Special Reports

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Private Equity

The role of private equity in funding the oil and gas industry has significantly expanded in the past 30 years. More fund companies are interested in energy than ever before, and the size of their energy-focused funds is now in the multi-billion-dollar range. This special report from Oil and Gas Investor details how start-up E&P and midstream companies obtain private equity, what private-equity providers look for in an investment, recent trends, and more. More than a dozen private-equity providers are profiled, from the large generalist funds to boutique and niche entities. Here, you’ll learn their histories, strategies, recent investments and the way they view the oil and gas industry.

Here’s The Money: Capital Formation 2013

Oil and Gas Investor drills down into capital access trends, sources, and solutions for E&Ps in 2013. Included is our exclusive capital access directory, listing firms that can arrange capital for E&P companies, from start-up to large cap.

Business Aviation: Time Well Spent

For many executives, private aviation is a vital tool that helps move the right people to the right place at the right time—not only to more locations faster, but, to the next level of high-powered corporate results, from being industry players, to industry leaders. In this special supplement, we showcase some of the major providers of aviation services. Whether it is leasing, buying, fractional ownership or charter, the private aviation industry has many options available, and it offers the latest in safety and technology, all at the ready.

The State of Industry: New Opportunities for Growth

This report, the 11th Survey of Upstream U.S. Energy Companies, was commissioned by Grant Thornton, in partnership with Hart Energy. The survey was conducted from February through March 2013 with more than 200 responses from senior executives at independent oil and gas exploration and service companies. Issues explored by the survey were identified by Grant Thornton’s Energy practice and Hart Energy Institutional Research. Survey topics included price and employment forecasts, capital spending plans, regulatory and legislative developments, and new areas of opportunity. Respondents’ average total assets at the end of fiscal 2012 were $4.7 billion, and the average projected revenues for fiscal 2012 were $2.3 billion. Seventeen percent of the respondents were from public companies, 78 percent were from private companies and 5 percent were from master limited partnerships.

2013 Energy And The Community

A revolution in energy supply is sweeping across America. It’s exciting for U.S. consumers, and its changes are rippling far beyond our borders. Some now say that by 2020 the U.S. could be the No. 1 oil and gas producer in the world. This special report explains how U.S. companies discovered these new energy supplies, and what these supplies mean to the overall economy.

2012 Who’s Who in A&D

Who’s Who in E&P A&D is Hart Energy’s annual comprehensive list of E&P A&D professionals. It provides contact information for A&D professionals as well as quick background information on them, including where they office, where they focus regionally, if they are up for a golf game, and much, much more. An indispensable reference. Check out the online version at a-dcenter.com.

One On One

These days, investors find themselves pondering the macro picture. But in the end, to zero in on the individual company matters most. What does the balance sheet say? Is the company outspending cash flow? Is it growing production per share? Is it transitioning to drilling for liquids? Talking to CEOs about their ongoing strategy is very revealing, although it’s perhaps a less tangible way to get a bead on the way companies may perform. In this special report, we chat with 13 executives helming a wide range of E&P types to provide investors with that critical, unique view into the Corner Office.

Capital Formation 2012

Combine huge oil and gas resource potential, thousands of drilling locations just waiting for the drill bit, and more private-equity dollars than have ever been available before. Add in a conversation about producers being able to revive basically every play in the U.S., and maybe even export oil and gas. Here’s how leading investment banks, reserve-backed commercial lenders and private-equity firms are changing their business models to adapt to the new energy scene. This annual special supplement to Oil and Gas Investor details what the bankers are thinking, how E&Ps are using private equity, and new ways to fund development drilling.

Legends

One of the greatest privileges—and most fun—one can have is to meet and get to know the legendary executives of the oil and gas industry. Here are 48 of them, plus a bonus, George P. Mitchell, the “father” of the shale revolution now changing the industry so dramatically in North America. Get to know these legends, and learn from the wisdom they’ve accumulated over their extraordinary careers in the oil patch.

Royalties: A Valuable Investment Opportunity

Investors today have numerous choices when it comes to investing in oil and gas production or in the price of the commodities themselves. They can buy equities, mutual funds, energy-oriented exchange traded funds (ETFs), master limited partnerships (MLPs) and public debt instruments. But, do not overlook oil and gas royalties. As an investment choice, royalties have always made good sense as part of portfolio diversification. Today, they seem to make more sense than ever before.This special report explains how U.S. companies discovered these new energy supplies, and what these supplies mean to the overall economy.

2010 Capital Formations

Capital is back, but from the Fed on down, it's more expensive and more selective. Will it be easier to access equity or debt? Capital spending is heading back up, so where will the capital come from? Hear from capital providers and users of capital as the landscape constantly changes in this 40-page Oil and Gas Investor special report published in June 2010.

Midstream Business Report

The Midstream Business Report was distributed to Marcellus Midstream Conference and Exhibition attendees and to a sample of PipeLine and Gas Technology and Oil and Gas Investor subscribers. The contents include articles, maps and tables about the entire midstream industry across the U.S.

Argentina: Securing the Future

Once the pioneer of South American hydrocarbon development, Argentina is suffering from a decade-long malaise. But with its significant exploration potential, a healthy mix of small independents, juniors and majors, and an experienced service sector, the country might yet reclaim energy self-sufficiency.

2009 Winter NAPE® Special Edition

The Winter NAPE® Special Edition was distributed during the 2009 Winter NAPE conference. This short report highlights the hot topics for the event from some of Hart Energy's top editors.

2009 Summer NAPE® Special Edition

The Summer NAPE® Special Edition was distributed during the 2009 Summer NAPE conference. This short report highlights the hot topics for the event from some of Hart Energy's top editors.

Who's Who in E&P A&D

Oil and Gas Investor's highly anticipated Who's Who in E&P A&D 2009 annual directory showcases E&P company executives active in asset and corporate reserves purchasing. Who's Who 2009 provides detailed listings by E&P company and individual including photos and full contact information to quickly look up go-to A&D decision-makers and companies. Also included in this powerful directory is a listing of A&D advisory firms

2009 Capital Formation

Capital is back, but from the Fed on down, it's more expensive and more selective. Will it be easier to access equity or debt? Capital spending is heading back up, so where will the capital come from? Hear from capital providers and users of capital as the landscape constantly changes in this Oil and Gas Investor special report.

Brazil Part 2: The Story Continues

A continuation of our special report on Brazil in 2008, this report takes a further look at Brazil and it's E&P and service trends as well as neighboring Colombia.

Peru: Latin America's Energy Frontier

More than a decade of continuous economic growth, political stability, and a transparent regulatory framework has transformed Peru into a favorite South American destination for oil and gas investors.

An Investor's Guide To Unconventional Gas

Investing in unconventional gas may be foreign territory for many investors. Our investment guide will shed some light on the unconventional gas scene for the upcoming 2009 with commentary from industry leaders.

Nigeria: Africa's Energy Giant

There is huge opportunity for both Nigeria and its operators as its energy sector undergoes a slow, but steady, transformation. This report reviews some of the difficulties and solutions E&P within this budding region.

2009 International Pavilion

The International Pavilion, or IP for short, is an AAPG subsidiary that focuses on bringing together countries with oil and gas resources with the oil and gas companies looking to explore and produce them. This regional report looks at E&P on a country-by-country basis.

Brazil, A Titan In The Wings

Massive discoveries off Brazil’s coast herald a bonanza for Brazil’s oil and gas sector, but huge efforts will be required to equip the industry to exploit them. Services are stretched, skills and equipment are lacking, and Petrobras has yet to loosen its grip. This report looks at the sector as it attempts to upscale and ramp up to the challenge.

Who's Who in A&D E&P

Oil and Gas Investor's highly anticipated Who's Who in E&P A&D 2008 annual directory showcases E&P company executives active in asset and corporate reserves purchasing. Who's Who 2008 provides detailed listings by E&P company and individual including photos and full contact information to quickly look up go-to A&D decision-makers and companies. Also included in this powerful directory is a listing of A&D advisory firms

Exploration & Production Primer

The hunt for oil and natural gas uses tried-and-true principles of petroleum accumulation combined with the latest state-of-the-art tools.

Opportunities in Coalbed Methane

Coalbed-methane gas production is taking a bigger share of the North American energy supply mix at a time when conventional gas supplies are harder to find, more expensive to drill, and quicker to decline. Aggressive drilling, research into new technologies and federal tax incentives have made CBM plays increasingly viable from an economic and technical standpoint.

Opportunities in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Buysiders have taken notice of price-appreciaition potential in oil and gas exploration amd production stocks. here's why.

Deepwater Investment

Through 2000, up to 9 billion barrels of new reserves were discovered in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Much more is on the way.

E&P Investment Opportunities

We have a message for the skeptics and the cautious: the scales have tipped in favor of the exploration and production stocks. Many analysts now believe the upside potential of the E&Ps far outweighs any remaining downside. Some go so far as to predict that the E&Ps will outperform the broader market during the next 12 to 18 months. We strongly believe astute investors should begin to build their positions in these companies now, anticipating a robust 2003.

Smarter Wells, Greater Rewards

Intelligent wells aren't routine yet, but industry acceptance is growing at a rapid pace.

Capital Provider Profiles

With recent energy stock valuations not much to write home about, and interest rates hovering near record lows, raising capital in the public equity markets has been largely abandoned this year by producers and service providers. Instead, these companies are focusing on debt financing-both public and private-and private equity transactions.

The Economics of Outsourcing

Managers find that outsourcing helps them better manage fluctuating personnel needs, and brings them expertise in areas not core to finding oil and gas or producing it.

A Unique Partnership in the Uinta Basin

A small E&P company and a service giant join forces to achieve efficiency and economy.