Industry News

Permian Oil Drilling Permits Climb

Permits for new oil and gas wells rose 25% month/month in July, with “significant” growth in the Permian Basin, but overall...

Here’s How Oil Could Skyrocket By 138%

The market is gradually beginning to give credence to something I’ve been discussing in past OilPrice articles for a long time...

US oil production wells up after Covid price crash

US oil companies have increased production by 1.2m barrels a day over the past six weeks, as they restore wells shut...

Permian Leads Recovery As Companies Ramp Up Activity After Oil Crash

The Covid-19 downturn has caused a shocking decline in new fracking operations in the US, with monthly numbers plunging to a...

The Secret Fortune in Wastewater

Several companies are now looking into opening sites in the center of the largest oil patch in the U.S. It is...

IHS New market report on produced water

Produced water to have a market value of $28 billion, IHS Markit said in a report. Produced water volumes from oil...

The U.S. Oil ETF, USO, Is The Culprit Behind Oil’s Massive Plunge

Watching the May contract for oil futures this morning, I was shocked at the amount of coverage given to “oil’s plunge”...

Do Oil And Water Mix? The Biggest Energy IPO Of 2019 Might Answer That Question

Saltwater disposal and integrated water logistics companies have attracted a higher proportion of the sparsely available capital flowing into the sector,...

Water management – Water and sustainability

Environmental Sustainability and Governance (ESG)—get used to this term. It will be much more important to the oil and gas industry...

Continental Proves Its Primacy in Oklahoma’s SCOOP and STACK

Oklahoma City, OK-based Continental Resources Inc. turned in a third-quarter earnings report that beat expectations across the board but results in...

Gravity To Acquire On Point, A Permian Basin Focused Water Midstream Gathering And Disposal Company

MIDLAND, Texas, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gravity, a leading water and energy infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital...

Goodnight Midstream lands $500 million to expand oil field water operations

Dallas pipeline operator Goodnight Midstream landed $500 million in private equity funds to expand the company’s oil field water operations. Tailwater...

Drilling Down: Saltwater disposal well boom in the Permian Basin

A boom to build new saltwater disposal wells is underway in the Permian Basin. Drilling for crude oil and natural gas...

Treasuries Buying Wave Triggers First Curve Inversion Since 2007

The Treasury yield curve inverted for the first time since the last crisis Friday, triggering the first reliable market signal of...

U.S. Crude Oil Production Hits Record 12 Million Bpd

U.S. crude oil production hit a record 12 million bpd in the week ending February 15, rising by 100,000 bpd from...

IHS: Anadarko Basin emerges as top onshore play outside of Permian

The greater Anadarko Basin, a prolific source of conventional U.S. oil and gas production since the 1950s, holds an estimated 16...

A plunge in the price of crude in the last six weeks caught many investors by surprise, but it may prove short-lived.

Bottom Line: Morgan Stanley’s Global Oil Strategist Martijn Rats expects oil prices to rebound near the end of the year. That...

Is It Too Late To Avoid An Oil Supply Crisis?

Wood Mackenzie isn’t pulling any punches. “The warning signs are there – the industry isn’t finding enough oil.” And its latest...

Oil Execs Share Permian Water Disposal Worries

If Permian oil and gas production is going to continue to thrive, operators need reliable and affordable access to more water...

Fund H20 finishes the Gun Barrel

Fund H20 finishes the Gun Barrel on our Salt Water Disposal facility in the STACK/SCOOP.  

100 million barrels: The world hit a daily oil and liquids record

The world is pumping out more oil and other petroleum liquids than ever before. Global supply rose to 100.3 million barrels...

OPEC ‘powerless to prevent’ oil prices jumping toward $100 a barrel this year

China initially rejected a U.S. request to choke off the flow of petrodollars to Iran but, amid intense pressure from the...

Drowning in dirty water, Permian seeks $22 billion lifeline

In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America’s most prolific oil play, the problem isn’t too little water,...

In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America’s most prolific oil play, the problem isn’t too little water,...

The Next Big Bet in Fracking: Water

Investors sense opportunity in companies that handle drilling wastewater Some investors see fortunes to be made in the U.S.’s hottest oil...

Will Global Oil Demand Growth Stall in Response to Higher Oil Prices?

Last Monday, we rolled out our initial 2020 oil price forecast and, concurrently, increased our long-term price deck by $5/Bbl, to...

As Oil Industry Recovers From a Glut, a Supply Crunch Might Be Looming

Crude across the globe is being used up faster than it is being replaced, raising the prospect of even higher oil prices in...

Exploring the Scoop/Stack Oil & Gas Play in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s entries in the national shale playbook sound like an encrypted play call in an American football game: SCOOP, STACK, Merge,...

The Energy World is Changing…Fast

What more can I possibly say? Oil is trading at a 3.5 year high. Missiles are flying over Riyadh. Global oil...

Forget Iran. The Real Oil Action Is in China

Surging products exports and declining domestic fields are driving an imports boom. Forget Iran, shale and Opec. The real action in...

A Crisis At The Heart Of U.S. Shale

The bottlenecks in the Permian are starting to capture the attention of the oil market, raising the prospect that U.S. shale...

An oil crisis may be brewing — and it’s not because of decreasing demand

Some think the oil market is approaching peak demand as electric vehicles become more popular. But others think the oil industry...

Global oil demand in 2017 grew fastest in a decade: IEA

Global oil demand rose by 1.5 million barrels a day in 2017, growing at 1.6 per cent, more than twice the...

‘Enormous’ Merge Play Resource Rivals Major World Gas Fields, Largest Discoveries

Producers in the recently opened Merge play of Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin are sitting atop a resource that rivals some of the...

How can investors miss one of the most lucrative investment opportunities in decades?

Sprott Energy Strategy, March 2018 Commentary How can one of the most lucrative investment opportunities in decades stare investors in the...

2018 Crude Storage Estimate Is Unbelievably Bullish

The EIA oil storage report shows crude storage decline of 7.419 million bbls vs. our forecast of 7.84 million bbls. We...

Revenge Of The Oil Services Sector In 2018

For those looking for something to blunt the seemingly unstoppable growth of American tight-oil production, look no further than the battered...

ALL-TIME LOW FOR DISCOVERED RESOURCES IN 2017: AROUND 7 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT WAS DISCOVERED

These trends give us a potential look into the future.  Low Capital investments (off ~50% from 2014) due to low oil...

Trader who predicted oil under $30 says prices could rally to $100

The same analyst that predicted a fall from $100 oil to $25 in 2015 (and he nailed it) is now predicting...

What are emerging technologies doing to oil demand?

Lost in the discussion about when oil demand might peak due to the adoption of electric vehicles is the broader, long-term...

Texas oil patch ‘bloodbath’ is over as jobs and rigs return

FORT WORTH: Hiring in Texas oil and gas fields is rising sharply as the industry steadily recovers from its most recent downturn....

The U.S. Over-Supply Of Oil Is Ending

The U.S. over-supply of oil is ending. by Art Berman, Forbs Comparative inventory (C.I.) has been dramatically reduced in 2017. Levels have...

Billions of dollars of bad oil and gas loans

IN HIS BOOK, the Big Rich, Bryan Burrough recounts a conversation when the legendary Texas oil man Clint Murchison was in...

Macro trends in the oil and gas business point to an underlying problem.

Following these trends creates the opportunity. By Jeff Johnson, CEO of EPUS Global Energy The oil and gas business has become very...

Oil Will Hit $70 Peak This Year: Raymond James Analyst

Longtime Raymond James energy analyst Pavel Molchanov talks to ThinkAdvisor about his top oil stock picks and whether President Trump can...

Oil jumps to near eight-week high after big draw in U.S. crude stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to near eight-week highs on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures at over $50 a...

An oil boom is coming sooner than you think

Despite the support of OPEC, crude prices remain in the doldrums again this year. While many initially expected that oil would stay...

The U.S. Natural Gas Market – A Quiet Revolution?

BHI recently reported that the U.S. natural gas rig count had increased to 145 rigs, up a total of 24 rigs...

Citi: Oil Prices Have Bottomed And Are Now Set To Soar

One day after Goldman issued a confused, rambling note in which the bank cuts its 3-month WTI price target by $7.50...

Oil Producers in Consensus to Extend Cuts, OPEC Members Say

“We should all remember that as Saudi Arabia draws closer to the later part of 2018, the announced time of...