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Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - May 2019

The Haynesville Shale has fought its way back into contention with top natural gas plays. As Nissa Darbonne, editor-at-large for Oil and Gas Investor, adds the Haynesville’s been keeping some secrets. It’s producing as much as ever—more than 10 billion cubic feet a day. And there are about as many rigs drilling it as the Marcellus. This issue of Oil and Gas Investor explores the hidden gem that is the Haynesville.

Also in this issue:

  • Jerry Jones, the career oil and gas man, has put his money on U.S. natural gas via Comstock Resources Inc. and the Haynesville Shale.
  • After a dozen offshore oil discoveries uncovered billions of barrels of oil, the isolated nation of Guyana now faces the global spotlight as the hub of exploration.
  • Renewable and fossil fuel energies are more likely to collaborate than compete as the world makes its energy transition, but even with new technologies, the shape of that future is still anchored in natural gas.

Cover Story

Hello, Haynesville

The shale play that wouldn’t quit is back in the ring—and winning.

Feature

100 Influential Years

This month, the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma marks a century of innovation and education.

Drilling Joint Ventures: Knocking On The Drillco Door

As spending within cash flow is increasingly the norm for E&Ps, Drillcos provide a possible capital solution.

Executive Q&A: Jerry Jones

The career oil and gas man has put his money on U.S. natural gas via Comstock Resources Inc. and the Haynesville Shale.

Guyana Makes Waves

After a dozen offshore oil discoveries uncovered billions of barrels of oil, the isolated nation of Guyana now faces the spotlight as a hub of exploration.

International Shale: It’s Coming

In the era of shale, operators working international opportunities frequently cast their eyes on the U.S. for expertise and analogs.

Managing The Oil Price Cycle

Which E&P model fares better through the cycles: pure plays or diversifieds in more than one play?

Permian Basin Water Woes

Companies operating in the Permian Basin are working to get a better handle on water-related issues as production increases.

The New Energy Menu

Renewable and fossil fuel energies are more likely to collaborate than compete as the world makes its energy transition, but even with new technologies, the shape of that future is still anchored in natural gas.

A&D Trends

A&D Trends: Tough Times

Just when the Permian Basin seems to have bottomed out, Callon Petroleum comes out of nowhere with a multimillion-dollar deal for its noncore assets.

At Closing

Zoom Out, Zoom In

Various topics have been on our mind lately, some of which usually generate a visceral reaction in most oil and gas people: Green New Deal, Paris Climate Accord, “Keep it in the ground,” climate change as a national security threat and U.S. energy dominance.

E&P Momentum

Take The Money And Run

The Green New Deal was the No. 1 one conversation at the 47th Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference in post-Mardi Gras New Orleans at the end of March.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Depleting The OFS Sector

The oilfield service sector is in dire straits, and it’s going to take a fundamental change in its relationship with the E&P sector for that to change.

On the Money

Keep On Keepin’ On

With E&P earnings season underway, could momentum shift in favor of this unloved sector as E&Ps benefit from a mix of self-help, an improving commodity market and geopolitical tailwinds?