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How the U.S. Will Handle the OPEC-Russia Spigot

How the U.S. Will Handle the OPEC-Russia Spigot

Except for a small drop in the amount of oil produced in 2016, with return to the upswing in 2017, American production has been on a steady increase ever since 2008. Even during the 2014-2016 price crash, U.S. E&Ps hunkered down, strengthened their balance sheets, made technological leaps and kept on producing oil and gas—without depending on the reappearance of[Read More…]

Trans-Alaska oil pipeline

A Minimum of 5.7 Billion Barrels Await Drillers at ANWR

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is located on the northern coast of Alaska, due east of both Prudhoe Bay and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA). The coastal plain (the 1002 Area) covers 1.5 million acres and is about 8% of the total area of ANWR. In its latest (1998) resource assessment, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated that[Read More…]

The Permian’s Precious Water: E&Ps Weigh In

The Permian’s Precious Water: E&Ps Weigh In

In this Midland/Delaware Basin infrastructure roundup, the following E&Ps are covered: Halcón Resources Company (ticker: HK) Approach Resources Company (ticker: AREX) Apache Company (ticker: APA) Callon Petroleum Company (ticker: CPE)   Waterworks   Halcón plans water saving costs Halcon reported a LOE and workover expense at $6.3 million for the quarter, or $6.36 per Boe. This amount included approximately $700,000[Read More…]

May 25, 2018 - 3:52 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Fracing, Midstream
Apache Dedicates Alpine High NGLs to Enterprise

Apache Dedicates Alpine High NGLs to Enterprise

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) and Apache Corporation (NYSE and NASDAQ: APA) executed a long-term agreement, in which Apache is committing 100 percent of its Alpine High natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) to Enterprise. Apache has 336,000 net acres in its Alpine High discovery in the Delaware Basin. Enterprise has committed to accept a minimum of 205,000 barrels per day[Read More…]

May 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, Midstream
Texas Producers Add Takeaway Capacity

Texas Producers Add Takeaway Capacity

Texas E&Ps are preparing for growth, as two companies announced midstream takeaway agreements today. Sanchez Midstream Partners (ticker: SNMP) announced it will expand its midstream JV with Targa Resources (ticker: TRGP), expanding its takeaway in the Eagle Ford. The tow companies have merged their holdings of gathering lines and a gas processing plant to form the Carnero JV, which will[Read More…]

Lilis Adds Crude Gathering Capacity

Lilis Adds Crude Gathering Capacity

Permian E&P Lilis Energy, Inc. (ticker: LLEX) has entered into a crude oil gathering agreement with Salt Creek Midstream, LLC. Salt Creek’s system will be constructed, managed and operated by ARM Midstream Management, LLC. Construction of the project is expected to commence immediately with service to begin in 2019. No volume commitments, Salt Creek provides all capital Salt Creek is[Read More…]

May 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Midstream
2018 Promises Record Marcellus Pipeline Growth

2018 Promises Record Marcellus Pipeline Growth

Takeaway from Northeast has tripled in four years After years of strained capacity and punishing differentials, producers in the Marcellus are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. According to the EIA, the Northeast will see record growth in natural gas takeaway this year. If all projects start operations on schedule, the Northeast will have more than 23[Read More…]

MLPs Fall from Grace as Companies Announce $20 Billion in Consolidation

MLPs Fall from Grace as Companies Announce $20 Billion in Consolidation

Enbridge, Williams and Cheniere all simplifying structure The wave of consolidation in pipeline companies continues, with three companies announcing transactions worth a combined $20 billion. Like many other pipeline firms, Enbridge (ticker: ENB) has a complex corporate structure, with several large subsidiary companies. The company holds at least partial ownership of Spectra Energy Partners (ticker: SEP), Enbridge Energy Partners (ticker:[Read More…]

Going Gangbusters in the STACK: Alta Mesa Resources Running 8 Rigs, Expects 170+ Wells in 2018

Going Gangbusters in the STACK: Alta Mesa Resources Running 8 Rigs, Expects 170+ Wells in 2018

Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (ticker: AMR) produced 24,000 BOEPD in Q1 2018 and exited the quarter with average net production of 25,800 BOEPD in March. Overall, total production for the first quarter of 2018 was 2,162 MBOE. According to Alta Mesa, production for 2018 is expected to average between 33 MBOEPD and 38 MBOEPD. The company added rig number eight[Read More…]

May 14, 2018 - 3:01 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Fracing, Midstream
Courtesy of Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc.

Extraction Oil & Gas Targets Positive All-In Free Cashflow in 2H 2018

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (ticker: XOG) reported a net loss of $52 million for Q1 2018, or $(0.32) per share. First quarter average net sales volumes were 68,874 BOEPD, including 36,052 BPD of crude oil, an increase of 106% year-over-year and 4% sequentially. During the quarter, Extraction reached total depth on 41 gross (27 net) wells with an average[Read More…]

WildHorse Resource Produced 52.4 MBOEPD in Q1

WildHorse Resource Produced 52.4 MBOEPD in Q1

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (ticker: WRD) reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $123.2 million in Q1 2018, or $(1.24) per share. Net production was 52.4 MBOEPD for the quarter, consisting of 60% oil, 31% natural gas and 9% NGLs. The company said it realized 103% of WTI during Q1 2018. “In 2018, we are further optimizing our[Read More…]

Courtesy of HighPoint Resources

HighPoint Resources Drops Completion Time to 4.2 Days per Well; Wants to Bring Second Rig to Hereford

HighPoint Resources Corporation (ticker: HPR) reported a net income loss of $24.9 million, or $(0.20) per share for the first quarter of 2018. HighPoint produced 1.91 MMBoe in the quarter, which was at the midpoint of its guidance range of 1.8-2.0 MMBoe. Wattenberg For Q1 2018, the NE Wattenberg produced 20,845 BOEPD (59% oil), representing 47% growth over the first[Read More…]

May 10, 2018 - 3:27 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Fracing, Midstream
CEOs Talk About Solving DJ Takeaway Problems that Plague Northern Colorado’s Producers

CEOs Talk About Solving DJ Takeaway Problems that Plague Northern Colorado’s Producers

Companies in the Wattenberg can’t accurately evaluate the performance of wells that are continuously choked back or temporarily shut in due to lack of pipeline capacity Producers forced to constrain production  During their recent Q1 earnings calls, Bart Brookman, president and CEO of PDC Energy (ticker: PDCE), Lynn Peterson, chairman and CEO of SRC Resources (ticker: SRCI) and Wouter van[Read More…]

May 10, 2018 - 3:20 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Midstream
Courtesy of RSP Permian

Futures Curve with Severe Backwardation is Laughable: Papa

CDEV likes oil’s prospects and New Mexico well results Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (ticker: CDEV) reported a net income of $66.1 million, or $0.25 per share for Q1 2018. The company’s average daily net production was 54,069 BOEPD for the quarter. “We saw consistent well performance during the quarter, with the average well producing approximately 1,200 barrels of oil per[Read More…]

Enbridge Sells U.S. Midstream for $1.1 Billion

Enbridge Sells U.S. Midstream for $1.1 Billion

Enbridge Inc. (ticker: ENB) said its indirect subsidiary, Enbridge (U.S.) Inc., has entered into an agreement to sell Midcoast Operating, L.P. and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holdings, LLC (an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC) for a cash purchase price of US$1.120 billion. “The sale of Midcoast is an important step in our shift towards a pure regulated pipeline[Read More…]

Carrizo Oil & Gas Expects Production Near 60 MBOEPD in 2018

Carrizo Oil & Gas Expects Production Near 60 MBOEPD in 2018

Eagle Ford, Delaware drilling and completions are moving the needle Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (ticker: CRZO) had a net income of $14.7 million, or $0.18 per share in Q1 2018. The company went above the high-end of its guidance range, producing 51,257 BOEPD in the quarter. Carrizo said that the increased production was due to its recent A&D activity.[Read More…]

Multi-Basin Contango Pushes Permian Action – Looking for Eight More Southern Del Wells

Multi-Basin Contango Pushes Permian Action – Looking for Eight More Southern Del Wells

Contango Oil & Gas Company (ticker: MCF) posted a net income of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per share for Q1 2018. Production for the first quarter of 2018 was approximately 4.5 Bcfe, or 50.0 MMcfe/d. President and CEO Allan D. Keel said, “We now have eight wells on production, with two more to come on in early July from the[Read More…]

May 7, 2018 - 5:26 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Fracing, Midstream
Newfield and Continental Tout SCOOP/STACK, Bakken

Newfield and Continental Tout SCOOP/STACK, Bakken

Newfield’s SCOOP/STACK operations pinned to future growth; Williston Basin infill projects look to deliver $100 million of free cash flow in 2018 Newfield Exploration Company (ticker: NFX) had record net production during Q1 2018, with SCOOP/STACK net production averaging 117,500 BOEPD. Newfield Chairman, President and CEO Lee Boothby said, “The Anadarko Basin is the asset that will fuel our growth[Read More…]

Pioneer Selling Oil at Premium Pricing, Looks to Add 250-275 Wells to Production in 2018

Pioneer Selling Oil at Premium Pricing, Looks to Add 250-275 Wells to Production in 2018

Forecasts cashflow of approximately $3.2 billion at current strip prices for the remainder of 2018 – $66 per barrel for oil and $2.80 per Mcf for natural gas Running 20 Permian Hz rigs Pioneer Natural Resources Company (ticker: PXD) reported Q1 2018 net income of $178 million, or $1.04 per diluted share. Companywide production was 312 MBOEPD in the quarter,[Read More…]

Courtesy of WPX Energy

WPX Energy: Daily Production 76% Higher than Year Ago

WPX Energy, Inc. (ticker: WPX) reported a net loss of $119 million, or $(0.30) per common share for the first quarter of 2018. Production for the quarter reached 102.7 MBOEPD, a 6% sequential increase over Q4 2017 and 76% higher than Q1 2017. WPX had oil volumes of 65,800 BOPD. WPX completed 36 gross operated wells (34 net) in its[Read More…]

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TransCanada’s TC Pipelines Says FERC Rules Could Reduce Yearly Cash Flow by $100 Million

TransCanada says it does not view the partnership as a “viable financing alternative” FERC’s recent ruling on the rates charged by MLPs continues to ripple through the pipeline industry, causing turmoil in some corner offices. One large pipeline company, TC Pipelines LP (ticker: TCP) outlined its effects on the business today. TC PipeLines, LP is a United States limited partnership that[Read More…]

May 2, 2018 - 5:45 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, Midstream, MLP News, MLPs
API Names New President and CEO

API Names New President and CEO

Mike Sommers will be the new president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, following an election this afternoon by API’s board. Sommers brings two decades of political experience to API, including his current role as president and CEO of the American Investment Council. Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who said earlier this year that he will step down this[Read More…]

Howard Energy Partners Begins Operations at New Liquids Terminal at Corpus Christi

Howard Energy Partners Begins Operations at New Liquids Terminal at Corpus Christi

Howard Energy Partners bulk liquid terminal in Corpus Christi is up and running: present storage of 480,000 barrels is expandable to 2.5 million barrels Private midstream provider Howard Energy Partners has begun operations at its new facilities in Corpus Christi, Texas. Operations at the Corpus Christi terminal include storage, blending, and unit-train loading of two grades of gasoline – ULSD[Read More…]

May 2, 2018 - 12:51 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, Midstream
Enterprise Rings in Q1 with $912 Million

Enterprise Rings in Q1 with $912 Million

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (ticker: EPD) recorded the first quarter of 2018 with a net income of $912 million, or $0.41 per share. Last year, in Q1 2017, the company reported a net income of $761 million, or $0.36 per share. Capital investments were $1.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018, including $66 million of sustaining capital expenditures. By[Read More…]

April 30, 2018 - 5:17 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, Downstream, Earnings, Midstream
Refiners Join Forces: Marathon to Acquire Andeavor for $23 Billion

Refiners Join Forces: Marathon to Acquire Andeavor for $23 Billion

Deal will create the largest U.S. refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp. (ticker: MPC) and Andeavor (ticker: ANDV) have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which MPC will acquire all of ANDV’s outstanding shares, representing a total equity value of $23.3 billion and total enterprise value of $35.6 billion, based on MPC’s April 27, 2018, closing price of $81.43. ANDV shareholders[Read More…]

Range Resources Reports Q1 2018

Range Resources Reports Q1 2018

Range Resources Corporation (ticker: RRC) reported a net income of $49 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. “The first quarter was a good start to the year, generating record quarterly cash flow while remaining on track to deliver our expected 11% growth within cash flow for 2018. Operationally, Range is focused on translating our peer leading inventory into shareholder value[Read More…]

April 26, 2018 - 6:25 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, E&P, Earnings, Finance, Fracing, Midstream
Cenovus Expects Full Year Oil Sands Volume to be 364,000-382,000 Barrels Per Day in 2018

Cenovus Expects Full Year Oil Sands Volume to be 364,000-382,000 Barrels Per Day in 2018

Cenovus Energy Inc. (ticker: CVE) posted a net earnings loss from continuing operations of $914 million, or $(0.74) per diluted share for Q1 2018, compared to Q1 2017 recorded a net profit of $211 million, or $0.25 per share. “The challenges we experienced in the first quarter had a significant impact on our financial results, but the underlying performance of[Read More…]

Gray Oak Pipeline Links Permian’s Oil to Corpus Christi’s Refining and Exports

Gray Oak Pipeline Links Permian’s Oil to Corpus Christi’s Refining and Exports

Expanded pipeline could grow to one million barrels per day of oil takeaway Andeavor (ticker: ANDV), formerly known as Tesoro, will be partnering up with Phillips 66 Partners (ticker: PSXCP) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (ticker: BPL) in two projects that will help transport Permian Basin oil to market. The first joint venture project, Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC, is owned by[Read More…]

April 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm 360 Articles, Closing Bell Story, Finance, LNG, Midstream
Pennsylvania NatGas Production Second Only to Texas

Pennsylvania NatGas Production Second Only to Texas

Pennsylvania natural gas production has been on an upward curve since 2009. According to the EIA, Pennsylvania averaged a record 15 Bcf/d in 2017. Producers have the Appalachian Basin to thank – Pennsylvania accounted for 19% of total U.S. marketed natural gas production. Increased permitting and drilling activity, combined with the expansion of regional pipeline capacity has helped Pennsylvania’s natural[Read More…]

LINN Energy: Executive Departures and New Leadership

LINN Energy: Executive Departures and New Leadership

LINN Energy, Inc. (ticker: LNGG) has updated its plan to spinoff into three companies, and has provided more detail as to who will lead the branched-off companies. Riviera Resources formed, OTC ticker RVRA LINN Energy’s board has formed Riviera Resources, LLC. Riviera will hold the upstream assets in Hugoton, Michigan/Illinois, Arkoma, East Texas, North Louisiana, and Drunkards Wash, as well[Read More…]