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Revenue, net income show small increases in 4Q2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Revenues in the third quarter of 2011 dipped 3% over the second quarter but were still up 23% 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.

OGJ 150

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 ...

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 oi...

OGFJ 100P

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...

OGFJ100P company update

Jul 11, 2013 Independent research firm IHS Herold Inc. has provided OGFJ with updated production data for our periodic ranking of US-based private E&P compa...

Maverick Brothers Energy gets $35M in equity capital from Post Oak Energy

Apr 8, 2013 Post Oak Energy Capital LP, through investment partnerships it manages, has commitment of $35 million in equity capital to privately held explorati...

Midstates Petroleum to acquire Anadarko Basin assets from Panther Energy

Apr 4, 2013

OGFJ100P company update

Jan 1, 2013 Independent research firm IHS Herold Inc. has provided OGFJ with updated production data for our periodic ranking of US-based private E&P compa...

Oil & Gas Companies

Shell reports Malaysia deepwater gas discovery

Shell has announced an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The successful Rosmari-1 well is located 135 kilometers offshore in Block SK318, and was drilled to a total depth of 2,123 meters.

Cunningham Energy plans ‘Dragon’s Breath’ horizontal well program

Cunningham Energy LLC is planning three additional new shallow horizontal oil wells to be drilled in Clay County, West Virginia, from the “Dragon’s Breath” pad, with specified measured depths ranging from 4,750 feet to 5,200 feet.

L&L Energy to voluntarily delist from NASDAQ

L&L Energy Inc., a US-based company with energy (coal) operations in China, has notified NASDAQ Stock Market LLC of its intention to voluntarily delist its common stock (LLEN) from the NASDAQ.

Weatherford to move headquarters to Ireland

Weatherford International Ltd. has made plans to move its corporate headquarters from Switzerland to Ireland, after the Swiss government handed investors authority to rein in top-level executive pay.

Cantex Energy announces new president, headquarters

Cantex Energy Corp. reports that its board of directors has hired Paul Henley as CEO and president. Additionally, the company’s corporate headquarters will be moved to Dallas, Texas.

Weatherford to cut back Venezuela operations

This year, Weatherford International Ltd. plans to reduce its operations in Venezuela, while expanding its operations in Russia, according to Reuters.

Oil Basins receives grant for Derby Block

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum has confirmed to Oil Basins Ltd. that the grant of the Derby Block (formerly 5/07-EP), as Permit EP 487, has been made for a period of six years.

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

Rank
Company
BOE
1 Samson Investment Co. 32,181,116
2 Merit Energy Co.
29,824,995
3 Hilcorp Energy Co.
28,295,998
4 GeoSouthern Energy Corp.
23,714,996
5 Yates Petroleum Corp.
15,897,286
6 Mewbourne Oil Co.
15,330,821
7 LLOG Exploration Co. 12,205,680
8 Endeavor Energy Resources
11,376,893
9 Sheridan Production Co. LLC
11,117,132
10 Bass Companies
10,975,209

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