Monday, January 12, 2015

First Victim of the Oil Drop?

Maybe. WBH Energy was targeting the Barnett combo play which has NGLs - the Barnett is largely a tight gas formation. From Reuters:
Jan 7 (Reuters) - WBH Energy, one of many tiny shale oil and gas producers in Texas, has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming what may be the first U.S. oil company to do so since crude prices started tumbling six months ago. 
It listed assets and liabilities of $10 million to $50 million in its filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas on Sunday. 
The company could not be reached for comment. 
The privately held company, based in Austin, has leases in the Barnett Combo Play of the Fort Worth Basin, which mainly produces gas and is not a significant field in the current U.S. oil boom that has lifted output to the highest level in decades.
Two years ago, GMX Resources filed for bankruptcy protection. They later rebranded as Thunderbird Resources. This was somewhat of a shock to because GMX was a Williston Basin operator which is considered one of the stalwarts of the oil boom.

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