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Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,873

Jun 27, 2014

The US drilling rig count jumped 15 units to 1,873 rigs working during the week ended June 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Starfish start-up could ease Trinidad and Tobago’s tight gas supplies

Jun 27, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s tight natural gas supply could be eased within the next 4 months with the startup of 300 MMscfd of gas from BG Group’s Starfish development. BG Group said the project, which involves the drilling of four subsea wells and a 10-km subsea tieback to the Dolphin A platform, is on schedule for this year’s fourth quarter.

QEP Resources moves ahead with midstream spinoff

Jun 27, 2014

QEP Resources Inc., Denver, has filed a Form 10 registration statement for the tax-free spinoff of wholly owned, midstream subsidiary QEP Field Services Co. (QEPFS) into a separate publicly traded company to be named Entrada Midstream Inc.

Comstock reports Eagle Ford shale well results

Jun 26, 2014

Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., reported successful results of its first well drilled in its East Texas extension of the Eagle Ford shale in Burleson County, Tex.

Dow advances Oyster Creek complex expansion, upgrade

Jun 26, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. will begin construction on the previously announced ethylene production expansion and upgrade project at its Oyster Creek complex in Freeport, Tex., on June 30, the company said.

Gathering, cryo plant on tap for Oklahoma Woodford

Jun 25, 2014

Tall Oak Midstream LLC, Edmond, Okla., will build 250 miles of gas low-pressure gathering pipeline and a 75-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant in Payne County in the central northern Oklahoma Woodford play.

ICF: US needs ethane export capacity to sustain shale gas boom

Jun 25, 2014

Greater investment in infrastructure is needed to ensure that rising NGL production in the US can reach international markets. Without it, a glut will form, placing downward pressure on prices and eroding the economics of shale gas drilling.

BNV-Norstra deal sets Montana gas drilling

Jun 25, 2014

Privately held BNV Energy LLC, Houston, has entered an agreement with Norstra Energy Inc., Spokane, to drill two natural gas wells and build a related gathering system to earn a 60% working interest in 5,382 acres in Northwest Montana.

DOC authorizes EPP, Pioneer to export condensate

Jun 25, 2014

Two companies have received authorization from the US Department of Commerce to sell condensate to buyers outside the US, and analysts expect the sales—probably involving condensate from the Eagle Ford in South Texas—could begin in August.

Carrizo reports initial multiple-bench Niobrara downspacing results

Jun 23, 2014

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, recently started production from its first multiple-geological-bench downspacing pilot, consisting of 8 wells, in the company's Bringelson Ranch area in Weld County, Colo.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,858

Jun 20, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 4 units to reach 1,858 rigs working during the week ended June 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Encana completes $3.1 billion purchase of Eagle Ford acreage

Jun 20, 2014

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Encana Corp., has completed its previously reported $3.1 billion purchase of 45,500 net acres in Karnes, Wilson, and Atascosa counties of south Texas from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LCC, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

American Energy, EMG form midstream unit

Jun 18, 2014

American Energy Partners LP (AEP) and The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) have formed American Energy–Midstream LLC (AE-MidCo) to focus on areas where affiliates of both companies have active upstream operations.

IEA: Global unconventional oil revolution to launch by decade’s end

Jun 17, 2014

By 2019, tight oil supply outside the US could reach 650,000 b/d, including 390,000 b/d from Canada, 100,000 b/d from Russia, and 90,000 b/d from Argentina, the International Energy Agency forecasts in its annual 5-year Oil Market Outlook released June 17.

Crestwood Midstream secures capital boost

Jun 17, 2014

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP has received commitments of as much as $500 million in preferred equity for expansions and development projects in unconventional resource plays in the US.

Williams to buy Access Midstream Partners

Jun 16, 2014

Williams, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire the 50% general partner interest it doesn’t now own in Access Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, along with limited partnership units raising its stake to 50% from Global Infrastructures Partners II for $5.995 billion cash.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count declines to 1,854

Jun 13, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 6 units for the second consecutive week, settling at 1,854 rigs working during the week ended June 13, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Silver Creek, PostRock form Woodford JV

Jun 13, 2014

Silver Creek Oil & Gas LLC, Irving, Tex., and PostRock Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, have formed a joint venture covering 17,900 gross acres in the Woodford shale area of Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties in central Oklahoma.

Nova Chemicals processing Bakken ethane at Joffre plant

Jun 13, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp. is now processing the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with Bakken shale oil production at its ethylene and polyethylene complex in Joffre, near Read Deer, Alta.

WoodMac: NorAm oil output increases to outpace Middle East 4:1 by 2020

Jun 12, 2014

By 2020, increases in North American oil production will outpace that of the Middle East by 4:1 on a per barrel basis, and by 2030, North American output will increase by 390 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) from 650 mtoe in 2009, according to long-term analysis of global energy trends by Wood Mackenzie.

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