/d, and sources crude from the Williston, Denver Julesburg and Powder River basins. The system stretches from Guernsey,…

June 18, 2021
Oasis Selling Permian Assets for $406M, Doubling Down on Williston

Oasis Selling Permian Assets for $406M, Doubling Down on Williston

Oasis Petroleum Inc. said Thursday it is exiting the Permian Basin to become a Williston Basin pure play. The Houston-based independent is selling its Permian acreage to an undisclosed buyer for total gross consideration of up to $481 million.  Oasis will receive $406 million at closing and up to three $25 million annual contingent payments…

May 21, 2021
Enerplus Continuing to Build Bakken Stronghold with Hess Purchase

Enerplus Continuing to Build Bakken Stronghold with Hess Purchase

Hess Corp. is selling off some of its Bakken Shale acreage in North Dakota to Calgary-based Enerplus Corp. for $312 million. The deal, set to be completed in May, includes the Little Knife and Murphy Creek acreage. The Hess assets are spread across 78,700 acres in the southernmost portion of its Bakken position. Total net…

April 8, 2021
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