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DUCs to Prolong Shale Boom Hangover

January 26, 2016 |
Many prognosticators of oil and gas markets have found themselves on the wrong side of US production calls throughout the shale era after failing to understand and model the risks associated with operational momentum.  Increases in well productivity brought...
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Southwestern Energy Seeing Success in New Shale Play

January 12, 2016 |
In preparation for our upcoming  What Lies Ahead Conference on February 4, 2016, BTU Analytics has been combing through oil and gas well production rates analyzing productivity gains per lateral foot in the Permian, productivity losses in the Bakken, and well economics across all...
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Cold Weather Do Or Die For Chicago Basis

January 7, 2016 |
Historically, the Midwest market (Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota) has been supplied by two primary sources– long haul pipelines carrying Canadian gas and long haul pipelines bringing gas from the Midcontinent and Gulf. This need to source gas from...
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MLPs: The Perils of Building on Quick Sand

January 5, 2016 |
Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have boomed in popularity over the past decade as investors looked for investments that produced yield and seemed like a relatively safe way to participate in the North American energy boom.  However, the relative safety...
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