US upstream week in brief: Q4 2022 archive

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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.

Table of contents

  • ProFrac is expanding its sandbox
  • Exploring ExxonMobil and Chevron’s latest Permian update
  • Planning on a pause
  • Denbury business outlook – the template for first mover advantage in CCUS
  • 3-mile lateral launch
  • ProPetro making electric moves
  • Eagle Ford consolidation preview
  • Record-breaking earthquake in the Permian
  • Diamondback acquires Lario Permian for US$1.55 billion
  • Reviving ExxonMobil’s legacy Utica assets
  • The Paleogene’s value to the US Gulf of Mexico
  • The usual suspects show for Alaska’s state lease sale
  • EOG’s differential exploration
  • Portfolio options or portfolio focus?
  • US Gulf of Mexico rig-flation!
  • ICYMI: BP’s US$4.1 billion RNG acquisition
    • Archive:

Tables and charts

This report includes 26 images and tables including:

  • Updated ExxonMobil and Chevron Permian progress and targets
  • Pioneer’s production from 2020-2022 long lateral wells
  • Eagle Ford asset comparison
  • Lens: Wells by operator
  • US GoM deepwater production and capex
  • Lower 48 drilling rig cost structure
  • Permian Basin earthquakes greater than M2.5 (2019-present)
  • BKV’s closed-loop shale gas strategy
  • Production increase on Hess wells acquired in 2018
  • Daily oil production per well, average, and standard deviation by reservoir type
  • Alaska annual leasing trends
  • EOG Utica acreage and recent well permits by operator
  • Permian methane intensity
  • 2020 company-reported methane intensity
  • EOG’s recent PRB wells
  • EOG’s 20 most recent PRB wells – Northern Hotspot subplay
  • SM’s drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells
  • Remarkably similar SE Ector well performance (10,000 ft lateral length normalized)
  • Monthly average Permian flare count: falling by roughly one per week
  • Pecos County- Gomez Field operated production
  • Lens wells locations: EnCap investments

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