December 2016


Oxy inks a $2 billion deal in the sizzling Permian Basin.

Midcontinent operators turn to acquisitions and DrillCo structures in their quest to drill the Meramec, Woodford and other horizons.

Massive resource potential development in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has to jump many hurdles—and it may not have the running room to succeed.

This red-hot basin in West Texas is attracting activity like a magnet. Here’s why.

Devon Energy Corp. CEO and president Dave Hager took the saddle in a tempest and bolstered the asset base with bold moves in the Stack and Powder River while casting off a corral of other holdings. Now, the inaugural shale producer is ready to ride.

Savvy producers don’t even need sustained $60-plus oil to get that price. But how to manage the risk of risk management?

Structured investments in the oil patch come with commodity price and other risks. Here are two ways to offset downside.

The North American shale landscape has transformed.

E&P Momentum

The recovery in drilling activity gathers strength even as commodity prices slumber.


Investors want companies that have walked through fire and come out the other side healed.

A&D Trends

As prices soar in the Permian, E&Ps focus in on additional zones.

Bright Spots

Patrick George’s northern stars are leadership and service.

Cover Story

While the outlook for a sustained price recovery remains cloudy, institutional investors are trending bullish on oil and gas equities. Are they portending an imminent rebound?

On the Money

Schlumberger provides a unique perspective on international upstream spending.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Pioneer Natural Resources’ exiting CEO shares what made him and his leading company so successful.

At Closing

The ship of state has a new captain, but we don’t yet know where he plans to sail.