Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - April 2018

Cover Story

Advantage: Marcellus

The Beast in the East will roar this year as the Marcellus reaches an inflection point. Bigger wells can fill the takeaway coming onstream.


A&D-Cubed: Money, Midstream, Alta

Alta Mesa Resources Inc. rolls out the first publicly traded Stack play company, a $3.8-billion enterprise with 130,000 net acres, $1 billion in liquidity and the leadership of Jim Hackett and Hal Chappelle.

Disruptive Technology: Hedging On The Blockchain

Could blockchain technology disrupt and revolutionize oil and gas hedging? The answer is likely yes—and soon.

Executive Q&A: Samson, Redeemed

Legendary 48-year-old independent Samson Resources II retools itself as a lean and nimble start-up. Now the question lingers: Grow long or sell short?

Global Oil Supply: Repeating History Or Breaking New Ground?

U.S. production growth could either overwhelm demand as in previous cycles, or it could simply fill the gaps in global crude supply. Which will it be?

The Permian: It's A Big Deal

Everything about the Permian shouts big and 2018 looks poised to be the biggest year yet for this prolific basin.

U.S. Upstream A&D Review

IHS Markit evaluates transaction trends that will affect the pricing and availability of U.S. upstream assets.

A&D Trends

Diving Deeper?

The most interesting part of Noble Energy Inc.’s February agreement to sell its sprawling Gulf of Mexico (GoM) assets, where it has explored and worked since 1968, is that its buyer is broke.

At Closing

A Gas Tsunami

The rising tide of shale oil from U.S. basins grabbed a lot of attention recently as the heads of OPEC and Saudi Aramco, executives and pundits gathered in Houston for the annual CERAWeek by IHS Markit.

Bright Spots

Bright Spot: Meet Kyle Johns

Growing up around geologists and geophysicists developed Kyle Johns’ love for the oil and gas business.

E&P Momentum

Big Data: Better The Devil You Know?

Everyone in oil and gas is talking Big Data, but is anyone doing anything about it?

From the Editor-in-Chief


General Motors CEO Mary Barra stood before a large audience comprised mostly of global stakeholders in the oil and gas industry and waxed passionately about how America’s premier automobile manufacturer is on a mission to convert all of its produced automobiles to 100% electric powered.

On the Money

The Export Angle

We often hear talk of the “resiliency” of unconventional producers proving to be much greater than many thought a few years ago.