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Oil and Gas Investor 40th Anniversary: Observations from Industry Thought Leaders

Oil and Gas Investor 40th Anniversary: Observations from Industry Thought Leaders

When Oil and Gas Investor launched 40 years ago during the summer of 1981, it was the first industry publication to focus on the financial aspect of exploring for hydrocarbons versus the technical side. To celebrate those four decades of conversations we’ve had with myriad industry executives, we reached out to a number of them for their thoughts on the industry’s past, present and future. 

Little-known Producers to Drive Projected US Oil Output Recovery

Little-known Producers to Drive Projected US Oil Output Recovery

Little-known privately owned producers are set to lead the way on an expected 800,000 bbl/d increase in U.S. oil production next year.

Kinder Morgan to Transport Southwestern Energy’s Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas

Kinder Morgan to Transport Southwestern Energy’s Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas

Beginning Nov. 1, Southwestern will produce and Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, will transport the responsibly sourced natural gas to Northeast markets.

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Factors for Shale Producers to Consider When Tackling FDIs

A shale expert shares some insight on factors to evaluate when optimizing hydraulic fracturing.

Executive Q&A: Marathon Oil’s Bakken Sweet Spot

Executive Q&A: Marathon Oil’s Bakken Sweet Spot

Here’s why Marathon Oil remains optimistic and bullish on the Bakken even after over 15 years operating in the shale basin.

Climate measures like the Clean Electricity Performance Program could pose long-term challenges to oil and gas use. (Source: Hart Energy; Serhiy Smirnov, sirius1/Shutterstock.com)

How Passage of Infrastructure, Reconciliation Bills Would Target Fossil Fuel Use

Oil and gas will continue under Biden’s climate measures, but long-term use faces challenges.

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Sept. 22, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including Shell’s U.S. shale exit through the $9.5 billion cash sale of its Permian Basin position to ConocoPhillips.

Insight: ConocoPhillips Made Shell Permian Deal with Cash, ‘Patience’

Insight: ConocoPhillips Made Shell Permian Deal with Cash, ‘Patience’

After patiently waiting through the shale land rush, Enverus’ Andrew Dittmar says ConocoPhillips is picking up prime real estate in the Permian Basin with its blockbuster purchase from Shell.

Energy Transition Part II: Applying a Clearer Lens

Energy Transition Part II: Applying a Clearer Lens

While the oil and gas industry and the environmental community don’t see eye-to-eye, the first step toward seeing the energy transition would be for all to agree that the climate advocacy battle has been largely won.

US Crude Stocks at Oklahoma’s Cushing Hub Down by over 40%

US Crude Stocks at Oklahoma’s Cushing Hub Down by over 40%

Crude oil inventories at Cushing—home to a chunk of U.S. commercial tank and underground crude oil working storage capacity—are now 26% lower than normal, based on the EIA’s previous five-year average.

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CCS Roundtable: Innovations Lead to a Greener Future

Service providers weigh in on how technologies affect the present and future carbon capture and storage operations.

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Webinar: Inching Toward Higher Rig Utilization

Rig market utilization levels in the U.S. are expected to gradually increase between 2020 and 2025, but other global markets are predicted to make a speedier comeback.

Hart Energy’s Unconventional Activity Tracker

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of Sept. 20, 2021)

The U.S. rig count hit a 2021 high this past week with the most notable increases week-over-week occurring in the Gulf Coast, Permian Basin and Appalachia shale plays.

Inside Chevron’s $10 Billion Bet on Carbon-reduction

Inside Chevron’s $10 Billion Bet on Carbon-reduction

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth and his company have arguably navigated the early days of the energy transition more deftly than most of the company’s oil supermajor rivals.

Laredo Petroleum Acquires Pioneer Midland Basin Acreage for $230 Million

Laredo Petroleum Acquires Pioneer Midland Basin Acreage for $230 Million

The Pioneer acquisition adds 135 gross operated locations in Glasscock County, Texas, doubling Laredo Petroleum’s high-margin, oil-weighted inventory in the Midland Basin, according to the company release.

Natural Gas Spotlight: The Blue Hydrogen Advantage

Natural Gas Spotlight: The Blue Hydrogen Advantage

Made from natural gas, the superior Btu fuel remains most practical and efficient for its current uses rather than in transportation. For example, the boiling point is colder than Jupiter, it doesn’t like hard steel and it needs a nearly entirely new infrastructure.

Pioneer Reportedly Targeting $2 Billion Sale of Delaware Basin Assets

Pioneer Natural Resources is pursuing the sale of its Delaware Basin assets with a target price of over $2 billion, according to a report citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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Biden’s Net-zero Plan Won’t Push Oil and Gas Away

A net-zero power sector by 2035 in the U.S. is one of the most ambitious decarbonization targets globally and will be “extremely challenging” to meet, analysts with Wood Mackenzie said.

Diamondback Energy to Return 50% of Free Cash Flow to Shareholders

The follow-through by Diamondback Energy’s commitment of returning 50% of free cash flow to equity holders should drive the name higher, according to analysts with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Basic Energy Services Names Bankruptcy Auction Winners Including Houston’s Ranger

Basic Energy Services Names Bankruptcy Auction Winners Including Houston’s Ranger

Houston-based Ranger Energy Services beat out the original stalking-horse bidder for the acquisition of Basic’s well servicing and completion and remedial segment assets outside of California through a competitive bankruptcy auction process.

Op-ed: US Climate Policy Should Avoid ‘Partisan Trenches’

Op-ed: US Climate Policy Should Avoid ‘Partisan Trenches’

U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) make the case for an alternative clean energy bill that the lawmakers claim will break the climate gridlock in Washington.

Global Investment Firm Buys Rosewood Eagle Ford Asset in $450 Million Deal

Global Investment Firm Buys Rosewood Eagle Ford Asset in $450 Million Deal

Warwick Investment Group closed an agreement with Rosewood Resources to acquire its operated oil and gas assets in Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale that immediately offsets Warwick Athena, a company the firm manages.

ConocoPhillips Shares Insight on Boosting the Bakken EUR

ConocoPhillips Shares Insight on Boosting Bakken EUR

ConocoPhillips, which is advancing recovery from its Bakken wells, discusses its forward plans for the Williston Basin.

US Shale Production to Rise on Projected Permian Basin Boost

US Shale Production to Rise on Projected Permian Basin Boost

The projected increase in oil and gas production follows recent reports by the EIA of a sharp decline in the DUC count in all major U.S. shale regions.

Major US Shale Producer Pioneer Natural Resources Sets Net-zero Target

Major US Shale Producer Pioneer Natural Resources Sets Net-zero Target

Pioneer Natural Resources on Sept. 15 adopted a net-zero ambition by 2050 for both Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions that the U.S. shale producer says builds on many key initiatives already underway.

Kinder Morgan to Convert Louisiana Facility for Renewable Fuels

Kinder Morgan to Convert Louisiana Facility for Renewable Fuels

As part of its plans to retrofit the Louisiana terminal assets, Kinder Morgan formed a partnership with Neste, one of the leading providers of renewable and circular solutions.

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: The Delta

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: The Delta

Bad COVID numbers likely mean bad economic numbers, and the A&D market is clearly jittery over the Delta variant.

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Sept. 15, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the sale by Colgate Energy of the Permian Basin water assets it had recently acquired as part of its $508 million acquisition from Occidental Petroleum.

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Chevron to Maintain ‘Capital Discipline’ in Clean Energy Expansion, CEO Says

Similar to other major oil and gas producers, California-based Chevron has come under pressure to address climate change and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. 

New Oil and Gas Royalties Firm Forms with $500 Million Commitment

New Oil and Gas Royalties Firm Forms with $500 Million Commitment

Sierra Energy, a new mineral and royalty acquisitions company formed through a partnership between Providence Energy and Oaktree Capital Management, will target opportunities throughout the continental U.S.