OGI December

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - December 2019

The idea of a successful oilfield development program has not changed over the 150-plus years of hydrocarbon exploration, but the tools used and the knowledge required that provide the means to the end continues to evolve. The goal remains to drain the highest percentage of oil and gas with the least amount of capital investment, writes Oil and Gas Investor Senior Editor Blake Wright. This issue of Oil and Gas Investor explores resolve to unconventional producers' recurring issues with well interference.

Also in this issue:

  • Operators are learning the hard way that parent-child well interaction is damaging to both their field developments … and their bottom lines.
  • With few capital options, and external uncertainties ranging from OPEC actions to election outcomes, E&Ps are increasingly being asked to prove their prowess to generate free cash flow.
  • Tight-rock operators are testing EOR ideas to produce more oil where they’ve already made hole. Here are some of their findings.

Cover Story

Problem Child

Operators are learning the hard way that parent-child well interaction is damaging to both their field developments…and their bottom lines.

Feature

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Macro trends show NGL production growth slowing down, allowing higher U.S. LPG exports in the year ahead.

Built To Thrive

In three short years, Venado Oil & Gas built a formidable position in the Eagle Ford Shale with a staggering sum of private-equity capital. And it has no intention of selling anytime soon.

Downshifting To Make It Through 2020

With few capital options, and external uncertainties ranging from OPEC actions to election outcomes, E&Ps are increasingly being asked to prove their prowess to generate free cash flow.

Executive Q&A: Do The Right Thing

Former Covey Park Resources co-CEO John Jacobi shares his views on challenges facing the industry today, how the deal went down with Comstock Resources and why industry stakeholders need to take ownership of righting the ship.

Found Oil

Tight-rock operators are testing EOR ideas to produce more oil where they’ve already made hole. Here are some of their findings.

Start Them Up

In an unpredictable market, newly minted E&Ps have abandoned the old models of building ready-to-drill assets and instead are forging ahead with new models, operating strategies and leaders.

The Physics Limits Of Green Dreams

A scientific “miracle” will have to happen in order for the world to achieve a new energy economy.

A&D Trends

A&D Trends: Titanium Sponge

Ladies and gentlemen, the state of oil and gas M&A is pouty.

At Closing

Go-Go Becomes Slo-Mo

The industry will be slowing down in 2020, that’s plain to see.

E&P Momentum

Déjà Vu All Over Again

With tens of thousands of locations populating the well inventory for E&Ps, it seems at first glance to be a little early discussing EOR in shale.

From the Editor-in-Chief

A Going-But-Not-Gone Concern

The hint of the once-proud natural gas giant defaulting and potentially being sucked into a swirling vortex of bankruptcy prompted ana­lysts to shout “Sell!” and investors to rapidly jump ship.

On the Money

Drama Or Default At Year-End?

The end of a year is often marked by key events, in some cases of drama, in oth­ers of default. This year was another disappointing year for energy through the end of October.