Mexico’s senate approves key energy reform bill

Mexico's Senate gave general approval July 18 to a key bill to regulate the opening of the oil and gas industries to private investment, the centerpiece of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform agenda.


Whiting Petroleum to acquire Kodiak for $6B

In a deal that will create the largest Bakken/Three Forks producer, Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) has agreed to acquire Denver, CO-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) in an all-stock transaction valued at $6 billion.


UAS in the petroleum industry and the benefits of the technology

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly called drones, can be leveraged by the oil and gas industry to collect data to revolutionize upstream, midstream, and downstream operations.


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Texas running one-quarter of all drilling rigs

With 889 rigs currently operating, Texas is running 47% of the 1,873 drilling rigs currently operating within the US, according to Baker Hughes data published June 26.


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Repsol considering bid for Talisman Energy

July 23, 2014

Bloomberg reports that Repsol SA is considering a bid for Talisman Energy Inc., Canada's No. 5 independent oil and gas producer.

FTTN secures acreage and begins pre-drill planning

July 23, 2014

First Titan Corp. reports a significant increase in the company’s net leased acreage and the commencement of pre-drill planning on its Mustang Project located in East Central Texas.

Dakota Plains appoints DeRosa to board of directors

July 23, 2014 Dakota Plains Holdings Inc. has expanded its board of directors from six to seven directors, and William DeRosa, of Lone Star Value Management LLC, has been appointed to the board to fill the newly...

Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipeline begin open season

July 23, 2014 Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. and Bridger Pipeline LLC have begun an open season to obtain volume commitments to support coordinated expansions of their Wyoming common carrier pipeline systems in orde...

Regency prices upsized public offering of $700M of senior notes

July 23, 2014 Regency Energy Partners LP reports the pricing of its upsized public offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.00% senior notes due 2022 at a price to the public of 99.1...

ENXP closes acquisition, convertible notes offering, and senior secured term loan

July 23, 2014 Energy & Exploration Partners Inc. (ENXP) has closed its acquisition of 18,300 net acres in Houston and Madison counties, Texas, from TreadStone Energy Partners LLC, and the concurrent closings...

Mexico's Senate approves bills expanding power of energy regulators

July 22, 2014

Mexico's Senate gave its general approval on July 21 to legislation laying out expanded powers for energy regulators, according to Reuters.

Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipeline begin open season

Jul 23, 2014 Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. and Bridger Pipeline LLC have begun an open season to obtain volume co...

ENXP closes acquisition, convertible notes offering, and senior secured term loan

Jul 23, 2014 Energy & Exploration Partners Inc. (ENXP) has closed its acquisition of 18,300 net acres in H...

ZaZa Energy enters into $7.5M capital markets transaction

Jul 22, 2014 ZaZa Energy Corp. has entered into a $7.5 million capital markets transaction with Crede Capital ...

Resurgent IPO market provides fresh capital for increasing deal activity

Jul 18, 2014 PLS reports that year-to-date, the upstream A&D markets are significantly outperforming year-...

Backwardation in the market

Jul 18, 2014 The current combination of steeply backwardated crude oil markets and historically low volatility...

Ease export restrictions on US crude

Jul 18, 2014 Is it just me or is everyone talking about lifting the ban on US crude oil exports? I haven't had...
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Aker Solutions updates on proposed demerger

July 11, 2014 The board of directors of Aker Solutions ASA has, in accordance with the strategy disclosed April...
Energy Players

Dakota Plains appoints DeRosa to board of directors

July 23, 2014 Dakota Plains Holdings Inc. has expanded its board of directors from six to seven directors, and William DeRosa, of Lone Star Value Management LLC, has been appointed to the board to fill the newly...
Business Solutions

Mexico's Senate approves bills expanding power of energy regulators

July 22, 2014

Mexico's Senate gave its general approval on July 21 to legislation laying out expanded powers for energy regulators, according to Reuters.

Upstream

Carnarvon to explore two permits in Barrow sub-basin

June 5, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. has been awarded two contiguous blocks on the eastern flank of the proli...
Unconventional

Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipeline begin open season

July 23, 2014 Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. and Bridger Pipeline LLC have begun an open season to obtain volume commitments to support coordinated expansions of their Wyoming common carrier pipeline systems in orde...
Midstream

Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipeline begin open season

July 23, 2014 Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. and Bridger Pipeline LLC have begun an open season to obtain volume co...
Capital

Regency prices upsized public offering of $700M of senior notes

July 23, 2014 Regency Energy Partners LP reports the pricing of its upsized public offering of $700 millio...
Analysis

US capital expenditure on refining capacity additions to reach $4B by 2020

July 22, 2014 The US is forecast to spend approximately $4 billion on refining capacity expansion projects betw...
Mergers & Acquisitions

Repsol considering bid for Talisman Energy

July 23, 2014 Bloomberg reports that Repsol SA is considering a bid for Talisman Energy Inc., Canada's No. 5 in...

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