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Noble Exec: Clayton Williams Wells ‘Exceed Expectations’

Two months after acquiring Clayton Williams Energy for $2.7 billion, Noble Energy is already very pleased with the deal, according to a company executive. “We’re very excited,” said Donnie Moore, Noble’s vice president of Texas…


Analysts: Permian Could Slow as Oil Falls, Costs Rise

Analysts at one research firm say that drilling in many parts of the Permian Basin could become unprofitable as oil prices fall and oilfield services costs rise. The Houston Chronicle reports analysts at Wood Mackenzie…


Oil Prices Tumble, Now in Bear Market

U.S. oil prices tumbled on Tuesday to the lowest level so far this year as investors fear that a global supply glut will persist longer than had been expected. The benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…


Oxy Sells, Buys Permian Acreage

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) said June 19 that it sold some of its holdings in the Permian Basin and used the proceeds to add to its acreage position in another area of the Permian in…


U.S. Rig Count Sees Record 21st Consecutive Weekly Gain

The U.S. drilling rig count increased for the record 21st consecutive week, oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported on Friday June 9. Overall, the U.S. rig count rose by 11 to 927, a total that…


First Tanker with U.S. Natural Gas Reaches Poland

The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived Thursday in Poland as part of the country’s efforts to diversify its energy sources and cut dependence on deliveries from Russia. It…