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Haynesville Shale

J-W Acquires Louisiana Properties From BHP Billiton

A subsidiary of J-W Energy Co., a privately-held exploration and production (E&P) company based in Dallas, said it has acquired oil and natural gas properties in northern Louisiana from Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd., a move that will increase its production totals and proven reserves.

November 21, 2014
Texas Crude Production Climbing, NatGas Down From Year-Ago Levels

Texas Crude Production Climbing, NatGas Down From Year-Ago Levels

Texas crude oil and natural gas production statistics continue to reflect producers’ preference for oil over less-lucrative natural gas.

October 30, 2014
Big Seven Plays to Produce 43.28 Bcf/d in November, EIA Says

Big Seven Plays to Produce 43.28 Bcf/d in November, EIA Says

Production from the seven most prolific U.S. shale and tight oil regions in November is expected to reach 43.28 Bcf/d of natural gas (up 1.4% from October ) and 5.14 million b/d of crude oil (up 2.4% from this month), according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

October 15, 2014

Patterson-UTI Buying Gulf Coast Pressure Pumping Horsepower

A unit of Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. is growing its Gulf Coast region operations by acquiring pressure pumping assets that will support activities in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales.

September 19, 2014

North America’s Frack Attack Coming Back

The Denver-Julesburg (DJ) and Permian basins, and the Utica Shale, should lead all onshore plays for horizontal fracturing (fracking) this year as drilling and completion (D&C) activity continues to escalate, according to PacWest Consulting Partners LLC.

September 3, 2014
EIA: Lower 48 Gas-Fired Generation to Grow to 1.6 Billion MWh by 2040

EIA: Lower 48 Gas-Fired Generation to Grow to 1.6 Billion MWh by 2040

The use of natural gas for power generation in the Lower 48 is expected to increase to 1.6 billion megawatt hours (MWh) by 2040, a 1.3% average annual increase, in part due to development of several shale plays, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

August 15, 2014
Shell Selling Spree Continues With Haynesville, Pinedale Exit

Shell Selling Spree Continues With Haynesville, Pinedale Exit

Royal Dutch Shell plc on Thursday announced two more agreements in a bid to restructure its North American portfolio and realign its shale operations with the divestiture of 126,000 net acres in North Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale and the Pinedale Anticline of Wyoming.

August 14, 2014

Calumet Acquires Specialty Oilfield Solutions for $30M

Calumet Specialty Products LP said it has acquired substantially all of the assets of one of its competitors, privately-held Specialty Oilfield Solutions Ltd. (SOS), in a cash deal valued at $30 million.

August 5, 2014

Freeport Marketing More U.S. Onshore Assets

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is marketing up to $5 billion of onshore assets in the United States to concentrate resources on Gulf of Mexico opportunities, the company said Wednesday.

July 25, 2014

Industry Brief

Exterran Partners LP is buying some Fayetteville Shale-based natural gas compression units from a Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary for $135 million. The purchase from MidCon Compression LLC includes 162 compression units with 110,000 hp that primarily serve BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd. properties in Arkansas. A five-year contract with BHP would be assigned to Exterran at closing. Exterran Holdings services customers in about 30 countries; Exterran Holdings Inc. owns an equity interest. For Chesapeake, the transaction continues an ongoing plan to sell noncore assets.

July 14, 2014