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    Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    02/17/2012
    Volume 9, Issue 2
    1202-OGFJ-Cover2
    • On the Cover

    • Features

      • Bargaining with oil giants

        Mid-market companies should know that 2012 is shaping up to be a solid year for M&A activity

      • Indigenization and the FCPA

        Multi-national corporations have long operated in foreign markets where a local partner or agent is required to lawfully conduct business.

      • Part 1: Oil and gas company valuation, reserves, and production

        The primary determinants of the value of an oil and gas company are its reserves, level of production, and commodity price at the time of assessment.

      • Niobrara's true potential will take time to evaluate

        The Niobrara formation, sometimes called the Niobrara Chalk, has emerged as the second-hottest liquids-rich play in the Rockies after the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, Montana, and parts of several Canadian provinces.

      • 2012: Top US-based Oilfield Service & Supply Companies

        Ranked by total gross revenue. Drilling contractors ranked separately.

      • Special Report

        • Mexico: Time for action!

          It is home to the world's second largest non-public company by market value, with assets totaling U$ 417.75 billion; it has been the US' second or third biggest oil provider in the last three years with imports of more than 1 million bbl/d; as of 2010, it ranked seventh among world oil producers, ahead of Norway, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Iraq, and Brazil; it is a stable and plural democracy with free trade agreements with all major economies; its oil and gas sector contributes to more than a third of the national government budget and 15% of its exports; and violence is actually lower than in its other three major Latin American oil and gas counterparts Colombia, Venezuela or Brazil. It's Mexico.

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