Shale Producers Facing Hedging Losses

U.S. shale oil producers are in line to suffer more than $10 billion in derivative hedging losses this year if oil prices remain around $100 per barrel, Rystad Energy research showed. Many shale operators offset their risk exposure through derivative hedging, helping them to raise capital for operations more efficiently. Those who hedged at lower prices last year are in…

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ESG on the Oil and Gas Side

Oil and gas companies in the United States are striving to find a balance between ongoing environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and a desire to ramp up production as the world battles a sweeping energy crisis. All the while a larger conversation concerning so-called “greenwashing” – the practice of misleading investors into thinking environmentally unfriendly practices are, in fact,…

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Permian Delaware Output to Hit Record in 2022

Total hydrocarbon production in the Permian Delaware Basin, the top-producing play in the Permian, will hit a record 5.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) average in 2022, according to Rystad Energy research. Spurred on by high oil prices and appealing well economics, total production is set to grow by around 990,000 boepd, almost half of which –…

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Shale Reinvestment Rates Hit Historic Lows

Reinvestment rates among U.S. shale oil producers hit an all-time low in the the third quarter of 2021, resulting in a record free cash flow for the quarter, and are projected to fall even lower by year-end according to a Rystad Energy analysis. The analysis focused on a peer group of 21 public U.S. shale oil producers, excluding majors, that…

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