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    Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    06/01/2014
    Volume 11, Issue 6
    • On the Cover

      • Shareholder Activism

        For many oil and gas companies, 2013 was the Year of The Activist. The petroleum industry, especially the upstream segment, has provided fertile ground for activist investors for decades.

    • Features

      • US Oil & Gas M&A activity reaches highest 1Q volume in over a decade

        Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas industry reached the highest first quarter level of deal volume in more than a decade due to increased activity in the upstream sector and interest in oil and gas assets by foreign players, according to PwC US.

      • EnCana pays $3.1B to enter Eagle Ford

        Encana, Canada's largest natural gas producer, has entered a deal with Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas to purchase Eagle Ford shale assets for $3.1 billion.

      • Capital One energy survey

        Fifty-six percent of energy professionals surveyed by Capital One identified US energy independence as the industry trend likely to gain the most momentum this year.

      • US shale boom benefits Asian buyers

        Using the US natural gas production boom to promote the idea of a sustainable "global gas glut," Asian importers have successfully managed to chip away at the longstanding oil-indexed pricing mechanism for liquefied natural gas over the past two years.

      • Organizing for success

        Nowhere has the impact of US onshore resource play development been felt more strongly than among land organizations.

      • What investors should know about restrictive covenants

        To protect against today's key employees becoming tomorrow's competitors, oil and gas investors need to consider a patchwork of state laws that dictate what forms of restrictive covenants, or non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, are enforceable within a particular state.

      • Managing reserves and resources

        Efficiently overseeing a company's petroleum reserves and assets requires technical as well and economic and financial expertise

      • Cost-effective completions

        In early 2006, the oil and gas industry soared to never-explored heights and profitability.

      • SEC looks at E&P compliance with amended disclosure rules

        This is the latest in a series of articles that address publicly-held exploration and production (E&P) companies' compliance with the amended oil and natural gas disclosure rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in late 2008.

      • Product/Book Review

        • Limited edition Henry rifle targets oil industry

          It isn't often that we at the Oil & Gas Financial Journal have the opportunity to provide you, our readers, with product reviews.

        • A review of Thomas Petrie's Following Oil

          Thomas Petrie's new book, Following Oil, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, offers substantive insight into the petroleum industry based on the author's more than four decades of experience as a banking executive, oil and gas analyst, and industry advisor.

      • Focus Report: Brazil Pt 2

        • Advancing Evolution

          Scientists exploring the New Hebrides trench in the Pacific Ocean recently gained further understanding of the inhabitants of the deepwater environment by sending an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) the 7,000m distance to the sea floor.

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