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December 2012

Cover Story
  • Scaling Up

    At first, the comment that 2013 augurs “more of the same” for oil and gas investment appears deprecating, a bit ...
Feature
  • MLP Debate

    There is no doubt that 2012 has been more than robust for equity issuances by master limited partnerships (MLPs). With ...
  • Kosmos' Cosmos

    Kosmos Energy Ltd. is that rare bird, a publicly held pure-play on international exploration, nearly all offshore. If you like ...
  • Eagle Ford Analog

    When imagining a sophisticated modern laboratory, few envision a facility like the scrub-brush open prairie of South Texas. But a ...
  • Tri-Coastal Bakken

    Where does Bakken oil go? Increasingly, producers and end-users are working to send it to the U.S. Northeast to refiners ...
  • The Slippery Slope for Liquids Pricing

    While many operators have become accustomed to viewing the E&P world as one of oil vs. gas—and the resultant comparative ...
  • Strategic Roadmaps

    International, economic and operational uncertainties are swirling, affecting every business and industry. That makes strategic planning an inherently challenging task ...
  • E&P Stocks for 2013

    Barring any global surprises, the price of oil and gas will likely be range-bound in 2013, governing the effect commodity ...
From The Editor-In-Chief
  • A Record Dry Hole

    Well, that was the worst return on $6 billion of capital we’ve ever seen. Worse than a dry hole offshore ...
Completions
  • Courting End Users Once More

    Try as they might, natural gas industry observers and players are hard pressed to find a plausible scenario for significantly ...
Trends & Analysis
  • Canada Weighs Foreign Direct Investment

    Acting while markets were closed, the Canadian federal government blocked the C$5.2-billion bid by Malaysian state oil company Petronas for ...
  • Piercing the Gloom

    The third-quarter earnings season for oil and gas companies has been tough. Upside surprises have been few, and “misses” have ...
  • Canadian Energy Trust Revival

    Monetizing assets by creating a master limited partnership (MLP) is a tried-and-true approach to unlocking the economic value of appropriate ...
E&P Momentum
  • Pearsall Possibilities

    It’s hunting season in South Texas, where talk of leases fills café conversations in Atascosa, McMullen, LaSalle and Frio counties. ...
Bright Spots
  • Meet Alex Eagle

    The Permian Basin is booming, and like other smaller independents operating on the eastern shelf, Clear Fork Inc. has watched ...
Legends
  • Chatting with Don Wolf

    Over a 40-year stretch Don Wolf became an icon for starting or leading E&P companies, then parlaying the buy-build-sell model ...
At Closing
  • Fantasy Shale

    As at least one unnamed individual’s NFL Fantasy Football dreams were dashed at press time in only Week 10 of ...