Chris Wright was a leader in the 1990s on tight-rock experiments that transferred to unlocking the Barnett Shale and now the U.S. is a leading world oil and gas producer again. Here, he takes us to school on what’s next and provides insight into Liberty OFS plus Schlumberger’s completions business unit.
What is the outlook for the next era of tight oil? Capital restraints, subsurface challenges and oil prices are hurdles the sector must overcome. What does the path back to growth look like over the coming decade? Here’s one analyst’s insight.
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Ben Shattuck, Research Director, Americas Upstream Oil & Gas, Wood Mackenzie
Loss of value doesn’t mean the end of an industry. Just take a look at the late-1990s tech bubble. Nasdaq lost 75% of its value, but the number of internet users tripled. The same will be true of the oil business: Just because oil-company stocks are down doesn’t mean the world will stop using oil anytime soon.
Several large institutional investors require companies to disclose climate-related risks and how these risks can affect the bottom line. A number of Permian operators are already reporting or are preparing to disclose. Learn here about how to evaluate climate-related risks and prepare the disclosures investors seek.
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Anton Rushakov, Senior Consultant, Global Affairs Associates
As completions declined in 2020, so went demand for frac water. But wells that were still online didn’t stop producing it. Here’s the latest on H2O availability, recycling and disposal as operators begin to ramp back up.