WorldOil Central Park's got nothing on Exxon's super-long shale oil wells ExxonMobil Corp. is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York’s Central Park. Linn Energy sells Williston basin properties for $285 million Linn Energy, Inc., has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interest in properties located in the Williston basin to an undisclosed buyer for a contract price of $285 million, subject to closing adjustments. Whiting Petroleum to sell assets in North Dakota's Bakken for $500 million Whiting Petroleum Corporation has agreed to sell its Fort Berthold Indian Reservation area assets, located in Dunn and McLean Counties, N.D., to RimRock Oil and Gas Williston, LLC. The cash purchase price is $500 million, subject to customary adjustments. U.S. operators are teed up for a drilling resurgence Drilling activity is noticeably higher, as American drillers climb out from historically low levels. Halcón shifts focus to Permian with $1.4-billion Bakken saleón-shifts-focus-to-permian-with-14-billion-bakken-sale Shale oil producer Halcón Resources Corp. said it would sell most of its North Dakota operations for $1.4 billion cash, part of a plan to shift its focus to Texas' Permian basin, the largest U.S. oilfield. Drill pipe life tripled, drilling operations optimized in Bakken laterals Uniquely non-welded wear bands reduced friction and wear, helping to increase ROP. Dakota Access granted approval without Trump’s renegotiation When President Donald Trump advised expediting the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, he said he’d negotiate the terms. But the project was greenlighted with no strings attached. Dakota Access pipeline seen operational in second quarter The $3.8-billion Dakota Access crude oil pipeline won’t start up until the second quarter of this year, according to stakeholder Phillips 66. Dakota Access oil pipeline nears final permit, lawmakers say Energy Transfer Partners LP may be close to getting the permit it needs to finish the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a project that became a flash point for environmentalists, but a symbol of President Donald Trump’s pledge to jump start energy infrastructure. SM Energy looks to sell assets in North Dakota’s Divide County SM Energy has engaged Tudor, Pickering, Holt and Co. to run a formal bid process for the sale of the company's Divide County area assets in the Williston basin.