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  • Their own plan - 08/17/2014 (Full story) Tribal leadership on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is hoping to motivate operators to stop flaring by imposing fees on flared gas, but it may be overstepping its bounds. The Three Affiliated Tribes recently sent a six-page letter to operators outlining a proposed gas capture plan to manage f....

  • QEP's gain on liquids - 08/17/2014 (Full story) Over the past several years, we've been successful in executing on our strategy to transition QEP into a more balanced and focused portfolio of E&P assets, with an emphasis on growing higher margin crude oil and liquids-rich gas production while divesting of non-core assets to better focus our human....

  • Railroads playing fair? - 08/17/2014 (Full story) North Dakota's Public Service Commission has been trying for months to determine if rail companies servicing the state are treating all commodities equally, but rail officials are not making it easy. Commissioners Brian Kalk and Randy Christmann met with representatives from BNSF Railway and Canadia....

  • Fed and state leaders look for ND energy transport consensus - 08/17/2014  North Dakota officials were seeking answers and assistance from Obama administration cabinet members at a public meeting on energy transportation in Bismarck on Aug. 8. The meeting was one of a dozen scheduled across the U.S. as part of the president's inaugural Quadrennial Energy Review meant to re....

  • Daniels County tracts pulled from DNRC's September lease auction - 08/17/2014  All of the 9,994.38 Daniels County acres that had been nominated for the Sept. 3 Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, DNRC, oil and gas lease auction have been pulled from the auction list by the nominator. The Minerals Management Division of the DNRC does not disclose the ident....

  • New XL study gets a rough ride - 08/17/2014  The project climate impact of Keystone XL pipeline has generated another feud between researchers and promoters in industry and government. The independent Swedish-based Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI, which has seven offices on four continents, said greenhouse gas, GHG, emissions tied to the....

  • Their own plan - 08/17/2014 (Full story) Tribal leadership on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is hoping to motivate operators to stop flaring by imposing fees on flared gas, but it may be overstepping its bounds. The Three Affiliated Tribes recently sent a six-page letter to operators outlining a proposed gas capture plan to manage f....

  • Magnum Hunter to sell Baytex assets - 08/17/2014  In a second quarter results and earnings call with industry analysts, Magnum Hunter Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Evans said his company is looking to sell its non-operated interests in the Baytex Energy Williston Basin assets that SM Energy is acquiring. “As you may be aware, Baytex, wh....

  • QEP's gain on liquids - 08/17/2014 (Full story) Over the past several years, we've been successful in executing on our strategy to transition QEP into a more balanced and focused portfolio of E&P assets, with an emphasis on growing higher margin crude oil and liquids-rich gas production while divesting of non-core assets to better focus our human....

  • Crescent Point Energy corrals more assets - 08/17/2014  Growth-minded Crescent Point Energy continues to round up privately held assets in southern Saskatchewan, allowing it to raise the bar for 2014 production. Having completed its deals to take over CanEra Energy and Polar Star Canadian Oil and Gas and gain 12,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day, th....

  • Railroads playing fair? - 08/17/2014 (Full story) North Dakota's Public Service Commission has been trying for months to determine if rail companies servicing the state are treating all commodities equally, but rail officials are not making it easy. Commissioners Brian Kalk and Randy Christmann met with representatives from BNSF Railway and Canadia....
  • Notable details in NDTL lease auction - 08/17/2014  As Petroleum News Bakken reported in the Aug. 10 edition, a total of 21,332.14 acres in 252 tracts were leased across seven counties in the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Minerals Management Division's quarterly oil and gas lease auction held on Aug. 5 for an average price of $314.26 per acr....

  • Fed and state leaders look for ND energy transport consensus - 08/17/2014  North Dakota officials were seeking answers and assistance from Obama administration cabinet members at a public meeting on energy transportation in Bismarck on Aug. 8. The meeting was one of a dozen scheduled across the U.S. as part of the president's inaugural Quadrennial Energy Review meant to re....
  • ND Bakken fueling Enerplus - 08/17/2014  Heartened by a continued evolution of its well completion techniques which have contributed to strong production and operational momentum over the past two years, accompanied by steady growth in its funds flow, Calgary-based Enerplus is eying 330 net drilling locations in Fort Berthold, company exec....

  • Daniels County tracts pulled from DNRC's September lease auction - 08/17/2014  All of the 9,994.38 Daniels County acres that had been nominated for the Sept. 3 Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, DNRC, oil and gas lease auction have been pulled from the auction list by the nominator. The Minerals Management Division of the DNRC does not disclose the ident....
  • Solid non-op position in core of the Bakken - 08/17/2014  Strong momentum in the second quarter has Minnesota-based Northern Oil and Gas adjusting its projected production totals for the year. The Bakken non-operator added 14.4 net wells to production during the quarter bringing total well count to 165.2 net wells. As of June 30, Northern controlled more....

  • New XL study gets a rough ride - 08/17/2014  The project climate impact of Keystone XL pipeline has generated another feud between researchers and promoters in industry and government. The independent Swedish-based Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI, which has seven offices on four continents, said greenhouse gas, GHG, emissions tied to the....

  • Magnum Hunter to sell Baytex assets - 08/17/2014  In a second quarter results and earnings call with industry analysts, Magnum Hunter Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Evans said his company is looking to sell its non-operated interests in the Baytex Energy Williston Basin assets that SM Energy is acquiring. “As you may be aware, Baytex, wh....

  • ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips subs top ND IP list - 08/17/2014  ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy had the highest reported initial production, IP, for the week with a well in the Lost Bridge field in northwest Dunn County that produced 3,511 barrels of oil in the first 24 hours on production (see map this page and chart on page 12). That was the only IP breaking....
  • Crescent Point Energy corrals more assets - 08/17/2014  Growth-minded Crescent Point Energy continues to round up privately held assets in southern Saskatchewan, allowing it to raise the bar for 2014 production. Having completed its deals to take over CanEra Energy and Polar Star Canadian Oil and Gas and gain 12,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day, th....

  • IPs for ND Bakken wells - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "IPs for ND Bakken wells" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Notable details in NDTL lease auction - 08/17/2014  As Petroleum News Bakken reported in the Aug. 10 edition, a total of 21,332.14 acres in 252 tracts were leased across seven counties in the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands Minerals Management Division's quarterly oil and gas lease auction held on Aug. 5 for an average price of $314.26 per acr....

  • North Dakota oil permit activity - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "North Dakota oil permit activity" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • ND Bakken fueling Enerplus - 08/17/2014  Heartened by a continued evolution of its well completion techniques which have contributed to strong production and operational momentum over the past two years, accompanied by steady growth in its funds flow, Calgary-based Enerplus is eying 330 net drilling locations in Fort Berthold, company exec....
  • ND weekly county permit totals - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "ND weekly county permit totals" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Top 10 Bakken wells by IP rate - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "Top 10 Bakken wells by IP rate" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Solid non-op position in core of the Bakken - 08/17/2014  Strong momentum in the second quarter has Minnesota-based Northern Oil and Gas adjusting its projected production totals for the year. The Bakken non-operator added 14.4 net wells to production during the quarter bringing total well count to 165.2 net wells. As of June 30, Northern controlled more....

  • Abraxas production oilier than anticipated - 08/17/2014  Abraxas Petroleum Corp. is making gains across several fronts and the combination of benefits is revving the company's financial numbers, Bob Watson, Abraxas president and CEO, said in an Aug. 6 conference call. “Second quarter we generated some pretty good production numbers: 5,000 barrels a day,....

  • Emerald Oil posts best quarter ever - 08/17/2014  Emerald Oil Inc. reported second quarter production of 340,320 barrels of oil equivalent, an average of 3,781 boe per day, up 51 percent compared to first quarter 2014 and up 168 percent compared to second quarter 2013. “This is the best financial and operational quarter for Emerald since inception....


  • ConocoPhillips stays the course in 2014 - 08/17/2014  ConocoPhillips, operating as its subsidiary Burlington Resources, is taking advantage of extra cash from higher commodity prices and speeding the pace in the Bakken and Eagle Ford. Earnings in the second quarter were up 14 percent year-over-year with Bakken production up 19 percent from the previous....

  • ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips subs top ND IP list - 08/17/2014  ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy had the highest reported initial production, IP, for the week with a well in the Lost Bridge field in northwest Dunn County that produced 3,511 barrels of oil in the first 24 hours on production (see map this page and chart on page 12). That was the only IP breaking....

  • Arsenal Energy targets lower operating costs - 08/17/2014  Arsenal Energy, a Canadian-based junior, expects to lower its Bakken and Three Forks operating costs to $19-$21 a barrel as a result of remedial work on facilities and disposal initiatives, it said in a second quarter report. But it cautioned that quarterly results will continue to “fluctuate somewh....

  • IPs for ND Bakken wells - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "IPs for ND Bakken wells" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • ND risk penalty issues on the rise - 08/17/2014  Many non-operating companies are encountering varied treatment on risk penalty cases in North Dakota. An operator can force non-consenting mineral or lease holders in a unit into production under North Dakota Century Code 38-08-08. The statute itself is fairly small, considering its large ramificati....

  • North Dakota oil permit activity - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "North Dakota oil permit activity" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Oil Patch Bits: LT Environmental opens Bakken office in North Dakota - 08/17/2014  LT Environmental Inc., a full-service environmental and engineering firm, has opened its new Bakken Office in Williston, North Dakota. On July 1 LTE opened its doors and is staffed locally with full-time employees at 10 42nd Street East, No. 1301, Williston, ND, 58801. The new move signifies job gro....
  • ND weekly county permit totals - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "ND weekly county permit totals" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Top 10 Bakken wells by IP rate - 08/17/2014  Subscribers: To view the "Top 10 Bakken wells by IP rate" chart please visit the above PDF link.....

  • Abraxas production oilier than anticipated - 08/17/2014  Abraxas Petroleum Corp. is making gains across several fronts and the combination of benefits is revving the company's financial numbers, Bob Watson, Abraxas president and CEO, said in an Aug. 6 conference call. “Second quarter we generated some pretty good production numbers: 5,000 barrels a day,....
  • Emerald Oil posts best quarter ever - 08/17/2014  Emerald Oil Inc. reported second quarter production of 340,320 barrels of oil equivalent, an average of 3,781 boe per day, up 51 percent compared to first quarter 2014 and up 168 percent compared to second quarter 2013. “This is the best financial and operational quarter for Emerald since inception....

  • ConocoPhillips stays the course in 2014 - 08/17/2014  ConocoPhillips, operating as its subsidiary Burlington Resources, is taking advantage of extra cash from higher commodity prices and speeding the pace in the Bakken and Eagle Ford. Earnings in the second quarter were up 14 percent year-over-year with Bakken production up 19 percent from the previous....

  • Arsenal Energy targets lower operating costs - 08/17/2014  Arsenal Energy, a Canadian-based junior, expects to lower its Bakken and Three Forks operating costs to $19-$21 a barrel as a result of remedial work on facilities and disposal initiatives, it said in a second quarter report. But it cautioned that quarterly results will continue to “fluctuate somewh....

  • ND risk penalty issues on the rise - 08/17/2014  Many non-operating companies are encountering varied treatment on risk penalty cases in North Dakota. An operator can force non-consenting mineral or lease holders in a unit into production under North Dakota Century Code 38-08-08. The statute itself is fairly small, considering its large ramificati....

  • Oil Patch Bits: LT Environmental opens Bakken office in North Dakota - 08/17/2014  LT Environmental Inc., a full-service environmental and engineering firm, has opened its new Bakken Office in Williston, North Dakota. On July 1 LTE opened its doors and is staffed locally with full-time employees at 10 42nd Street East, No. 1301, Williston, ND, 58801. The new move signifies job gro....


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