ExxonMobil continues to add oil and liquids-directed rigs to drill in large North American unconventional and shale fields, gaining expertise in diverse resource plays which is showing up in rising crude oil volumes, a company official said Thursday. “We’ve been really orienting our rigs toward more liquids areas…in the Bakken Shale, the Permian Basin and the Woodford Shale-Ardmore,” David Rosenthal, ExxonMobil’s vice president of investor relations, said during a quarterly earnings conference call. The plays are located in North Dakota/Montana, West Texas and Oklahoma, respectively. Article continues below… Request a free trial of: Oilgram News Oilgram News Oilgram News brings you fast-breaking global petroleum and gas news on and including: Industry players, upstream and downstream markets, refineries, midstream transportation and financial reports Supply and demand trends, government actions, exploration and technology Daily futures summary Weekly API statistics, and much more Request a trial to […]