2012 US Lower 48 Mid-Continent year in review

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Report summary

Despite low gas prices and a mid-year collapse in NGL prices, Mid-Continent production increased by nearly 5% in 2012. With oil prices holding steady over US$80/bbl, operators scrambled to boost oil production, increasingly turning to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of conventional oil reservoirs throughout the year. The Mississippi Lime play in northern Oklahoma and Kansas continued to attract attention as top tier companies Shell, Apache, Devon and Encana amassed huge acreage,

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:


  • Top acreage holders in key plays


  • Mid-Continent basins
  • 2012 Production by basin (mmcfed)
  • Mid-Continent: Horizontal drilling pulls back in 2012
  • Mid-Continent focused M&A transactions in 2012
  • IRR response to NGL prices (as a % of WTI)
  • Horizontal drilling rigs fall off in 2012

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