February 2019

Cover Story

For the most part, 2018 was a good year for producers. Here, Oil and Gas Investor chronicles the highlights of the year in energy.


Sea rise, earthquakes and coastal erosion are among court claims against hydrocarbon producers. These have failed, but the fossil-fuel industry should prepare for ensuing try-try-again attempts.

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC’s young co-CEOs have seen life-altering success in Oklahoma and Permian Basin deals. But it’s a renewable resource—relationships, that is—that powers the company.

Sustainable development of the Permian Basin’s bounty of oil will require independent producers to develop more than just their leasehold.

Oil and gas producers are increasingly competing for capital with non-traditional forms of energy providers. Here’s why.

Analysts name small- and midcap stocks to watch this year and into 2020.

Time is the true arbiter in many things. As is the case with fine wine, this is also true for oil and gas plays—for it is only after the passage of time that a play’s true nature is revealed.

An estimated 25- to 50 billion barrels of water will be needed for full-field development of Oklahoma’s Scoop, Stack and Merge plays.

A&D Trends

The A&D market got whammied in December. Year-end is usually a tough stretch for deal-making, but even industry veterans were lamenting the state of the business.

At Closing

As the NBA season winds its way to the finals in April, sports commentators have noted how much Houston Rockets star James Harden (aka The Beard) has wowed fans with his incredible performance.

E&P Momentum

Operators add the Mississippian-age Sycamore Formation to the storied history of the eastern Anadarko Basin.

From the Editor-in-Chief

Contrast that to the S&P 500 over that period, and, “the rest of the market looked pretty easy to make money in. There’s a lot of frustration in the market.”

On the Money

Let’s face it. Energy was the worst-performing market sector last year, the latest in a string of years in which it’s disappointed.