Tagged With Shale
US shale needs to find new efficiencies
6 June 2024
Output looks to a growth model based around doing more with less given green policy pressure, with tech advancements, equipment upgrades and fiscal tools key
Letter from London: The unbearable lightness of being US shale
26 April 2024
While the US has been breaking records for its premium grade crude, there are doubts over whether you can have too much of a good thing
ExxonMobil deal will transform shale and beyond
13 October 2023
The major’s $60bn Pioneer purchase signals long-term view of oil demand and a mature consolidated shale industry
US shale starts 2023 in ‘realistic’ mood
25 May 2023
First-quarter shale results show ongoing restraint amid signs of cost deflation
Ineos Energy leans into oil with US shale deal
9 March 2023
Company ready to develop Eagle Ford shale after $1.4bn deal with Chesapeake Energy, chairman Brian Gilvary tells Petroleum Economist in an interview
Bakken boosts its gas infrastructure
2 March 2023
Oil is still a serious business in the Bakken shale, but when it comes to midstream, the money is on gas
Permian still primed for growth
6 February 2023
Expansion prospects for the dominant oil shale basin remain in 2023
Bakken faces inventory concerns
1 February 2023
The North Dakota shale basin nears a looming acreage problem
Argentina plays midstream waiting game
30 January 2023
The arrival of additional gas takeaway capacity this year is welcome news for E&Ps, but much more will be needed if the Vaca Muerta is ever going to replicate US shale
US rig market set for subdued year
30 January 2023
Analysts agree there will not be any great leap forward in US shale drilling in 2023
Consolidation heats up for maturing US shale
23 January 2023
Growth might not be on the table, but operators are eyeing opportunities to add quality acreage
Permian set for growth slowdown
30 November 2022
A range of obstacles will hobble further output increases in the Lower 48’s most productive basin heading into 2023
Permian consolidation defies headwinds
8 September 2022
Surging profits and easy access to export markets are accelerating M&A activity, despite growing inflationary pressure
UK shale drillers hope for rebirth
8 September 2022
The new administration’s lifting of a fracking moratorium is cause for renewed optimism
Dash for gas in the Haynesville
15 August 2022
Bullish output projections and snowballing consolidation illustrate scramble to gain a foothold in the basin
Japex plans US shale investments
17 May 2022
Japanese explorer sees opportunities to expand its footprint
US shale producer reabsorbs pipeline subsidiary
17 May 2022
Diamondback’s reversal of its midstream spin-off may reflect expectations of no new US oil boom
Caution reigns in US shale
10 March 2022
Even amid climbing oil prices and strong market backwardation, most US shale independents show little scope or intent to raise output in the short term
Falcon pursues Australian shale gas opportunities
14 February 2022
The AIM- and TSX-listed independent sees huge opportunities in Australia’s Northern Territory
Focused shale deals buck M&A slowdown
1 February 2022
Fewer North American corporate transactions may be done this year. But rationalisation of shale portfolios on an asset-specific basis should continue
Wintershall Dea quits Brazil, Argentine shale
20 January 2022
The German independent is overhauling its Latin American portfolio
US shale closes the gap
16 December 2021
Supply is gradually returning, but the market will remain tight into next year
Deals booming in the Haynesville
29 November 2021
Strong global gas prospects and high-quality inventory are driving a big swing in M&A activity in the basin
YPF targets Vaca Muerta upsurge
16 November 2021
In the wake of positive financials, the Argentinian operator is lifting capex spend and is bullish on barrels
Letter from Houston: Lower 48 outlook strengthening
1 November 2021
Climbing commodity prices and rampant drilling activity are lifting shale production guidance
Private operators drive Permian recovery
12 October 2021
Strong market conditions are encouraging private producers in Texas and New Mexico to lift drilling activity
US shale upsurge put on hold
14 September 2021
Domestic production has gradually crept up since the worst of the pandemic, but significant growth is unlikely to take place before 2023
Clock ticking on Permian stranded assets
22 July 2021
Reduced drilling activity over the past year is increasing the threat of premature write-downs in the basin
ConocoPhillips targets cash cow
1 July 2021
US firm expects Concho synergies in the Permian to dramatically lift revenues over the next decade
Opec can have cake and eat it—Morgan Stanley
29 June 2021
No longer having to choose between price and market share means the cartel does not need to rush to ease cuts, says analyst
Restrained US shale set for cashflow pay-off
7 May 2021
Rebounding oil prices have boosted company balance sheets, but debt remains the priority over growth
Protests compound Argentina’s gas woes
22 April 2021
Efforts to raise Vaca Muerta production face financial and strike action hurdles
Permian leads the shale charge
23 March 2021
Output is creeping up in the US but still faces a tough task in rebounding to pre-Covid levels
IPO highlights investors’ US shale hesitancy
22 March 2021
Vine Energy’s financing efforts reveal lingering public market doubts despite healthy prospects for gas
US shale presses the reset button
9 March 2021
Upstream producers stress permanent financial change even as those with the greatest acreage and deepest pockets begin to stir
Australian shale gathers steam
25 February 2021
The sector may still be in its infancy, but the industry’s prospects have improved rapidly over the last six months
Outlook Live: Trouble brews for US shale
16 February 2021
Global energy demand will recover as the pandemic recedes, but production in the Lower 48 may already have reached its apogee
China’s shale gas set for double boost
28 January 2021
A push for more domestic production to buttress supply security and Beijing’s ambitious drive to decarbonise its economy will both supercharge the sector
Hess’ Bakken gas-gathering efforts bear fruit
28 January 2021
The company reports a remarkable shift in its oil/gas mix in the North Dakota shale play
Oil price gift boosts US shale
14 January 2021
Further production cuts led by Saudi Arabia could signal the start of a US oil sector recovery, but potential headwinds remain
Senate wins bolster Biden’s agenda
12 January 2021
The Democrat victories in Georgia dramatically change the political picture but do not pose an existential threat to the shale patch
Death march for US shale?
2 December 2020
The incoming Biden administration has ambitious plans for low-carbon energy but must negotiate the Senate first
Keeping US shale afloat
9 October 2020
Improving drilling and completion efficiency is crucial for the industry to accelerate cashflow and remain economically viable
No recovery in sight for US shale
27 September 2020
Barrels may have returned to the market, but lack of drilling and bearish conditions will likely see production fall sharply across Q4
Biden win poised to reshape US energy policy
21 August 2020
A Democratic victory could spell an end to hostilities with the Islamic Republic of Iran and send a jolt through the global oil market
Biden presidency to cast shadow over shale
17 August 2020
Mounting pressure from Democratic Party to tackle climate change threatens future of the sector
China’s domestic gas steps up
13 July 2020
Shale gas helps keep—albeit revised—targets well in sight
No rebound in sight for US shale
30 June 2020
Domestic crude production will continue to be squeezed despite the modest oil price upturn and faces a long-term existential threat in the form of the Democratic manifesto
Texas searches for oil industry salvation
23 April 2020
Record low oil prices are compelling the state to consider proration. But greater measures may be needed to stave off financial ruin
Shell’s Lake Charles LNG pullback bodes ill
1 April 2020
The major’s step away from a brownfield project should ring even louder alarm bells for greenfield sites
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