OIES Report: Completion Design Changes and the Impact on US Shale Well Productivity

We are excited to announce that the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, a recognized independent center of the University of Oxford, has published our report (pdf link) on completion design changes and well productivity in the US shale sector. This report updates our existing work on productivity gains during the oil market downturn.  It examines[…]

Unravelling the US Shale Productivity Gains

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) has published PetroNerds’ new paper Unravelling the US Shale Productivity Gains (link to pdf). The paper draws from PetroNerds’ ongoing research into shale productivity at the basin, company, and individual well level during the oil market downturn. From the paper’s abstract: This paper seeks to assess the well productivity changes in[…]

US Shale Gas – The Road Ahead

The Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc (EPRINC) recently published a new report, US Shale Gas – The Road Ahead, written by Ben Montalbano and Trisha Curtis of PetroNerds. The report surveys the future call on the US natural gas supply given a combination of policy and economic factors and appraises the ability of the resource base[…]

US Shale Oil Dynamics in a Low Price Environment

PetroNerds co-founder Trisha Curtis’ report “US Shale Oil Dynamics in a Low Price Environment” has been released by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, part of the University of Oxford. Trisha is a visiting research fellow at the Institute. The report examines how US tight oil producers are adapting to the now year old low[…]

KKR And The (Dismal) State Of Samson Resource’s Oil And Gas Production

The following is excerpted from an article PetroNerds published at SeekingAlpha.com on Samson Resources following the acquisition by private equity firm KKR. The full article can be accessed here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3762266-kkr-and-the-dismal-state-of-samson-resources-oil-and-gas-production Private equity firm KKR (NYSE:KKR) announced the purchase of the bulk of oil and gas producer Samson Investment Company’s onshore US assets in a 2011 deal for[…]