Woodford Shale

Woodford Shale ImageLocated in southeastern Oklahoma, the Woodford shale play has been drilled for about 10 years. Only the Barnett shale in Texas has been producing natural gas longer than the Woodford shale. Devon Energy drilled the first well into the Woodford shale formation in 2005, and since then numerous petroleum companies have acquired acreage and launched their own drilling programs. Current estimates are that the Woodford shale holds approximately 4 tcf of natural gas.

Of the numerous companies drilling in the Woodford shale, Houston-based Newfield Exploration and Oklahoma City-based Devon are the largest producers. Both companies have sold off much of their offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere in order to focus their attention on unconventional resources such as the Woodford and other shale plays

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Woodford Shale News

Woodford gathering, processing plans advance

Oct 16, 2014

Tall Oak Midstream LLC subsidiary TOMPC LLC has secured financing for building and expanding Tall Oak’s gathering and processing in the central northern Oklahoma Woodford (CNOW) shale gas play.

Marathon Oil sees promise in Oklahoma's Scoop, Stack plays

Oct 16, 2014

Marathon Oil Corp. is using extended-reach laterals to improve initial production rates in the emerging South-Central Oklahoma Oil Province (Scoop) resource play.

Exterran joins Woodford Express to build Oklahoma gas plant

Oct 14, 2014

Exterran Holdings, Houston, will join Woodford Express LLC, a subsidiary of Xplorer Midstream LLC, Oklahoma City, to build a 210-MMcfd natural gas processing plant at Woodford’s Grady County gas processing site in the south-central Oklahoma Oil Province shale play.

BHI: Permian drives gains in weekly, yearly US rig count

Oct 10, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 8 units to reach 1,930 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 10, driven in large part by growth in the Permian basin, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Freeport LNG supply header, compression trains advance

Sep 11, 2014

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has reached 20-year firm precedent agreements with foundation shippers to transport about 1.4 bcfd of natural gas on its Coastal Bend Header for the first two trains of Freeport LNG Development LP’s planned liquefaction plant, near Freeport, Tex.

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.

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.

Link strengthened between wastewater injection and Oklahoma earthquakes

Jun 10, 2014

New research suggests that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck near Prague, Okla., in 2011 and led to hundreds of smaller aftershocks was triggered by a smaller quake, or foreshock, linked to wastewater injection wells near a known fault.

Devon, Cimarex to acquire Cana-Woodford assets

May 6, 2014

Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, and Cimarex Energy Co., Denver, reported entering into an acquisition scheme for assets primarily in the Cana-Woodford shale play in western Oklahoma.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count holds steady at 1,831

Apr 17, 2014

The US drilling rig count was unchanged from a week ago at 1,831 rigs working during the shortened holiday week that ended Apr. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rebounds to 1,809

Mar 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained back the 6 units it lost last week to reach 1,809 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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.

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.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count declines to 1,764

Feb 14, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 7 units to 1,764 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 14, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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