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Industry Pro Insights from Houston’s 2018 NAPE Summit

Industry Pro Insights from Houston’s 2018 NAPE Summit

Around 12,300 energy industry professionals (nearly 1,100 more than last year) attended the 2018 NAPE Summit at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, February 5-9, to hear C-level experts share their thoughts on today’s global oil and gas industries.
With prices finally...

Oil Industry Operators Seeking Novel Capital Solutions

Oil Industry Operators Seeking Novel Capital Solutions

With the U.S. expected to break historic monthly oil production records in 2018, pumping a predicted average of 10.3 million barrels per day (mb/d), operators are seeking rapidly accessible capital on unusually short time frames.
Financial sectors are adapting to meet the new challenges of...

New Year Brings Newfound Confidence Among O&G Execs

New Year Brings Newfound Confidence Among O&G Execs

Reflecting on the impressive uptick in the U.S. oil and gas industry across the past year, how do oil and gas industry executives feel about the industry heading into 2018? According to a recent survey by Norwegian technical advisor DNV GL Oil and Gas, confidence among senior oil and gas...

U.S. Preparing for World Energy Dominance

U.S. Preparing for World Energy Dominance

If analysts’ predictions hold true, the U.S. is positioned to become the worldwide leader in oil and gas production within the year. With global energy, dominance comes enhanced domestic security, enhanced global security and stable pump prices - to name just a few of the...

Liberty Oilfield’s Upsized IPO Highlights Investor Interest

Liberty Oilfield’s Upsized IPO Highlights Investor Interest

Just two weeks into the new year and investor enthusiasm in the oil and gas services sector is clear. Higher oil prices are driving the rush, and Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.’s upsized IPO reflects it. As the industry’s first IPO of 2018, Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc....

U.S. Crude Closes 2017 At $60+, What Does 2018 Have in Store?

U.S. Crude Closes 2017 At $60+, What Does 2018 Have in Store?

For the U.S. oil industry, 2017 ended with a comparative bang. Oil prices closed out 2017 at $60.07 per barrel, the highest close since June 2015 ($60.32), as buyers capitalized on surprise drops in both output and commercial crude stocks. Since mid-2017, U.S. West Texas Intermediate...

Where the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Stands Heading Into 2018

Where the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Stands Heading Into 2018

Just one year ago, even expert oil and gas industry analysts couldn’t have predicted the level of good fortune the industry has seen in recent months. What major developments helped to spur on the domestic industry this past year? As we break in the New Year and close the books on 2017,...

U.S. Shale Investors Indulge in Creative Vehicles

U.S. Shale Investors Indulge in Creative Vehicles

Investments in U.S. shale are soaring once again after 2014’s collapsing oil prices led bank lenders to retreat from funding oil production. Despite scattered concerns around returns, surging optimism has led investors to dole out cash for drilling and output –taking advantage of...


US to Become Net Oil Exporter - IEA Releases WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2017

US to Become Net Oil Exporter - IEA Releases WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2017

The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2017 report once more points to the future expansion of US oil exports. “A remarkable ability to unlock new resources cost-effectively pushes combined United States oil and gas output to a level 50% higher than any other country has ever...

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