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National Oilwell Sees 'Isolated Green Shoots of Activity'
Thursday, July 28, 2016 National Oilwell Varco, the largest US oilfield equipment provider, says demand rose for some of its products and services in North America in recent weeks, as drillers put rigs back to work.

Baker Hughes: North America Recovery Unlikely This Year
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Baker Hughes says it does not expect a substantial recovery in drilling and pricing in North America this year, in contrast with comments from bigger rivals Schlumberger and Halliburton.

Ransomware Poses Potential Threat to Oil, Gas Cybersecurity
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Ransomware could present a future cyberthreat to the oil and gas industry, experts say.

Oklahoma County Best while Harris Co. Worst for Oil, Gas Economies
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Recent data finds that Oklahoma City created the most oil and gas jobs in 2015 while Houston shed the most.

US Shale Gas Shaking Up Global Markets As LNG Trading Surges
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Shale drillers from Pennsylvania to Texas flooded the U.S. with so much natural gas over the past decade that prices slid to a 17-year low. Now they're going global, with the potential to upset markets from London to Tokyo.


Fort Sumter Shows Continued Promise of Shell's GOM Holdings
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Shell's Fort Sumter discovery indicates further potential still exists in the company's heartlands acreage in the deepwater GOM.

Judge Moves to End Sabine Oil's Bitter Bankruptcy
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 A U.S. Bankruptcy judge said she would approve Sabine Oil & Gas Corp's plan of reorganization, which would clear the way for the Texas energy producer to exit Chapter 11 after a year-long battle with its creditors.

Hess Seeks Up to $40M from Schlumberger in Dispute Over Well Valve
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Hess Corp is pursuing legal action against Schlumberger NV for as much as $40 million, claiming the oilfield service provider supplied a defective valve for a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oilfield that shuttered three wells and crimped p

BLOG: CEO Says Oil, Gas Companies Fare Better Under Democrats
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Oil and gas companies have backed Republican candidates, but fared better under Democratic presidents, Pioneer Natural Resources chief says.

Anadarko's Loss Smaller Than Expected as Cost Cuts Help
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as it cut costs to counter a prolonged slump in crude prices.

Oil Prices Fall on Unexpected Build to Crude Stocks, Looming Product Glut
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Oil prices continue to slide off the marketís belief that a global glut in gasoline has displaced the oversupply of crude, which had depressed oil prices since July 2014.

Oil Producer Hess Reports Smaller Loss, Cuts Budget
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 U.S. oil producer Hess Corp reports a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by its efforts to keep costs low, and the company further cut its exploration and production budget for the year.

Fracker Pioneer Posts Wider Second-Quarter Loss on Derivatives
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 U.S. oil producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co posted a second-quarter net loss that widened from a year earlier on $229 million in losses on derivatives it uses to insulate its revenues from volatile oil prices.

Whiting Petroleum Loss More Than Doubles
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, posted a worse-than-expected quarterly loss as production fell and crude prices dropped.

Oil, Gas Companies Tighten Cash Flow at Expense of Future Growth
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Oil and gas companies will achieve cash flow neutrality at $50 per barrel Brent crude this year, but have damaged their growth prospects to meet this goal.

BLOG: 'It's Cyclical' and Other Worn Out Industry Phrases
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 No matter how spot on they may be, there are just some phrases people won't mind not hearing once the industry fully recovers from the downturn.

New York AG Refuses to Comply with US House Subpoena on Exxon Probe
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 New York state's attorney general on Tuesday says his office won't comply with a subpoena issued by US congressmen for details on its probe of whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks.

Project GRAD Lets Students Experience Work in the Energy Sector
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Houston-area high school students learn about career opportunities in the energy industry during through mock demonstrations and hands-on training.

Oil Falls to Three-Month Low Amid Projected Fuel Supply Growth
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Oil dropped to a three-month low in New York amid speculation that US fuel stockpiles increased, bolstering a glut in the world's biggest crude-consuming nation.

Pompano Gas Production Ramps Up Again
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Stone Energy ramps up production from the Pompano platform in US Gulf of Mexico following shut-in related to explosion at processing facility in Mississippi.

World Bank Raises 2016 Oil Price Forecast on Supply Outages, Robust Demand
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 The World Bank raised its crude oil forecast for 2016 to $43 a barrel on Tuesday, from $41 a barrel, citing supply outages and robust demand in the second quarter.

Oil Tumbles to Three-Month Low as US Drilling Climbs Amid Glut
Monday, July 25, 2016 Oil fell to the lowest in three months in New York after US producers increased drilling for a fourth week even as the market contends with abundant stockpiles.

Shell to Cut 25% of Deepwater GoM Workforce
Monday, July 25, 2016 Shell will cut hundreds of jobs in its deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations.

Statoil Seeks Standardization to Optimize Offshore Operations
Monday, July 25, 2016 Statoil's recent agreement with AspenTech illustrates the overall industry trend towards optimizing operations through standardization.

Leading Procedural Compliance with a Checklist Culture
Friday, July 22, 2016 As the oilfield nears the "Great Crew Change," it is clear that industry leaders will have to make smart and strategic choices going forward.

Oil Glut Deeper Than Just Crude Exposed as Recovery Stumbles
Friday, July 22, 2016 For almost two years, the spotlight in the global oil market has been on a surplus of crude. The latest stumble in prices shows that the glut extends further.

ConocoPhillips to Trim 6% of its Workforce
Friday, July 22, 2016 Houston-based ConocoPhillips will lay off 6 percent of its workforce with a majority of the cuts in North America.

Oil Drops to Two-Month Low Amid Ample US Supply, Rising Dollar
Friday, July 22, 2016 Oil dropped to the lowest close in more than two months as the US heads to the end of the summer-driving season with ample inventories.

Schlumberger Joins Halliburton in Calling Bottom of Oil Downturn
Friday, July 22, 2016 The world's two largest providers of oilfield drilling and fracking services have now declared that the worst may be over in the two-year-old oil market crash.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Add Rigs for Fourth Straight Week
Friday, July 22, 2016 US drillers this week added oil rigs for a fourth consecutive week, according to a closely followed report on Friday, with the recent return to the well pad expected to soften the decline in domestic crude production.

Survey Reveals Midstream Companies Focusing on Retention Efforts
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Longnecker & Associates' survey finds that midstream companies are leveraging their available cash to offer salary increases and more liquidity to employees.

Employers, Educators Collaborate to Graduate the Next Oil, Gas Workforce
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Industry employers and higher education institutions work together to align current business needs with curriculum and student development.

Exxon to Buy Gas Explorer InterOil for Up to $3.6 Billion
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Exxon Mobil agrees to buy natural gas explorer InterOil for as much as $3.6 billion to acquire discoveries in Papua New Guinea that will feed the buyer's existing gas-export plant.

Oil Down 2% as Record US Stockpiles Heighten Glut Worry
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at US government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs.

Technip to Supply Engineering for Monkey Island LNG Terminal
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Technip to supply FEED services to the new LNG export terminal that is to be located on Monkey Island, Louisiana.

Lower 48 to See Production Losses through 2020 on CAPEX Cuts
Thursday, July 21, 2016 The Bakken and Eagle Ford plays see the biggest CAPEX cuts, but activity in the Permian Basin remains resilient by comparison.

Noble Energy's Gunflint Production Starts Firing in US Gulf
Thursday, July 21, 2016 The start of production from Noble's Gunflint development marks the company's fourth successful offshore project completion within the past nine months.

First US LNG Shipment to Cross Expanded Panama Canal Next Week
Thursday, July 21, 2016 The United States will ship its first LNG cargo through an expanded Panama Canal next week.

Oil CEOs Still Paid for Growth Despite Crude Glut, Moody's Says
Thursday, July 21, 2016 US crude supplies remain at the highest seasonal level in at least a decade, but drillers are still rewarding their top brass when they add to the glut.

Halliburton Expects Modest Uptick in N. America Rig Count
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Halliburton reports a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and says it expects to see a "modest uptick" in North American rig count in the second half of the year.

Goldman Sachs: Oil, Gas Will Need Up to 100K Workers for US Shale Growth
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Goldman Sachs finds a ramp-up of US shale production in coming years will require the need for 80,000 to 100,000 workers.

C&J Energy Files for Bankruptcy to Cut $1.4B in Debt
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 C&J Energy Services files for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with an agreement with its lenders to swap $1.4 billion in debt for ownership of the reorganized company.

Oil Prices Up 1% After Ninth Weekly US Crude Drawdown
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Oil prices rose as much as 1 percent on Wednesday, lifting US crude from two-month lows, after the US government reported a ninth straight week of crude inventory draws, easing some concerns in a market worried about a glut.

UNEP: Global Extraction of Primary Materials to Triple by 2050
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The amount of primary materials extracted from the earth will almost triple by the middle of this century if action is not taken, a UN-backed report says.

US, Enbridge Reach $177M Settlement after 2010 Oil Spills
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The US DOJ, EPA and US units of Enbridge reach a settlement under which the pipeline company will pay $177 million after a 2010 oil spill that released crude oil in Michigan and Illinois, Enbridge says.

Halliburton Posts Loss Hurt by Baker Hughes Deal Termination Fee
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The world's number two oilfield services firm, Halliburton, posts a quarterly loss due to the $3.5-billion fee it paid for terminating a deal to buy rival Baker Hughes.

Chesapeake, Tom Ward Sued by Shale Owners for Alleged Scheme
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Chesapeake Energy, the company Aubrey McClendon built into a natural-gas giant, is sued along with his former partner by lease holders who say the pair conspired to rig bids for drilling rights during the shale boom.

Devon Stacks Up More Success in STACK Play
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Devon Energy reports more testing and production success in the STACK play in Oklahoma.

Oil Down Before US Stockpile Data; Attention on Product Builds
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Oil prices fell as much 1 percent for a second day in a row on Tuesday as a rallying dollar and global fuel glut offset forecasts for lower US crude stockpiles that would have been typically bullish for the market.

US Silica Acquires East Texas Mine Unit for $210M
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 US Silica expands its frac sand capacity and product offering with its acquisition of NBR Sand for $220 million.

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