Shale

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April 08, 2024
the Dorado shale field in the Eagle Ford will allow TotalEnergies to increase its net U.S. natural gas production by 50 MMcfd in 2024, with the potential for an additional 50 MMcfd by 2028.
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April 02, 2024
The acquisition will help SLB expand its artificial lift technology, which helps keep output from older wells flowing. SLB has the biggest market share in artificial lift with 21%, and ChampionX will add to that with its 5% of the market, according to Evercore ISI, citing data from industry consultant Spears & Associates.
News
April 01, 2024
Diamondback, the largest independent producer headquartered in the shale-oil region, has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Oklo Inc. to deploy small reactors for some of its future power needs, according to Diamondback President Kaes Van’t Hof.
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March 26, 2024
The SS-1H well in EP117 achieved an average 60-day initial production (IP60) flow rate of 3 MMcfd over the 1,644-foot (501 m), 10 stage stimulated length within the Amungee Member B-Shale, normalized to 6 MMcfd over 3,281-ft (1,000 m).
Article
March 2024
A new workflow generates probabilistic history-matches and production forecasts for any decline-curve model while incorporating variable BHP conditions. It provides fast history matches and forecasts of shale gas wells more accurately than traditional DCA while quantifying model uncertainty. The primary value added is an innovative method for probabilistic variable-pressure DCA.
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March 15, 2024
The number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by six to 510, the biggest mark since Sept. 15, according to data released by Baker Hughes Co. on Friday. After months of relatively low growth, shale operators have now added more than a dozen rigs since mid-February.
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March 14, 2024
Advanced AI is gaining a foothold in the oil field as drillers and producers are relentlessly focused on improving efficiency. While the technology is being tested around the globe, the U.S. is perhaps the most important spot to watch.
News
March 07, 2024
YPF will add three more drilling rigs in the Vaca Muerta this year as it narrows its focus on the shale patch in a bid to spur a 24% year-on-year jump in shale oil production, Marin said. YPF’s shale oil output last year was almost 100,000 bpd.
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February 25, 2024
Exxon received several offers for holdings in Argentina’s heralded Vaca Muerta formation in Patagonia earlier this month, according to people familiar with the matter. The assets, which comprise stakes it owns with QatarEnergy in seven oil-and-gas blocks in the shale patch as well as holdings in a pipeline, have been valued at around $1 billion, said the people, who declined to comment publicly on private talks.
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February 21, 2024
Vista Energy, a top-three shale-oil producer in Argentina, is eyeing assets put up for sale by Exxon Mobil Corp. as it looks to accelerate growth in the country’s heralded Vaca Muerta formation.
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February 14, 2024
Capital investment in shale and exploration will be trimmed by $320 million, and two rigs in the Permian will be idled this year, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Spending will increase in the Gulf of Mexico, chemicals and the enhanced oil recovery business.
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February 12, 2024
Combined crude production from the seven U.S. shale basins is forecast to rise to 9.72 MMbpd next month, up 0.2% from February, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report Monday.
News
February 12, 2024
The two companies, headquartered across the street from one another in Midland, the heart of the Permian basin, will have a combined 838,000 net acres and have net production of 816,000 boe, according to the statement.
News
February 08, 2024
The assets YPF plans to sell are mainly aging oil fields across Patagonia that are less profitable than the crown jewel of its portfolio, shale patch Vaca Muerta, the official said.
News
February 04, 2024
The upbeat reports by North America’s biggest crude drillers, fueled by strong output growth from the Permian Basin, follow similar results at Shell Plc, which kicked off the oil and gas industry’s earnings season on Thursday with adjusted net income that was more than $1 billion higher than the average forecast
News
January 23, 2024
Among unconventional oil resource plays in the U.S., the Permian stands well atop the heap for remaining resource, offering both the most high-quality remaining drilling opportunities and the greatest potential for resource expansion from the prolific region’s stacked resource benches.
News
January 23, 2024
The proven geological reserves amount to 133.012 Bcm as validated by the State Ministry of Natural Resources, which marks another integrated, ultra-deep and tight-sandstone gas field of over 100 Bcm in China.
News
January 23, 2024
The top oil field contractors are looking to make up for a slowdown in U.S. shale work by boosting activity overseas. Halliburton, with its unrivaled footprint in all the major shale basins, offers the closest proxy to U.S. producer activity.
News
January 08, 2024
Most of shale’s private operators in the Permian basin are planning modest growth this year as one of the main engines of U.S. oil expansion downshifts amid volatile commodity prices.
News
January 04, 2024
After ending last year with an estimated production growth of 900,000 bpd higher than the end of 2022, U.S. oil expansion will be “considerably less,” EOG President Billy Helms said Thursday in a presentation to investors.
News
December 20, 2023
U.S. shale executives are bracing for more megadeals in the U.S. oil industry — and some fear the consequences of consolidation.
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