A pending cut in the Energy Information Administration's resource estimate for the Monterey shale reflects the complexity of the play relative to other US tight oil plays and the need for more research into its geology.
Development of the Eagle Ford shale has transformed rural DeWitt County, Tex., into one of the top oil and gas producing counties in Texas, bringing with it a welcome economic stimulus.
Sanchez Energy Corp. believes there is untapped Lower Eagle Ford shale potential in the South Texas acreage it is acquiring from subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. took a leap forward on plans to increase oil production with its $3.1 billion purchase of assets in the Eagle Ford shale.
The average estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) of wells drilled during 2008 through mid-2013 in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas was 168,000 bbl/well, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
Amidst the worst Texas drought since the National Drought Mitigation Center's record keeping began 119 years ago, operators in Texas' Eagle Ford shale are taking full advantage of the recently adopted Texas Railroad Commission regulations giving operators more flexibility to recycle wastewater generated during hydraulic fracturing operations.
Goodrich Petroleum Corp. is moving forward with an aggressive drilling program in the emerging Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS) in Louisiana and Mississippi after its latest wells drilled in the formation yielded initial production rates above 1,000 boe/d.
For Mexico, constitutional reform was just the first step in the long process of opening up its energy industry to outside investment.
Marathon Oil Corp. is seeking to reduce the environmental impact of operations in the Bakken shale by reducing the amount of water used during hydraulic fracturing and testing wastewater recycling techniques.
Operators that fail to comply with North Dakota's flaring reduction targets in the Bakken shale may soon be compelled to curtail production from wells found in violation, according to an order issued by state regulators in July.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., operator of the largest acreage position in the Utica shale, has this year set an ambitious development program that calls for doubling production from the play to more than 100,000 boe/d.
Production from the emerging Utica shale in Ohio climbed in 2013, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Oil and gas operations have historically been regulated mainly at the state level, though the expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities has brought with it an expansion in the number and sources of regulations facing operators.
American Energy Partners LP has hired Jeffrey L. Mobley to serve as senior vice-president, major acquisitions.