Heard In The Field, Downhole completions, Marcellus, shale, Hart Energy, report

Triple Stack Play Attracts Focus For Appalachian Operators

Marcellus operators are coping with the current downturn by targeting more formations in the stacked play Appalachian Basin, drilling as many as nine wells per pad with three separate formations as objectives.

May 21, 2015

E&Ps Face Opportunities, Challenges With Refracking

Refracking makes up a small percentage of the total hydraulic fracturing market, but that could change in future years.

May 21, 2015

Midstream Ready For Next Wave Of Unconventional Energy Revolution

Former chief Texas regulator Barry Smitherman says exports and the migration from coal to natural gas pave the way to the future.

May 20, 2015
Halliburton, Baker Hughes, oilfield service, mergermarket, Canary LLC, Weatherford, Tudor, Pickering, Holt, A&D, oil deals, industry, M&A

Oilfield Service Deals Stagnate For Want Of Buyers

Potential buyers have had to cut employees, and so far few companies are going out of their way to aggressively buy frack fleets or other equipment.

May 20, 2015
A&D, dropdown acquisition, MLP, Atlas, Rangely Field, Colorado, Texas, eagle ford, shale, Arkoma Basin, Midcontinent

Atlas Dropdown Acquisition To Dilute MLP’s Equity

After three years and $2.2 billion spent buying Eagle Ford, Permian and Arkoma Basin assets, Atlas plans to use $35 million in proceeds to pay down debt.


May 19, 2015
Heard In The Field, pressure pumping, well stimulation, Marcellus, shale, Hart Energy, report

Pressure Pumping Pricing Stabilizes In Marcellus

Well stimulation levels, pricing, and completion techniques have reached equilibrium in the Marcellus. With activity stabilizing, service providers think pricing could rise as activity builds back later this year.

May 19, 2015
Fracking ban, hydraulic fracturing, HB 40, Texas, Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, Midland, Abbott, Denton, City ordinances

Texas Legislation Ends Municipalities' Say In Fracking Bans

Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill that erases November’s Denton, Texas, hydraulic fracturing ban but many ordinances, particularly subsurface oil and gas regulations, may also be history.

May 18, 2015
IHS, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, worldwide, oil

Old School Meets New: Fracking Technology Could Unlock Billions Of Barrels Worldwide

According to a new IHS report, more than 170 mature oil plays worldwide have the potential from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce as much as 141 billion barrels of oil.

May 18, 2015
Heard In The Field, well services, workover, Marcellus, shale, Hart Energy

Demand For Well Services Remains Flat In Applachian Basin

Routine maintenance now accounts for more than two-thirds of job share for Appalachian Basin well service contractors as operators reduce activity to only do work that is necessary to sustain production.

May 18, 2015
Wood Mackenzie, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Midcontinent, Bone Spring, Niobrara, Wolfcamp, Three Forks, oil price, Noble, Rosetta Resources, M&A, A&D

Oil Prices Still Volatile, Services Squeezed, Deals Elusive

Analysts at Wood Mackenzie break down breakeven points in various shales, saying the Eagle Ford is built to last and that the sector is coping with collapsed oil prices.

May 15, 2015
Anadarko Basin, emerging plays, completions, Oklahoma, revival, Connect series, Hart Energy

Emerging Plays, New Technology Renew Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin

Despite the decline in drilling activity throughout the state, some operators in the Anadarko Basin have discovered new formations and completion methods to survive the current commodity price downturn.

May 15, 2015
Noble Energy, Rosetta Resources, merger, merge, M&A, opportunities

Noble’s Merger With Rosetta Opens Door To Opportunities, Questions

An analyst argues that Noble’s D-J Basin assets may not have the firepower touted by the company, while another says the merger may prove to be the way large deals get done.

May 15, 2015