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Eagle Ford Shale

Anadarko’s Onshore Exploration Spending Set to Jump

Anadarko’s Onshore Exploration Spending Set to Jump

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is setting the wheels in motion to accelerate U.S. onshore drilling following the $2.64 billion cash sale for part of its offshore Mozambique natural gas project.

August 27, 2013
S&P: Any of Several Plays Could Be Next Eagle Ford

S&P: Any of Several Plays Could Be Next Eagle Ford

Liquids-rich and oil plays have clearly won the hearts and dollars of North American producers. The Eagle Ford and Bakken shales are stars now, but several others are poised to join or possibly eclipse them, according to a recent note by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P).

August 27, 2013
Independents Proving Size Doesn’t Matter

Independents Proving Size Doesn’t Matter

Big Oil’s attempt to take over the North American onshore from U.S. independents so far hasn’t paid off as some would have imagined just a few years ago, with the majors still struggling to capture the kind of profits and production results they may have been anticipating.

August 23, 2013

BHP Billiton Lauds Eagle Ford, But Cuts Capex For 2014

Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd. said the Eagle Ford Shale has become the largest producing field in its petroleum and potash division for the year ending June 30, but the company plans to scale back its rig count and spend less on capital expenditures (capex) in the United States in 2014.

August 21, 2013

Federal Lands: Where the Shales (Mostly) Aren’t

Production of oil and natural gas from non-federal lands has skyrocketed while that from federal lands has waned. At least today, the vast majority of shale acreage lies on state and private lands, the Energy Information Administration’ (EIA) Howard Gruenspecht, deputy administrator, said. It’s coal country that is mostly on the government’s property.

August 16, 2013
BNSF Chief: More than Ever, Crude Rides the Rails

BNSF Chief: More than Ever, Crude Rides the Rails

The shale revolution is stimulating a large-scale infrastructure buildout and record levels of capital spending — in the railroad industry.

August 15, 2013

Enbridge Pipe Reversal to Deliver U.S. Shale Oil to Canadian Refineries

After capturing a healthy and growing share of Canadian natural gas consumption with shale production from the United States, exploration and production companies are poised to repeat the feat in oil markets.

August 12, 2013
New Marathon CEO: ‘Running Room’ in Bakken, Eagle Ford

New Marathon CEO: ‘Running Room’ in Bakken, Eagle Ford

At a torch-passing of sorts Wednesday, both outgoing and incoming CEOs for Marathon Oil Corp. had plenty to say about the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays, but new CEO Lee Tillman spoke more loudly about future opportunities during a second quarter earnings conference call in which results were said to be up sharply.

August 9, 2013

Sanchez Dipping Into Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

One day after Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) pioneer Goodrich Petroleum Corp. said it would redirect capital from the Eagle Ford Shale to the emerging play, Eagle Ford-focused Sanchez Energy Corp. Thursday announced deals worth $78 million that give it entry into the TMS.

August 9, 2013

Rosetta Lining Up Briscoe Ranch Wells Two-by-Two

Rosetta Resources Inc., a leading Eagle Ford Shale producer, has adopted what it says is an innovative and more efficient multi-well pad drilling strategy on its Briscoe Ranch acreage: column development.

August 9, 2013