September 14, 2023
One in five new wells in the Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico will rely on subterranean horizontal holes of 3 miles or longer in 2024, double the share this year and up from virtually zero just two years ago, according to research firm Rystad Energy.
August 31, 2023
Initial evaluation confirms reservoir continuity of the Amungee Member B-shale over 150 kilometers between Amungee NW-2H and Beetaloo W-1 wells. This includes a target development area of approximately 1 million acres where the shale depth exceeds 2,700 meters.
August 28, 2023
Reinvestment rate surged to 72% in the second quarter, highs not seen since 2020, according to the study focusing on 18 companies that collectively account for about 40% of U.S. shale output.
August 25, 2023
Rigs targeting both crude and natural gas in the West Texas and southeast New Mexico region declined by 7 to 320 this week, according to data released Friday by Baker Hughes Co.
August 18, 2023
The number of oil rigs operating in the U.S. dropped by five in the past week to 520, the lowest since March 2022 and about 14% below this time last year, according to data released Friday by Baker Hughes Co.
August 16, 2023
The firm’s conclusion that there won’t be a surge of American oil production comes after the amount of crude extracted from U.S. shale wells doubled in the past decade.
U.S. production on track for first two-month decline since 2022 as operators dial back shale drilling
August 15, 2023
The drop is led by the Permian basin in West Texas and New Mexico, where output will fall for a third month to 5.8 MMbpd, its lowest level since February.
August 14, 2023
Whatever broader policy mix is implemented, the next government will continue to back production in shale patch Vaca Muerta. That was the unanimous opinion of top drillers state-run YPF SA and Pampa Energia SA, and TGS SA, which conditions and transports shale gas, on earnings calls last week.
August 03, 2023
Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Diamondback Energy Inc. all raised production guidance in recent days largely due to wells pumping more oil than they expected. Chevron Corp. and Ovintiv Inc. also posted improved well results as productivity emerged as a top focus for shale executives, analysts and investors during second-quarter earning calls.
August 02, 2023
Exxon is involved in six areas of Argentina’s heralded Vaca Muerta — Spanish for Dead Cow — formation in Patagonia. The company’s plans to ramp up development of its flagship site, called Bajo del Choique-La Invernada, never really took off. Today, oil and gas production across all of its shale patches in the region is the equivalent of just 15,000 bpd.
August 01, 2023
The SS1H well, which will include a horizontal section of approximately 1,000 m, will target the Amungee Member B-shale at an estimated target depth of 3,200 m (approximately 700 m deeper than the Amungee NW-2H (“A2H”) well in EP 98).
July 28, 2023
Exxon produced about 620,000 bpd in the second quarter from the world’s largest shale basin, which straddles Texas and New Mexico, while Chevron’s output increased to 772,000 bbl, the companies said Friday. Together, the companies’ Permian production now makes up nearly a quarter of the basin’s total.
July 21, 2023
China National Petroleum Corp. on Thursday began drilling the Shendi Chuanke 1 Well in Sichuan province, with a designed depth of 10,520 meters (6.5 miles). The project follows a similar sized well that CNPC began drilling in Xinjiang in May, described at the time as the deepest ever undertaken in China.
June 02, 2023
“There’s just a lot of oil being left in the ground,” Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said Thursday at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions conference. “Fracing’s been around for a really long time, but the science of fracking is not well understood.”
Two innovative shale oil EOR processes offer greater simplicity, and lower capital expenditure and operating costs, compared to natural gas or CO2 EOR. Advanced compositional reservoir simulation modeling is used during operation to ensure maximum oil recovery.
May 16, 2023
The peak month production rate of the Rosa Unit #647H, located in Rio Arriba County, NM, has surpassed all wells drilled in the San Juan basin over the last 50 years.
May 03, 2023
The addition of Chesapeake's assets and operations in south Texas is part of INEOS Energy’s strategy to build a global integrated portfolio, fit for the energy transition, offering high-quality, energy solutions to its customers.
April 27, 2023
The 30-well Barnett shale drilling program totaled 96 miles drilled. The average lateral length was approximately 8,200 feet per well, with average spud to rig release under 13 days.