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U.S. Oil and Gas Producers to Slash Spending for Second Straight Year in 2020

By Reuters Nov. 15, 2019, 6:49 a.m. ET The U.S. shale industry plans another spending freeze next year, and a sharp slowdown in production growth, as prolific oil and natural gas output has pressured prices and squeezed profits. Blistering growth in shale fields propelled ...

Houston Oil & Gas collapse could bring $81M well cleanup bill

POSTMEDIA NEWS November 6, 2019 Alberta’s orphan well count could grow by more than 1,000 after the receivership of Calgary-based Houston Oil & Gas Ltd., adding to the province’s growing inventory of oil and gas liabilities. Lars De Pauw, executive director of ...

Oil and Gas Sees Widescale VR Deployment

by  Andreas Exarheas Friday, November 01, 2019 The oil and gas industry is witnessing wide-scale deployment of virtual reality (VR) technology across its value chain. That’s according to GlobalData, which has produced a new report exploring how VR is finding its way ...

Government Loophole Gave Oil Companies $18 Billion Windfall

By Hiroko Tabuchi Oct. 24, 2019 The United States government has lost billions of dollars of oil and gas revenue to fossil-fuel companies because of a loophole in a decades-old law, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday, offering the first detailed accounting of the consequences ...

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020

By CORRINA RICKER on 10/16/2019 WASHINGTON - U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM) averaged 1.8 MMbpd in 2018, setting a new annual record. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects oil production in the GOM to set new production ...

Oil and Gas Companies Turn to AI to Cut Costs

Artificial intelligence helps predict equipment glitches, manage workers and increase output By Neanda Salvaterra Amid a growing push to cut operating costs, big oil is looking to artificial intelligence for help with automating functions, predicting equipment problems and increasing the output of ...