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The Perfect Oilfield (unfortunately, not the STACK/SCOOP/MERGE..): 

Once one starts tacking on zeros to the production numbers, Berlin's former tong working brain starts to spin a bit (like chains...). It sounds very impressive and I'm sure the Bedouins of that desert preferred the sovereign didn't own the mineral rights....

Tom Ward is back and that is good news for Oklahoma mineral owners

Tom Ward is back and that is good news for Oklahoma mineral owners

NewsOK business writer Jack "in the" Money, reported a new partnership, BCE-Mach, LLC ("Mach"), that was formed earlier this year between Mach Resources, LLC, and Bayou City Energy. Bayou City Energy will be providing capital to the acquisition and development efforts of Mach Resources, LLC, that is led by Tom Ward.

This announcement should make Oklahoma oil and gas mineral owners smile (and start dreaming about purchasing a new combine...)

Mark Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, and it's Weird

Mark Papa of Centennial Resource Development, Inc. ("Centennial") has made some bold statements recently regarding the future of oil and natural gas production from shale reservoirs. The thrust of his claim is that energy companies will not be able to produce as much oil and gas as they have forecasted. Berlin will not fault Papa for his statement, which could very well prove to be correct, but she believes that his arguments are faulty. Since Berlin has not interviewed Papa, all that she can analyze are his public statements. Berlin's comments are bolded and italicized after Papa's quotes: