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Devon, Crosstex complete merger of midstream assets

Mar 7, 2014

Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, and Crosstex Energy LP, Dallas, have completed the merger of their midstream assets to form general partner EnLink Midstream LLC and master limited partnership EnLink Midstream Partners LP. A definitive agreement on the deal was signed in October 2013.

Enbridge receives NEB approval for Line 9B reversal

Mar 7, 2014

Enbridge Pipelines Inc. received permission from Canada’s National Energy Board to proceed with its Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion project. NEB approved the project with conditions, allowing Enbridge to operate all of Line 9 in an eastward direction, moving crude from western Canada and the US Bakken shale to refineries in Ontario and Quebec.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count spikes to 1,792

Mar 7, 2014

The US drilling rig count jumped 23 units to 1,792 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Southwestern Energy to acquire Niobrara acreage for liquids-rich play

Mar 7, 2014

Southwestern Energy Co., Houston, has agreed to purchase 312,000 net acres in northwest Colorado targeting oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Niobrara shale play, the company reported. Southwestern will acquire the land from Quicksilver Resources Inc. and Swepi LP, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, for $180 million.

Keystone XL national interest comments deadline approaches

Mar 6, 2014

Groups on both sides said support has grown for their positions as the US Department of State’s Mar. 7 deadline approached for comments on whether the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is in the nation’s best interest.

YPF to add 10 rigs to Vaca Muerta play

Mar 5, 2014

YPF SA has signed contracts with Helmerich & Payne Inc., Tulsa, for 10 existing drilling rigs to work in the Vaca Muerta shale play in the Nequen basin of Argentina.

IHS CERAWeek: Shale gas gives US competitive advantages

Mar 5, 2014

The US holds ample reserves of natural gas to help supply rising world gas demand, particularly for gas-fired electric power generation in Asia, speakers told the IHS CERAWeek energy conference during the Mar. 5 opening gas keynote speech and the global gas plenary.

CAPP: Emissions monitoring continues in Alberta oil sands

Mar 4, 2014

Alberta’s oil sands producers have monitored emissions for potential public health impacts with the province’s government for some time, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said.

BP to split off US onshore oil, gas business

Mar 4, 2014

BP PLC has reported plans to establish a separate business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets in the US Lower 48. BP currently oversees its Lower 48 onshore assets through its Houston-based North America Gas group.

The next Eagle Ford

Mar 3, 2014

The Eagle Ford shale is one of the largest oil fields in the US and quite possibly the largest single economic development in the history of Texas.

Lagging pipelines create US gulf light sweet crude glut

Mar 3, 2014

North American pipeline capacity did not adapt quickly enough to rapidly growing crude oil production, resulting in supply bottlenecks. Now that a build-out is under way, a glut of light sweet crude will likely emerge on the US Gulf Coast.

HAYNESVILLE UPDATE—4: Haynesville outlook hinges on gas price

Mar 3, 2014

The future of Haynesville production is unforeseeable, yet trends can be postulated for a range of drilling scenarios.

Devon completes $6 billion purchase of Eagle Ford assets

Feb 28, 2014

Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, has completed its $6 billion purchase of 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford play from Woodlands, Tex.-based GeoSouthern Energy more than 3 months after the agreement was reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,769

Feb 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gave up 2 units to settle at 1,769 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Warrego Energy signs farmout for tight gas field

Feb 28, 2014

Warrego Energy Ltd., Perth, has signed a $40 million (Aus.) farmout agreement with Dutch exploration and production specialists Dyas BV and Mazarine Energy BV to bring technical expertise to development of the West Erregulla tight gas field in the onshore North Perth basin in Western Australia.

Williams Partners to buy Canadian assets from Williams for $1.2 billion

Feb 27, 2014

Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire Williams Cos. Inc.’s Alberta operations for $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close Feb. 28. Williams currently owns 64% of Williams Partners, including general partner interest.

Grizzly Oil Sands begins SAGD production at Algar Lake

Feb 27, 2014

Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, Calgary, has begun steam injection at its Algar Lake project in Alberta. The company said oil production “is evident in steam circulation fluids.”

DOT emergency order covers Bakken crude transportation by rail

Feb 26, 2014

The US Department of Transportation issued an emergency order requiring shippers to test Bakken crude oil to ensure it is properly classified before being transported by rail. The Feb. 25 order also prohibits transportation of crude in the lowest-strength packing group.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,771

Feb 21, 2014

The US drilling rig count was up 7 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 21, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

ExxonMobil replaces 103% of 2013 production

Feb 21, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. replaced 103% of its oil and natural gas production last year with additions to reserves, mostly of crude oil and other liquids.

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