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US Upstream week in brief: 22 December 2015

US Upstream week in brief: 22 December 2015

Report summary

BP makes its first Lower 48 acquisition in seven years and we run Carrrizo's reportedly on-sale Niobrara acreage through our Well Analysis Tool. The weather outside is frightfully warm, so forget the hot cocoa and curl up with our Week in Brief this holiday season. Other news of note this week:

  • Hilcorp and Carlyle Group establish a $1.2 billion partnership to join growing list of buyers searching for opportunities
  • Stripper wells start feeling the stress at current prices, with up to 300,000 b/d at risk
  • Rice Midstream Holdings receives $500 million investment in the face of low gas prices
  • Wyoming raises rates on reclamation bonds in response to CBM abandonments
  • Another rig count surprise as horizontal oil rigs increase

What's included?

This report includes 2 file(s)

  • US Upstream week in brief: 22 December 2015 PDF - 1.27 MB 7 Pages, 0 Tables, 5 Figures
  • USWiB Archive.pdf PDF - 6.79 MB


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  • Top stories of the week
  • Lower 48 dashboard

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  • Top stories of the week
    • US Upstream week in brief: 22 December 2015: Image 2
    • Niobrara offset operators
    • Niobrara offset operator oil IP rates
  • Lower 48 dashboard
    • Share price performance, crude oil & gas inventories, horizontal rig count stats
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