Companies - Exclusives

Former Oxy CEO Chazen Adds Bankability To Newest Blank-Check IPO

Stephen Chazen, former president of Occidental, will lead a new company that hopes to raise more than $600 million for shale gas acquisitions.

Apr 21 2017 - 3:30pm

Private Equity’s Next Big Thing May Be E&Ps’ Last Big Thing

Private-equity firms are spotting deals and purchasing large, legacy assets that E&Ps are jettisoning as they look for efficiencies and innovation to turn profits.

Apr 19 2017 - 4:44pm

Vine Resources Files $500 Million Haynesville Shale IPO

Speculation over potential Haynesville IPOs has included Vine and 2016 deal makers Indigo Minerals and Covey Park Energy.

Apr 11 2017 - 1:12pm

Sharing Knowledge Is Key To Growth For Noble Energy

Advanced subsurface modeling, extended laterals, pad drilling, optimized high-intensity completions and managed flowback are among the company’s focus areas.

Apr 6 2017 - 9:13am

Hess: The Oracle Of Lean In Oil And Gas

Hess Corp. has adopted lean manufacturing principles to increase the number of profitable Bakken Shale wells even as oil prices have declined.

Apr 5 2017 - 5:00pm

E&Ps, Lenders More Confident About Borrowing Bases, Survey Finds

Eagle Ford producer WildHorse Resource said April 5 that its borrowing base increased by $87.5 million, or about 24% compared to fall 2016.

Apr 5 2017 - 12:08pm

CEO Survey: Oil And Gas Innovation Key But Skilled Employees May Be Scarce

PwC’s 20th CEO survey shows that 90% of oil and gas leaders are concerned about leadership positions among a large, technical and skilled workforce in the oil patch.

Mar 29 2017 - 3:53pm

Former Anadarko CEO Latest Headliner In $1 Billion ‘Blank-Check’ IPO

Since former EOG Resources’ CEO Mark Papa’s debut blank-check company in February 2016, special-purpose acquisition companies have raised more than $1.5 billion.

Mar 27 2017 - 10:33am

Continental: Bakken Ranks High Among Global Oil Fields

If the Bakken were a separate country, it would rank 19th in world production, said Jack Stark, Continental COO and president.

Mar 24 2017 - 12:00pm

Whiting Builds Production Momentum In Loomer Bakken Pad

At DUG Bakken & Niobrara, Whiting Petroleum's Jim Volker said IP rates of the pad exceeded 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Mar 21 2017 - 11:15am

CERAWeek: EPA Director Envisions Pro-Growth, Pro-Environment Policies

Scott Pruitt said regulators should not pick energy winners or wage war on any particular energy source.

Mar 10 2017 - 8:00am

Permian Pitfalls: Pricey Deals Force E&Ps To Spend Money They Don’t Have

To justify A&D spending, companies are moving into overdrive, with E&Ps ready to spend more cash flow than they have—just as they did before the industry fell into commodity-price purgatory.

Mar 7 2017 - 11:34am