Tag: wildcatter

Oil’s $5 trillion Permian boom threatened by $70 crude

Bryan Sheffield, a third-generation oil wildcatter in Texas’ Permian Basin, knows what he’ll do if crude drops to $80 a barrel: shut down half his drilling rigs.  More »

Wildcatter tries to turn frustrations into black gold

Early settlers in Zavala County, Texas told tales of lost and buried treasure, but today’s riches lie thousands of feet below ground.  More »

Wildcatter bets big on Eagle Ford’s fringe

Wildcatter Harvey Howell hunts and hopes for elusive reserves on the edge of the booming Eagle Ford shale, without the 3-D seismic imaging and billion-dollar budgets of major oil companies drilling nearby.  More »