Laredo Petroleum: Howard County Issues And Benefits

Dec. 15, 2022 11:04 AM ETVital Energy, Inc. (VTLE)72 Comments


  • Laredo Petroleum's Howard County wells are more profitable than the company legacy acreage.
  • High levels of Howard County upstream activity have led to issue that decrease well profitability for Laredo Petroleum.
  • This brings up the old story about what is profitable for one company is not profitable for all the operators in Howard County.
  • Laredo is a small company that is affected because it is not diversified into several basins.
  • Laredo Petroleum management is making cash flow progress despite the Howard County challenges.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Oil & Gas Value Research. Learn More »

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The problem with Howard County being one of the more profitable places to run an oil company is that too many people find out and issues crop up. For Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI), the fast payback of its

Laredo Petroleum Howard County Well Performance And Cleanup

Laredo Petroleum Howard County Well Performance And Cleanup (Laredo Petroleum December 2022, Corporate Presentation)

Laredo Petroleum Cash Flow Progress Due To Acreage Acquired Recently

Laredo Petroleum Cash Flow Progress Due To Acreage Acquired Recently (Laredo Petroleum Third Quarter 2022, Conference Call Slides)

Laredo Petroleum Free Cash Flow Priorities And Debt Due Graph

Laredo Petroleum Free Cash Flow Priorities And Debt Due Graph (Laredo Petroleum December 2022, Corporate Presentation)

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