Oxford Oil Day 2018 Presentation and Upcoming Research

PetroNerds’ President and Co-Founder Trisha Curtis presented preliminary research on US shale well productivity from an upcoming research report to be published by Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) at their 2018 Oil Day forum.   This presentation and report will provide an update to PertoNerds’ extensive work on US shale production and productivity gains and[…]

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[…]

Around the World and Back to the DJ

PetroNerds presented at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit on August 21st, 2018.  Trisha Curtis’ presentation highlighted global oil market trends and balances before diving into the US market. She addressed investor pressure facing the US shale industry in the context of second quarter earnings. Trisha also examined productivity trends in major[…]

DUG Rockies and EPRINC Presentations

PetroNerds presented at the DUG Hart Energy Rockies conference last week in Denver.  Trisha Curtis discussed crude oil prices and their impact on Rockies region E&P activity as the Permian continues to attract large amounts of capital.  She also addressed improving well productivity in the Bakken and Powder River Basins and the infrastructure pressure on[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 10: Crushin’ on the Powder River Basin

In this episode of the PetroNerds Podcast, Trisha Curtis dives into the Powder River Basin (PRB). She discusses the basin’s operators, reservoirs, productivity, and outlook. This episode covers several themes and highlights from Q4 2017 earnings calls.       Subscribe to the PetroNerds Podcast in iTunes and TuneIn.   Carry On by The New Valleys has been[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 9: Get Ready for Q4 Earnings with a Reflection on Q3 (CLR and CDEV)

As we approach the release of Q4 2017 earnings for independent US oil and gas companies, Trisha Curtis reflects on Q3 earnings comments from Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and Centennial Resource Development CEO Mark Papa.  Her discussion examines CEO forecasts for Q4 related to profitability, productivity, and macroeconomics, creating benchmarks for us to assess[…]

PetroNerds Visit the Oxford Energy Podcast

‘Trisha Curtis, a research associate at OIES and founder of consultancy Petronerds, discusses the recent trends in US shale oil production, based on her recent paper for OIES. Trisha reviews the key basins for shale oil production and assesses the impact of technological developments on the productivity of new wells. She reviews the potential for[…]

PetroNerds Presentation at Oxford’s Oil Day

PetroNerds Co-Founder Trisha Curtis presented at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies’ Oil Day at Oxford University on November 17th, 2017.  She presented findings from PetroNerds’ recent report on shale well productivity and discussed financial and hedging updates from third quarter earnings. Download her presentation here!

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[…]