Exclusives

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Laramie and Weld counties are seeing increasing permitting activity.

Pioneer Sells Pressure Pumping Assets To ProPetro For $400 Million

The sale of the company’s pressure pumping business to ProPetro will bring Pioneer Natural Resources’ divestiture proceeds for the year to roughly $900 million.

Advanced completion technology prevents excessive production of gas after breakthrough occurs.

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Perceptions have changed for the better for the emerging oil and gas play as activity increases and others move into the neighborhood.

Completion

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Completions have been holding the attention of the industry as lateral lengths grow and techniques become more complex.

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The company is seeing the benefits of optimized landing points and completion density.

Oklahoma Water Solutions Could Focus On Reuse, Curtailing Freshwater

Michael Dunkel, vice president of industrial water at CH2M, discussed options to produced water disposal methods at Hart Energy's recent DUG Midcontinent Water Forum.

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

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

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

Drilling

‘Onshore drilling just has better economics currently [and] cycle times also play a key role in offshore projects versus onshore drilling,’ said Sarp Ozkan, DrillingInfo’s director of energy analysis.

Budget deal triples the tax credit for injecting carbon dioxide to bolster crude output.

U.S. Rig Count is down two rigs from last week to 929, with oil rigs unchanged at 747, gas rigs down two to 182, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.

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South America boasts plenty of unconventional prospects for local and foreign players to develop over the coming years, by some estimates, shale resources may amount to four times Colombia’s total reserves.

U.S. shale oil producers expect to pump at least 160,000 more barrels per day this year than previously announced, according to a Reuters review of second-quarter regulatory filings.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

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Researchers were able to achieve 15% tertiary oil recovery using a nanofluid of graphene-based amphiphilic nanosheets that are effective at low concentrations.

The project will use 4-D seismic imaging, horizontal drilling and pump technology. Polymer chemical injection technology’s role in maximizing economic recovery of U.K. hydrocarbon reserves will be demonstrated.

In the E&P segments, GE Oil & Gas will focus on three mega-trends in 2012: unconventional oil and gas development, enhanced oil recovery, and deepwater drilling.

Taking integration to the next level, model-based technologies aid in heavy oil production and maximize the potential of the digital oil field.

Field Development

With a premium position in what it believes to be the sweetest of the Eagle Ford’s sweet spots, ConocoPhillips has found the winning combination with science, experimentation and optimal well placement.

The new Gen6 frack sand mine will be located in the core of the Haynesville and help provide area producers “significant time and cost savings on transport and logistics.”

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Investment and development activity picked up speed in 2017.

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Sonatrach and its foreign partners started production from several gas projects during the last few months.

Both companies will take a 50% stake in the Bajada de Añelo Field to develop a pilot program, which will be operated by Shell, YPF said in a statement. The agreement is subject to approval by provincial authorities, and Shell’s investment will come in two phases, YPF said.