E&P firms try to maintain US production, open up land

For US independent exploration and production companies, this year largely has been about trying to increase production, especially to take advantage of recently high oil and gas prices.Independents also have been lobbying to open up restricted areas in the US, both on and offshore, to exploration and development.Last year at this time, US producers struggled to gain access to new areas to drill for oil and gas (OGJ, Oct. 25, 2004, p. 18). This issue, despite enactment of comprehensive energy legislation in August, continues to be thrashed out today.In addition, this year’s hurricane season wreaked havoc on independents’ operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Facilities damaged and...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected