April 2018

Cover Story

The Beast in the East will roar this year as the Marcellus reaches an inflection point. Bigger wells can fill the takeaway coming onstream.


Alta Mesa Resources Inc. rolls out the first publicly traded Stack play company, a $3.8-billion enterprise with 130,000 net acres, $1 billion in liquidity and the leadership of Jim Hackett and Hal Chappelle.

Could blockchain technology disrupt and revolutionize oil and gas hedging? The answer is likely yes—and soon.

Legendary 48-year-old independent Samson Resources II retools itself as a lean and nimble start-up. Now the question lingers: Grow long or sell short?

U.S. production growth could either overwhelm demand as in previous cycles, or it could simply fill the gaps in global crude supply. Which will it be?

Everything about the Permian shouts big and 2018 looks poised to be the biggest year yet for this prolific basin.

IHS Markit evaluates transaction trends that will affect the pricing and availability of U.S. upstream assets.

A&D Trends

The most interesting part of Noble Energy Inc.’s February agreement to sell its sprawling Gulf of Mexico (GoM) assets, where it has explored and worked since 1968, is that its buyer is broke.

At Closing

The rising tide of shale oil from U.S. basins grabbed a lot of attention recently as the heads of OPEC and Saudi Aramco, executives and pundits gathered in Houston for the annual CERAWeek by IHS Markit.

Bright Spots

Growing up around geologists and geophysicists developed Kyle Johns’ love for the oil and gas business.

E&P Momentum

Everyone in oil and gas is talking Big Data, but is anyone doing anything about it?

From the Editor-in-Chief

General Motors CEO Mary Barra stood before a large audience comprised mostly of global stakeholders in the oil and gas industry and waxed passionately about how America’s premier automobile manufacturer is on a mission to convert all of its produced automobiles to 100% electric powered.

On the Money

We often hear talk of the “resiliency” of unconventional producers proving to be much greater than many thought a few years ago.