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Hess Corp. issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform

Hess Corporation has released a statement about the impact on its operations resulting from a fire at the Shell Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell advised in a statement on Nov. 12 that a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset is being developed.

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.

Emerald Bay begins Kuhn 4 completion operations ahead of schedule

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has announced that completion operations have begun on the Kuhn 4 well at the Company’s Wooden Horse play in South Texas.

Intelligent artificial lift systems improve digital oilfield operations

Srikanth Mashetty, Rockwell Automation

As oil prices remain ‘lower for longer,’ intelligent systems help optimize production.

Weir Oil & Gas expands Permian presence with new customer service center

Fort Worth-based Weir Oil & Gas today broke ground on a 92,000-ft2 customer service center that will be located at the David Mims Business Park on Interstate 20. The new center reflects the company’s strong commitment to the Permian basin region, consolidating three existing Permian-area service center locations into one central location.

China's appetite for U.S. energy falls shy of binding deals

China showed its appetite for big ticket investments in U.S. energy production and exports during President Donald Trump’s visit, but left the event with almost no binding deals.

America First Energy Conference examines U.S. energy dominance, policy

The Heartland Institute, a national non-profit research and education organization, hosted the America First Energy Conference in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 9th.

Multi-well pad solution for oil and gas producers boosts real-time data

Drilling advancements, including horizontal drilling techniques, have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders can modify their control systems approach to optimize these changing applications.

Coast Guard, BSEE respond to oil platform fire

The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are responding to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday.

Noble Energy signs agreement to divest 30,200 'non-core' acres in DJ basin

Noble Energy, Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with SRC Energy Inc. to divest approximately 30,200 net acres from the company's non-core DJ basin position in Weld County, Colo. .

TransCanada's hurry up-and-wait Keystone XL status outweighs result

The company is awaiting a key approval from regulators in Nebraska on whether the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline can proceed. That would be one of the last dominos to fall in an almost decade-long push to build a pipeline to bring more crude from Canada’s oil sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. In the meantime, the company posted third-quarter results that met analysts’ estimates, and said it placed two smaller conduits into service.

China Energy Investment plans to invest billions in U.S. shale gas development

West Virginia was the biggest recipient of the $250 billion of investments signed during President Donald Trump’s visit to China.

Schlumberger launches advanced digital integration of rock, fluid analysis services

Schlumberger today inaugurated the newly expanded reservoir rock and fluid analysis laboratory located in Houston, Texas. The new lab enables petrotechnical experts to better leverage physical and digital rock and fluid analysis for comprehensive reservoir characterization.

Conoco's $1-billion boost signals staying power of U.S. oil

ConocoPhillips has sent a clear signal to global energy markets: For all the recent talk of caution among U.S. drillers, the industry is still in growth mode.

Oil steady as U.S. output peak counters Middle East concerns

Oil steadied near $57/bbl in New York as data showing U.S. crude output at the highest in at least three decades countered concerns sparked by a political purge in top exporter Saudi Arabia.

Work to resume on $3-billion U.S. gas pipeline

Williams Partners LP was cleared by a federal court to resume construction on a $3-billion pipeline that will help shuttle shale gas across the eastern U.S.

China steps toward U.S. LNG deal as Sinopec inks Alaska pact

China took steps toward its first investment in U.S. LNG as Sinopec agreed to advance a $43 billion project that’s been sidelined by American majors.

Crude tumbles after shock increases in stored oil and production

Traders dumped oil futures after a surprise increase in U.S. crude stockpiles and surging output dashed confidence that a worldwide glut is fading.

IPAA welcomes House bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act

IPAA recently signed a letter, along with seven other industry trade associations, in support of the SECURE American Energy Act.

Gulf Publishing Company welcomes Brian Nessen, group publisher for pipelines and infrastructure

Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as group publisher.