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Eaglebine: Anadarko Completing Wells & Improving Performance

The concentration this week is in the Eaglebine area in East Texas, which includes the counties of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Robertson, and Walker. In the month of May, there were a total of 26 permits issued, with top permitting counties being Madison, with 8, and Burleson, with 5. There were 0 permits issued during the first week of June, although activity resumed this past week with 6 total permits. 2 of those were in Milam and...

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Eagle Ford: Top Shale Operators Issue New Drilling Permits

Drilling Permits Down -16.9% as Dimmit Increases and DeWitt Falls This past week, permits in the Eagle Ford fell 16.9% to 49, compared to the previous week's 59 permits. Decreasing activity this past week in De Witt only yielded 11 permits, compared to the previous week's 21 permits. County permitting continued in counties like La Salle and McMullen, with 7 permits a week for the last two weeks, and Frio County, which had 3 permits for each of the last two...

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Horizontal Rigs Stay Flat While Vertical Rigs Drop -10.1%

The BHI land rig count declined -0.8% to 827 rigs from last week's 834. The decline this week stems from the vertical rig count, which dropped 11 rigs or -10.1% from last week's 109 rigs. The horizontal rig count stayed flat at 666 rigs and the directional rig count jumped +4 rigs to 63 from last week's 59. The Eagle Ford sank this week by -7 rigs, 4 of which were oil rigs and 3 were gas. Basins with one...

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U.S. Land Rigs Drop to 834

The BHI land rig count dropped -10 rigs (or -1.2%) to 834 rigs from last week's 844. The WTI crude oil price closed last week at about $60 per barrel. Oil-directed rigs dropped -12 rigs (or -1.9%) to 619 from last week's 631. Compared to this time last year, oil-directed rigs are down -58%.Summary of Shale PlaysPermian Basin -0.4% to 232 rigs, compared to last week’s 233 rigs Eagle Ford +2.8% to 110 rigs, from last week's 107 rigs Williston Basin -1.3% to...

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Weekly Permits: Weld County, CO is Focus for Niobrara Operators

Permit activity in DJ-Niobrara dropped off -24.24% from the prior week to 25 permits for the week of 2015-05-18 – 2015-05-24, compared to prior week's 33 permits. The heaviest activity was in Weld County, CO where 24 of the 25 permits were obtained compared to 33 for the prior week. The 24 permits were made up of 16 horizontal, 1 directional, and 7 unknown. The horizontal permits declined -45% from the prior week. Adams County, CO had +1 permit this week, secured by Ward...

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Less Volatility and +0.4% More Rigs This Week

The Baker Hughes (BHI) US land rig count improved this week by adding 3 rigs, bringing the count to 844 rigs from last week's 841 rigs (a 0.4% increase). For the week, -2 horizontal rigs were dropped while +4 vertical rigs and +1 directional rig were added. Fayetteville saw the most action, adding +2 rigs and bringing the count to 8 rigs from last week's 6 rigs. There was also activity in the miscellaneous category adding +6 rigs, half of which were horizontal and...

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Eagle Ford Adds Rigs for First Time in 2015

This week in the BHI land rig count drops a mere -0.7% or 6 rigs to bring to the count to 841 rigs compared to last weeks 847 rigs.In a rare occurrence this year, the Eagle Ford has picked up +3 rigs or +2.9% to 108 rigs which was offset by the decline of -4 rigs in the Permian bringing that count to 233 rigs from last weeks 237 rigs. The activity this week has been in horizontal oilrigs with depths between...

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Noble Energy Acquires Rosetta Resources for $2.1B

The focus this week has been around the ice breaking transaction between Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ: ROSE) and Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL), with Noble acquiring Rosetta in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.1 billion. The current conditions have created uncertainty within operators that are leveraged, especially those that were positioned for a much higher commodity price environment. In Rosetta’s case, the deal was based off of net debt of $1.8 billion. Some analyst are expressing that this could be the deal...

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