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4Q2019 Earnings: PDC to Cut More Costs, Reduce DJ Basin, Permian Activity in 2020

4Q2019 Earnings: PDC to Cut More Costs, Reduce DJ Basin, Permian Activity in 2020

PDC Energy Inc.’s oil and gas sales declined last year as commodity prices fell, offsetting a 23% increase in year/year production and a 22% annual decline in total costs.

March 10, 2020

Permian Still Hot, but Slumping Lower 48 M&A Market Looking to Rebound in 2020

Following an overall paltry return for Lower 48 oil and gas property sales in 2019, the dealmaking market may be looking for a repeat, as well-financed operators prowl for quality assets at bargain prices, according to energy data specialist Enverus.

January 2, 2020

Chevron Lifting Permian Spend but Appalachia Shale Shunned on Natural Gas Price Slump

Chevron Corp. is raising capital spending in the Permian Basin by around 11% for the coming year, but Appalachia is to see budget cutbacks on the continued slump in natural gas prices.

December 13, 2019

Encana’s Anadarko Basin Well Costs Cut $1M Since Mid-February, Says CEO

Encana Corp.’s well costs in the Anadarko Basin have fallen by about $1 million since it completed the Newfield Exploration Co. merger in February, with a “line of sight to significantly more savings” in the months ahead, the Calgary-based independent said Tuesday.

April 30, 2019

People — Chris Rutherford

Chris Rutherford has been appointed as a managing director at Macquarie Capital to cover upstream oil and gas companies. The former UBS managing director in the firm’s Natural Resources Group will be based in Houston and lead upstream coverage of mergers and acquisitions, as well as debt and equity capital offerings. Macquarie Energy is the No. 2 physical natural gas marketer in North America, according to NGI’s quarterly compilation of the top gas marketers. During 3Q2018, Macquarie’s physical gas transactions in the United States and Canada totaled 12.71 Bcf/d, a 32% increase year/year.

February 21, 2019

Enbridge Simplifies by Acquiring Three Entities, Including Pipeline Partnership

Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., following a route by other North American pipeline operators, on Tuesday agreed to acquire the remaining stakes in three North American units for about $7 billion, bringing all of its natural gas and liquids assets under one umbrella.

September 18, 2018

Noble Energy Shifting Some Permian Capital as Bottlenecks Take Toll

Houston-based super independent Noble Energy Inc. is cutting back on planned well completions in the Permian Basin and shifting some capital to adjust for a lack of takeaway capacity.

August 6, 2018

Rex Energy to Cut Spending in Appalachia

Rex Energy Corp. plans to cut its capital expenditures significantly this year as it continues to explore options for repairing its balance sheet.

April 17, 2018
More E&Ps Expected to Achieve Free Cash Flow in 2018 Despite ‘Death of Cheap Money’

More E&Ps Expected to Achieve Free Cash Flow in 2018 Despite ‘Death of Cheap Money’

An evolving strategic focus on capital discipline by U.S. onshore exploration and production (E&P) companies that began quietly within the last couple of years is expected to become far more widespread in 2018, with nearly half of a sampled group of independent producers — mostly in the Permian Basin — generating free cash flow (FCF) in 2018, according to BTU Analytics.

February 26, 2018
More Capital Discipline Should Compel Investors to Rethink E&P Valuations, Says Raymond James

More Capital Discipline Should Compel Investors to Rethink E&P Valuations, Says Raymond James

The onshore exploration and production (E&P) industry is tightening up, tilting toward more capital discipline and free cash flow (FCF), which could give investors pause in how they value the group, according to an analysis by Raymond James & Associates.

January 8, 2018
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