S&P Sees Promise in Chesapeake Going Forward

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) on Friday revised its outlook for Chesapeake Energy Corp. to “stable” from “negative,” citing new CEO Doug Lawler as part of the reason. The former Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive took over in June (see Shale Daily, May 21).

July 29, 2013
Cabot Stepping On the Gas in the Marcellus

Cabot Stepping On the Gas in the Marcellus

Thanks to the Marcellus Shale, Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. recently completed the best quarter in its history on an operational and financial basis. The company is adding a sixth rig in the play as it anticipates multiple infrastructure projects to come online in the months ahead, increasing the ability to get its gas to markets.

July 26, 2013

EQT Ramps Up First Utica Well, Achieves 1 Bcfe/d in Appalachian Output

Hours ahead of EQT Corp.’s second quarter conference call on Thursday, the company tied into sales its first Utica Shale well, the CEO said.

July 26, 2013

Eagle Ford Helped Carrizo Set Oil-Driven Records During 1Q

Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. turned in first quarter results that included record production and revenue driven by record oil results.

May 9, 2013

Forest’s Texas Three-Step Leans Toward Eagle Ford

Forest Oil Corp. continues to step up its activity in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas with the aid of a recently struck joint venture while it expands activity in the Texas Panhandle. East Texas results remain consistent and predictable, and the company is developing a new oil project in the area, said CEO Patrick R. McDonald.

May 9, 2013

Williams ‘Marcellus/Utica or Bust’ Strategy Pressuring Pipeline Unit

Energy infrastructure giant Williams, whose pipeline partnership holds a bundle of huge natural gas and liquids operations in the Northeast, expects to see “full ethane rejection” through 2015, which will lead to “near-term headwinds” for the unit, CEO Alan Armstrong said Wednesday.

May 9, 2013
Southwestern Hitting ‘Full Stride’ in Marcellus

Southwestern Hitting ‘Full Stride’ in Marcellus

Southwestern Energy Co. is producing about 400 MMcf/d in the Marcellus Shale and doesn’t foresee any constraints in moving natural gas to markets north or south for the next couple of years, executives said Friday.

May 7, 2013

Linn Finds Better Hog Shootin’ in Oklahoma

After drilling some disappointing wells targeting the Hogshooter interval of the Granite Wash in the Texas Panhandle, Linn Energy LLC is now concentrating its efforts on the Oklahoma Hogshooter, where the reservoir is seen to be of better quality with less variability, CEO Mark E. Ellis said Thursday.

April 29, 2013

BLM’s Fracking Rule Found Costly to Producers, States

Complying with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rulemaking for drilling on public lands would cost as much as $180,250/well, or $370 million annually, according to economists with Oklahoma City University (OCU).

April 5, 2013

Gulfport’s Utica ‘Good as Best Part of Eagle Ford,’ Says CEO

Gulfport Energy Corp. has spud some of the largest producing wells in the Utica Shale to date, and the play continues to be the Oklahoma City-based operator’s “primary focus area,” according to CEO James Palm.

November 12, 2012
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