Special Reports

Why would a young person want to go into the oil and gas industry today? Between Macondo and Keystone XL, the industry does not have a favorable public image. So why would Millennials, noted for their environmentally conscious mindsets and purpose-driven career strategies, want to work in an industry that, in the public view, stands for neither of those things?

As one looks out to the balance of 2014, rarely has it been harder to keep up with the pace of events unfolding throughout the industry. Company strategies are being formulated and tested, and results are drawing scrutiny from the sometimes short-term judgments of the marketplace as well as the more measured views of long-term investors.

If the No. 1 prize for oil and gas finders is hydrocarbons, the second is money. Money makes the oil and gas world go ‘round. In our June issue, Oil and Gas Investor introduced readers to our first annual list of 20 Under 40 in E&P—a sampling of some of the most exciting younger professionals at work in oil and gas exploration and production today.

While rich in natural resources, Canadian energy providers nonetheless face a headwind of challenges from market access, to infrastructure, politics, environment and capital constraints. But even in today’s bearish market, Canadian companies are adapting—even thriving—through a combination of astute portfolio management, shrewd divestments and timely acquisitions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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