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How to Make Money in the Chaos of Oil and Gas: Interview with Stephane Foucaud

March 20, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Stephane Foucaud is managing director, institutional research, of FirstEnergy Capital LLP. Before joining FirstEnergy, he was head of oil and gas research at Fox Davies Capital and senior oil and gas analyst at Société Générale in London, covering Royal Dutch Shell, BP, BG Group, Statoil and Cairn Energy.[read more]

Contrarian Steve Palmer's Balancing Act Stretches from Western Canada to the East China Sea

March 12, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Steve Palmer is a founding partner, president and chief investment officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management and currently manages the award winning AlphaNorth Partners Fund. Prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Palmer was employed as vice president at one of the world's largest financial institutions.[read more]

New Drilling Raises New Questions About Air Quality In Wyoming

January 26, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Wyoming Drilling and Air Quality

Wyoming has a long history of living with the oil and gas industry, and an approach to air quality regulations that includes different requirements for different parts of the state can lead local residents to ask what new oil and gas development will mean for their neighborhoods, air, and quality of life.[read more]

Jason Wangler Throws a Lifeline to Oil and Gas Investors

January 17, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Jason Wangler has over five years of equity research experience in the E&P and oilfield services sectors. Wangler also worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Dahlman Rose & Co. before moving to Wunderlich Securities. He previously worked at Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc. as a petroleum analyst.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Oil and Gas Industry is Terrible at Predicting Anything'

October 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil and Gas and the Future

It’s been said that one certainty regarding oil price forecasts is they will always be wrong. While there are certainly exceptions, the oil and gas industry’s history is littered with business cycle shifts that caught even the most seasoned analysts and executives flatfooted.[read more]

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Making the Boom Bigger: Opportunities Abound for the Oil & Gas Industry to Address Environmental Challenges with Practical Innovation

October 1, 2014 by Alexander Goodman

Environmental Risk Management

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the United States has created an extraordinary economic opportunity in the nation’s energy sector while it has at the same time has posed a nearly unprecedented amount of environmental concern.[read more]

Data Avalanche and the 'Great Crew Change' in the Oil and Gas Industry

September 11, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Data Avalanche

The rapid progress of technology such as big data and analytics, sensors, and control systems offers oil and gas companies the chance to automate high-cost, dangerous, or error-prone tasks, thereby allowing them to position themselves to significantly improve their bottom lines.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Not Everyone is Going to Survive'

May 31, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Unconventional Energy Companies

 

Bloomberg research indicates numerous companies operating in various US shale plays are severely overleveraged, with interest expenses making up significant double-digit percentages of revenue in many cases. The problem is comparatively expensive shale wells.[read more]

Surfing the Volatility Curve: Interview with Jason Wangler

May 27, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Jason Wangler has over five years of equity research experience focused on the exploration and production and oilfield services sectors of the energy space. Jason previously worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Dahlman Rose & Company before moving to Wunderlich Securities.[read more]

Oil and Gas: A Flawed Prediction?

February 10, 2014 by David Hone
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Flawed Prediction

One of the comments I quite often get at external events is that “The oil and gas industry has only got 20 years”. This doesn’t just come from enthusiastic climate campaigners, but from thoughtful, very well educated people in a number of disciplines related to the climate issue.[read more]

Positive 2014 Outlook for Oil and Gas: Interview with James C. West

October 26, 2013 by Jim Patrick

James C. West is Barclays' lead oil services and drilling analyst. James joined Barclays in September 2008. Prior to that, he was at Lehman Brothers beginning in October 2000. His broad coverage universe includes large-cap, diversified oil services companies, and energy capital equipment companies.[read more]

For Oil and Gas Producers, It's All About Assets: Interview with Joel Musante

September 28, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Joel Musante is a Senior Research Analyst covering the oil and gas exploration and production sector with Euro Pacific Capital. Musante has nearly 15 years of research experience. Musante holds degrees in business, and geology and geophysics.[read more]

Global Corruption in Natural Resource Industry [VIDEO]

July 15, 2013 by Rod Adams

Though there are many admirable people working in the oil and gas industry, the enterprise of extracting hydrocarbons has a history in which incredible sums of money are concentrated into the hands of unsavory people.[read more]

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Busting Big Oil Myths on the RFS and Ethanol, Part II: Food Prices

May 30, 2013 by Geoff Cooper
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ethanol production vs. food prices

Part II in a series of Big Oil myth-busters on the RFS and ethanol, this post takes aim at another oft-repeated fable: the old “food versus fuel” canard. The facts demonstrate the absurdity of these claims.[read more]

New Draft Fracking Rules Give Industry a Free Pass

May 20, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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natural gas well entrance

Just released federal government draft rules for fracking fail to protect people from harm. Instead the rules protect the oil and gas industry from having to follow strong public health and environmental standards.[read more]