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OPEC said to get few answers on shale before decision on production cuts

OPEC will have to decide whether to extend global oil cuts without knowing whether they’re triggering a new flood of rival supply from U.S. shale producers.

Oil veteran Andy Hall said to brief OPEC on U.S. shale

Andy Hall, the veteran crude trader who closed his hedge fund this year, will brief OPEC officials on the outlook for U.S. shale oil, according to a copy of the agenda seen by Bloomberg News.

TransCanada wins approval to build Keystone XL in Nebraska

TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

$1.8-billion Tenaris mill in Bay City targets Permian operators

Tenaris recently opened a new $1.8-billion pipe manufacturing mill in Bay City, Texas, and with the new mill, it is targeting service for U.S. shale operators—in particular, those operating in the Permian basin—according to a local Houston newspaper.

Asian investor steps into America's shale gas market

A relentless flow of natural gas from America’s shale basins is drawing bears to the market—and that’s music to the ears of at least one Asia-backed investor.

Shale boss Hamm gives oil forecasters a reality check

The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview.

Shale goal in sight: Pump with a profit, without hurting growth

Shale drillers are promising to add a new wrinkle to their world-shaking oil boom: they may finally make money.

Buying Texas oil at New Mexico prices: Majors go west for shale

The state, which covers a smaller part of the oil-soaked shale formation, is the fourth-largest U.S. producer and luring industry giants including ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp., EOG Resources Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. Their investments -- while small compared with Texas -- are increasing as activity in the rest of the Permian starts to slow down.

GE-Baker Hughes romance may be ending after four-month run

Little more than four months after General Electric Co. married its oil and natural gas unit to Baker Hughes’s technical services business, GE’s eyes are wandering.

EQT completes acquisition of Rice Energy

EQT Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Rice Energy Inc.

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.

Flaring alternative acts as portable produced-water management tool

Mark Patton, Hydrozonix

A new design addresses two of the most common concerns in unconventional plays.

Intelligent artificial lift systems improve digital oilfield operations

Srikanth Mashetty, Rockwell Automation

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

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.

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.

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. .

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.