A conventional, stratigraphic trap in Scurry County on the Permian Basin’s Eastern Shelf doesn’t cover hundreds of thousands of acres like shale plays. But the wells are just as good. And, for private wildcatters, they’re particularly great.
Zero- and lightly levered private operators throughout U.S. oil basins are on the lookout to buy—and not just where they operate currently. These five producers—in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado and South Texas—share their plans.
Kicked out of the club in 2012, the Haynesville was resurrected beginning in 2017 to take on the mighty Marcellus in metrics, aided by a proximity-to-market kicker. Now, it’s taking on oil basins at the IRR weigh-in.