Shale producers are conducting some difficult earnings calls
Shale Play Energy Updates Note: Recent events surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the OPEC+ export limitation agreement have disrupted the normal course of business in the U.S. shale industry. At the time of this issue’s publication, shale producers were universally focused on restructuring their capital budgets...
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. Bakken Shale – North Dakota/Montana Citing strong success in their 2018 drilling and production efforts, both Marathon and Hess announced in December that they plan to expand their positions and activities in the region during 2019. Hess said it would...
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Forty years ago Iran used the “oil weapon” against the United States as it sought to influence its support of Israel. Today, President Trump is using the “oil weapon” in an attempt to stop Iran’s attempt to develop nuclear capability. President Trump’s administration said on Monday any country purchasing oil...
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I got a little irritated Thursday evening when a writer at the National Review Online claimed that the "feds" had "discovered" the largest oil and gas reserve in history, and responded on Twitter as follows: https://twitter.com/GDBlackmon/status/1070812216482500614 I mean, c'mon, how hard is this to understand? The federal government had literally nothing to...
Chesapeake Energy announced on Sunday that it would seek protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. It recently skipped a $15 million debt payment.
Good news for Permian Basin producers came on Thursday as Milestone Environmental Services announced it has begun construction on a RCRA-exempt oilfield waste disposal site in Reeves County in West Texas. Here is the text of the company's press release: HOUSTON & MIDLAND, Texas – May 29, 2019 – Milestone...
Manmade Global Warming: The Story & the Reality
In an extraordinary bit of energy absurdity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has a new report out detailing its fantasy-based roadmap about how we get to the mythical "Net Zero by 2050" goal. Among other impossibilities in the real world, this new report envisions: - No new coal plants. China...
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SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma The SCOOP/STACK continued to shed oil rigs in August according to both the Baker Hughes and Enverus rig count numbers, as operators continued to pare back drilling budgets for the second half of 2019. According to Enverus (formerly DrillingInfo), the count in the Anadarko Basin —...
What Rocky Mountain Producers Can Expect Under a Biden Administration
By Ike Brannon Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer recently announced that he would take up the multi-trillion dollar budget reconciliation bill later in July, and part of that package will include a variety of tax increases that total over $1 trillion over the next ten years. It is worth asking how...
SCOOP/STACK Play – Oklahoma Citizen Energy Operating, LLC announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Roan Resources, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $1 billion, including Roan's debt. Roan stockholders will receive $1.52 in cash for each share of Roan common stock in the deal. Roan...
The Last Decade – A Look Back at the past Ten Years of Oil and Gas Policy
They say it is a dog-eat-dog world, and that phrase has never been more applicable than in the oil and gas industry. With the race to new energy development, several of the big players are shoring up strategy. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BP Plc, Sinopec, and Equinor ASA are...
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