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BIG TROUBLE BREWING AT THE BAKKEN: Rapid Rise In Water Production Signals Red Flag Warning

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Big trouble is brewing in the mighty North Dakota Bakken Oil Field.  While oil production in the Bakken has reversed since it bottomed in 2016 and increased over the past few years, so has the amount of by-product wastewater.  Now, it’s not an issue if water production increases along with oil.  However, it’s a serious […]

Oil Price Rise to Drive Up Drilling Globally


The rise in oil prices is feeding through into higher spending in the oil and gas sector and will continue to drive up drilling activity globally over the second half of the year and 2019, according to oil and gas analysts at Fitch Solutions Macro Research. “Globally, rotary rig counts have averaged 183 rigs higher […]

Saudi Aramco committed to meeting future oil demand

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Saudi state oil giant Saudi Aramco remains committed to meeting future oil demand through continued investments, the kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said in a company report on Friday. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Aramco, which is […]

Is Deepwater Drilling More Profitable Than Shale?


Just as the U.S. shale patch is starting to look a little crowded, deepwater drilling could see a comeback. Royal Dutch Shell says that offshore drilling is now more competitive than onshore shale drilling, upending what has become conventional wisdom since the 2014 oil market meltdown. The downturn was thought to place a premium on […]

After Billions in Blowouts, Mega Oil and Gas Projects Are Back


Investors are about to find out whether the world’s largest oil companies have learned their lesson from $80 billion of cost blowouts in major projects during the era of $100 crude. From liquefied natural gas in Mozambique to deep-oil in Guyana, the world’s biggest energy companies are gearing up to sanction the first slate of […]

Saudi Arabia And Iran Reignite The Oil Price War


The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is becoming increasingly evident in the oil pricing policies of the two large Middle Eastern producers. The two countries are currently reigniting the market share and pricing war ahead of the returning U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil. Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, has been boosting oil production to […]

Rapid Depletion of Oil Reserves Continue to Influence Growth


Well interventions are used to avoid future problems in oil and gas wells, safely suspend production during storms or planned maintenance, clean and remove debris before completion and stimulation to rejuvenate production. In this regard, the well intervention market is anticipated to witness moderate CAGR during 2018 to 2026. This insight has been mentioned in […]

BP Is ‘On The Cusp’ of Delivering Huge Oil and Gas Results

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Goldman Sachs reminded us just how bullish it is on BP PLC  (BP) . With a “buy” rating on the oil giant, analyst Michele Della Vigna wrote in a note to clients that “BP is on the cusp of delivering one of the industry’s strongest pipelines of new oil & gas projects.” That, coupled with several […]

Exxon Said to be Close to Hitting ‘Huge’ Oil Reserves Near Pak-Iran Border


ExxonMobil is “very hopeful” of success in discovering a “big cache” of oil off the Indus Delta, the Pakistan minister for maritime affairs and foreign affairs, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, has said in a press statement. “ExxonMobil has purchased a block of Pakistani deep sea drilling rights off the Indus Delta for exploration. Their drilling is […]

Saudi Arabia is starting to stockpile oil again


The key Opec oil producers seem to be finding it harder than expected to sell their output overseas. The probable resulting build-up in their stockpiles should at least help them offset the drop in Iranian supplies as US sanctions start to bite deeper. Crude oil exports from the five Arabian Gulf members of Opec fell […]

Something Strange Is Happening In The Saudi Oil Patch


Saudi Arabia may have started to fill up its oil tanks, export and domestic consumption data suggests, as cited by Bloomberg’s Julian Lee. Traditionally, the summer months are the season of peak local consumption of crude, Lee notes, as air conditioning demand hits a high. However, this year temperatures have been below the five-year average […]

Oil market braces for ‘a major supply shock’

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Oil prices could soon rally above $90 a barrel amid growing concerns over the prospect of steep declines in Iranian crude, according to industry analysts. Brent crude was on track to post a fourth week of declines in five on Friday, with the global oil benchmark poised to slip more than 1 percent amid continued […]

Russia’s High Risk Global Oil Strategy


The energy industry is highly sensitive to U.S. sanctions due to the petrodollar being the single most important currency in global trade. Washington is able to exert significant influence by limiting access to the dollar through its financial institutions. Russia is especially exposed to Washington’s ire as a significant part of its governments’ coffers are […]

Permian Decline Rate Innaccuracies Risky for Operators, Investors


While parallels can be drawn between the current boom and prior periods of intense Permian activity, investors and operators should be careful when basing decline rates of horizontal tight oil wells on data from vertical wells, warns a July report by Wood Mackenzie. The Permian has thousands of vertical wells that have been producing for […]

Perry: ‘Energy independence within our grasp’


“True energy independence is finally within our grasp… with America becoming a net natural gas exporter,” according to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “For too long, Russia has enjoyed near-monopoly status as the main supplier of natural gas to our European allies… Simply stated, the U.S. wants to help our partners increase their energy […]

Texas to ‘Shatter’ Oil Production Records with Fewer Rigs and Workers


Six months ago, Texas was on the cusp of breaking oil production records. In June, crude oil production reached 4.3 million barrels per day, putting Texas on track to “shatter” the previous record of 1.263 billion barrels in 1972. “We’re going to blow that record out of the water,” Karr Ingham, Texas oil economist and […]

Peak Shale Oil?

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The largest shale oil producer in the Permian spent $264 million more than they made from operations drilling 63 new wells in the Permian and only added a net 9,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent.  Now, how economical is that??? From SRSRocco’s website….. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While the U.S. reached a new record of 11 million […]

US crude oil output hits 11 million barrels per day for first time ever

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U.S. crude oil production last week hit 11 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time in the nation’s history, the Energy Department said on Wednesday, as the ongoing boom in shale production continues to drive output. The gains represent a rapid increase in output, as the data, if confirmed by monthly figures, puts […]

Permian Operators Not ‘Backing Down,’ But Marcellus Activity ‘Softening,’ Says Halliburton CEO


The CEO of North America’s leading pressure pumper Halliburton Co. said Permian Basin operators do not seem overly concerned about potential oil and natural gas takeaway constraints as activity continues to be strong. Jeff Miller led a conference call early Monday with his management team to discuss second quarter performance. The completion and production division’s […]

Largest Unconventional Shale Producer in Permian Basin Created


Concho Resources Inc. has completed its acquisition of RSP Permian Inc., creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin. “We are excited to complete this transaction and welcome the RSP team to Concho,” Tim Leach, chairman and chief executive officer of Concho, said in a company statement. “By combining two great companies focused […]

OPEC To Rule Oil Markets Till Peak Demand


More than a decade ago, China overtook the U.S. as the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter. Today, it’s going for a complete 360 with a hungry drive to beat the United States at the renewable energy game. After all, this is largely a technology game, and China hopes to be the global technology leader, according […]

Venezuela: The Key To Oil Prices


Summary Venezuela oil production has plummeted. Where would oil prices be without Venezuela’s collapse? Where are oil prices headed next? This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Value Portfolio. The world is accelerating into an energy crisis, and in this article, I explore the country that has played […]

Ten years after oil peak, what has changed?


July 11, 2008 was an unforgettable day for the oil industry. The price of West Texas Intermediate — a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing — hit an all-time high of $147 per barrel in New York. So, 10 years later, what has changed? There have been a few major […]

World’s Oil Cushion Could Be Stretched To The Limit, IEA Warns

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The world’s oil supply cushion could be stretched to the limit due to prolonged outages, supporting prices and threatening demand growth, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. The expected drop in Iranian crude exports this year due to renewed U.S. sanctions, coupled with a decline in Venezuela’s production and outages in Libya, Canada and […]

S. Arabia will be ‘Reluctant to Exhaust’ its ‘Substantial’ Spare Capacity


Saudi Arabia will be “reluctant to exhaust” its “substantial” spare capacity, according to oil and gas analysts at BMI Research. “Questions are being asked as to the extent to which Saudi Arabia will increase its production, to offset shortfalls elsewhere in the market,” the analysts said in a report sent to Rigzone. “We believe that, […]

Potential supply shortages lead to oil prices increase


Oil prices have increased due to a potential supply shortage in part due to sanctions, production losses, and impending strikes. Brent crude oil prices jumped 55 cents, or 0.7%, to reach $78.62 a barrel, continuing its upward growth after rising 1.2% on the previous day, while US light crude futures rose 47 cents, or 0.7%, to […]

EIA: U.S. Shortly to Become “the World’s Leading Producer of Crude Oil”


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) proclaimed on Tuesday that, if its forecasts are correct, “the United States will average nearly 12 million barrels a day (mbd) … in 2019 … mak[ing] the U.S. the world’s leading producer of crude [oil].” Those forecasts could understate the U.S. oil industry’s production, as it builds into its […]

More on LTO Economics in the Bakken


The goal for any commercial company is to make as high as possible profit and returns on invested (employed) capital, primarily the owners’ capital, equity. Light Tight Oil (LTO) extraction from the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota had a new high of 1,17 Mbo/d in Apr-18 according to data published in Jun-18 […]

US Oil Production 9% higher than peak in 1970 and will be about 20% higher next year


US oil production set a new record back in February, 2018 to surpass the previous oil production peak set in the 1970s. EIA estimates that U.S. crude oil production averaged 10.9 million barrels per day (b/d) in June. EIA projects that U.S. crude oil production will average 10.8 million b/d in 2018, up from 9.4 […]

Saudi king said will boost oil output if needed

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The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can raise oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity, the White House said on Saturday, rowing back on an earlier Trump tweet that appeared to suggest the Saudis had agreed to boost output by that […]

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