Exploration and Production (E&P)

Judge: Anadarko to Pay $5.15 Billion in Tronox Cleanup Deal

Judge: Anadarko to Pay $5.15 Billion in Tronox Cleanup Deal

Largest environmental cleanup in DOJ history ends uncertainty for APC: stock celebrates

Manhattan federal Judge Katherine Forrest approved a deal yesterday to have Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (ticker: APC) pay $5.15 billion to clean up nuclear fuel and other pollution in …

Chart of the Week: Eagle Ford Leading the Charge in Oil Production

Chart of the Week: Eagle Ford Leading the Charge in Oil Production

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its monthly Drilling Productivity Report today, complete with production projections through year-end 2014.

In review, the rig count of the four major oil basins (Bakken, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Permian) increased by 113 from …

Environmental Groups in Utah File Against Approved Natural Gas Pipeline

Environmental Groups in Utah File Against Approved Natural Gas Pipeline

Groups say Bureau of Land Management was wrong to approve project

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Sierra Club have filed an appeal challenging a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision in Utah, last Friday. The two groups say …

Oil & Gas 360® Looks at Canada’s E&Ps – Part One

Oil & Gas 360® Looks at Canada’s E&Ps – Part One

Canada is home to a large number of public companies that are developing hydrocarbon resources on both sides of the border. In this series, Oil & Gas 360® takes a closer look at some of the promising operators in Canada’s …

Sanchez Energy Revises 2015 Drilling Plans in Latest Record Quarter

Sanchez Energy Revises 2015 Drilling Plans in Latest Record Quarter

Production volumes continue to rise for Sanchez Energy Corporation (ticker: SN), an Eagle Ford-focused E&P nearing the third anniversary of its 2011 initial public offering. The landmark acquisition of its Catarina asset in May 2014 doubled its asset base and …

Door Opens for Energy Boom in Southern Illinois

Illinois Prepares to Join the Energy Boom

After a Year of Haggling, Lawmakers Greenlight New Drilling Rules

On Nov. 6, lawmakers in Illinois signed off on rules to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling and completions, paving the way for what local industry hopes will result in …

PetroQuest Energy through Nine Months of 2014:  Repeatable, Sustainable and Thunder

PetroQuest Energy through Nine Months of 2014: Repeatable, Sustainable and Thunder

More Hz Drilling in Cotton Valley and Woodford with a Gulf Coast Catalyst around the Corner

In a non-deal roadshow in mid-October, PetroQuest Energy (ticker: PQ) executives told investors and analysts that they expected the company would end 2014 …

Fracturing Bans in Texas, California Win Voter Approval

Fracturing Bans in Texas, California Win Voter Approval

 

UPDATE: The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) has filed an injunction in state court in Denton to stop a fracing ban passed by the city. According to the TXOGA petition, “the ordinance … exceeds the limited …

Acorn Energy Update: U.S. Seismic Backed by Positive Reviews, New Director

Acorn Energy Update: U.S. Seismic Backed by Positive Reviews, New Director

Acorn Energy Inc. (ticker: ACFN) is a multi-faceted holding company with four portfolio companies focused on underwater security solutions, power generation and delivery, and fiber optic sensing solutions. US Seismic Systems, Inc. (USSI) is focused on increasing oil and gas …

Jim Prentice, Alberta Premier

Canada’s Oil Sands Crude will Reach Gulf Coast Without Keystone XL: Jim Prentice

By Bloomberg Nov. 3, 2014

Oil-sands crude will supply Gulf Coast refineries regardless of how President Barack Obama rules on the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said.

Developers of Alberta’s oil sands can use trains to reach the …

Alberta pushes for rule change to spur Chinese investment, gain access to global markets

Alberta pushes for rule change to spur Chinese investment, gain access to global markets

Alberta’s new political leadership is calling on Ottawa to take another look at foreign investment rules blamed for a dramatic drop in energy investments from China.When the
American Energy Partners Update: What is McClendon Up to Now?

American Energy Partners Update: What is McClendon Up to Now?

Aubrey McClendon has had little time off since his publicized ouster from his first E&P empire (Chesapeake Energy – ticker: CHK). Since founding American Energy Partners (AEP) in April 2013, McClendon has quietly amassed acreage in several major North American …

Synergy Resources: No Fear of Oil Prices

Synergy Resources: No Fear of Oil Prices

On Wednesday, OPEC’s secretary-general Abdalla Salem el-Badri told an energy conference that oil price weakness would likely hit output of shale oil hard, the Wall Street Journal reported. “At this price, 50% of tight oil will be out of the …