Associated Natural Gas in the Permian – Friend or Frenemy?

For years associated natural gas from oil production in the Permian Basin has been viewed as a byproduct with little monetary value. Infrastructure constraints and challenged pricing caused many operators to flare produced gas rather than capture and sell it. With significant egress capacity additions out of the Permian and gas prices expected to stay […]

A Modest Proposal for Small Operators

COVID-19 Focused Investments: Publicly Traded Companies   Investor demands for showing free cash flow and capital discipline have been met with oil and gas public equities tamping down their capex spend, hunkering down to wait for WTI to appreciate enough to start completing DUCs and bringing their supplies to market, and consolidating in mergers or […]

International Upstream Returns Still Competitive

Long-lead international upstream projects still offer returns that remain competitive with North American oil plays and the fast-growing renewable energy sector despite growing economic, investor and regulatory headwinds. As a result, long-term production declines from the international project slate will continue to be offset by world-class projects such as the Guyana/Suriname developments that offer strong […]

Algo Versus Reality

Updating hundreds of thousands of type curves with new production data is no small feat. At Enverus, we use a proprietary type curve algorithm to draw and update type curves automatically in Enverus CORE based on our cleaned production data, leaving our analysts time to work on high-value analysis. We conducted a study to determine […]

A Geologist’s Backpack

All geologists working in the field start their day by throwing a few essential items into their backpacks: A hand lens, a hammer and a pad of paper to record the day’s findings. For geologists working from the office, we typically line our “backpacks” with other essential supplies. Geologists powered by Enverus start their day […]

Market Update – Election and Vaccines

The consensus among market participants leading up to the U.S. election linked a Joe Biden win to a bearish outcome for global oil prices and the oil industry. Despite this fear, a rally in global oil prices drove the XOP, an ETF which tracks a basket of U.S. exploration and production equities, to outperform the […]

Lock It Down

With the recent surge in COVID-19 infections across much of the developed world, policymakers have started to re-introduce lockdown measures to control the spread. These efforts often restrict the movement of people in public spaces, reducing close contact to one another. France is currently under a national lockdown where people are only permitted to go […]

Ranking the Rock

One tool Enverus uses to evaluate and analyze different regions of a play is generating distinct geographical regions. Enverus uses a 2D map clustering algorithm to create geologically similar regions that are ranked based on rock characteristics. We then look at other factors like well activity, productivity and cost structure to assign breakevens to each […]

Oil Demand at 2024

It is Nov. 13, 2024, and for the first time in five years, global oil demand is set to average just over 100 MMbbl/d annually. Oil consumption trod a long and uneven path to get here. While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the energy “transition” in the OECD, oil is experiencing a surprising renaissance in non-OECD […]

Southern Delaware – The Children Need Space

Well results in the southern Delaware Basin degraded severely in recent years. Although early parent well delineation presented enticing recoveries, as operators tightened well spacing and introduced child well drilling, meaning a second, third or even fourth well in close proximity to the original one, oil recoveries and economic returns suffered. Compared with the northern […]