July OGI

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - July 2019

The Great Energy Transition away from fossil fuels that some claim must happen, and that others say is already underway, is one of the biggest events to unfold in our lifetimes. It brings up the specter of peak demand, says Oil and Gas Investor's executive editor-at-large Leslie Haines. This issue of Oil and Gas Investor takes a deep dive into the drivers of peak oil demand.

Also in this issue:

  • The world is embarking on a low-carbon diet, but does this herald the end of the oil age? It’s complicated.
  • The recently retired co-founder and CEO of Plains All American Pipeline, Greg Armstrong, shares his insights on business success—and the energy industry’s future.
  • The Gulf of Mexico may not be in a renaissance, but there are clear signs that it has its groove back as exploration activity surges, companies drill wells and M&A heats up.

Cover Story

Peak Oil Demand

The world is embarking on a low-carbon diet, but does this herald the end of the oil age? It’s complicated.

Feature

Big Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico may not be in a renaissance, but there are clear signs that it has its groove back as exploration activity surges, companies drill wells and M&A heats up.

Burnishing The Rockies’ Rep

There’s more than one road in the Rockies. While E&Ps pursue exploration in Wyoming, their counterparts in Colorado are adjusting development programs to conform to local control legislation.

Consolidating Permian Water

The market’s biggest challenges—scale and consolidation—are also its biggest necessities.

Executive Q&A With Greg Armstrong: ‘Do The Right Thing’

The recently retired co-founder and CEO of Plains All American Pipeline, Greg Armstrong, shares his insights on business success—and the energy industry’s future.

Natgas & The Renewables

While non-hydro renewable-derived electricity’s share of the power grid has grown, natural gas’ share is growing by more—and as power demand itself has risen.

Opportunities Abound

Analysts offered their favorite SMID-cap stock picks, and then the late-May sell-off presented a chance to buy.

The Top 100 Private E&Ps

Producing 6.5 million barrels equivalent per day, these 100 private producers represent the best of the U.S. oil and gas industry.

WaterBridge Takes Form

WaterBridge was among the first companies to carve out a niche in the “wild west” water midstream business of the Permian Basin.

A&D Trends

Reeled In

In early June, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was asked if the recent Occidental Petroleum Corp. deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. suggested more E&P consolidation was on the horizon.

At Closing

Energy Or Environment

The Great Energy Transition away from fossil fuels that some claim must happen, and that others say is already underway, is one of the biggest events to unfold in our lifetimes.

E&P Momentum

Every Well Matters

Every pundit worth a podium presentation insists consolidation is essential to reduce redundant cost and increase capital efficiency in oil and gas.

From the Editor-in-Chief

From OGI Editor-In-Chief: Spurred To Be Private

Former Wildhorse Resource Development CEO Jay Graham explains what spurred the exit from his recently IPO’d beloved company, and why starting up private again makes him happy.

On the Money

Confusion Or Complacency?

Imagine a jigsaw puzzle falls to the floor, and what was a complex but connected picture turns into a mix of pieces with no clear image.