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Swaps, Options and Forwards: Oilfield Financing Part II

As we’ve seen, there is a lot of knowledge and technology that goes into planning a well, much less a pad of wells, or a drilling program for a hot play like the Eagle Ford. You probably need a good map of your area of interest; you need a strong…

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Conventional Oil E&P — Should you Rethink your Strategy?

The story of the US domestic oil patch over the past 14 years has been squarely focused on unconventionals—Barnett Shale, Fayetteville, Woodford, Haynesville, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Mississippian Lime, Niobrara. As we all know, drilling results from these plays have catapulted the US into the position of being the largest gas…

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Artificial Lift: What to Do When the Drilling is Done

Thus far we have explored the current technological practices involved in directional drilling; completing a well, including casing, perforating and stimulation; we have discussed enhanced oil recovery, and created an infographic. We have even started exploring some of the financial instruments E&P companies use to reduce the financial risks involved…

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European Union Energy Imports: Greek and Iranian Impact

The outcome of ongoing Greek and Iranian negotiations will affect the future of European Union (EU) and its Eurozone subset hydrocarbon consumption as well as the national origin of imported raw and refined products. Eurozone will need Significant Imports of Raw & Refined Hydrocarbon Products for Foreseeable Future Although EU…

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US Drilling Activity: Can Your Rig Count Data Do This?

Rig counts have been around for over 60 years. The data is used to assess the overall health of the oil & gas industry, understand future supply trends, and reflect the strength and stability of energy prices. The standard counts are pretty simple and straight forward – a map showing…

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