Tagged With Shale
Consolidation heats up for maturing US shale
23 January 2023
Growth might not be on the table, but operators are eyeing opportunities to add quality acreage
Permian set for growth slowdown
30 November 2022
A range of obstacles will hobble further output increases in the Lower 48’s most productive basin heading into 2023
Permian consolidation defies headwinds
8 September 2022
Surging profits and easy access to export markets are accelerating M&A activity, despite growing inflationary pressure
UK shale drillers hope for rebirth
8 September 2022
The new administration’s lifting of a fracking moratorium is cause for renewed optimism
Dash for gas in the Haynesville
15 August 2022
Bullish output projections and snowballing consolidation illustrate scramble to gain a foothold in the basin
Japex plans US shale investments
17 May 2022
Japanese explorer sees opportunities to expand its footprint
US shale producer reabsorbs pipeline subsidiary
17 May 2022
Diamondback’s reversal of its midstream spin-off may reflect expectations of no new US oil boom
Caution reigns in US shale
10 March 2022
Even amid climbing oil prices and strong market backwardation, most US shale independents show little scope or intent to raise output in the short term
Falcon pursues Australian shale gas opportunities
14 February 2022
The AIM- and TSX-listed independent sees huge opportunities in Australia’s Northern Territory
Focused shale deals buck M&A slowdown
1 February 2022
Fewer North American corporate transactions may be done this year. But rationalisation of shale portfolios on an asset-specific basis should continue
Wintershall Dea quits Brazil, Argentine shale
20 January 2022
The German independent is overhauling its Latin American portfolio
Deals booming in the Haynesville
29 November 2021
Strong global gas prospects and high-quality inventory are driving a big swing in M&A activity in the basin
Goodrich Petroleum snaps up more acreage
6 September 2021
The gas-focused operator is rapidly growing both its portfolio and production base in the Haynesville shale
Public E&Ps splash cash in US shale patch
23 July 2021
Bullish gas projections are driving a strong resurgence in M&A activity
Antero Resources rides wave
13 July 2021
Marcellus gas producer has cleared much of its debt worries, painting an optimistic picture that investors are getting behind
Opec can have cake and eat it—Morgan Stanley
29 June 2021
No longer having to choose between price and market share means the cartel does not need to rush to ease cuts, says analyst
Shareholders set to soak up excess US cash flow
1 June 2021
The domestic shale sector is generating considerable returns, with many operators planning to increase dividends
Cabot deal may prove exception rather than rule
27 May 2021
Merger showcases optimism in gas prospects but may not signal a wider shift towards multi-basin M&A
Conservative hedging bruises US shale
13 May 2021
Operator balance sheets are benefitting from the uplift in oil prices, but many could miss out as the bulk of their production is locked into more muted pricing
US large caps turn corner
6 May 2021
The financial strain is starting to ease as the shale patch sees the effects of rising oil prices
Offloading assets drives US deal-making
15 April 2021
An accelerating vaccine rollout and robust oil prices encourage consolidation across marginal plays
Deals still to be done in US shale patch
27 March 2021
Operators including majors have snapped up nearby acreage to leverage synergies at lower cost. But with oil prices higher and discounts potentially fading, will prolific spending slacken?
Chevron puts Permian at heart of its net-zero strategy
16 March 2021
Robust FCF and driving down emissions in the shale patch are central planks in the US major’s journey towards low-carbon energy
Permian to retain US deal-making lead
18 January 2021
A Q4 M&A upswing proved there are still consolidation opportunities and the Texas/New Mexico basin will remain the hotspot
Oil price gift boosts US shale
14 January 2021
Further production cuts led by Saudi Arabia could signal the start of a US oil sector recovery, but potential headwinds remain
Senate wins bolster Biden’s agenda
12 January 2021
The Democrat victories in Georgia dramatically change the political picture but do not pose an existential threat to the shale patch
US shale deal-making stirs to life
22 October 2020
Domestic acquisitions gain momentum after woeful performance across the first three quarters of the year
US shale patch dealmaking stays sluggish
16 October 2020
Several prominent deals have helped partially salvage M&A activity, but conditions still look gloomy
US shale running out of time
1 September 2020
Financial conditions may have rallied, but the long-term survival of many firms still hangs in the balance
Biden win poised to reshape US energy policy
21 August 2020
A Democratic victory could spell an end to hostilities with the Islamic Republic of Iran and send a jolt through the global oil market
Oxy under pressure
19 August 2020
Crumbling revenues heighten concerns over looming debt maturities and the firm’s ability to avoid becoming another high-profile casualty
Biden presidency to cast shadow over shale
17 August 2020
Mounting pressure from Democratic Party to tackle climate change threatens future of the sector
Pioneer dividend proposal aims to attract fresh investment
14 August 2020
The company’s new strategy to retain and draw shareholders aims to shake up the shale growth model
Chesapeake peers over the precipice
24 June 2020
Rapid expansion beyond core natural gas assets has stretched the firm to the verge of bankruptcy
Private equity ready to play M&A role
5 May 2020
The capital is there, but the amount and cost of funding may be less favourable than it has been in the past.
US set for a bumpy ride
1 May 2020
The shale patch may face a prolonged road back to health, agree the PE Live 1 panellists
US shale stocks go into reverse
21 April 2020
Chesapeake, Callon and Oasis Petroleum have all announced reverse stock splits, highlighting the parlous financial health of the sector
Whiting collapse is shape of things to come
3 April 2020
The Denver-based shale company’s bankruptcy notice is likely to be the first of many among US producers
Shell’s Lake Charles LNG pullback bodes ill
1 April 2020
The major’s step away from a brownfield project should ring even louder alarm bells for greenfield sites
Permian gas seeks exits
19 November 2019
The glut of associated gas production in the Permian Basin has led to a scramble to build new takeaway capacity, although significant relief will not come before 2021
Data revolution before shale revolution
18 November 2019
China needs to replicate the US approach of making more data available before it can hope for game-changing shale production growth
UK shale suffers potentially fatal blow
5 November 2019
Explorers say they will work with the government to try to revive the nascent shale gas industry, but a new fracking moratorium makes it look like an uphill struggle
China looks west to solve energy riddle
22 August 2019
Xinjiang has potentially huge untapped reserves, but exploration in the desert province presents complex geological and political challenges
Total sticks to its guns on exploration and transition
6 August 2019
The French oil and gas major refuses to be eclipsed by shale
Colombian fracking edges closer to reality
2 July 2019
Mindful of the country's energy security, the government is looking towards its shale assets
Valeura shifts to London
28 June 2019
The Turkish gas producer joins Toronto peers in an LSE listing
US majors in the slow lane on transport transition
25 June 2019
US majors see little incentive to prepare for greater EV adoption
Uncertainty reigns in oil markets
31 May 2019
Analysts see price drivers both to the upside and to the down
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
Wrong way on Wall Street
23 April 2019
Lack of access to capital markets could have consequences for US oil production
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