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