US Upstream Week in Brief: Does Permian Basin oil have a produced water problem?

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Report summary

The US Week in Brief Report highlights the need-to-know events from US upstream. It is a rolling document, continuously updated with our own analysis and opinion on events impacting the sector. Coverage includes US onshore and Gulf of Mexico. Sources for the news stories include company press releases, industry events, press coverage, and our own modelling changes. The facts are presented, but more importantly we discuss implications for our modelling.

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Table of contents

  • Does Permian Basin oil have a produced water problem?
  • SCOOP-STACK-SAND: Not just another acronym – It's Oklahoma's first in-basin sand mine
  • Permian-player Lilis gets flow assurance with no upfront costs or obligations
  • Shell finds more Jurassic GoM success with the Dover discovery
  • Cheniere Corpus Christi LNG expansion could offer relief for upstream gas assets
  • Callon picks up Delaware Wolfcamp acreage for $570 million
  • Cracking the code in the Powder River: geothermal hotspots demonstrate core acreage potential
  • DUG Permian takeaways
  • Podcast:Permian Oil Prices - Headed For Shut Ins?
  • Key changes to our Delaware Wolfcamp type curves
  • How much more US oil will comewith higher prices?
  • Matador equity raise: opposite approach to peers
  • Shortage of Tier 4 diesel engines: natural gas to the rescue?
  • Dallas Roadshow: What's on the industry's mind?
  • How exposed are operators to takeaway constraints and Midland basis pricing?
  • Why did companies overshoot capex in the first quarter?
  • Podcast: Higher oil prices are good for shale players, right?
  • New implications for deepwater Gulf of Mexico: our learnings from OTC
  • Devon's quarterly results set them apart
  • A resurgence in Louisiana: Marathon becomes the third large cap to throw its hat in the ring
  • Stone Energy acquires Ram Powell from Shell in deepwater GoM
  • Economics showdown: ESP vs gas lift in thePermian
  • Bucking the trend: Parsley Energy downsizes pads
  • US gas titans make progress on execution in Q1
  • EOG to free up more capital for Lower 48
  • DUG Rockies 2018: Rockies tight oil vs. the Permian
  • Vito sets new benchmark for GoM project redesign
  • Oklahoma water restrictions provide read-throughs for the Permian
  • Permian water issues remain front and center
  • Podcast: Do Shale Plays Create Value Or Destroy It
  • BHP updates divestment timeline
  • North Slope exploration results best in a decade.
  • Comstock aims to open up non-core Haynesville.
  • Permian highs and lows highlight recent industry conferences.
  • Carbon County, Utah: A drilling rush in the making?
  • Permian growing pains coming ahead of schedule.
  • Pushing the limits of the Wolfcamp C.
  • What impact would direct Chinese tariffs on US crude have on US shale producers?
  • CRC acquires non-op interests from Chevron in the Elk Hills field.
  • Kimmeridge increases stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas.
  • Revisiting old formations on the Austin (Chalk) board.
  • SM Energyonce again unloadsnon-core assets.
  • What does a deeper dive into Concho-RSP reveal?
  • Cabot to test sub-Utica potential in northern Ohio.
  • Alta Mesa turbocharges Mid-Continent activity.
  • Conchomakes a bold move in the Permian.
  • Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 250was a bargain hunter's paradise.

Tables and charts

This report includes 23 images and tables including:


  • Oklahoma sand mine location
  • FY 2018 % Infrastructure Spend (Mid-Point)
  • Map of Powder River Basin hotspots
  • Midland Wolfcamp cost of supply
  • Total US Lower 48 crude oil supply
  • Takeaway & Midland pricing basis exposure comments
  • Stone/Talos WI production
  • Rigs per completion crew
  • Q1 Appalachian Basin operational summary:
  • EOG new project returns
  • Normalized IP30 results for 2017 XRL wells in the Hereford and Wattenberg fields
  • Cumulative cash flow of 1- and 2-mile lateral length wells
  • Wasatch wells brought online by year
  • Wolfcamp C - IP Oil (bbl/d)
  • WoodMac NPV vs Permian pure-play enterprise values (as of 4/3/18)

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