Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BHP Billiton Completing DUC Wells to Boost Earnings

BHP Billiton (BHP), in search for increased earnings from existing assets, is looking to its DUC wells to provide a boost.

The natural resources giant has some premium wells it has been sitting on that it can quickly complete and make a profit. It didn't reveal how many wells it has that can generate earnings at about $45 per barrel, but it does have about 1,400 it will complete if the price of oil approaches the $60 per barrel mark.

With iron ore expected to be subdued for the next decade, and coking coal producing some profits, BHP needs another profitable revenue stream to move its earnings. Shale oil is an excellent asset, with a relatively small investment needed to get them going.

If oil sustainably jumps past the $50 per barrel mark, it's also looking at developing new wells.

More on BHP Billiton and its DUC wells strategy

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