Policy & Regulations , Shale Plays

Colorado Group Drops Plans for Anti-fracking Ballot Measure

The group's decision comes as the U.S. oil industry is scaling back drilling due to record inventories, falling demand and low oil prices amid the pandemic.

June 11, 2020

Restructurings , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends

San Juan Basin Bankruptcies, Acquisitions Case Study: Southland Royalty Co.

Going forward, big data will be key in making good business decisions, and in the next few months there will be many buying opportunities as distressed oil and gas companies are forced to sell their assets.

June 10, 2020

Rig Counts , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of June 8, 2020)

The number of active rigs in the U.S. has fallen by more than 500 since the start of 2020, but recent operator commentary suggests that the bottom will likely be found before the end of the second quarter.

June 8, 2020

Restructurings , Public Capital , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Chesapeake Energy: Rise and Fall of a US Shale Star

Chesapeake Energy, once worth $35 billion, is flirting with bankruptcy in face of the coronavirus-driven crash.

June 4, 2020

Business , Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Natural Gas , Crude Oil , Midstream

Midstream’s Unruffled Feathers in a Crisis

The midstream sector may prove to be the energy industry’s best story in this black swan event as the global oil and gas business scrambles to respond to 2020’s unexpected shocks.

June 4, 2020

Exploration & Production , Natural Gas , Shale Plays , Pipelines

When Will Shale Gas Recover?

Numerous factors, including oil production, COVID-19 and infrastructure complicate the picture.

June 3, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations , Lease Sales

Trump Administration Delays Most Oil, Gas Lease Sales for June

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees the federal government's oil and gas leasing program, did not give a reason for the delays.

June 3, 2020

Lease Sales

On the Market Oil and Gas Quicklist (Week of June 3, 2020)

Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including a nonop position in EnerVest’s Nora Field natural gas assets in Virginia and West Virginia plus pipeline interest in Oklahoma gathering systems.

June 3, 2020

Rig Counts , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Hart Energy Unconventional Activity Tracker (Week of June 1, 2020)

The largest monthly decline occurred in the Williston Basin, where 50% of rigs were released, according to Enverus Rig Analytics for May.

June 1, 2020

Private Equity , Company Profiles , Midstream

Capital Strategies: Midstream Private-Equity Marriages

An emphasis on relationships backed by operational expertise and experience has helped these two private-equity-backed midstream operators continue to perform.

June 1, 2020