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February 2013

Cover Story
  • De-risking the Delaware

    The drawworks on Precision Drilling Corp.’s Rig 77 screech, groan, clang and shudder in the clarity of early morning sunlight ...
Feature
  • Niche Economics

    When the idea of American creativity comes up in a business setting, most people likely conjure up a Bill Gates-type ...
  • Continental Boosts Bakken Outlook

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  • The Legend of Ute Energy

    Wil VanLoh, co-founder, president and chief executive of private-equity provider Quantum Energy Partners, says the Ute Energy sale helped the ...
  • Tops in Service

    Many analysts’ advice for service stocks in 2013 is fairly straightforward: Go deep. The sweet spots for the sector, many ...
  • Shale vs. Big Exploration

    The rapid growth of unconventional resources in North America, especially shale gas and liquids, has generated both enormous enthusiasm and ...
  • Unconventional Repositioning

    The commercialization of unconventional resources has attracted the attention of U.S. independents, international and national oil companies (NOCs) seeking a ...
  • High-Grade Hits $100 Billion-Plus

    High-grade debt issuance by the oil and gas sector was on track to set a new record of approximately $106 ...
  • Executive Q&A: Midcontinent Move

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From The Editor-In-Chief
  • Railroad Ties

    One thing we love about the oil and gas industry is its capacity to change and to surprise, and often. ...
Capital Markets
  • Mezzanine Moves

    Imagine you have a great project. Deep down, you know it’s a winner, with a clear path to accelerating production. ...
Completions
  • Jim Bob's Thinking

    Mining and minerals company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold is taking it on the chin from investors not happy about the ...
Trends & Analysis
  • MLPs and The Shale Plays

    Given the shale-play exploration and development successes of independent oil and gas operators, many wonder if upstream master limited partnerships ...
E&P Momentum
Bright Spots
  • Meet Hinds Howard

    Master limited partnerships are the bailiwick of Hinds Howard, who has been tracking them since his teens. He became interested ...
Legends
  • Chatting With Ace Barnes

    As any oil and gas driller knows, unruly oil wells can trip, clog or catch fire. Oil wells have been ...
At Closing
  • 2013 MLPs

    Energy-related IPOs were roughly a third of all significant U.S.-market initial pricings in the fourth quarter and a sixth of ...