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U.S. shale boom keeps rolling even as wildcatters save cash

America’s surging shale oil production shows little sign of abating, despite industrywide spending cuts, as explorers learn to do more with less.

Noble Energy announces 2018 results, provides 2019 guidance

Noble Energy, Inc. has announced fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial and operating results. In addition, the company will be focused on delivering sustainable organic free cash flow in 2020 and beyond.

World's biggest battery to boost solar for Texas oil country

The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.

Shale support secures deal as provider for tier-one E&P

Shale Support Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of frac-sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has announced it has finalized a deal as a provider for a tier-one petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company

Texas shale forces big oil cost revolution, Chevron CEO says

Texas shale forces big oil cost revolution, Chevron CEO says

USGS: Vegetation recovery on abandoned oil and gas well sites is variable

Recovery of vegetation on plugged and abandoned oil and gas well sites on the Colorado Plateau is influenced by time, moisture, nonnative plants and the type of plant community that was originally in place before well sites were constructed, according to a recently published study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Texas RRC launches new feature on Public GIS Map Viewer

The Railroad Commission of Texas’ Public Geographic Information System (GIS) Map Viewer can now display data for multiple wells in a defined radius area set by a user.

API: New hire in North Carolina to promote key benefits of natural gas, oil

The American Petroleum Institute is growing its North Carolina office to bolster its advocacy efforts on the importance of natural gas and oil, energy infrastructure projects, and how the energy revolution helps support the continued delivery of reliable and affordable energy to consumers across the state.

TGS enters new play in U.S onshore, with Railgun 3D seismic survey in the Powder River Basin

TGS announces a new multi-client onshore 3D seismic survey, Railgun 3D, located within the Powder River Basin.

Implications of the 2018 mid-terms for the oil and gas industry

Dr. Roger Bezdek, Contributing Editor

In the November 2018 mid-term elections, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 Senate seats, and 36 governorships were contested.

ConocoPhillips’ Greg Leveille sees rapid trajectory of technical advancement continuing

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

In an exclusive interview with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Greg Leveille discusses the technical issues facing global E&P, particularly as relates to the many U.S. unconventional plays

RSS design aimed at a growing scope of directional drilling demands

John Clegg, Weatherford

A novel rotary steerable system addresses maintenance, downhole motors, and hole geometry in a new light.

PESA companies must remain nimble in solving challenges

Leslie Shockley Beyer, Petroleum Equipment & Services Association

We have just left a transformational year in the industry, where shifting commodity prices and evolving drilling strategies have demanded agile thinking and ingenuity—especially in the oilfield services and equipment sector.

Executive viewpoint

John Tintera, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

The Great Water Hope: The future of oilfield produced water

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Well organization

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

The art of discussing issues in 2019

Tenaris to open sucker rods manufacturing facility in Conroe, Texas

Tenaris will open its sucker rods manufacturing facility in Conroe, Texas, in July 2019, offering customers high quality sucker rods and accessories, produced domestically, further streamlining the U.S. supply chain.

Blackstone Energy has partnered with a Permian Basin water management platform

Blackstone has announced that funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners L.P. have formed Waterfield Midstream, a full-cycle provider of water management services, including water gathering, treatment, recycling and disposal, to provide solutions to producers in the Permian Basin.

TransCanada says Keystone Pipeline is likely source of oil spill

TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline, which carries Canadian crude to the U.S., was likely the source of an oil spill in Missouri that prompted the company to shut a segment of the line.

Texas drilling permits, completions statistics for January 2019

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,196 original drilling permits in January 2019 compared to 1,166 in January 2018.