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Eagle Ford Shale Production Expectations Go Higher

by Kenneth E. DuBose on May 19, 2012

The Eagle Ford Shale story has been fun to watch over the past few years. While there are many shale plays struggling at with low natural gas prices, the Eagle Ford’s liquids yields are supporting economics. There are over 280 rigs active in the South Texas Region as of May 2012.  Almost 210 of those […]

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Chesapeake Utica Shale JV Fetches $15,000 per Acre

by Kenneth E. DuBose on November 4, 2011

Chesapeake Energy announced its long awaited Utica Shale joint venture (JV) Nov. 3. We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out who the partner is. We simply know it is an international company. Exxon already has a position in the play and would be a likely candidate, but they don’t have a history […]

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Public Pension Fund Performance Supported by Oil and Gas

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 27, 2011

Public Pensions benefit from natural gas and energy holdings.  It all gets a little more complicated when the politicians realize energy is one of the only industries that has done well in the past few years. “Returns on oil and natural gas assets in the top two state funds averaged 42 cents for each dollar […]

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Oil Rig Count Surpasses 1,000

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 24, 2011

The oil rig count surpassed 1,000 active rigs for the first time since the boom of the 1980s in June of 2011.  The big difference between now and the early 1980s is that companies are now targeting shale plays and unconventional rocks that require horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce commercial quantities […]

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Encore Energy Partners and Vanguard Natural Resources are set to expand operations in West Texas.  The companies made $42.5 million acquisition in oil producing properties. “Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) (the “Partnership” or “ENP”) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an undivided fifty percent interest in producing oil and gas […]

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