Drillinginfo acquires Ponderosa Energy's product lines, services


AUSTIN -- Drillinginfo has acquired the assets, product lines and related services associated with Ponderosa Energy, a division of Ponderosa Advisors LLC. Ponderosa Energy leverages state-of-the-art, proprietary databases and analytical tools to provide customers with detailed market intelligence for investment in crude oil, natural gas and NGL markets.

The acquisition includes Ponderosa Energy’s production forecast tools such as The Fundamental Edge, a subscription-based market outlook service, and PRODcast, an online tool that allows users to run forecast scenarios specific to their needs in real time. The one-of-a-kind production forecast model allows users to better understand 500-plus break evens across the U.S. and assess relative economic advantages of specific producers based upon acreage, productivity and cost.

“As Drillinginfo and Ponderosa technologies are integrated, industry analysts and market traders alike will gain a unique competitive edge with significantly enhanced access to the industry’s most complete oil and gas intelligence, including many datasets available from no other provider,” said Allen Gilmer, CEO of Drillinginfo.

“Whether you are investing in exploration, producing, buying, selling or trading energy assets, you can now rely on a single partner for real-time, actionable intelligence and analytics and predictive support for investments in the industry,” Gilmer continued.

“Because our proprietary models and applications are built from Drillinginfo’s extensive data, teaming up simply made a lot of sense,” said Porter Bennett, president and CEO of Ponderosa Advisors. “The customers who use this kind of data are going to be the real winners here. Armed with our combined datasets and analytic tools, customers from across a range of industry segments—E&P and midstream companies, refiners, utilities, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks, traders, think tanks and government agencies—are going to be better equipped to formulate asset allocation strategies and make informed, strategic investment decisions.”

Ponderosa Advisors President and CEO, Porter Bennett, will also join Drillinginfo’s board of directors.

The addition of Ponderosa’s products and services follows closely behind Drillinginfo’s recent acquisition of GlobalView and its flagship product, MarketView, which allows companies across the energy supply chain, risk marketers, and other commodities investors to monitor price movements to better manage and assess risk through their trading operations. Combining these businesses is a strategic move which will give all Drillinginfo customers the best tools to compete in this lower-for-longer commodity price environment.

“The acquisition of Ponderosa Energy Assets exemplifies Drillinginfo’s commitment to bringing our customers not only deep industry intelligence, but also a broad financial market analysis to allow for more precise investment decisions, analyst predictions and forecasting models,” said Gilmer. “Ponderosa Energy bridges Drillinginfo and MarketView to deliver value that is unmatched in the oil and gas industry.”

Ponderosa Energy employees will join the Drillinginfo office in Littleton, Colo.

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