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DJ Basin Challenges Impacting Drilling Decisions

February 8, 2019 |
The DJ Basin continues to face both regulatory and midstream challenges. In November, Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative to increase well setbacks. Now, a lawsuit arguing Colorado’s forced pooling statute is unconstitutional further mires the outlook for development in...
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Producers Oil Hedging for 2019 Lacking?

January 15, 2019 |
Over the last several months, oil price volatility increased, oil prices collapsed, and now prices are back on the rise. One way that E&Ps can combat downside price risk is to enter into hedging contracts on future production to lock...
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Where, Oh Where Does the Permian Flare?

September 5, 2018 |
Permian natural gas flaring has become a hot topic throughout 2018. Natural gas pipeline capacity out of the basin has filled and outright pricing at Waha has fallen to $1.28/MMbtu over the last 7 days (Aug.29 – Sept 4)....
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DJ Basin: Is the Future Setback?

July 17, 2018 |
Over the past few years as the importance of shale hydrocarbons in the US has risen, a number of state and local governments have attempted to increase their involvement in oversight of US hydrocarbon development. Examples across the US...
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What the Heck, OPEC?

June 21, 2018 |
Many US independent E&Ps have begun generating positive free cash flow in 2018, crediting capital discipline, operational efficiencies and, perhaps most importantly, higher crude prices. The rise in oil prices over the past year has many drivers, but the...
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