Oil and Gas Investor's Editor-in-Chief Leslie Haines discusses the September 2014 cover story on service and supply companies, which have caught investors' attention as they try to balance efficiency and higher returns at lower cost. A possible rise in service and supply companies' margins, and potentially in the cost of goods and services, have also caught E&P companies' attention.
Lawyers address what happens when 'the question of who retains ultimate ownership of the property' arises in litigation such as oil and gas company bankruptcy.
As unconventional fields mature and as seismic resolution improves, the technology is becoming critical to success.
‘We’re very confident that we will crack the code’ to make unconventional plays commercial, said Santos’ Cruickshank.
The goal of the initiative is to monetize gas at the wellhead.
‘Deeply Embedded’ Challenges: Louisiana’s oil and natural gas industry faces “legal hurdles.”
A Trend With Staying Power: The trend of “monster wells,” also described as “upsized fracks, upsized completions or enhanced completions,” is “coming of age” in the industry now.
Watch And Wait: “Uncertainty about regulations” looms in Texas, according to Alex Miller, the president and chief of staff of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.
Far more attention is paid to how financing structures affect operations, how repeatable they are and their effects on profitability beyond distributions to investors.
Price pressures on commodities are likely to drive more deals and private equity will likely continue to invest.
Larger deals have been more prevalent so far in 2014. In fourth-quarter 2013, the busiest of the year, just two deals eclipsed the billion-dollar mark.
In the second of our two-part interview with Scott Sheffield, the Pioneer Natural Resources CEO delves deeper into some of the possible negative impacts on the industry and the economy unless the federal ban on the export of crude oil is lifted.
Lawsuits are ‘driving investment out of the state,’ industry spokesman says.
Operators are cracking the code of enhanced recovery in the Eagle Ford, one that comes at a heavy price.