Oil and Gas Investor - November 2020 cover

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - November 2020

Delaware Basin operators adapt to operational and political uncertainties.

Securing federal drilling permits, further proving the merits of midspacing wells, making free cash flow, achieving scale and finding an exit or, if not, how to go forward otherwise. Oil and Gas Investor's cover story explores what’s on Delaware operators’ minds today.

Also in this issue:

  • 2020 has been a dark year for A&D, but a variety of factors point toward bright spots in the foreseeable future. Leaders from Detring Energy Advisors, EnergyNet and UBS Investment Bank share their thoughts on why.

  • Industry veterans share what they learned in previous downturns and how to best recover in the days ahead.

  • After years spent jam packing as many wells on their assets as possible, E&Ps under pressure from prices and investors are beginning to see that less inventory is more.

  • 2020 wasn’t looking like the kind of year an E&P could access capital—and certainly not at less than 2%. For Pioneer Natural Resources Co., it has been.

Cover Story

Oil and Gas Investor: How to Delaware Today

Securing federal drilling permits, further proving the merits of midspacing wells, making free cash flow, achieving scale and finding an exit or, if not, how to go forward otherwise. Here’s what’s on the minds of oil and gas operators in the Delaware Basin today.

Feature

E&P Financing Case Study: War Bonds

2020 wasn’t looking like the kind of year an E&P could access capital—and certainly not at less than 2%. For Pioneer Natural Resources Co., it has been

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Roundtable: A Pinprick of Light at Tunnel’s End

2020 has been a dark year for A&D, but a variety of factors point toward bright spots in the foreseeable future. Leaders from Detring Energy Advisors, EnergyNet and UBS Investment Bank share their thoughts on why.

Oil Industry Veterans: Not Their First Rodeo

These veterans of the oil and gas industry share what they learned in previous downturns and how to best recover in the days ahead. 

Oilfield Contracts: Knock-for-Knock Agreements

E&Ps must allocate risk carefully when drafting contracts, with indemnities in particular demanding careful definition and enforcement.

Shale Well Interference: Spaced Out

After years spent jam packing as many oil and gas wells on their assets as possible, shale producers under pressure from prices and investors are beginning to see that less inventory is more.

U.S. Energy Development CEO Shares Insight on Shale Pursuits

The private independent is actively pursuing partnerships and funding development drilling in U.S. shale plays as market conditions improve.

Will US Oil Production Ever Hit 13 Million Barrels Per Day Again?

Analysts discuss the outlook for the U.S. shale sector as it recovers from the latest downturn, awaiting higher global demand.

A&D Trends

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: Welcome to 2020

In one frame, bankruptcies continued to unravel debt-laden E&Ps. Opposite that, massive megadeals fused together oil and gas companies into Permian Basin behemoths.

At Closing

Oil and Gas Investor At Closing: Going Lo-Carb

Some industry players are not sitting by gnashing their teeth as the world discusses reducing fossil fuel use. Instead, they are planning to go on a low-carb diet.

From the Editor-in-Chief

From Oil and Gas Investor Editor-in-Chief: A Swelling Wave of Contraction

Surf’s up, and the merger waves are crashing onshore. Although as the E&P universe continues to shrink, the jury is still out as to whether the recent slew of combinations will be able to generate the returns needed to attract investor interest.