Shale

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February 02, 2023
U.S. shale companies are set to post yet another strong set of earnings, off the back of robust oil and gas prices in the fourth quarter. But the biggest question for analysts and investors remains whether the industry’s bumper cash flow will tempt them to drill more.
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January 26, 2023
The focus of attention will be on operators’ production targets, with the global supply-demand balance still tight and with China’s recent lifting of coronavirus restrictions expected to boost consumption. Shale drillers have said supply-chain issues, labor shortages, rising costs and unhelpful federal policies are preventing them from revving up production.
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January 18, 2023
WildFire Energy acquired approximately 377,000 net acres and approximately 1,350 wells in the Brazos Valley region of its Eagle Ford asset from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
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January 12, 2023
Public drillers added 18 rigs during the final three months of 2022, while their private rivals idled 11. Overall, the fleet of rigs operating in the contiguous U.S. expanded by three from the end of September to Dec. 31.
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January 06, 2023
Labor shortages in the oilfield have been one of the biggest hurdles holding back production growth. The overall number of workers employed in U.S. oil and gas jobs totaled 136,100 in December, down 3.1% from last year’s peak in July.
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December 30, 2022
U.S. shale executives remain concerned about the outlook for rising costs going into 2023 as they continue to struggle with hiring and retaining workers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
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December 30, 2022
As the year comes to an end, World Oil looks back on all of our breaking news items. Record-breaking crude exports and billion-dollar oil projects are only some of the incredible feats the industry accomplished. Read our final collection of top news stories of 2022 here.
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December 28, 2022
The assets acquired from Ensign Natural Resources span Live Oak, Bee, Karnes, and Dewitt Counties across the condensate, wet gas, and dry gas phase windows of the Eagle Ford.
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December 27, 2022
If 2022 was big for international oil, it was astronomical for the domestic sector. From our coveted annual World Oil Awards to happenings in West Texas, news never stopped flowing. Read the top home-grown stories of 2022 here.
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December 12, 2022
With over two-thirds of the Permian’s premium land now drilled, producers are seeking more permits than ever to burrow beneath Midland and its 130,000 residents.
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December 02, 2022
EQT Corp. said the U.S. antitrust regulator asked for additional information and documentary materials in connection with a $5.2 billion acquisition announced in September, a move that raises questions on the largest U.S. natural gas producer’s ability to keep its acquisition spree.
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December 02, 2022
The short supply of labor in the US oil patch has plagued exploration and production companies all year, and the tightness continues.
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November 21, 2022
A frac-sand plant in the Eagle Ford region of Texas erupted in flames over the weekend, imperiling supplies of a key component in shale drilling.
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November 15, 2022
Operators in America’s biggest shale oil basin are set to significantly increase the amount of natural gas they burn into the atmosphere because of a lack of pipeline capacity to ship it elsewhere.
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November 04, 2022
Unemployment in the U.S. oil industry plummeted to one of the lowest levels on record at 0.8% for October as shale operators scramble for workers to keep production flowing.
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October 28, 2022
As big banks pull back on lending to oil and gas drillers, some U.S. energy companies are relying on a novel kind of bond to get the financing they need.
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October 26, 2022
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will restore a ban on shale gas fracing, rowing back a controversial short-lived plan by his predecessor Liz Truss on his first full day in the top job.
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October 26, 2022
GD Energy Products has partnered with U.S. Well Services to supply 3,000 horsepower pumps for their Nyx Clean Fleet. Each custom-designed pump is powered by an electric drive motor to create an environmentally sustainable frac unit.
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October 25, 2022
Natural gas prices in West Texas dipped below zero for the first time since 2020 as booming production overwhelms pipeline networks, trapping supplies in the region.
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October 25, 2022
Halliburton Co. surpassed profit expectations amid a tight market for oilfield supplies as the world’s biggest provider of frac services gears up for increasing activity around the world.
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October 19, 2022
Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government issued a stark warning to Conservative MPs not to back an opposition motion on fracing, as party managers struggle to control mutinous lawmakers.
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