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.
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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.
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.
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.
A pivotal year awaits exploration and production (E&P) companies worldwide, with capital spending on course to increase 7% overall, led by a 15% gain in U.S. onshore-weighted budgets, according to Evercore ISI’s annual survey.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is taking another big bet on the U.S. onshore and deepwater during 2018, earmarking 85% of its planned $4.2-4.6 billion capital investments to domestic programs.
Houston-based EOG Resources Inc. plans to grow overall company crude oil volumes by 18% this year while keeping spending and dividends within cash flow at a $50/bbl average oil price, the company said.
Old habits die hard, and for exploration and production (E&P) companies long inclined to overspend, a commitment to curb outlay to align with cash flow may go out the window as they contend with higher prices for equipment and services, increasing labor shortages and peer pressure to build volumes.
Ohio pure-play Eclipse Resources Corp. plans to significantly increase its capital spend this year, guiding for a $300 million budget that builds on the lessons it learned last year and includes 11 super laterals — wells with extensions of 15,000 feet or longer.