Independents

Unquenchable Thirst for Unconventional Resources Continues

Domestic upstream merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in 2011 set another record, fueled by unconventional oil and natural gas, a survey by PLS Inc. has found.

January 18, 2012

Salazar: Taxes, Fee Hikes Won’t ‘Put Anybody Out of Business’

While oil and natural gas producers, particularly independents, would disagree, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last Wednesday said that proposed onshore and offshore fees and taxes in the Obama administration’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011 “are not going to put anybody out of business.”

March 8, 2010

Salazar: Taxes, Fee Hikes Won’t ‘Put Anybody Out of Business’

While oil and natural gas producers, particularly independents, would disagree, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday said that proposed onshore and offshore fees and taxes in the Obama administration’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011 “are not going to put anybody out of business.”

March 4, 2010

Salazar: Taxes, Fee Hikes Won’t ‘Put Anybody Out of Business’

While oil and natural gas producers, particularly independents, would disagree, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday said that proposed onshore and offshore fees and taxes in the Obama administration’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011 “are not going to put anybody out of business.”

March 4, 2010

Range Resources Marcellus Output May Double in 2010

It may work well for other independents to set up joint venture (JV) agreements to help defray the costs of drilling natural gas prospects, but don’t look for Range Resources Corp. to take that step anytime soon, CEO John Pinkerton said last week.

March 1, 2010

Range Resources Output in Marcellus Shale Exceeds 115 MMcfe/d

It may work well for other independents to set up joint venture (JV) agreements to help defray the costs of drilling natural gas prospects, but don’t look for Range Resources Corp. to take that step anytime soon, CEO John Pinkerton said Wednesday.

February 25, 2010

Range Resources Output in Marcellus Shale Exceeds 115 MMcfe/d

It may work well for other independents to set up joint venture (JV) agreements to help defray the costs of drilling natural gas prospects, but don’t look for Range Resources Corp. to take that step anytime soon, CEO John Pinkerton said Wednesday.

February 25, 2010

SEC Reserve Revisions Begin Impacting E&P Reports

The updated reserves reporting rules enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies may prove a struggle for independents in choosing whether to be aggressive with their bookings versus a more conservative approach, particularly when booking proved undeveloped (PUD) locations, analysts said Thursday.

January 25, 2010

E&Ps Face Choices Under SEC Reserve Revisions

The updated reserves reporting rules for U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may prove a struggle for independents in choosing whether to be aggressive with their bookings versus a more conservative approach, particularly when booking proved undeveloped (PUD) locations, analysts said Thursday.

January 25, 2010

E&Ps Seen Tracking Strong Output for 2009

Capital expenditures (capex) may have been cut and commodity prices aren’t cooperating, but production at some of the largest U.S.-based independents grew in 2Q2009 from the year-ago period and sequentially from the first three months of this year, according to separate analyses.

August 21, 2009