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RPC Cuts Workforce, Stacks Pressure Pumping Equipment as E&Ps Pull Back

Atlanta-based RPC Inc., which provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to customers working in the Lower 48 and Gulf of Mexico, has adjusted its operating strategy to compete in a “difficult environment,” CEO Richard A. Hubbell said Wednesday.

October 23, 2019

Kimmeridge Raises $800M for Fifth E&P-Focused Fund

Private equity (PE) firm Kimmeridge Energy Management Co. LLC said Wednesday it has closed its fifth upstream-focused fund after raising $800 million.

October 2, 2019
Mexico’s CNH Brings in Navy to Help Oversee Offshore E&Ps

Mexico’s CNH Brings in Navy to Help Oversee Offshore E&Ps

Mexico’s upstream regulator has signed a cooperation agreement with the country’s Naval Secretariat to monitor offshore exploration and production (E&P) activities using satellite technology.

December 7, 2017

Black Hills To Sell Last of Its Oil, Natural Gas E&P Assets

Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. has decided to sell what remains of its oil/natural gas business by the end of next year, CEO David Emery reported during a 3Q2017 earnings conference call on Friday. Included are San Juan Basin and Powder River Basin assets.

November 3, 2017
E&Ps Still Outspending Cash Flow; ’18 Budgets Likely Less Ambitious, Says Raymond James

E&Ps Still Outspending Cash Flow; ’18 Budgets Likely Less Ambitious, Says Raymond James

A long-standing willingness by exploration and production (E&P) companies to outspend their cash flow may butt up against concerns about leverage and commodity uncertainty as 2018 capital spending budgets are planned, according to Raymond James & Associates.

October 9, 2017

Relief For Harvey Victims From E&Ps, Energy Firms Pouring In

The energy industry continues to step up efforts to help Texas and Louisiana residents impacted by Harvey, with millions of dollars in relief effort pouring into charities.

August 31, 2017

Encino Acquisition Prowling for Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Assets

With a combined $1.25 billion in commitments, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Houston’s Encino Energy LLC on Wednesday launched an exploration company to hunt for oil and natural gas assets in the U.S. onshore.

June 28, 2017
Newly Formed Oklahoma Pure-Play Taking Linn, Citizen Assets to Accelerate STACK/SCOOP Development

Newly Formed Oklahoma Pure-Play Taking Linn, Citizen Assets to Accelerate STACK/SCOOP Development

Linn Energy Inc., which emerged from the commodity price downturn smaller but still energized, on Wednesday agreed to combine forces with a private operator to create Roan Resources LLC, whose goal is to accelerate development in Oklahoma’s prolific Anadarko Basin.

June 28, 2017
E&Ps Lured to Deepwater, with BOEM Auction Drawing Two Bids Above $20M, Four at $10M-Plus

E&Ps Lured to Deepwater, with BOEM Auction Drawing Two Bids Above $20M, Four at $10M-Plus

The Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas auction held Wednesday attracted two high bids for more than $20 million and four others for $10 million-plus, a sure sign that the energy industry is suiting up for a dive back into the offshore.

March 22, 2017

U.S. E&P Default Rate Now Rivaling Telecom Bust, Moody’s Says

The oil and natural gas bust beginning in 2015 was worse than many thought, fueling a spike in the U.S. default rate that rivaled the telecom industry collapse in the early 2000s, both in recorded bankruptcies and low creditor recoveries, Moody’s Investor Service said.

September 14, 2016