Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s Blog – July 2008 Archive (7)

Chesapeake, BP, Shell....

Following in Chesapeake's Footsteps

http://www.fool.com/investing/value/2008/07/21/following-in-chesapeakes-footsteps.aspx



David Lee Smith

July 21, 2008





If you needed a clue why Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) CEO Aubrey McClendon is buying his company's stock hand over fist, BP (NYSE: BP) may have provided one. The Big Oil stalwart's taken a new interest in the path that smaller companies like Chesapeake and EnCana (NYSE: ECA) have followed to boost their… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 22, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

$$$ Leaving Marcellus

from MSN Money



Range Resources . Target $84. Stifel Nicolaus upgrades RRC to Buy from Hold and sets target price at $84 saying they believe Marcellus concerns have played out. The firm says Range was a darling of the E&P space in 2007 and into 1Q08, however as infrastructure delays and water permitting/cost questions emerged in the Marcellus Shale, investors began to sell the Marcellus names and Range was a go to call.



The firm says as the Haynesville Shale picked up… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 18, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Continental Shift: BP Is Latest Gas Player

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121632046936062689.html?mod=googlenews_wsj



Continental Shift: BP Is Latest Gas Player

Deal in Oklahoma

Signals the Return

To Interior Sources

By BEN CASSELMAN and RUSSELL GOLD

July 18, 2008



Oil giant BP PLC will pay $1.75 billion for natural-gas assets in Oklahoma, placing a big bet on North America's booming unconventional gas fields.



The deal with Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. is the latest… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

The theme of this week is Snake-Oil Salesman and making enemies.

The theme of this week is Snake-Oil Salesman and making enemies.



There seems to be a consensus among those with whom I speak to that there are a lot of people asking you to pay them millions of dollars to not do much. I was at one of these meeting in Sabine parish near Toledo Bend last Wednesday. The gentleman got up and essentially said, “My uncle is an Oil and Gas Attorney and he’s got a mean lease” now give me millions. The guy was unprepared as was evident when the older, but… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 15, 2008 at 10:57am — 17 Comments

Mansfield wants to get in on mineral rights leasing

July 15, 2008



shreveporttimes.com



Mansfield wants to get in on mineral rights leasing



By Vickie Welborn

vwelborn@gannett.com



MANSFIELD — With 113 acres here, five acres there, one or two acres over yonder, the city of Mansfield could stand to gain some unexpected revenue if oil and gas companies zero in on the city for potential natural gas exploration and drilling.



That's why Mayor Curtis McCoy asked Marjorie McKeithen, the state's… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 15, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments

The Haynesville is Hot

The Haynesville Is Hot

http://www.fool.com/investing/value/2008/07/01/the-haynesville-is-hot.aspx



Toby Shute

July 1, 2008





It seems that not a day goes by without some news out of the smoking-hot Haynesville shale. The news flow is downright torrid for such an early-stage natural gas play. Of course, few investors had heard of companies like Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE: GDP) or GMX Resources (Nasdaq: GMXR) before Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) blew the story… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 1, 2008 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Chesapeake Announcement of Well Results - see conference call details at the bottom of the post

Chesapeake and PXP Announce Haynesville Shale Joint Venture

Tuesday July 1, 4:43 pm ET





OKLAHOMA CITY & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK - News) and Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP - News) (“PXP”) today announced they have entered into a Haynesville Shale joint venture (the “JV”) in North Louisiana and East Texas.

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PXP has agreed to acquire a 20% interest in Chesapeake’s… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on July 1, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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