Exploration & Production - Exclusives

HEADLINES: Midstream, Upstream Deals; Alaska Project Gets Approval

Also, why Mexico's president-elect criticized Pemex and a private company consortium expects to win the lease for a wind farm offshore California.

October 25, 2018

ConocoPhillips Vows Capital Discipline, Sees Earnings Surge

Production from the company’s unconventional assets in the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Delaware Basin jumped in the third quarter to 313,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

October 25, 2018

DUG Eagle Ford: All-electric Stimulation Fleets Lower Costs In Oil Patch

E&P players share their perspectives on an all-electric well stimulation fleet and operations philosophies.

October 24, 2018

Why It’s Not Wise To Overlook The Eagle Ford

Marathon Oil’s Todd Abbott explains the keys to success in the Eagle Ford and how technology, infrastructure and capital efficiency make the play worth the investment.

October 23, 2018

Shale Industry Is Experiencing Some Major Growing Pains

The high delivery, yet rapidly declining production profile of shale reservoirs creates a bit of a treadmill for companies seeking production growth.

October 22, 2018

Executive Q&A: Oasis Petroleum Goes South

Long-time Bakken pure-player Oasis Petroleum expanded its portfolio into the competitive Delaware Basin. Is the deal an expansion of its program, or the prelude to an eventual portfolio makeover? Or both?

October 19, 2018

Upstream M&A Activity Surges By 250% In Record Quarter

BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of a portion of BHP’s U.S. onshore portfolio highlighted M&A activity in the U.S. during the third quarter, a report by Drillinginfo says.

October 19, 2018

HEADLINES: Range Resources’ Marcellus Sale; Nine Energy, Magnum Oil Tools Merger

Plus, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hints some states will be exempt from offshore drilling expansion and Shell’s Groundbirch shale gas project gets greener.

October 18, 2018

BP Cranks Up Thunder Horse Expansion Project In GoM

The BP tieback project adds a new subsea manifold and connects two wells to existing flowlines about 3 km north of the platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

October 18, 2018

Shell Bets On Shale For Flexibility In Energy Transition

Head of Shell’s U.S. business, Gretchen Watkins, says oil and gas output from shale reserves will act as ‘balance’ for deepwater projects.

October 18, 2018

Earthstone Boosts Midland Footprint With $950 Million Sabalo Acquisition

Earthstone Energy agreed to acquire EnCap-backed Sabalo, which is expected to more than double the company’s Midland Basin footprint.

October 17, 2018

Ultra Petroleum Relocates To Denver Area Following Utah Exit

As a result of the $75 million sale of its Utah asset, Ultra’s portfolio now consists only of its Pinedale Field position in Southwest Wyoming.

October 17, 2018