Exploration & Production - Exclusives

Drillinginfo's Allen Gilmer Talks Oil Patch Trends

Drillinginfo Co-Founder and Executive Chair Allen Gilmer sat down with Hart Energy recently to give his outlook for U.S. oil and gas producers.

February 16, 2018

Against the Grain: Citizen Energy CEO Talks Pure Plays, Midcontinent A&D

Citizen Energy CEO Greg Augsburger loves the Anadarko Basin but is unconvinced by the ‘in vogue’ pure-play trend, preferring to chase rocks that give the best results.

February 16, 2018

Noble Energy Deals GoM In ‘Last Major’ Portfolio Tweak

Fieldwood Energy will purchase Noble’s GoM assets in a deal valued at $710 million, including $480 million in cash and $230 million in assumed liabilities.

February 15, 2018

Deepwater Vs. Onshore Depends On ‘Flavor Of The Month’

At the recent NAPE Global Business Conference, panelists from Hess and Akin Gump gave insight on what plays into developing resources in the Lower 48 or international deepwater.

February 15, 2018

Eyeing Growth: Occidental Looks To Increase Permian Production

The company said it plans to spend $3.9 billion overall in 2018 and increase production by between 8% and 12% with a 40% annual growth in Permian resources in 2018.

February 14, 2018

Linn Energy Hits Another High Note With West Texas Asset Sale

Linn Energy has sold more than $1.8 billion in assets as it prepares to divide into three companies, including one in the Oklahoma Stack.

February 14, 2018

WildHorse Jumps To Eagle Ford Shale With Louisiana Asset Sale

WildHorse Resource Development sold about 90,000 net acres in North Louisiana for $217 million, with net proceeds to prop up drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale where the company also bought acreage.

February 12, 2018

For NAPE, A Return To Form After Two Years Of Industry Gloom

For an exhibition that prides itself on being “where deals happen,” transactions were consummated and optimism crackled among a crowd of more than 12,000.

February 12, 2018

Hess Sees Gains In Bakken With New Completion Design

The company plans to add rigs in the Bakken this year as it continues studying completion techniques.

February 8, 2018

Westwood: Better Field Appraisal Needed To Impact Production Results

The U.K.-based research firm said 70% of the fields it studied, which had limited appraisal, were not performing according to the operator’s development plan.

February 8, 2018

NAPE: Chesapeake CEO Lawler Aims For 'All's Well That Ends Well'

CEO Doug Lawler painted Chesapeake in Shakespearean terms as a once-dominant company that, after faltering under debt, is regaining its edge through efficiency and A&D, including a $500 million Midcontinent sale.

February 7, 2018

Halcón Swoops Down On $381 Million In Delaware Basin Deals

Halcón said that in the past year it has built a position of about 67,000 net acres at an average price of $17,800 per acre—about 45% less than what competitors have paid for leasehold.

February 6, 2018