On a sultry Sunday during the long Fourth of July weekend, the team drilling the Zama-1 well offshore Mexico emailed an image back to their boss in Houston, oilman Tim Duncan. The rig was drilling through an Upper Miocene sandstone at the time, on Block 7 of the Sureste Basin. “I went up to the office and we were about 100 feet into the pay section, so we ordered some wings and then we watched the monitors as a group in our ‘war room,’” said Duncan, president and CEO of Talos Energy LLC.
Steve Schlotterbeck took the CEO title at EQT Corp. and its two publicly traded midstream companies on March 1, in addition to being president of the Pittsburgh-based gas producer since December 2015. (Retired, former CEO David L. Porges remains on the board for one year.) Schlotterbeck heads a company that produced 190 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe) in the first quarter, primarily from the Marcellus Shale. But it’s been on a growth path for some time.
It’s safe to say few rigs are looking for natural gas in the Permian Basin, but that doesn’t mean operators are not finding it anyway—and plenty of it. The Permian is delivering more than 2.4 million barrels a day of oil (MMbbl/d) and that number will grow substantially in the next few years, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".