The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 11: Prop 112

In this episode of the PetroNerds Podcast, Trisha Curtis discusses the ins and outs of Colorado’s controversial ballot measure, Proposition 112 (Increased Setback Requirement for Oil and Natural Gas Development), and provides some background on the current state of oil and gas production in Colorado. Show notes: Maps of the increased setback and “vulnerable” areas[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 4: More Permian Basin Acquisitions, Per Acre Costs Getting Pricey

Episode 4 of the PetroNerds Podcast tackles two Permian-centric acquisitions: ExxonMobil’s purchase of Bass and Noble’s purchase of Clayton Williams.  Host Trisha Curtis discusses these deals, Permian well productivity, and some potential headwinds for new Permian entrants, including high acreage acquisition costs, constrained capital budgets in a low price environment, the specter of rising service costs, and[…]

Bloomberg Webinar Slides Posted

PetroNerds co-founder Trisha Curtis presented at a webinar hosted by Bloomberg on April 21, 2016.  Her presentation provided performance updates on the primary shale and tight oil plays and examined the impacts of the low oil price environment.  It also examined nature of upstream bankruptcies in the oil patch.  The presentation, “Can U.S. Shale Survive Sub $50[…]

Presentation on US Tight Oil Activity before the IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop on Physical and Financial Markets

PetroNerds co-founder Trisha Curtis presented before the fifth IEA-IEF-OPEC workshop on the interaction between financial and physical oil markets in Vienna, Austria on March 15, 2016.  Her presentation examined some of the financial and economic constraints faced by US tight oil producers and how production and drilling activity has been affected. Her presentation, in slightly[…]

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[…]