News and Analysis

Oil & Gas Bankruptcy Tracker : UPDATED

More than 65 e&p companies so far have filed chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The tracker now includes companies on the brink.

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Top  Operators ( Jan 1, 2016 - Jul 01, 2016)

Rabb Contracting Company Llc ( 4 )   

Bay Petroleum Corp ( 3 )   


Encana Corporation ( 2 )   

Sklar Exploration Company, Llc ( 1 )   

Wilcox Petroleum Operating Llc ( 1 )


 Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Jun 2016)

Drilling Permits ( June 01, 2016 - July 01, 2016)
Date Approved Company county Lease Well# Well type Field/Zone
06-23-2016 Encana Corporation Wilkinson Longleaf 10h 2 Henry
06-23-2016 Encana Corporation Wilkinson Longleaf 10h 1 Henry
06-11-2016 SANTO OPERATING LLC Avoyelles Caubarreaux 7 1 Natchitoches Bayou
06-11-2016 Rabb Contracting Company Llc Concordia Peabody P 1 Black Hawk

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) Overview

The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a 2.7 million acre emerging horizontal oil play with vast quantities of oil contained in this powerful Cretaceous-age source rock, created quite a stir in the industry two and a half years ago when Devon, one of the early entrants in the play, announced a significant acreage position and plan to drill several horizontal wells.

Since then, over half a billion dollars has been spent by E&P companies on leasing, geo-science and…

 Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) Map

Latest Midstream Projects
Project Name Completion date Capacity (MBOPD)
Lake Charles LNG Liquefaction  - -
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  Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) - Mergers & Acquisitions

Announce DateHeadlineBuyerSellerValue $MMType
12/01/2015 Aresco LP Acquires Interest in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Position --- Farm-In
05/13/2014 Amelia Resources Sells Off Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Acreage --- Property
11/14/2013 Comstock Acquires Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Acreage $55 Property
11/06/2013 Gulf Coast Adds Louisiana Acreage, Commences Seismic Survey --- Property
08/08/2013 Sanchez to Dive into Tuscaloosa Marine Shale $78 Property
07/22/2013 Goodrich Bolts On Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Acreage $24 Property
01/03/2012 Sinopec Partners With Devon Energy On Multiple Unconventional Plays $2,200 JV
06/13/2011 Goodrich Petroleum Acquires Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Oil Acreage $13 Property
04/02/2009 Hyperdynamics Sells Northeast Louisiana Property Interest to Rabb Resources $3 Property
03/01/2007 Goodrich Petroleum Acquires Louisiana Assets From Hillcorp Energy $100 Property
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) Strats, Maps, Type Logs and More
Tuscaloosa Marine Well Results
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Type Log
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Stratigraphic Section
Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Map
The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play in Southwest Mississippi