Niobrara Exclusives

Carl Icahn, SandRidge Energy, Bonanza Creek Energy, M&A, James Bennett, activist investor, board shakeup

Carl Icahn is demanding SandRidge Energy replace two of its five directors—with at least one appointed by him—following successfully halting the company’s merger with Bonanza Creek Energy.

SM Energy’s Powder River Basin Bulk Sale Captures Premium Price

SM Energy agreed to sell about 112,000 net acres in Wyoming for $500 million, far exceeding some estimates of the positions’ worth.


An air of cautious optimism was found at the recent Jeffries Global Energy Conference as strengthening oil prices suggest activity upticks.

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EOG Resources330,000
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