HEADLINES SPECIAL REPORT: 2017 Emerging Oil, Gas Trends

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 6:00am

In this special edition of Headlines, from our sister site Oil and Gas Investor, we’re taking a look at the oil and gas trends that emerged this year, and you can expect them to carry on into 2018.

One of the top buzz words for 2017 was the “digital oilfield” as digital technologies became an increasingly common aspect of the oil patch.

You can expect everything from data analytics and the industrial internet of things to play an even bigger role in oil and gas throughout 2018 and beyond.

In A&D, two trends emerged in 2017 and both figure to make more headlines in 2018.

While the Permian Basin is still tops among investors, many companies have begun looking for economic acreage in less expensive basins–creating another buzz word for the year…Permian fatigue.

Where are they looking? One place might be back in the Eagle Ford.

Meanwhile, private equity firms continue to buy up public company assets as they look to get balance sheets polished for investors.

In the midstream space, we’re watching for infrastructure buildout in in 2018, particular when it comes to getting natural gas to market.

You’ll be hearing more about investment in renewables. Majors such as Shell, ExxonMobil, total and Statoil have made headlines this year for their investments into alternative energy research and development and the trend is poised to continue well into the future.

Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales is the video reporter for Hart Energy. She contributes to the Digital News Group's interviewing and video production. 

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