Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - November 2018

Cover Story

The Once And Future Permian

For years, the hinterlands of the Permian Basin have suffered, yet E&Ps in the Delaware and Midland basins are returning to the periphery of the play, and many of them have something to prove—or at least prove up.


Bakken Renewed

With the spotlight on the Permian Basin’s vast resources and the downturn depressing activity, the Williston Basin has quietly racked up transactions and grown faster than any of its peer plays, without the headaches of steep differentials.

Diving Into The San Andres

More than 60 operators, many funded by private equity, are solving for better pay in this horizontal Texas play.

Energy IPOs Continue Backlog

The number of energy IPOs will likely not increase in the near-term as oil and gas companies wait for investor appetite to return, analysts say.

Investments Abroad

What are the opportunities, and can they compete with U.S. onshore?

The Bear In The Bakken

Matt Steele’s privately held Bruin E&P joined the big league in the Williston Basin with last year’s $1.4 billion acquisition, and he’s not feeling intimidated at all.

The Eagle Ford At Middle Age

As with all plays, low commodity prices in 2015 prompted change in the Eagle Ford Shale.

The Greater Green Goes Horizontal

E&Ps in the greater Green River Basin are mixing horizontals into their drilling programs, helped by higher liquids production. Vertical wells pay their way, but the search is on for resource plays.

The New Deal

Even transactions that seem transparently well-conceived are facing harsh investor reactions, leading private operators to conclude that someone else— like themselves—will have to step up when opportunities emerge.

The Return Of Eagle Ford Dry Gas

The industry has come full circle since the initial discovery of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, when natural gas was king.

A&D Trends

Limited Run

Legacy Reserves LP’s pitch to investors used go something like this: “We buy ugly houses.”

At Closing

Producers Fight For The Climate

Global scientists and the U.N. have spoken. Governments must follow, but their policies are lagging.

Bright Spots

Bright Spot: Meet Raj Mistry

Like many Indian-born American immigrants, Raj Mistry’s parents had always dreamed of him becoming “Dr. Mistry.” However, he ended up going in a different direction.

E&P Momentum

Awaiting The Digital Oil Field

Think of the digital oil field as a weather analog. Everyone talks about it but, at the end of the day, little is done.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Insane Cash Flow

Mike Kelly, managing director and senior analyst for Global Hunter Securities, gets perturbed by his self-confessed pet peeve.

On the Money

Earning A Multiple—Slowly

They say patience is a virtue, but it’s been a testing time to watch E&P metrics inch ever so slowly higher as the third quarter concluded.