Oil and Gas Investor January 2021 Cover

Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - January 2021

Producers prioritize ESG mandates to reduce emissions and unlock investor value.

The U.S. oil and gas industry is under extreme pressure by capital providers, stakeholders and elected officials to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to show compliance to globally accepted climate change goals. In Oil and Gas Investor's cover story, senior editor Darren Barbee explores the question, can a hydrocarbon-producing company win in this scenario?

Also in this issue:

  • A year and a half after leading a mutiny of shareholders to take control of the nation’s largest natural gas producer, CEO Toby Rice is proud to reveal the completed remodel. And it’s even better than promised.

  • Secured-debt lenders have new terms. Some were underway before 2020.

  • Forty years ago, George Mitchell proved the Barnett Shale can produce gas, kicking off the shale revolution. What’s happening in the play now, under new owners?

  • As well completions companies gear up for a new year following unprecedented times in the oil patch, analysts and industry executives shed light on the path ahead. Is this beleaguered sector regaining strength or just powering through?

  • In an era where many would like to wish hydrocarbon-based energy away, we at Investor celebrate the American independent producers that supply much of our world’s existing energy needs. And, just for fun, we’re going to rank you.

Cover Story

ESG & The Independent E&P

The U.S. oil and gas industry is under extreme pressure by capital providers, stakeholders and elected officials to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to show compliance to globally accepted climate change goals. Can a hydrocarbon-producing company win in this scenario?

Feature

Oil and Gas Investor Frac Capacity Trends: Pressured Pumpers

As well completions companies gear up for a new year following unprecedented times in the oil patch, analysts and industry executives shed light on the path ahead. Is this beleaguered sector regaining strength or just powering through?

Oil and Gas Investor Spotlight: Barnett Shale, PDP King

Forty years ago, George Mitchell proved the Barnett Shale can produce gas, kicking off the shale revolution. What’s happening in the play now, under new owners?

A&D Trends

Oil and Gas Investor A&D Trends: Fools, Liars, Charlatans

The oil and gas industry was not sunk, but 2020 did damage that will take time to assess before deeming it as salvageable or a wreck.

From the Editor-in-Chief

From Oil and Gas Investor Editor-in-Chief: The ESG Ultimatum

The oil and gas industry urgently adapted and responded to the double black swan events of 2020—the COVID-19-induced global demand destruction and the OPEC+-driven supply glut, but it must also mobilize as fervently to the third black swan of 2020, the ESG directive.