Exploration and production (E&P) companies, what we usually call drillers here on MDN, need capital (money), like any other big company. Cash is the oil in the engine that keeps any company operating (pun intended). E&Ps get money to keep operating from various sources, including banks and investment firms. According to an article appearing in Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor magazine, E&Ps are currently “the most hated sector on Wall Street.” Ouch. The money has dried up. What will E&Ps do?