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Geologists link ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes with shale oil, gas

Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign kicked off a chain of events that led to the formation of shale gas and oil fields from Texas to Montana.

Oil bust was actually good for a town called 'Shale City'

As the price of oil goes, so goes Williston, North Dakota. Now, though, the community located deep in the state’s Bakken shale play is working to break free from the industry’s boom-and-bust cycles.

Wood provides construction and project management services in Niobrara

Wood is providing construction and project management services to Discovery DJ Services across a multi-phase installation of an oil and gas gathering system, and natural gas and liquid processing facility in the Niobrara shale region (DJ Basin) of Colorado.

U.S. oil export surge means OPEC's output cuts may be doomed

Oil risks sliding back under $60/bbl as a surge in U.S. shipments to Asia threatens to undermine a deal between OPEC and its allies.

CERAWeek '18: Senators Murkowski, Cornyn express broad optimism for U.S. energy

During the final day of CERAWeek, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of conference organizer IHS Markit, sat down with U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska, chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee), to discuss what’s ahead in Washington.

Operators shrink U.S. rig fleet for first time since January

U.S. oil companies curtailed activity for the first time since January as escalating output from shale fields stunted a recovery in crude prices.

Watch out, OPEC: Busiest U.S. oil play heads for record spending

Bad news for OPEC: the epicenter of the shale boom is headed for record spending this year.

Dramatic changes to the supply of frac sand could lead to efficiency gains in the Permian basin

A major report from Energent, part of Westwood Global Energy Group, the energy market research consultancy, predicts dramatic changes to the frac sand supply chain to the Permian basin, the world’s most important oil growth region.

CERAWeek '18: Rick Perry says U.S. set to unleash American energy—and technology—around the world

America’s development of hydraulic fracturing technology has enabled a new wave of oil and gas abundance in the U.S., and according to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the country must focus on maximizing exports for this energy, as well as its technologies.

Devon Energy to sell Barnett shale assets for $553 million

Devon Energy Corp. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the southern portion of its Barnett shale position for $553 million.

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Peter Zornio, Emerson Automation Solutions

Reservoir recovery: An opportunity for digital transformation

Water Management

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

Recycling produced water cuts disposal costs

What's New in Exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Exploration fire sale?

Energy Issues

William J. Pike, World Oil

Down the Hall

Saudis seek to tap shale basin rivaling Texas' Eagle Ford

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil exporter, is set to join the shale revolution with plans to start producing unconventional natural gas this month and exploit a deposit that could rival the Eagle Ford formation in Texas.

Oil rally stalls as American crude stockpiles seen rising

Oil halted its rally as the market anticipates another increase in U.S. stockpiles.

Oil bosses take different sides of shale boom-and-bust outlook

Two top oil company executives are taking contrasting views on how fracing is changing the industry’s life cycle.

U.S. oil output accelerating as OPEC meets with shale

U.S. crude production is poised to accelerate this year, reaching the highest annual average on record.

Conoco CEO says OPEC should extend output curbs beyond 2018

OPEC needs to embrace its role as the world’s “baffle" on oil prices if it wants to keep crude markets stable, ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance said on Tuesday.

OPEC Secretary General: Declaration of Cooperation ‘solid as the Rock of Gibraltar’

OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo asserted that the oil cartel’s ongoing efforts to limit global crude production, along with 11 non-OPEC countries, could serve as a long-term strategy to reduce boom-and-bust oil prices, while speaking at CERAWeek in Houston on March 5.