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  • Expanding the horizons of proppants

    An innovative combination of materials could lead to the next stage in proppant technology.

    Upstream Technology  upstreamonline.com 18 hours old Jennifer Pallanich

    US oil drillers add two more rigs

    Meanwhile, number of units chasing gas stays flat at 180 this week

    Online  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 18:40 GMT Caroline Evans and Reuters

    H&P swoops on MWD specialist

    US driller acquires measurement while drilling services player MagVar

    Online  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 17:10 GMT Caroline Evans

    Players sign up to cut methane emissions

    Operators join API's voluntary programme to tackle high-emission areas in oil and gas industry

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 00:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    US oil and gas drillers add six units

    Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to 1 December, bringing the total oil rig count up to 749, according to the latest report from oil services giant Baker Hughes (BHGE). Gas drillers gained as well, adding four units for a total of 180 active gas rigs in the US. Texas saw the biggest gains, adding four rigs for 454 total. The additions were reflected in the Permian basin, which added four u

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 00:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Energy Hunter enters Permian San Andres

    Energy Hunter Resources has completed an acquisition that represents its entrance into the emerging San Andres oil play in the Permian basin of Texas in the US. Energy Hunter has acquired 9413 acres in the Slaughter-Levelland field in Cochrane County from an undisclosed seller in a cash and stock deal valued at $20 million. The assets include about 160 existing wells, power generation and elect

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 00:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Bill Barrett plans $649 million Fifth Creek Energy merger

    US independent Bill Barrett Corporation has unveiled plans to merge with Fifth Creek Energy in an all-stock deal worth an estimated $649 million. The merger will lead to the creation of a company holding a 151,000-net-acre position in the DJ basin and give the operator more opportunity to drill the longer laterals that have become de rigueur among many US onshore players. Bill Barrett described

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 00:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    Alberta gas play uptick

    An overlooked dry gas play in western Canada has proved resilient amid a volatile regional pricing market, according to a recent report by Rystad Energy. The Spirit River formation in Alberta's Deep basin has seen a noticeable uptick in drilling and completions activity this year, despite worsening Alberta benchmark Aeco prices, which dipped into negative territory in October. Canadian independ

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 08 Dec 00:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    US suspends onshore flaring rule

    Federal regulators to initiate review of contentious Obama-era emissions rule

    Online  upstreamonline.com 07 Dec 20:33 GMT Caroline Evans

    Chevron to trim spending for 2018

    US supermajor dedicates more than $4bn of budget to Permian and other tight rock projects

    Online  upstreamonline.com 07 Dec 18:07 GMT Caroline Evans