Hess budgets $2.7 billion for unconventional E&P in 2013

Hess Corp. announced a 2013 exploration and production budget of $6.7 billion, of which 40% will be dedicated to unconventional oil and gas plays.

Greg Hill, president of Hess Worldwide E&P, said the company plans to spend $2.2 billion in the Bakken formation this year compared with $3.1 billion in 2012.

“This reduced level of spend is driven by lower well costs associated with our transition to pad drilling…and decreased investments in infrastructure projects,” Hill said of the Bakken.

“In addition, we plan to increase our expenditures in the emerging Utica shale play to $400 million from $300 million last year,” he said. Hess is drilling appraisal wells in the Utica play in Ohio.

In the Bakken, Hess operates 14 rigs in North Dakota and plans to complete expansion of its Tioga gas plant this year.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...