SM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; ...
  2. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including PetroChina Company Limited, ...

    November 30, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.4%, the S&P 500 slipping 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The Oil ...
  3. Today's Major Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers: Apache and ...

    August 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.8% and the Dow has declined 0.8% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  4. Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on July 18, 2012

    July 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.2%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6% and the Dow is trading up 0.7%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  5. Apache Corporation And The Midcontinent

    June 29, 2012
    This development will help the company meet production growth goals over the next five years.
  6. Swift Energy Pursues The Olmos Play

    April 3, 2012
    Swift Energy is developing the Olmos formation on its acreage in south Texas, as the company looks to grow production by ...
  7. Natural Gas Impairment Charges Pile Up

    March 2, 2012
    More exploration and production companies are recording impairment charges to reflect the lower value of U.S. natural gas ...
  8. SM Energy Targets The Eagle Ford Shale In 2012

    February 29, 2012
    SM Energy is in the midst of reorienting its production and reserve base to crude oil and liquids.
  9. WPX Energy - Bakken Shale Review

    January 11, 2012
    WPX Energy plans to use its newly independent status in 2012 to increase development of properties prospective for the Bakken ...
  10. Haynesville Shale Development To Decline In 2012

    November 25, 2011
    The Haynesville Shale has experienced a decline in capital that will continue into 2012.
  11. Niobrara - The Good, Bad and Unknown

    August 15, 2011
    The development of the Niobrara formation advanced during the second quarter of 2011, with companies reporting results ranging ...
  12. Schlumberger Analyst Day Review

    March 2, 2011
    The company thinks its technology lead and service breadth will result in a large share of oil and gas exploration spending.
  13. Watch The Proved Reserves

    February 1, 2011
    Investors need to know what to look for when exploring a proved reserve report. Find out how to read them.
  14. How Much Oil Is In The Bakken?

    January 25, 2011
    The oil potential of the Bakken and other formations in the Williston Basin are a source of controversy and the Bakken's ...
  15. Niobrara Shale In 2011

    January 21, 2011
    The Niobrara Shale will be the focus of many operators in the exploration and production industry in 2011, as they seek out ...
  16. Oil And Gas Plays You've Never Heard Of

    December 22, 2010
    The exploration and production industry is active in so many oil and gas plays that some are unknown to investors.
  17. Mixed Results On Restricted Wells

    August 16, 2010
    The exploration and production industry is tinkering with production and completion practices in an attempt to increase productivity ...
  18. Granite Wash Gushes With Activity In Q2

    August 13, 2010
    The Granite Wash area of Texas and Oklahoma saw increased development activity during the Q2 of 2010 due to high liquid and ...
  19. Niobrara Formation Gaining Momentum

    May 18, 2010
    The energy industry is developing the Niobrara Formation, as part of the movement toward developing more oil and liquids ...
  20. Will History Repeat Itself?

    February 22, 2010
    During the previous energy cycle peak in the early 1980s, many outside companies bought oil and gas companies, suggesting ...
  21. The Death Of Conventional Resource Plays?

    February 18, 2010
    The massive development of unconventional resource plays in North America may lead to an oversupply of natural gas and lower ...
  22. Value Investing In The Energy Sector

    January 19, 2010
    Some exploration and production companies are taking advantage of others' misfortune.
  23. Explosive Growth In Eagle Ford Shale

    January 11, 2010
    The Eagle Ford Shale will continue to attract capital from the exploration and production industry in 2010.
  24. What Happens If Natural Gas Storage Fills Up?

    June 23, 2009
    Storage levels for natural gas are very high relative to cpacity and historical levels, setting up the possibility of full ...
  25. What The Heck Is The Granite Wash?

    May 13, 2009
    The Granite Wash located in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle areas and has attracted attention as horizontal drilling is ...
  26. Shale Plays Gone Wild: The Eagle Ford Shale

    April 20, 2009
    The Eagle Ford Shale is not as famous as other shale plays in Texas, but a few recent wells show that the area has promise.
  27. Fueling Low P/E Companies In 2009

    December 22, 2008
    Companies with low P/E and PEG ratios in the oil and energy sector could show bubbling results to the patient investor.
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