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Are the Cards STACKed Against Oklahoma in 2019?

July 11, 2019 |
Oklahoma’s shale play trajectories have changed course in recent months as rig counts dropped in the Sooner State. Despite operator enthusiasm for strong basin potential, high breakeven hurdles and unsupportive commodity pricing continue to threaten the viability of Oklahoma’s...
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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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STACK Economics Come Into Focus

August 30, 2018 |
Higher oil prices have lifted drilling activity across the country, and Oklahoma is no exception.  In the STACK, a handful of operators are driving the majority of area activity, and those operators have touted the potential of the region...
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Could the Bakken Still Surprise?

August 27, 2018 |
With the recent growth and excitement around regions like the PRB and Permian, many people have written off the Bakken as an established play with limited growth. However, it might not be time to write off the Bakken just...
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