OGI August

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - August 2019

The Bakken’s operators are seemingly locked into a dwindling geography in North Dakota says OilandGasInvestor's senior editor Darren Barbee, but companies are increasingly returning to their wildcatter roots to see how far they can stretch the Williston Basin’s core. This issue of Oil and Gas Investor examines Bakken operators tactics to tackle the basin.

Also in this issue:

  • From wellhead to water, with a trading floor in between, ARM Energy Holdings continues to grow. CEO Zach Lee has inked four big joint ventures so far this year.
  • Overshadowed by behemoth unfracked Austin Chalk development in western Louisiana in the past, the formation’s far eastern horizon is being tested for fracked, horizontal development.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp. is cutting costs and shaving nonproductive time by opting to self-source sand instead of using third-party suppliers.

Cover Story

Building A Bigger Bakken

The Bakken’s operators are seemingly locked into a dwindling geography in North Dakota, but companies are increasingly returning to their wildcatter roots to see how far they can stretch the Williston Basin’s core.

Feature

E&P Investment Banking: Aiming At Narrow Targets

With sharply lower activity in equity and debt issuance, bankers look to niche markets and M&A.

Executive Q&A: ARM Energy Holdings Chasing Optionality

From wellhead to water, with a trading floor in between, ARM Energy Holdings continues to grow. CEO Zach Lee has inked four big joint ventures so far this year.

Frack Sand: Chesapeake’s Sand Strategy

Chesapeake Energy Corp. is cutting costs and shaving nonproductive time by opting to self-source sand instead of using third-party suppliers.

Lower 48 Exploration: The Far Eastern Chalk

Overshadowed by behemoth unfracked Austin Chalk development in western Louisiana in the past, the formation’s far eastern horizon is being tested for fracked, horizontal development.

NGVs: Natural Gas Hits The Road

When shale gas first took off, natural gas vehicles became the next big source of demand. How much progress has been made?

Oil, Gas And Decarbonization

Big gains in energy exports fuel commitments to address climate change.

SPAC Challenges

Many private energy companies have started special purpose acquisition (SPAC) companies to monetize their investments.

A&D Trends

Indie A&D

The A&D market’s mana, drained by nearly nine months of flabby oil prices, is replenishing, mostly with smallish deals. But a larger liability is looming.

At Closing

Needed: Lazy Capex, Some M&A

The pressure on publics is extreme in all commodity environments, good or bad, but especially now that investor sentiment has soured.

E&P Momentum

E&P Momentum: Let’s Take A Powder

E&Ps established viable economics for Powder River tight sand plays during the past half-decade. In 2019, they plan to do the same for source-rock Niobrara and Mowry shales.

From the Editor-in-Chief

From OGI Editor-In-Chief: Rice Redux

The recent coup to seize control of EQT Corp. has the Rice brothers back in business.

On the Money

Risk-On, Or Risk-Off?

Zigzagging a path through recent trade friction and geopolitics has often been bewildering. Is market sentiment for the day “risk-on” or “risk-off”?