Nymex paper-trading of WTI crude futures normally represents the spot price. On April 20, the paper was worth less than zero.
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.
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.