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Cuadrilla Granted Fracking Consent for 2nd Horizontal Shale Gas Well
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Cuadrilla receives hydraulic fracturing consent for its second horizontal shale exploration well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, UK.

New Report Predicts When Gas Will Become Dominant Energy Source
Monday, September 10, 2018 New report from DNV GL outlines when gas will overtake oil demand to become the dominant energy source.

Halliburton Envisions Robo-Fracking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 The world's biggest provider of the technique that unlocks oil and natural gas from shale rock has a vision of push-button fracking that's still years in the making.

UKOOG Welcomes Decision to Grant Ineos Bramleymoor Lane Planning Permission
Friday, August 17, 2018 Industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) welcomes the decision to grant Ineos planning permission for an exploration site at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire.

Global Oilfield Service Sector to Hit Pre-Downturn Market Levels by 2024
Friday, August 17, 2018 Rystad Energy expects the global oilfield service sector to be back at pre-downturn market levels by 2024.

Union, Total to Hold Discussions Thursday
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 UK union Unite will hold discussions with Total on August 16 to try and reach a resolution to a dispute which has seen Unite carry out strikes on the Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin rigs in the North Sea.

Eni Plans More Offshore, Onshore Egypt Drilling
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Eni has further strengthened its position in Egypt.

DNV GL Appoints Market Sector Leader for UK Onshore Gas Industry
Monday, August 13, 2018 DNV GL, a technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, appoints Tim Roff as market sector leader for the UK onshore gas industry.

Plains to Bring Permian Projects Online Early Amid Pipeline Bottlenecks
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Plains All American Pipeline LP said two West Texas crude pipeline projects would begin partial operations slightly ahead of their original schedules.

Canada's Top Heavy Oil Producer Eyes Lighter Crude
Friday, August 03, 2018 Canadian heavy oil is the weakest in almost five years.

Noble Energy Gives In to Permian and Transport Challenges, Shares Fall
Friday, August 03, 2018 Noble Energy Inc said on Friday it would shift some investments outside of the Permian Basin and cut back on planned well completions.

Largest Unconventional Shale Producer in Permian to Drill Several Projects
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Concho Resources reveals that, in the second half of this year, it plans to begin drilling 'several development projects' on the acreage it acquired from RSP Permian Inc.

Australia's Ichthys LNG Project Comes Online
Monday, July 30, 2018 Inpex Corporation announces Monday that its operated Ichthys LNG project has commenced the production of gas from its wells.

BHP Agrees to Sell US Onshore Assets for $10.8B
Friday, July 27, 2018 BHP has entered into agreements for the sale of its entire interests in the Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Permian and Fayetteville onshore US oil and gas assets for a combined base consideration of $10.8 billion.

Saudi Aramco Taps Saipem for Pipeline System Contract
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Saipem has won onshore contracts in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa totaling approximately $800 million.

SDX Hits Gas Onshore Egypt
Monday, July 23, 2018 SDX Energy says a gas discovery has been made at its onshore SD-3X well in Egypt's South Disouq Concession.

Largest Unconventional Shale Producer in Permian Basin Created
Friday, July 20, 2018 Concho Resources Inc completes its acquisition of RSP Permian Inc, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin.

BGP Secures $1.6B ADNOC Seismic Survey Work
Thursday, July 19, 2018 ADNOC awards contracts worth $1.6 billion to a China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) affiliate for 'the world's largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey'.

Diversified Independents Trading at Premium to Pure Play Tight Oil Players
Thursday, July 19, 2018 For the first time, a group of diversified independents tracked by Wood Mackenzie is trading at a premium to a group of pure-play US tight oil players monitored by the company.

OPEC Seeking Legal Strategy as U.S. Continues to Push Anti-Cartel Bill
Thursday, July 19, 2018 OPEC is consulting with lawyers to prepare a strategy to defend against proposed U.S. legislation that could open the cartel up to antitrust lawsuits, according to people familiar with the matter.

Argentina to Include New Companies in Vaca Muerta Labor Deal
Friday, July 13, 2018 The Vaca Muerta play in Patagonia is one of the world's largest reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons.

Weatherford to Sell Drilling Rigs Business in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Algeria
Thursday, July 12, 2018 A subsidiary of Weatherford signs a definitive agreement with ADES International Holding for the sale of Weatherford's land drilling rig operations in Algeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Libyan NOC Requests Sanctions Over Push to Sell Oil from East
Friday, July 06, 2018 NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla described a "surge" in attempts by eastern factions to market oil ahead of them taking control last month of key fields and export terminals.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For Second Week In A Row
Friday, June 29, 2018 US energy companies this week cut oil rigs for a second straight week.

Saudi Aramco Signs Deal To Make Onshore Oil Rigs, Equipment
Thursday, June 28, 2018 audi Aramco signed a deal with National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) to form a joint venture.

Kinder Morgan, EagleClaw and Apache Team Up for $2B Permian Pipeline
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 The pipeline project should address some of the bottleneck concerns around Permian Basin production.

Unite Members at Total E&P Shetland Gas Plant Vote for Industrial Action
Monday, June 25, 2018 Unite union members at Total E&P Shetland Gas Plant vote for industrial action, the UK union reveals.

Hess: Focus On Returns Now Will Hurt Long-Term US Shale Oil Investment
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Investor pressure on oil producers to focus more attention on shareholder returns and less on output will drive down vital industry investment in the long term, a leading US shale executive says.

Morocco, Nigeria Agree on Next Steps for Offshore/Onshore Gas Pipeline
Monday, June 11, 2018 Morocco and Nigeria signed a joint declaration in Rabat laying out the next steps for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that will be built onshore and offshore, Moroccan state news agency MAP said.

The Permian Blowout Is Apparently Never-Ending: Liam Denning
Monday, June 11, 2018 Energy dominance carries its own backlash, it turns out.

Oil Boom Bottleneck Costs Permian Investors $1B a Day
Thursday, June 07, 2018 More than $1B a day. That's how much value a Permian pipeline crunch wiped out from the explorers most focused on the booming shale region in two weeks.

TWMA Secures 5-Year UK North Sea Services Contract
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 TWMA secures a 5-year contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Limited for the provision of drilling waste management and associated services on multiple assets in the UK North Sea.

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Expects to Shed 70 Jobs
Friday, May 25, 2018 Repsol Sinopec Resources UK expects to shed around 70 jobs following a consultation process covering its onshore Aberdeen-based organization.

Analysts: UK Shale Package Won't Have Tangible Effect on Industry Momentum
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The latest regulatory package from the UK government to support domestic shale exploration hasn't won over BMI Research analysts.

Cuadrilla Applies For Injunction Covering Shale Gas Site
Monday, May 21, 2018 Cuadrilla Resources files papers in preparation for a hearing for an injunction covering its shale gas exploration operations at Preston New Road, Lancashire.

Ineos: Scottish Government Claims It Has Not Banned Fracking in Scotland
Friday, May 11, 2018 The Scottish government claims that it has not issued a ban on fracking in Scotland, according to Tom Pickering, operations director at Ineos Shale.

WoodMac: Top Conventional Wells to Watch Out for in 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 More than 200 senior energy leaders and professionals identify the top conventional wells to watch out for this year in a new exploration survey conducted by Wood Mackenzie.

OTC2018: CEO of 'Reset' Deepwater Operator Sees Better Days for GOM
Friday, May 04, 2018 Fieldwood Energy has big plans after restructuring and recapitalization.

Permian Basin Seen Growing to Largest Oil Patch in the World
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 The Permian shale play is all about setting records. Now, the region will probably become the world's largest oil patch over the next decade.

Australia's Northern Territory Lifts Fracking Ban
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Australia's Northern Territory lifts a nearly 2-year moratorium on fracking to extract gas, unlocking vast onshore reserves in the resource-rich region.

Wood Secures Mongstad Refinery FEED Work
Monday, April 09, 2018 Wood is delivering front-end engineering design services for Statoil's Mongstad refinery near Bergen, Norway.

Cuadrilla Completes Drilling of UK's First Horizontal Shale Gas Well
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Cuadrilla successfully completes drilling the UK's first ever horizontal shale gas well at its exploration site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.

As Shale Wells Grow Longer, Buyouts Attract Hemmed In Oil Producers
Friday, March 30, 2018 US shale producers are building miles-long horizontal wells that are running into their rivals' land holdings.

Land Organization Headcount and Drivers of Land Activity
Friday, March 30, 2018 The recent PwC Land Operations and Land Administration benchmarking study uncovers the often overlooked and difficult-to-quantify role that basin complexity plays in appropriate land department staffing.

Algeria Vows Tax Reform In Energy Sector, Eyes Shale Gas Cooperation
Monday, March 26, 2018 Algeria plans to offer tax incentives in a planned new energy law to attract more investment and is in discussion with foreign energy firms to exploit its shale gas reserves, officials say.

Brazil Regulator Approves Bidders For Oil Auction In March
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 ANP approves the participation of 14 companies in an oil round to be held on March 29.

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Add Oil Rigs For Fourth Consecutive Week
Friday, February 16, 2018 US energy companies add oil rigs for a fourth week in a row.

US Natgas Output, Demand Seen Rising to Record Highs in 2018
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 The latest February output projection for 2018 was down from the EIA's 80.42-bcfd forecast in January.

Pennsylvania C-store Chain Leans Natural, Organic and Alternative
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Cleopatra Resources' American Natural brand combines two disparate experiences. PHOTO SOURCE: American Natural.

UK Onshore Industry Set for 'Exciting' 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018 The UK onshore industry is set to have an 'exciting' year in 2018, according to IGas CEO Stephen Bowler.