Exploration & Production - Exclusives

Newly Backed: Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Arkoma E&P Start-Ups

Private equity-backed Chisholm, Boomtown Oil and Antioch Energy are focused on the northern Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford and the Arkoma Basin. Here are their assets and their plans.

August 21, 2017

Do Shale’s Troubles Presage An OPEC Deal Extension?

Early signs point to a potential struggle within even the most productive parts of the shale patch, increasing the odds of an OPEC deal extension beyond March. But will that actually happen?

August 20, 2017

US GoM Lease Sale Brings In $121 Million In High Bids

Statistics from the Aug. 16 sale show 27 companies participated and submitted 99 bids on 90 tracts. Total E&P USA submitted the highest single bid at $12.1 million.

August 16, 2017

San Andres: The Friendliest Horizontal Play In The World

In the horizontal San Andres play in the Permian Basin, private oil companies are kickstarting success by sharing drilling and completion data.

August 8, 2017

A Tsunami Of New Shale Production

Fasten those seatbelts. Oil and gas has a been busier than commonly understood and the tsunami of accelerating field work in first-half 2017 will add significant crude oil production by year-end 2017.

August 4, 2017

Would Alberta’s Oil Sands Benefit From US Sanctions Against Venezuela?

Output from the oil sands is set to increase this year. Could the U.S. Gulf Coast be a destination as a replacement for Venezuelan oil?

August 1, 2017

Talos Energy CEO Talks About Historic Zama Well

Talos Energy and partners announced a discovery of 1.4 billion to 2 billion barrels of oil in place offshore Mexico. CEO Tim Duncan talks about this historic first.

July 31, 2017

XTO President Credits Technology For Success

Technology “has been the common denominator” that has powered the oil and gas industry to its current status in the world’s economy and will be vital for its future, according to the president of ExxonMobil’s XTO Energy Inc. unit.

July 31, 2017

Anadarko Eyes Growth With New Completions Recipe In D-J Basin

The company has experimented with using less sand and more fluid along with tighter spacing.

July 28, 2017

Inflection Energy’s Tough Challenge Yields Big Results

The Denver-based private operator has found success using its thrust fault experience to drill in the transition zone near the Marcellus outcrop in northeast Pennsylvania.

July 24, 2017

Analyst: Technology Gains In US Shale Ramp Up Production, Pressure

Technology is helping boost production and lower costs for U.S. shale players, but analysts say rising volumes are pressuring oil prices.

July 20, 2017

Southwestern Energy Combines Top Appalachian Wells With Conservation

The company says both higher EURs and water protection lead to value creation.

July 19, 2017