Comstock Resources, rig, Haynesville, shale, drilling, fractures, oil, Louisiana

Monster fractures and M&A are boosting regional activity in the ArkLaTex.

sand, U.S. Silica, E&P, Permian, oil, proppant, demand, Bryan Shinn, Schlumberger, Todd Bush, Energent, Westwood

Armed with more efficient, less-costly ways to produce oil and gas, the ramp-up in U.S. shale activity is putting pressure on sand suppliers as E&Ps load more proppant in hopes of bigger payouts.

Smith, bits, Schlumberger, drilling, technology, oil

Superior bit performance starts with innovative and dynamic cutting elements.

MPD system enables operator to save time and money.

The U.S. and EU imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its annexation of the Crimea region in 2014 and role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Drillers added five oil rigs in the week to April 21, bringing the total count up to 688, the most since April 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said on April 21.

Gulf of Mexico exploration

Operators managed to spud 78 deepwater exploration wells in 2016, while deepwater wells drilled had been cut by half.

Drillers added 11 oil rigs in the week to April 13, bringing the total count to 683, the highest since April 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said on April 13. At this time a year ago, there were 351 active oil rigs.

Drillers added 10 oil rigs in the week to April 7, bringing the total count up to 672, the most since August 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said on April 7. During the same week a year ago, there were 354 active oil rigs.

Permian Basin, DUG Permian, Water, water management, Approach Resources, Matador Resources, drilling, recycling, fracking, infrastructure

Companies could save $90 billion through water management over the life of Permian Basin operations, according to industry executives at DUG Permian Basin.

The law was finalized one week after the state legislature passed the bill. On March 27, state senators voted 35 to 10 to approve the bill.

Drillers added 10 oil rigs in the week to March 31, bringing the total count up to 662, the most since September 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said March 31. During the same week a year ago, there were 362 active oil rigs.

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