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  • OIL MARKETS

    Welcome to the Oil and Gas Financial Journal's Oil Markets Page containing news reported with the Oil & Gas Financial Industry perspective.

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    Latest OGJ150 News

    Gulfport Energy names Gaydosik CFO

    Jul 10, 2014

    Gulfport Energy Corp. has appointed Aaron Gaydosik to serve as CFO. Most recently, Gaydosik served as vice president of finance at Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.

    Revenue, net income show small increases in 4Q2012

    May 1, 2013

    Revenues for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal grew in the final quarter of 2012.

    Helix completes sale of oil and gas business

    Feb 6, 2013

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.has closed the previously announced sale of Energy Resource Technology GOM Inc. (ERT), the company’s oil and gas subsidiary, to Talos Production LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Talos Energy LLC, a privately held Houston-based oil and gas company.

    Revenue, net income drop sharply in 3Q12

    Feb 1, 2013

    Revenues for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal continued their decline in the third quarter of 2012. They dropped $23.4 billion (8%) from the previous quarter and were down $77 billion (24%) from the third quarter of 2011.

    WPX Energy makes natural gas discovery in Niobrara formation

    Jan 23, 2013

    Tulsa, OK-based oil and gas exploration and production company WPX Energy said January 22 that a recent Niobrara gas discovery in western Colorado has the potential more than double the company’s current 18 trillion cubic feet equivalent of 3P reserves.

    Helix to divest oil and gas subsidiary to grow well intervention business

    Dec 13, 2012

    International offshore energy company Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. has agreed to sell its oil and gas subsidiary to privately-held upstream oil and gas company Talos for roughly $700 million.

    Revenue takes a 20% dip, income down 10% in 2Q

    Nov 1, 2012

    Revenues in the second quarter of 2012 dropped sharply from the same quarter in 2011 – down $62.5 billion, or 20%, for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies track by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal.

    Income up 4% year over year in 1Q2012, but revenue is flat

    Aug 1, 2012

    Revenues in the first quarter of 2012 rose just 1% from the previous quarter and fell by 1% over the same quarter in 2011 for the group of publicly-traded, US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal.

    Revenue rises 23% from 3Q10, income up 41% over same period

    May 1, 2012

    Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 fell 6% from the previous quarter but increased by 12% over the same quarter in 2010 for the group of publicly-traded, US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal.

    Part 1: Oil and gas company valuation, reserves, and production

    Feb 1, 2012

    The primary determinants of the value of an oil and gas company are its reserves, level of production, and commodity price at the time of assessment.

    Revenues for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal fell slightly (1%) in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter. They were down even more (4%) compared to the same quarter in 2012. (As printed in the February 2014 issue of OGFJ.)

    Rank by total assets 3Q13         Company             Total assets $1,000
    1         ExxonMobil Corp.             347,564,000
    2         Chevron Corp.             247,838,000
    3         ConocoPhillips             119,760,000
    4         Occidental Petroleum             69,437,000
    5         Apache Corp.             60,239,000
    6         Anadarko Petroleum             55,294,000
    7         Chesapeake Energy             42,288,000
    8         Hess Corp.             41,896,000
    9         Devon Energy             40,846,000
    10         Marathon Oil             35,776,000

    OGJ150

    Gulfport Energy names Gaydosik CFO

    Jul 10, 2014 Gulfport Energy Corp. has appointed Aaron Gaydosik to serve as CFO. Most recently, Gaydosik served as vice president of finance at Kodiak Oil &...

    Revenue, net income show small increases in 4Q2012

    May 1, 2013 Revenues for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal grew in the final...

    Helix completes sale of oil and gas business

    Feb 6, 2013 Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.has closed the previously announced sale of Energy Resource Technology GOM Inc. (ERT), the company’s oil and gas s...

    Revenue, net income drop sharply in 3Q12

    Feb 1, 2013 Revenues for the group of publicly-traded US-based companies tracked by Oil & Gas Journal and Oil & Gas Financial Journal continued their d...

    WPX Energy makes natural gas discovery in Niobrara formation

    Jan 23, 2013 Tulsa, OK-based oil and gas exploration and production company WPX Energy said January 22 that a recent Niobrara gas discovery in western Colorado ...

    OGFJ100P

    LLOG makes deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery

    Oct 23, 2014 Covington, LA-based LLOG Exploration and its partner, Ridgewood Energy, drilled a successful exploration test at the Mississippi Canyon 79 “Otis” p...

    Vantage Energy files for $400M IPO

    Jul 8, 2014

    Vantage Energy Inc., a privately-held oil and gas company, plans to raise approximately $400 million in an IPO. 

    Rock Oil increases capital commitment, adds to management

    Jun 10, 2014 Wells Fargo Energy Capital and BNP Paribas have made investments and capital commitments to Rock Oil Holdings LLC. In addition, Rock Oil has named ...

    AEPB acquires Permian leasehold for $2.5B

    Jun 9, 2014 American Energy – Permian Basin LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP, has signed an agreement to acquire approximately 63,000 net acres...

    FourPoint raises $1B in capital, partners with EnerVest in Anadarko Basin

    Jan 31, 2014 FourPoint Energy LLC has acquired certain producing and undeveloped oil and gas properties and related midstream assets in the Western Anadarko Bas...

    Oil & Gas Companies

    Faroe, Lundin, and Cairn awarded exploration licenses in Norway

    Faroe Petroleum plc, Lundin Petroleum AB, and Cairn Energy have been awarded exploration licenses under the 2014 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) License Round.

    Óleo e Gás Participações loses two executives, reduces workforce 40%

    Brazilian oil and natural gas company Óleo e Gás Participações SA has advised its shareholders that Reinaldo José Belotti Vargas, production director, has resigned, and that Gilberto Carvalho Lima, exploration director, has been dismissed from the...

    Talisman Sinopec Energy UK plans to eliminate 300 jobs

    Talisman Sinopec Energy UK plans to eliminate 300 jobs due to plummeting oil prices and rising operating costs, according to Reuters.

    Pemex to save US$1.45B in four years by streamlining practices

    Over the next four years, Pemex expects to achieve efficiency savings of more than 21 billion pesos in the area of procurement and supply. Of these savings, 35% corresponded to 2014. The other 65% will be achieved from 2015 to 2018.

    Det norske reports production startup in Bøyla field

    Det norske oljeselskap ASA and partners of the PL 340 license have begun production in the Bøyla field. With that, Bøyla is the fourth field in production in the Alvheim area.

    Production starts up at Lucius oil field in Gulf of Mexico

    Eni reports that production has started up from the Lucius field in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 240 miles south of Louisiana.

    Inpex sees first oil from Lucius field in Gulf of Mexico

    Inpex Corp. reported first production on Jan. 16 at the Lucius oil field, which includes portions of Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918, and 919 in the US Gulf of Mexico. Inpex is involved in the project through subsidiary Teikoku Oil (North Ame...

    Top 10 Year-to-Date Production ranked by BOE
    (as published in October 2014)

    Rank
    Company
    BOE
    1 Samson Investment Co.
    18,999,953
    2 Merit Energy Co. 18,176,701
    3 Hilcorp Energy Co. 15,532,534
    4 Mewbourne Oil Co. 11,994,351
    5 Yates Petroleum Corp. 10,136,440
    6 LLOG Exploration Co. 8,666,796
    7 Endeavor Energy Resources 7,631,409
    8 Sheridan Production Co. LLC 6,623,330
    9 Petro-Hunt Group
    6,472,332
    10 Slawson Exploration Co. Inc.
    6,451,652

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