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E&P Bankruptcy to Slow US Production?

October 10, 2019 |
Bankruptcy continues to plague the oil and gas patch. EP Energy became the latest victim to low prices and filed for chapter 11 protection late last week.  According to Haynes and Boone, over 30 North American companies have declared...
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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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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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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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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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