Refracking Presents Opportunity For Shale Plays

Oil and gas companies are increasingly turning to technology and improved techniques to become more efficient and grow output as low oil prices slowly rebound.

April 20, 2015

Rex Looks To Regain Footing With Partner, Buyer In Illinois Basin

With a JV in the Marcellus under wraps, Rex is also pursuing the sale of its 60% ownership interest in its water service subsidiary with estimated proceeds of $60 million to $80 million.

April 20, 2015

Fracking Prices Level Out In Dry Gas Basins

Pricing appears to have bottomed for well stimulation services in the traditional dry gas shales, including the Barnett, Haynesville and dry Woodford.

April 20, 2015

Bakken Continues Decline While Operators Remain Strong

QEP Resources’ well results reign supreme in the Williston amidst oil production and rig count declines—all while a DUC time bomb waits to go off in North Dakota.

April 17, 2015
Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Apache Corp., Cimarex Energy Co., Continental Resources, EOG Resources, Laredo Petroleum, Oasis Petroleum Inc., Sanchez Energy

E&Ps Balance Innovation, Costs But Liquidity, Leverage Matter Most

Analyst downgrades EOG, Pioneer Natural Resources and Cimarex despite strong management, liquidity and resources because they appear near the high end of their trading ranges.

April 17, 2015

Gulfport Buys EnCap's Paloma, Bolstering Utica Position

The purchased acreage, which is entirely undeveloped, represents a natural bolt-on to Gulfport's existing position in the shale play and translates to $12,700 per acre.

April 16, 2015
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Service Companies, Operators Sharpen Completions, Improve Wells Performance

E&Ps and service companies, such as Halliburton, are using sand, ceramics and other substances to draw out as much hydrocarbon as possible, but it’s a daunting challenge.

April 15, 2015
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Chesapeake Settlement Catches McClendon Off Guard

Chesapeake settles with affiliate, but will pursue case that accuses its former CEO of misappropriating “highly sensitive trade secrets from the company” about the Utica Shale and other areas.

April 15, 2015

Utica Shale Activity Highlights: April 2015

Even though regional oil and gas volumes are expected to rise in 2015, continuing low oil and gas prices are causing a number of companies to either stop drilling or to scale back Utica Shale operations.

April 15, 2015

Innovators Needed To Solve Sand Challenges In Shale Plays

The industry is calling out to engineers, technology innovators and startups to submit their ideas to lower the amount of sand required in fracking and a chance to win $25,000.

April 15, 2015

Completions Work Plummets In Dry Gas Shale Basins

Operators entering maintenance mode as E&Ps wait out direction in commodity prices.

April 15, 2015

Fewer Completions Sandbag Proppant Demand

Sand use per well rises, but fewer wells result in lower proppant demand. Sand pricing is down as much as 50% versus peak ceramics rapidly losing marketshare.

April 14, 2015