TheStreet.com  Sep 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwestern Energy are lower by 1.49% to $15.18 in early afternoon trading on Monday, as weak economic data out of China raises concerns regarding the global over supply of oil. Crude oil (WTI) is lower by...
TheStreet.com  Sep 10  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwestern Energy are higher by 1.35% to $15.14 in mid-day trading on Thursday, as some stocks within the energy sector get a jolt from the rally in oil prices. The price of the commodity is trading in the...
Forbes  Sep 8  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Energy companies are underperforming other sectors, higher by 1.5%. Within that group, Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) are two large...
Benzinga  Sep 8  Comment 
Year-to-date, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) has declined 44 percent. Credit Suisse's Edward Westlake upgraded Southwestern Energy to Neutral from Underperform in a new research note. The firm said that Southwestern Energy's...
TheStreet.com  Aug 31  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Southwestern Energy  stock closed Monday's trading session up by 1.5% to $16.24 with rallying oil prices. Crude oil (WTI) is jumping 7.14% to $48.45 per barrel and Brent crude is increasing 6.45% to $53.28 per barrel,...
TheStreet.com  Aug 27  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Southwestern Energy  with a "market perform" rating on Thursday morning. Southwestern Energy is a natural gas and oil exploration, development and production company. Shares of...
TheStreet.com  Aug 11  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwestern Energy are down by 1.70% to $17.95 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, as some energy and related stocks tumble along with the price of oil. Crude oil (WTI) is down by 3.98% to $43.17 per...
TheStreet.com  Aug 10  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Southwest Energy are higher by 6.51% to $18 in mid-day trading on Monday afternoon, as some stocks within the oil sector rise along with the price of the commodity. Oil prices are on the rise due to a rally...
Motley Fool  Aug 8  Comment 
Earnings miss? Check. Analyst downgrade? Check. Weak commodity prices? Check. In other words, Southwestern Energy Company didn’t have a prayer in July.
Forbes  Jul 28  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 3.5%. Within that group, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) are two large...


Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company focused on exploring and producing natural gas in the southwestern region of the United States.[1] It generates revenue through Midstream services that market its own produced gas and gathers fees associated with the transportation of natural gas to market. [1]

Company Overview

Southwestern Energy Company is an integrated energy company located in Houston, Texas and it has natural gas and crude oil exploration and production sites in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. [1] Southwestern Energy Production Company and SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, conduct most of SWN's exploration and production activities. [1] Conventional drilling occurs in the Arkansas part of the Arkoma Basin, and development drilling and exploration occurs in the Oklahoma part of the Akroma Basin. [2]

Business and Financial Metrics[3]

In 2009, SWN incurred a net loss of $35.8 million on revenues of $2.15 billion. This represents a turnaround from 2008, when the copany earned $568.5 million on $2.31 billion in revenues.

Business Segments[3]

Southwestern Energy Company was broken up into three segments: Exploration and Production, Midstream, and Distribution. [1]

Exploration and Production (74.2% of total revenue): Its exploration and production segment includes SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Production Company, or SEPCO, and DeSoto Drilling Company, which are all wholly owned subsidiaries of southwestern Energy Company. [4] All drilling is done in the United States, with drilling being done in the Arkoma Basin, East Texas, the Permian Basin and the onshore Gulf Coast.[4]

Midstream Services (74.7% of total revenue): The Midstream services segment creates revenue by natural gas transportation fees and by marketing its own gas production and occasionally some third party gas natural gas as well.[4] DeSoto Gathering company, a subsidiary of Southwestern Energy Company, engages in gas gathering activities dealing mainly with the Fayetteville Shale play.[4] Southwestern Energy Services Company(SES), Southwestern Energy Company's gas marketing subsidiary, captures downstream opportunities that come up due to marketing and transportation activity.[4].

Trends & Forces

Governmental Regulations Could Lead to Higher Costs of Operation

Since Southwestern Energy Company needs to drill underground for gas, it must abide by the Government's regulations.[5] It costs Southwestern Energy Company to comply with the regulations, and if the regulations change, the costs of abiding by them increase. [5] Also, since Southwestern Energy Company is the owner and operator of natural gas and oil properties, and an owner of gas gathering and transmission systems, they have to follow several federal, state, and local regulations relating to the discharge of materials and protection of the environment. [5] Such regulations could make Southwestern Energy Company liable for the cost of pollution clean-up, and could even result in cessation of operation in polluted areas, which could lead to increased costs of operation. [5] The government also has abandonment regulations, which Southwestern Energy Company could incur in the future. [5]


The natural gas and oil market is very competitive, and there is plenty of competition for reserve acquisitions, exploration leases, licenses, concessions, marketing agreements, equipment and labor. SWN's competitors include:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Southwestern Energy Company "about SWN"
  2. Yahoo! Finance
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWN 2009 10-K pg. 42  
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 2007 10K Item 1 page 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 2007 10k item1A page 27

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