Denver Julesburg, D J, Uinta, basin, shale, Niobrara, fracking, drilling, minor uptick, rig count, horizontal, Hart Energy, Heard In The Field, oil, gas, Greater Rockies, completions, Greater Green River, Piceance, North Park, SandRidge Energy, exploratio

D-J, Uinta Basins See Minor Uptick In Drilling

Even though operators have increase horizontal rigs in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, there are mixed messages whether activity is actually rising in the Greater Rockies' market.

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Utica, shale, Hart Energy, activity highlights, Eclipse Resources, Consol Energy, Range Resources, drilling, fracking, oil, gas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, production, Appalachia Basin, Kinder Morgan, pipeline, Utopia, Riverstone Investment, petrochemical, Shell

Utica Shale Activity Highlights: July 2016

Larry Prado, Hart Energy's activity editor, summarizes some of the recent activity in the Utica Shale by companies including Eclipse, Consol Energy and Range Resources.

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Diamondback Energy, Viper Energy Partners, mineral rights, royalty, acquisition, deal, Permian Basin, Midland Basin, Delaware Basin, Pioneer Natural Resources, Texas, Gordon Douthat, analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, equity, offering, IPO, Spraberry, Wolfc

Diamondback’s Viper Energy Strikes Deal For Permian Mineral Rights

Viper entered separate agreements to acquire mineral rights across Midland and Delaware acreage primarily operated by Pioneer and a private company.

July 26, 2016
Delaware Basin, Permian, acquisitions, Diamondback Energy, Luxe Energy

How Luxe Energy Found Its ‘Delaware In The Rough’

After its $560 million deal with Diamondback, Luxe will move on to a different basin to build another position after it was boxed in by the Delaware's success.

July 26, 2016
Midcontinent, pressure pumping, well stimulation, Hart Energy, Heard In The Field, oil, gas, Scoop, Stack, shale, fracking, Oklahoma, DUCs, demand, survey, report, hydraulic horsepower, FracFocus

Midcontinent: DUCs Charge Up Demand For Pressure Pumping Services

Midcontinent service providers anticipate an increase in well stimulation pricing from the current average of $38,000 per stage, largely reflecting activity in the Scoop and Stack plays.

July 25, 2016
Southern Delaware, oil, Mark Papa, Silver Run, Centennial, NGP, Riverstone, EOG

Papa’s Silver Run Captures Delaware Basin’s Centennial For $1 Billion

Papa, the former EOG chairman and CEO, said the assets offer the best percentage growth potential of any small-cap Permian Basin company.

July 22, 2016
Donald Trump, Harold Hamm, RNC, Department of Energy, oil, gas

Report: Hamm A Potential Energy Secretary Pick In Trump Administration

Harold Hamm, who endorsed Trump in April and spoke at the Republic National Convention on July 20, shrugged at the notion.

July 22, 2016
Contango, oil, gas, Permian, Delaware Basin, interests, acquisition, deal, acquire, Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Pecos County, Texas, Seaport Global Securities, Allan Keel, president, CEO, RBC Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, equity, offering

Contango Enters Permian With Deal For Delaware Interests

Contango’s acquisition includes about 157 gross potential locations across the Wolfcamp A and B and Bone Spring formations, which the company plans to start drilling by October.

July 21, 2016
E&P, oil, gas, capex, debt, outspend, dcf, WTI forecast

E&Ps Keep Close Watch On Spending, But For How Long?

Investors are concerned that producers will be unable to keep savings they say are tied to efficiency improvements as service companies begin to assert themselves after two years of discounts.

July 21, 2016
Devon, oil, Stack play, well, record, production, laterals

Devon’s Stack Well Uses Shorter Laterals For Big Results

Devon is conducting a series of well-spacing pilot tests in preparation for its 2017 game plan to drill the Meramec.

July 20, 2016
M&A, U.S. Silica, NBR sand, deal, shale, fracking, slickwater, Eagle Ford

U.S. Silica Buys New Grit In Texas

The company has inked two deals in 2016 and says it has more opportunities it is exploring as it expands during the downturn.

July 19, 2016
downhole, completion, trends, Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Stack, Hart Energy, Heard In The Field, Anadarko Basin, Midcontinent, operators, well completions, Scoop, Woodford, Meramec, Cleveland Sand, Granite Wash, Mississippi Lime, oil, gas, shale, fracking, sur

Completion Trends: Oklahoma's Kingfisher County Leads The Stack Play

Even though well completions in the Anadarko Basin fell during the first half of the year, Midcon operators have still remained active in the Stack, Scoop and Cleveland Sand plays.

July 19, 2016