Exploration & Production

After Prosperous 2016, Private Equity Makes Its Plays

In fourth-quarter 2016, nearly all of the $11.9 billion in transactions were made by public companies purchasing from private-equity firms.

Feb 22 2017 - 4:16pm

Black Stone Minerals Forms JV For Haynesville/Bossier Wells

The agreement with Canaan Resource Partners covers certain Haynesville and Bossier shale acreage in the Shelby Trough operated by XTO Energy Inc.

Feb 22 2017 - 3:05pm

Marketed: Oklahoma Waterflood Project, Marjo Reserves

Marjo Reserves LLC is looking for a buyer or partner for its South Fort Supply waterflood project in Woodward County, Okla., in a sale handled by Meagher Energy Advisors.

Feb 22 2017 - 12:45pm

ConocoPhillips Revises Canadian Oil Sands Reserves Down

ConocoPhillips has revised down over a billion barrels of oil sands reserves because of low global crude prices, the latest sign that some of Canada's vast hydrocarbon potential may be left untapped.

Feb 22 2017 - 7:55am

Whiting Petroleum Plans To Nearly Double 2017 Capex

Oil companies are betting big on a continued rise in crude prices by buying up acreage and raising capital spending. For example, Whiting boosted its 2017 capex to $1.1 billion from $554 million in 2016.

Feb 21 2017 - 3:50pm

Scott Pruitt: EPA Can Also Be Pro-Jobs

"I believe that we as an agency, and we as a nation, can be both pro-energy and jobs, and pro-environment," Pruitt said in his first address to EPA staff.

Feb 21 2017 - 3:35pm

Chaparral Aims For Pipeline Sale In Push To Exit Bankruptcy

Chaparral has a hearing on March 9 to confirm its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, funded in part by asset sales.

Feb 21 2017 - 3:25pm

NAPE: Mexican Shale Prospects Take Spotlight

The country is looking for long-term partners as part of a farm-in application process, with U.S. companies working to attract investors.

Feb 21 2017 - 12:34pm

Samson Resources Taps Joseph Mills As President, CEO

Mills has nearly 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including most recently as board chairman and CEO of Eagle Rock Energy Partners.

Feb 21 2017 - 8:15am

Marathon Caps 2016 A&D Run With One More Sale

Marathon closed a $1.3 billion year of deals announced or closed, including the sale of $155 million in Wyoming acreage.

Feb 20 2017 - 10:55am