Bakken

Haynesville Riding LNG Wave to Gulf Coast

(P&GJ) — With the primary driver of U.S. natural gas demand growth continuing to be LNG exports, the bottlenecked pipeline takeaway capacity in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale has left the Haynesville shale, along with the Permian Basin, as the two regions with the most consistent midstream growth.

U.S. Oil M&A Jumps as Private Equity Unloads Shale Assets

U.S. oil and gas deals rebounded in the second quarter as private equity firms shed shale portfolio investments and publicly traded oil firms grabbed smaller rivals.

Enbridge Sells Inactive North Dakota Oil Pipeline to MHA Nation for Reservation's Oil Transportation

(P&GJ) — In order to assist in bringing oil from wells on its reservation to the general market, a Native American tribe in North Dakota purchased an empty pipeline from Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge.

EIA: US Shale Production Set to Rise to Highest on Record in June

U.S. oil output from the seven biggest shale basins is due to rise in June to the highest on record, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. Oil output is set to rise by 41,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 9.33 million bpd, the EIA said.

Record US Crude Exports, Rising Shale Output Boosts Oil Flow to Houston

Oil pipelines from the top U.S. shale field to Houston that have run half empty are filling again as rising output has absorbed most of the space on lines to the main south Texas export hub in Corpus Christi.

MPLX Reports Boost in Total Pipeline Throughputs in Q1 2023

The company's overall gathered volumes averaged 6.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), a 21% increase from the first quarter of 2022, it said. Gathered volumes in the Marcellus in Pennsylvania averaged 1.4 Bcf/d, or a 4% increase. Additionally, it announced that it is working to expand natural gas long-haul and crude gathering pipelines for the Permian and Bakken basins.

Shell's Zydeco Pipeline Shut on April 25 After Oil Leak

Shell Pipeline Co.'s Zydeco oil pipeline — which alleviates transportation bottlenecks of crude arriving in Houston from the Eagle Ford, Permian and Bakken regions — was shut on April 25 after a limited release of crude oil was detected in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Kinder Morgan Beats Profit Estimates on Higher Natural Gas; Permian Pipeline Expansion Delayed

Kinder Morgan Inc. on Wednesday beat profit expectations for the first quarter as the U.S. pipeline operator transported higher volumes of natural gas primarily from Haynesville and Eagle Ford systems.

Japan's Mitsui Buys US Gas Asset in 'Pragmatic Solution' for Energy Transition

Japan's Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has bought a 92% stake in an unconventional gas asset in Texas and plans to promote its gas business as a "pragmatic solution" for the energy transition, it said on Thursday.

US Oil Activity in Colorado, Wyoming Slips, Further Slowing Ahead

Oil and gas activity in the U.S. Midwest and Mountain West states declined in the first quarter and is expected to continue to slow, according to a survey released on Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

EIA: US Crude Output Rose in January to Highest Since March 2020

The EIA said that among the top oil-producing states, monthly output in Texas rose 1.5% to 5.24 million bbl/d, the highest since March 2020. In North Dakota, output jumped 10.2% to about 1.05 million bbl/d, the highest since November 2022.

Fed Survey: Activity in Top US Oil Fields Stall, Outlook Sours

U.S. oil and gas activity stalled in the first quarter as production gains slowed and drillers' outlooks turned negative, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Harvest Midstream to Expand Gathering Infrastructure with Paradigm Midstream Acquisition

(P&GJ) — The North Dakota and South Texas assets are comprised of four wholly owned gathering systems known as the Charlson Gathering System, Van Hook Gathering System, Mountrail Gathering System, and Eagle Ford Gathering System. These systems consist of approximately 350 miles of trunk lines and gathering lines for oil, gas, and water.

Expanding Gas Infrastructure Presents Alternative to Permian Constraints

(P&GJ) — Oil is still serious business in the Bakken Shale, but when it comes to midstream, the money is on natural gas. As in the Permian Basin, oil production in the Williston has a high rate of associated natural gas. But the Bakken’s residual gas is rich in natural gas liquids (NGLs), and that requires infrastructure generally more akin to North Texas’ Barnett Shale than West Texas’ Permian.

Chesapeake Energy to Reduce Drilling on Lower Natural Gas Prices

U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy on Wednesday said it would pull back on drilling and completing wells this year as natural gas prices fell to a quarter of what they were last summer.

Carbon Pipeline Company Sues Iowa County Over Local Siting Ordinance

The developer of a Midwest carbon capture pipeline network has sued Shelby County in Iowa, saying its ordinance restricting the siting of hazardous pipelines is overruled by a federal pipeline safety law.

2,000-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project Sparks Battle Among North Dakota Landowners

(P&GJ) — Landowners from North Dakota gave testimony on Jan. 27 in favor of and against Summit Carbon Solutions' use of eminent domain to construct a 2,000-mile carbon pipeline network beneath hundreds of homes and farms in the Midwest.

Exxon to Sell Arkansas Shale Gas Assets to Flywheel Energy

The assets under agreement include approximately 5,000 natural gas wells — 850 operated and approximately 4,100 non-operated — and related pipeline and processing properties across approximately 381,000 acres.

U.S. Update: Midstream Markets Turn Up Gas on Higher Prices, Global Demand

The surge of LNG expansion activity continued in March and April after the Ukraine invasion, as President Joe Biden promised the United States would deliver at least 15 Bcm in additional LNG to Europe this year than previously planned, with more to come in future years.

MPLX to Move Forward with Permian, Bakken Pipeline Expansion Projects

MPLX LP will advance projects focused on expansions and reducing bottlenecking on its crude and natural gas long-haul pipelines in the Permian and Bakken, starting with the 450-mile Whistler pipeline that transports from the Permian to South Texas.

Warburg Pincus Uses Price Volatility to Place RimRock Oil & Gas Up For Sale

Warburg Pincus is taking advantage of the upswing in commodity prices to offload Bakken gas producer RimRock Oil & Gas, its second attempt to sell the company in just over a year.

Cowboy Midstream Plans New Crude Offload Terminal

Construction activities are underway, and Cowboy expects the new terminal to be ready for crude oil receipt and transportation April 2022.

Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers US Supreme Court Setback

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid led by Dakota Access Pipeline operator Energy Transfer to avoid additional environmental review of a section that runs under an artificial lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, leaving the pipeline vulnerable to being shut down.

Bakken Buildup: Williston Basin Outlook Brightens Through Year of Midstream Expansion

As North Dakota’s largest processor of natural gas, ONEOK often serves as an industry bellwether for Williston Basin midstream activity, and with demand surging in 2021, the natural gas liquids major was bent on growth.

Western Basins Staying Alive in New Mexico, Colorado

With its portion of the rich Permian Basin booming, New Mexico is about to overtake North Dakota (Bakken Shale) as the nation’s second largest oil producing state, flowing more than 1.1 MMbpd.

Energy Transfer Completes DAPL Expansion, Updates Pipeline Projects

Energy Transfer said it has completed a phased expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline that boosted capacity to 750,000 bpd from 570,000 bpd even as it waged a legal battle for survival.

WBI Energy Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation.

US Federal Land Policy Still Leaves Room for Winning Hands

State energy officials have been laser-focused on the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leasing on federal lands because it could eventually curtail Bakken production by more than 100,000 bpd.

Continental Resources Ramping Up Bakken Operations, Adds Rigs to Powder River Basin

Shale oil producer Continental Resources on Thursday said it will ramp up activity in North Dakota's Bakken shale field this year as it shifts more of its production operations to crude oil from natural gas.

Democrats Asking Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

A group of 33 Democratic congress members are named on a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while it undergoes a court-mandated environmental review.