WorldOil Activist investor to stake $1B on changing shale operations The energy-focused private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy Management is looking for a U.S. shale producer to target for an overhaul, saying the sector has become “uninvestable.” ShaleTech: Marcellus-Utica shales Capital discipline reining in rigs, production API highlights economic impacts of a fracing ban in new video The American Petroleum Institute released a new video to coincide with Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate that addresses what it says supporters of a fracing ban won’t discuss – its cost to America. Texas regulator says stricter flaring rules would increase global CO₂ levels Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton recommends a new methodology for measuring gas flaring, saying that acting based on current measurements would only increase greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Halliburton rolls out real-time frac performance monitoring system The SPIDRlive retriever combines quartz-based hardware and proprietary modeling software to capture high-resolution, high-accuracy and high-frequency data from the wellhead without running downhole equipment. CGG, Fairfield team up on new Permian multi-client seismic program The new wide-azimuth datasets will provide a better understanding of the structural complexity of the transition between the Central Basin Platform and surrounding basins to enhance industry drilling efforts. Noble Energy targets U.S. onshore growth in 2020 capital budget Noble Energy says it will take advantage of offshore cash flow to focus on drilling in the DJ and Delaware basins in the U.S. Daily Brief podcast, Tuesday, February 11th In today's episode, we look at what the coronavirus is doing to Chinese gas demand, and the rare steps China is taking in response; gas prices in the U.S. fall to a four-year low; and oil holds around $50 in spite of OPEC's inaction. Energy Capital pauses pipeline deals on widening shale despair Energy Capital Partners LLC is pausing new pipeline deals, according to people familiar with the matter, as the accelerating downturn in shale prompts investors to seek returns elsewhere. GEODynamics introduces new firing solution for high speed frac completions A complete firing solution using the latest technology in switch design and flexibility, integrated with one of the most advanced and intuitive shooting panel and surface testers on the market.