OTC Sheds Light On New Technologies

Statoil Showcased A Remote Welding Device That Can Tie Into Live Pipe
OTC Awards Banquet

OTC Awards Banquet | Courtesy Barchfeld Photography

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has really outgrown its name. While the name indicates an offshore focus, you’ll find companies who service the oil & gas industry in all walks on and off shore. [Read more…]

Exxon – Rosneft Trade Artic Oil for Eagle Ford Interest?

ExxonMobil agrees to enter a partnership with the Russian oil & gas giant Rosneft in the Artic and Black Sea in exchange for a development carry and the potential to participate in Exxon’s tight oil assets in Texas. Is it the Eagle Ford? Exxon has been tight lipped when it comes to the Eagle Ford and this might be the first indication that the company has a material position in the play. XTO was leasing in South Texas when the company was acquired by Exxon in 2010. XTO had built a significant producing position through the acquisition of Dominino Resource’s South Texas properties not long before it was acquired itself. The assets were largely producing and acreage was held by production. That luxury is likely the reason we have not seen Exxon add as many rigs in South Texas as other operators.

I’ll update this post as more details emerge. [Read more…]