Will Occidental Petroleum’s $2 Billion Permian Be Any Better Than The Company’s Disaster In The Bakken? Occidental Petroleum (OXY-NYSE) just paid the highest price per acre in Permian Basin history at $50,000 per acre to get into that play—and that’s after backing out production. Shareholders had better hope that turns out...
I'm always looking to invest my money in oddball places in energy; subs-sectors that are outside the mainstream.  That would include areas like ethanol, which I've done quite well at, and technology stocks--where I have sometimes lost a lot of money. Other examples include small oil and gas trusts, small...
Is The Bakken oil play dead in this low price environment? Continental Resources (CLR:NYSE) and EOG Resources (EOG:NYSE) were two of The Bakken pioneers.  These companies were early movers in the play and amassed big, core land positions--and today have significant production. The Bakken is what initially put these companies on...
The volatility in oil over the last two weeks has been gut wrenching. But an OPEC deal to limit oil production was reached.  The Saudis and the Iranians have always been the stumbling block for such a deal. Why did the Saudis cave now?  I would give two reasons: Last month they...
Apache’s new High Alpine discovery on the SW edges of the Permian Basin is one of the three most important inflection points in the North American energy market in the last decade. (The other two are the rise of the oily Bakken play in North Dakota and the gassy Marcellus...
Look at this chart!  This kind of visual makes an oil and gas CEO proud when addressing his Board of Directors or shareholders. Source: Southwestern Energy Corporate Presentation But despite this beautiful production growth chart--this company has COST investors BUCKETS of money over the past two years. I’ll explain to you what happened--and how you as an investor...
Were you bullish on oil a year ago--and are now shocked that oil is barely $50/barrel? You aren’t the only one. This wasn’t supposed to have been possible. An oil price crash…ok. To crash and stay this low for two years….no way. After reading the just released July 2016 EIA Short Term Energy Outlook...
To say that it is a “buyer’s market” for oil and gas properties would be an understatement. If you want to buy production or land, prices have come down by half in many areas. This is like going fishing and having the fish swim up to your boat and beg...