Energy Market Commentary // Oil

Uinta Basin Economics: Horizontal or Bust?

March 26, 2019 |
Last June, BTU Analytics examined the outlook of horizontal drilling in the Uinta Basin. As oil prices recovered, total annual drilling activity increased in the Uinta Basin. As drilling increased, producers shifted towards horizontal activity rather than vertical. Despite...
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Drilling Bans Coming to a State Near You?

February 14, 2019 |
Environmental pressures continue to mount on the oil and gas industry in North America. In the last week, two states and Congress proposed new regulations on hydraulic fracking to limit future oil and gas development. The Oregon legislature has...
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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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