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Oil and Gas Investor Magazine - August 2022

ENERGY, CLIMATE AND TAKING INITIATIVE
OGCI Climate Investments, the independently managed investment arm of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative led by CEO Pratima Rangarajan, has backed 80 pilot projects and invested in 29 companies during the past five years. What’s the plan for the next five years? 

BKV BINGES THE BARNETT
In less than two years, BKV Corp. has become the largest Barnett Shale producer, making deals in midstream, carbon capture and power generation worth about $2 billion. 

ROCKIES SPOTLIGHT
Unlike the Colorado Convention Center’s iconic big blue bear, hundreds of attendees did make it inside to gain knowledge from experts at Hart Energy’s DUG Bakken and Rockies Conference. Here is what they saw.

THE ZEN OF A&D
Northern Oil and Gas Inc. CEO Nick O’Grady weighs in on Bakken versus Permian M&A, the impact of inflation on deals and the dealmaker’s mantra of being “OK to lose.”

U.S. LNG PLAYERS BENEFIT FROM STRONG DEMAND
More than half of U.S. LNG exports went to Europe in April as the continent continued to replace its gas supply from Russia. 

OIL AND GAS INVESTORS’ HAPPY PLACE
Production growth is limited by investment, and investors want fewer and larger companies. Here’s how the oil and gas industry can return to growth.

REMEMBERING CURTIS MEWBOURNE
Oil and Gas Investor pays tribute to the late founder of Mewbourne Oil Co., Curtis Mewbourne, who passed away in June at 86. 

Cover Story

Pratima Rangarajan C-Suite Chat: Energy, Climate and Taking Initiative

Under the leadership of Pratima Rangarajan, OGCI Climate Investments, the independently managed investment arm of CEO-led Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, has backed 80 pilot projects and invested in 29 companies during the past five years. The plan for the next five years? More investments, more innovation and more motivation than ever to limit global warming.

Feature

Anschutz Exploration Shares Secret to Powder River Basin Success

Anschutz Exploration CEO Joe DeDominic shared the private producer’s strategy how to succeed in the Powder River Basin at Hart Energy’s DUG Bakken and Rockies conference.

BKV Binges the Barnett

In less than two years, BKV Corp. has become the largest Barnett Shale producer while making deals in midstream, carbon capture and power generation worth about $2 billion. CEO Chris Kalnin shares more on the Denver-based company’s plans.

Oil and Gas Investors’ Happy Place, Brought to You by the Letters M and A

Production growth is limited by investment, and investors want fewer and larger companies, Wood Mackenzie’s Benjamin Shattuck says. Here’s how the oil and gas industry can return to growth.

Op-ed: Is the Jones Act Out of Time?

Historically high prices at the pump, geopolitical concerns and realignment of global energy security interests raise efficacy questions on 102-year-old law, according to partners at the Womble Bond Dickinson law firm.

Today’s Energy Problems Began Decades Ago, Chesapeake COO Says

Despite the world’s energy shortage, exacerbated by current events, natural gas can still be part of the solution going forward, Chesapeake Energy COO Josh Viets told DUG East attendees.

‘Lots of Running Room’ Left in Marcellus Shale—with One Caveat

“There’s lots of running room” in the Marcellus Shale for operators developing from an ESG perspective, Randall Wright, president of Wright & Co Inc., told DUG East attendees.