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Dresser-Rand commissions its first small-scale LNG production solution

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has commissioned its first small-scale natural gas liquefaction system at the Ten Man liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility near Mansfield, Pa.

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.”

Anadarko sells Marcellus assets to Alta Resources

Anadarko Petroleum has agreed to sell its operated and non-operated upstream assets and operated midstream assets in the Marcellus shale of north-central Pennsylvania to Alta Marcellus Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alta Resources Development, LLC, for approximately $1.24 billion.

Eclipse Resources sells Utica acreage

Eclipse Resources has completed the sale of approximately 9,900 net acres in eastern Noble County and western Monroe County, Ohio, for approximately $63.8 million.

Gulfport Energy expands Utica footprint with $87-million acquisition

Gulfport Energy Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with a third-party to acquire approximately 12,600 net undeveloped acres in northern Monroe County, Ohio.

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services announces Cornerstone Completion Services as new division

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services, a provider of drilling and completion rental equipment, has created a new division: Cornerstone Completion Services (CCS).

CONSOL, Noble Energy to separate Marcellus shale joint venture

CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy have entered into a definitive agreement to separate their 50-50 Marcellus shale joint venture.

Rice Energy expands in Marcellus with $2.7-billion Vantage Energy buy

Rice Energy has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Vantage Energy, LLC and Vantage Energy II, LLC for approximately $2.7 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Statoil completes sale of non-core U.S. onshore assets

On Sept. 15, Statoil and Antero Resources Corporation completed their previously announced transaction, whereby Statoil has sold some of its non-operated interests in the U.S. state of West Virginia to Antero.

WellDog launches new shale sweet spot service

WellDog announced today the launch of its Shale SweetSpotter service, the first commercial reservoir-evaluation analysis technology specific to unconventional oil and gas, following successful field trials with its industry partner in the Marcellus shale.

Statoil sells W.Va. assets to Antero in $96-million deal

Statoil has agreed a further sale of non-core assets from its U.S. onshore portfolio, the third in the southern Marcellus in the last two years.

Statoil completes sale of W.Va. Marcellus assets to EQT

Statoil has completed the sale of its non-core operated assets in the U.S. state of West Virginia to EQT Corporation.

Record heat wiping out U.S. gas glut fuels best rally since ’08

A blistering start to summer is helping put U.S. natural gas futures on course for the biggest gain in eight years.

Southwestern Energy sells West Virginia acreage to Antero

Southwestern Energy has entered into a definitive agreement with Antero Resources to sell approximately 55,000 net acres in West Virginia for $450 million.

Driving efficiency in cemented liner completions

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Expanding the boundaries of ball-drop technology has led to a simple, yet effective design for reducing completion time and improving operational efficiency.

Halliburton, Eclipse Resources complete longest lateral well in U.S.

Halliburton worked with Eclipse Resources Corporation to complete hydraulic fracturing of the extended reach lateral test well known as “Purple Hayes,” the company said Tuesday.

Nine Energy completes 124-stage well in Utica shale

Nine Energy Service successfully completed 124 perforated stages in an 18,544 ft lateral (27,034 ft TMD) in Guernsey County, Ohio, for Eclipse Resources, a premier independent E&P company in the Appalachian basin.

Range agrees to buy Memorial Resource in $3.3 billion deal

Range Resources Corp. agreed to buy Memorial Resource Development Corp. in a $3.3 billion all-stock deal to take advantage of growing demand from natural gas exports and chemical manufacturers. It’s Range’s single largest deal on record.

Stubborn natural gas supply imperils best U.S. rally in 14 years

Natural gas futures have soared since March on speculation that supplies are finally falling after a decade of gains. Production numbers tell a different story.