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How can I invest in oil and natural gas?

There are many ways to invest in oil and gas including buying stock directly in an oil and gas company, oil and gas mutual funds, commodity trading, and investing directly with independent oil and gas companies like Reef Oil and Gas.

What is Reef's expertise in the industry?

Reef Oil and Gas Companies was formed in 1987 and has more than 25 years experience in the industry. Reef has a team of Geologists, Geophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers and Landmen, most of which are highly-trained industry veterans with more than 30 years average experience. Reef currently owns an interest in more than 3,000 wells across the U.S.

Does Reef use the latest drilling technology?

Yes. Reef Oil and Gas partners with major operators to utilize the latest in drilling technology to reduce dry hole risks and increase the likelihood of drilling productive wells. Many of Reef’s wells today utilize horizontal drilling technology and are currently being drilled with 12-38 fracture stages. Hydraulic fracturing uses a liquid mix of water and sand and is injected into the rock at a high pressure, creating fractures in the rock that allow the oil and natural gas to flow freely to the surface. According to the EIA, U.S. oil production is expected to increase 20% because of multi-stage fracturing technology.

Oil and gas facts next prev

  • The average U.S. citizen uses about 2 barrels of oil every month.

    American Petroleum Institute, www.api.org

  • The USGS assessment found that the Bakken Formation has an estimated mean oil resource of 3.65 BBO and the Three Forks Formation has an estimated mean resource of 3.73 BBO, for a total of 7.38 BBO.

    USGS, www.usgs.gov

  • As economies and populations grow, and as living standards improve for billions of people, the need for energy will continue to rise. Even with significant efficiency gains, global energy demand is projected to rise by about 35 percent from 2010 to 2040.

    ExxonMobil, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com

  • America produces 5.4 million barrels of crude oil per day, 164 million barrels, per month, and almost 2 billion barrels per year.

    American Petroleum Institute, www.api.org

  • The United States produces 72 billion cubic feet (bcf) of
    natural gas a day, 2,200bcf per month and 26,000bcf
    per year.

    American Petroleum Institute, www.api.org

  • The use of horizontal and directional drilling makes it possible for a single well to produce oil from a much bigger area. Today's production footprints are also smaller those 30 years ago because of the development of movable drilling rigs and smaller "slimhole" drilling rigs.

    Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov

  • The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.

    CNN Money, www.money.cnn.com

  • Water and sand make up 98 to 99.5 percent of the fluid used in hydraulic fracturing. In addition,
    chemical additives are used. The exact formulation varies depending on the well.

    City of Fort Worth, www.fortworthtexas.gov

  • The United States is estimated to have enough natural
    gas to meet 100 percent of current domestic demand
    for at least 90 years.

    American Petroleum Institute, www.api.org

  • Experts predict that China's economy will grow by more than five percent annually over the next three decades, outpacing the United States, as rising living standards across a large population power further economic activity. China alone will account for more than 20 percent of the world's total economic growth. The United States will remain the world's largest economy as it continues to account for more than 20 percent of the world's economic output.

    Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov

  • The United States, which currently imports around 20% of its total energy needs, becomes all but self sufficient in net terms -- a dramatic reversal of the trend seen in most other energy importing countries.

    International Energy Agency, www.iea.org

  • As with any industry, the Government monitors how oil is produced, refined, stored, and sent to market to reduce the impact on the environment.

    Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov