The Magazine

Cover

January 2013

Cover Story
  • Emerging Oil

    At press time, Crosby 12H-1 was under way in Wilkinson County in the southwestern corner of Mississippi, among rolling hills ...
Feature
  • Rove Ruminates

    The 2012 U.S. elections may prove to be a turning point for the country on a number of issues, not ...
  • The Marcellus Matures

    It is phase-shift time for the Marcellus shale. Like the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales before it, the play ...
  • Anti-Corruption Measures

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is a wide-reaching statute that has become a major concern within the oil and gas ...
  • Setting the Bar

    It’s the New Year, a time for a fresh start. If you’re an E&P company, you may be looking for ...
  • Sifting Big Data

    The complexity of today’s natural gas plays is well documented anecdotally, but the computations behind the assessments of these assets ...
  • The Next Generation

    In 2005, Stephen Cravens, then an associate at First Reserve (the largest and oldest private-equity firm focused on the energy ...
  • Faster Growth with Downside Risks

    In early October, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reduced its forecast for global oil demand on slower economic growth projections ...
  • Driving Demand

    In Pittsburgh, positive environmental news coming out of DUG East carried more than a touch of irony in a city ...
From The Editor-In-Chief
  • Themes for 2013

    Looking into our crystal ball is always tough, clouded with hundreds of what-ifs. But certain themes have emerged for 2013. ...
Capital Markets
  • The Jobs Effect

    Robert Rasmus and James Whipkey didn’t have a problem in July 2012; they had a wrinkle. The founders of private-equity ...
  • Preferred Equity Prospers

    In a world of QE3 and Fed-mandated ultra-low interest rates, where 10-year U.S. Treasuries yield 1.6%, five-year certificate of deposits ...
Completions
  • A Giant Problem in Texas

    With the onset of unconventional technology and hydraulic fracturing, Texas is, figuratively speaking, engaged in producing a sequel to the ...
Company Briefs
  • Zaza at the Crossroads

    Less than a year after becoming publicly traded via a reverse merger, ZaZa Energy Corp. is emerging from a period ...
Trends & Analysis
  • The Bakken, Permian and Gulf Lead

    Expectations of a record year in domestic transaction volume were fading faster than winter daylight in December despite market pressure ...
Technology Report
  • Core Competency

    For Whiting Petroleum Corp., October 2010 marked a turning point. The Denver-based company was deep into its Bakken program in ...
E&P Momentum
  • One Man's Momentum

    Sometimes the hottest new play in oil and gas is the old one that someone just purchased.

    That appeared to ...

Regional Report
Bright Spots
  • Meet Jordan Jayson

    Buffalo, New York, may not be the first energy headquarters city that comes to mind, but it’s been a successful ...
Legends
  • Chatting with George Devries Klein

    Today’s oil and gas industry relies on new science, but some old-school methods remain tried-and-true, says George Devries Klein, an ...
At Closing
  • Leaving no Rock Unfraced

    In developing this month’s cover story, “Emerging Oil,” several additional horizontal plays may be on the horizon for the Lower ...