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US Re-fracking Balloons to 550 Wells

Mar 25, 2019

The horizontal re-frac market within the US onshore scene has boomed in the recent years, with the number of horizontal re-frac jobs increasing every year over the last 10 years, said a report.According to Rystad Energy, the energy research and business intelligence company…

Exxon, Chevron Accelerate Shale Production

Mar 25, 2019

The two biggest U.S. oil companies Chevron and ExxonMobil plan to significantly ramp up production in the US shale heartland as the oil behemoths are seeking to go from shale to scale in the Permian.Rystad Energy’s shale team analysed as to…

US Rig Cuts Continue

Mar 22, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row to its lowest in nearly a year as independent producers follow through on plans to cut spending on new drilling with the government cutting its growth forecasts for shale output…

Oil Majors Rush to Dominate US Shale

Mar 20, 2019

In New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to ride out the industry's notorious boom-and-bust cycles.Workers at its Remuda lease near Carlsbad - part of a staff of 5…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Large Oil Firms Invest in Shale

Mar 13, 2019

Oil majors are readying themselves for the energy transition by investing in shale and waiting for renewable technology to be economical, said Rystad Energy, energy research and business intelligence company.A recent review of 2019 capital budgets…

Chevron Expects 3-4% Annual Output Growth

Mar 05, 2019

U.S. oil major Chevron Corp said on Tuesday it expects its annual production to grow in the range of 3 percent to 4 percent through 2023, boosted by strong performance in the country's top shale region, the Permian basin.The company expects shale production from the basin to reach 600…

US Shale Firms Cut CapEx, Up Production

Mar 03, 2019

U.S. shale energy companies are cutting their spending levels in 2019, but they're still planning on increased oil and gas output.'US shale companies expect to deliver an average of 15% growth in oil production in 2019 vs. 2018. At the same time…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

U.S. Fracking Shrinks by 25% in 2H2018

Feb 24, 2019

The new median estimate for nationwide fracking activity in December 2018 suggests 36 frac jobs per day, said a research.The energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy revealed in a study that 25% contraction in fracking…

US Rig Count Climbs

Feb 15, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for a second week in a row amid concerns that crude supplies will swamp global demand as U.S. output keeps growing from record levels.Companies added three oil rigs in the week to Feb…

US Oil Rallies as Exporters Trim Production

Feb 15, 2019

U.S. oil prices rose on Friday, gaining for a fourth day on hopes of further supply cuts by major exporters, despite uncertainty about U.S.-China trade talks.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $54.79 per barrel at 0038 GMT…

Partial Shutdown of Keystone Oil Pipeline

Feb 13, 2019

A shutdown of a portion of TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline will last a further 'days not weeks,' following a leak in Missouri last week, crude producer Cenovus Energy said on Wednesday.Citing a conversation with TransCanada, Cenovus executive vice-president of downstream…

Occidental Petroleum Profit Jumps

Feb 12, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates, helped by a surge in Permian basin production and higher realized prices for its crude.Production from its Permian resources unit rose 57 percent to 250…

US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

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