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Shale Prudence Wins Over Debt Market
Tuesday, August 10, 2021Shale drillers racked up a staggering $42 billion in new debt in the first half of the year, but it's not what you think.
Shale Driller Plunges After Permian Deal Is Panned
Thursday, August 05, 2021Callon Petroleum Co. disappointed investors with its biggest-ever acquisition aimed at expanding in America's most prolific shale patch.
ConocoPhillips Posts Highest Profit Since 2018
Tuesday, August 03, 2021ConocoPhillips beat estimates as rising commodity prices led America's biggest independent oil producer to the highest profit in nearly three years.
Exxon Posts Highest Profit in More Than 2 Years
Friday, July 30, 2021Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the highest profit in two years as prices for commodities and chemicals surged amid strong consumer demand for plastics.
USA Shale Finally Making Money After Blowing $300B
Thursday, June 17, 2021After years of booms and busts that produced astronomical losses along with a whole lot of oil, the fracking industry seems to have found a sweet spot.
California Driller Reaped Gains from Texas Freeze
Friday, March 19, 2021California's largest oil producer emerged as the latest financial winner from last month's historic Texas freeze that left millions without heat or electricity for days.
North America Oil Bankruptcy Debt Hits All Time High
Friday, October 23, 2020The associated debt from North American oil and gas bankruptcies in 2020 has already reached an all-time high, according to Rystad Energy.
Anadarko Basin Player Files Chapter 11
Monday, August 17, 2020Chaparral Energy Inc has voluntarily filed petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in accordance with a restructuring support agreement it has made.
Hamm Adds $57MM of Faith In Continental
Thursday, June 25, 2020Billionaire wildcatter Harold Hamm bought more shares in the shale drilling company he controls as oil prices recover from their historic plunge.
Extraction Oil & Gas Files Bankruptcy
Monday, June 15, 2020It's the latest producer to succumb to the energy industry's slump.
Extraction Gives Execs Bonuses Ahead of Possible Default
Friday, June 12, 2020The company didn't make an interest payment on its bonds last month.
Vista Proppants and Logistics Files for Chapter 11
Thursday, June 11, 2020It has secured an $11MM credit facility to cover costs and operations during the restructuring.
Chesapeake Energy Plunges 74 Percent
Wednesday, June 10, 2020Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp experienced another wild session.
Small Shale Stocks Lead Energy Rally Post OPEC Extension
Monday, June 08, 2020Small shale producers and offshore drillers are among stocks soaring after the wider OPEC+ group agreed to extend output curbs.
Prosafe Gets Extension on Forbearance Agreement
Thursday, June 04, 2020The extension is through the end of June.
Pioneer Energy Emerges From Chapter 11
Wednesday, June 03, 2020The restructuring slashed the company's debt by about $267 million.
Unit Corp. Reorganizing Through Bankruptcy
Wednesday, May 27, 2020The move should reduce the company's debt obligations by more than $650 million.
Shale Faces Multibillion-Dollar Hedging Crunch
Thursday, May 21, 2020U.S. shale drillers spooked by the epic meltdown in oil markets are trying to figure out how to protect themselves in the future.
Gavilan is Latest Shale Player Pursuing Bankruptcy
Tuesday, May 19, 2020The Eagle Ford firm pointed to market turmoil and ongoing squabbles with Sanchez Energy as filing factors.
Hornbeck Offshore Seeking Lender Approval for Chapter 11
Friday, May 15, 2020The company plans to start its chapter 11 process in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court within the next few days.
Chesapeake Revives Going Concern Warning
Tuesday, May 12, 2020The outlook for the company's debt restructuring effort is teetering.
Energy Spectrum Closes $969MM Midstream Fund
Monday, May 11, 2020The firm plans to take advantage of midstream opportunities amid significant price dislocations in the current market.
Exxon Sees Historic Loss on Rout With Chevron in Retreat
Friday, May 01, 2020Exxon Mobil posted its first loss in at least three decades and Chevron slashed $2 billion off its spending plan.
XTO Energy Extends Offering to Buy Trust Units
Thursday, April 30, 2020The offer is now scheduled to expire on May 12, 2020.
Trump Poised to Offer Bridge Loans to Ailing Oil Companies
Wednesday, April 29, 2020The Trump administration may announce as soon as Thursday a plan to offer loans to the ailing oil industry.
Energy Turnaround Pro Sees Demand Destruction as Top Issue
Tuesday, April 28, 2020SierraConstellation Partners' Basil Karampelas says oil and gas firms need to focus on three themes.
Hamm's Continental Sued Over Failed $200MM Oil Deal
Tuesday, April 28, 2020It's the latest example of an oil and gas deal running into snags amid the unprecedented plunge in crude prices.
US Silica Holdings Execs, Board Take Pay Cut
Tuesday, April 28, 2020They have volunteered to take up to a 20 percent temporary base salary reduction.
Whiting's Bankruptcy Cuts $2.3B of Debt
Friday, April 24, 2020The Denver-based company agreed to give a 97 percent stake in the reorganized company to its noteholders.
Chesapeake Adopts Poison Pill After Shares Plummet
Thursday, April 23, 2020While the company has pushed to transition into an oil explorer, that move could prove pointless after crude's historic crash.
Oil Lenders Might Hit the Brakes on Bankruptcies
Wednesday, April 22, 2020Some creditors of bankrupt energy drillers may want to freeze their court fights awhile.
Tapstone Energy Emerges From Restructuring
Tuesday, April 21, 2020Its net debt has improved by about $500 million from start to finish.
Camelback Midstream Secures $400MM From ArcLight
Tuesday, April 21, 2020The company will pursue opportunities in the current "compelling acquisition environment".
Schlumberger Revenues Tumble Under Double Black Swan
Monday, April 20, 2020The 1Q results also include a $8.5B pretax charge, driven by the sharp decline in market valuations.
Halliburton Slashes Spending to Brace for Demand Declines
Monday, April 20, 2020It set 2020 capital outlays at $800 million, 33 percent below previous guidance and the first sub-$1 billion budget since 2016.
Cimarex to Cut Up to 60 Percent of Planned Capex
Friday, April 17, 2020The company has deferred completion activities and will drop all but one drilling rig in May.
Yuma Energy Files for Bankruptcy
Friday, April 17, 2020Yuma will auction all its assets within 90 days of the bankruptcy filings.
ConocoPhillips Unveils Curtailment Plans
Friday, April 17, 2020The company has cut 2020 cash uses by more than $5B within the past month.
SAExploration Exploring Strategic Alternatives
Thursday, April 16, 2020SAE has retained Imperial Capital LLC as its financial advisor to assist with the process.
Weatherford Sees Improvements in 1Q Financial Results
Thursday, April 16, 2020However, in the current operating environment, the company's debt levels are still too high.
Hornbeck Eyes Bankruptcy, Negotiates Debt Deal
Wednesday, April 15, 2020The arrangement includes a $75MM DIP loan and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Oxy Dilutes Icahn to Pay Buffett
Wednesday, April 15, 2020Oxy issued $257 million in common shares to honor a quarterly payout on Berkshire Hathaway's preferred stock.
Baker Hughes Takes $15B Charge for Q1
Tuesday, April 14, 2020The firm has also approved a restructuring plan.
Pacific Drilling Becomes Noncompliant With NYSE
Monday, April 13, 2020At closing on April 9, Pacific Drilling shares were trading at $0.66 each.
Lender Rescinds Yuma Energy's Restructuring Deal
Thursday, April 09, 2020Yuma's ability to make interest payments was stymied by the oil price collapse, certain well failures and economic uncertainty.
Abraxas Petroleum Falls Out of Compliance With NASDAQ
Wednesday, April 08, 2020The company failed to file its Form 10-K for the period ended Dec. 31, 2019.
ExxonMobil Cuts $10B from 2020 Capex
Wednesday, April 08, 2020The supermajor is lowering its 2020 capital spending by 30 percent and its cash operating expenses by 15 percent.
Marathon Will Take Frac Holidays to Cut Spending
Wednesday, April 08, 2020The company is reducing spending this year to about half of 2019 levels, joining a parade of shale drillers doing the same.
Bankrupt Alta Mesa Accepts Lower Bid With $220MM Sale
Monday, April 06, 2020The buyer requested the discount because "a perfect storm of factors" had recently reduced the value of Alta Mesa's assets.
TechnipFMC Cuts Capex 30 Percent
Friday, April 03, 2020TechnipFMC has lowered its 2020 capital expenditures by 30 percent to $300 million in response to current market conditions.