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Noble Energy expands in Permian with $2.7-billion Clayton Williams buy

Noble Energy is to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Clayton Williams Energy for $2.7 billion in a stock and cash deal.

Lloyds Energy files LNG export application with DOE

Lloyds Energy Group announced that it has submitted a formal application with the Department of Energy (DOE) to export LNG to countries which have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S. from its proposed facility in Calhoun County, Texas.

ConocoPhillips reports major discovery in Alaska

ConocoPhillips Alaska has made a new oil discovery in the Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit located in the northeastern portion of the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska (NPRA).

As OPEC acts on New Year’s resolution, U.S. shale pumps away

U.S. shale is getting in the way of a New Year’s resolution by OPEC to cut production and boost the market.

Anadarko to sell Eagle Ford assets in $2.3-billion deal

Anadarko Petroleum has agreed to sell its Eagle Ford shale assets in South Texas for approximately $2.3 billion to Sanchez Energy Corporation and Blackstone Group LP.

Interior cancels remaining oil and gas leases in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine area

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that the Bureau of Land Management has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana.

Parsley Energy announces extensive Midland and Delaware basin acquisitions

Parsley Energy announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire, in unrelated transactions, certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties located adjacent to the company's existing operating areas in the Midland and southern Delaware basins. The aggregate purchase price is $607 million in cash, with certain transactions still subject to customary closing conditions.

SM Energy looks to sell assets in North Dakota’s Divide County

SM Energy has engaged Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. to run a formal bid process for the sale of the company's Divide County area assets in the Williston basin.

Noble Energy closes acquisitions in Delaware basin

Noble Energy has finalized the previously announced bolt-on transactions which have added approximately 7,200 net acres to the company's Southern Delaware basin position in Reeves County, Texas.

Comstock Resources adds to Haynesville acreage with joint development venture

Comstock Resources has entered into a joint development venture that will target the Haynesville shale.

Reluctant activist sees heart of shale being ripe for deals

After years of calling for it privately, Barnes Hauptfuhrer decided that early 2017 was finally time to go public with his desire to see a makeover of America’s hottest natural gas play.

Crown jewel of U.S. shale fuels endless pursuit of Williams

Williams Cos. CEO Alan Armstrong has something everybody wants, and he knows it. “It’s a gold mine,” he says. “It’s irreplaceable.”

PDC Energy seals Delaware basin bolt-on acquisition

PDC Energy has closed on the acquisition of approximately 4,500 net acres in Reeves and Culberson counties, Texas, from Fortuna Resources Holdings, LLC, for approximately $118 million.

SM Energy sells Eagle Ford assets for $800 million

SM Energy Company has entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Venado Oil and Gas, an affiliate of KKR, for the sale of the company's third-party operated assets in the Eagle Ford, including its ownership interest in related midstream assets, for a purchase price of $800 million.

Legacy pressure pumping company BJ Services re-emerges

BJ Services has re-emerged as North America’s largest pure-play oilfield pressure pumping company.

Oil and gas explorers headed for IPOs find buyers circling

As oil prices stabilize and confidence returns to the patch, there’s been an uptick in oil and gas companies filing to go public. With prized assets in the industry’s promised lands, not all of them make it that far.

Shale drillers promise no 2017 binges as oil hangover eases

Shale oil companies are ready to play chicken with supply and demand again.

Shale specter haunts OPEC’s feast as oil seen rallying into 2017

After pulling off the biggest oil-market deal in a decade, OPEC faces a new balancing act in 2017: boosting prices without igniting shale.

Diamondback Energy expands in Permian with $2.43-billion buy

Diamondback Energy has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire all leasehold interests and related assets of Brigham Resources Operating, LLC and Brigham Resources Midstream, LLC, for an aggregate purchase price of $2.43 billion, consisting of $1.62 billion in cash and 7.69 million shares of Diamondback common stock, subject to certain adjustments.

Trio of energy firms to start 2017 with bankruptcy

HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- In the dying breaths of the year, the commodity price plunge claimed its latest victims as three energy companies outlined bankruptcy filing plans.