Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - December 2017

Cover Story

The Midland Evolution

Scale of development typically varies with a given producer’s size, balance sheet and comfort with at times complex logistics. As experience grows, the Midland Basin’s transformative process continues.


A&D Math Is Changing

The structure of the upstream industry has shifted, which affects A&D activity and capital inflows.

Apache Reaches New Heights In Alpine High

Apache Corp. has increased the number of drilling locations in the mostly wet gas play as it continues oil tests and optimizes designs.

BHGE: Redefining The E&P Process

The merger of Baker Hughes with GE Oil & Gas is intended to change the way the energy industry does business.

Delayed Reactions

The service and midstream sectors are now experiencing the harsh effects of the fall-out of trickle-down economics following a slew of E&P bankruptcies.

Global Offshore Gas Production Grows

Global offshore production has contributed about 110 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of dry gas since 2012 which accounts for about one-third of the global total.

Performing In The Permian

Is everyone a winner in the Permian? Maybe not, but here are some levers to pull to improve earnings.

The Year Ahead: Lean, Mean In 2018

We searched high and low for multiple factors that might illuminate the outlook for oil and gas next year.

A&D Trends

Barter Town

The A&D oasis out in the gritty Permian Basin may be slowly evaporating—or not; it’s a tricky place to predict.

At Closing

Ending The Buyers’ Strike On E&Ps

More E&Ps are jumping on the 'Returns Bandwagon' as companies find that delivering returns is the answer to investor sentiment changing direction once again.

Bright Spots

Bright Spot: Meet Ryan Vinson

When Ryan Vinson was younger, he remembered a drive he took with his father down I-20 to Odessa, Texas, and seeing pump jacks along the way.

Capital Markets

As Equity Ebbs, So Debt Flows

A surge of energy debt has washed over receding equities markets. Will the high-yield tide crest, and what will woo equity surfers back into the water?

E&P Momentum

New Shale Era: The Age Of The Engineer

Oil and gas is witnessing a transition from the geologists to the era of the engineer as completion optimization supplants exploration and delineation as the sector’s primary driver.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Larry Nichols’ Techno Revolution

Larry Nichols understands how technology can change everything. It was Devon Energy Corp., after all—when Nichols was CEO—that bought George Mitchell’s company and a budding new technology to extract natural gas from shale rock in the early 2000s.

New Financings

BP's Midstream Spin-Off

Signs of some strengthening in midstream capital markets were reinforced by the spin-off of BP Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: BPMP) from its integrated parent.

On the Money

The Houston Hub And Hedging

When industry observers frame comments about “living in a $50-plus world,” it reinforces just how much we have come to accept the fact of global commodity markets and, with it, the likelihood that they are heavily financially driven.