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    Cimarex to join S&P 500

    Jun 13, 2014

    Among the changes that the S&P Dow Jones Indices will make after the close of trading on June 20 includes S&P MidCap 400 constituent Cimarex Energy Co. replacing International Game Technology in the S&P 500, and International Game Technology replacing Cimarex Energy in the S&P MidCap 400.

    The 2014 Brent/WTI crude relationship

    Jun 11, 2014

    After tracking within $1/bbl or so of each other for years, international benchmark Brent crude suddenly began to trade at a higher premium to US benchmark WTI in 2010. The Brent premium widened out as far as $28/bbl in November 2011 and averaged $18/bbl in 2012. But during 2013 the relationship calmed down some to average $11/bbl and in 2014 so far has averaged $8.11/Bbl – closing lower at $5.17/bbl yesterday (June 10, 2014). Today we provide an update on the Brent/WTI crude price relationship.

    Chesapeake’s board approves spin-off of oilfield services business

    Jun 10, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s spin-off of Chesapeake’s oilfield services business into a stand-alone, publicly traded company called Seventy Seven Energy Inc. (SSE) has been approved by the Chesapeake board of directors.

    US shale boom benefits Asian buyers

    Jun 9, 2014

    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.

    NOV completes spinoff of NOW; executive changes announced

    Jun 2, 2014

    National Oilwell Varco Inc. has completed the spinoff to its stockholders of its distribution business as an independent public company, NOW Inc.  

    Oil States International completes Civeo spin-off

    Jun 2, 2014

    Oil States International Inc. has completed the spin-off of its accommodations business, Civeo Corp., through the distribution of all the shares of Civeo common stock to the holders of Oil States common stock.

    Taipan Resources begins trading on OTCQX

    May 27, 2014

    OTC Markets Group Inc. has announced that Taipan Resources Inc., an independent Africa-focused oil exploration company, has been approved to trade on OTCQX. On May 23, Taipan began trading on OTCQX under the symbol "TAIPF." 

    Energy Trading & Marketing

    Opportune has client-centric focus

    Dec 12, 2013

    Rapidly-growing Firm Concentrates on Consulting, Tax, and Outsourcing

    Move quickly on LNG exports

    Nov 12, 2013

    DOE's Cove Point decision should govern all LNG export requests.

    Will emissions costs choke petchem expansions?

    Jun 20, 2013 Emission regulations require that companies planning new olefin crackers in EPA designated nonattainment areas like Houston must buy emission credi...

    Little named president of EQECAT

    Mar 21, 2013 ABS Group has appointed Paul Little as president of EQECAT, its catastrophe modeling company. Little replaces Bill Keogh who has resigned from the ...

    Crazy little crude called Brent -- links to ICE Futures

    Mar 12, 2013 Brent physical traders are members of an exclusive club that transacts roughly fifty 600 MBbl cargoes of crude a month representing about 1 MMb/d o...

    Regulatory Monitor

    EnLink Midstream appoints Brooks to SVP, general counsel

    Sep 12, 2014 EnLink Midstream LLC and EnLink Midstream Partners LP have selected Alai...

    Alon USA receives approval for Bakersfield rail and refinery project

    Sep 11, 2014 Alon USA Energy Inc. has received the necessary approval from the Kern C...

    Gulf South holds open season for natural gas transportation project

    Sep 11, 2014 Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners ...

    Mexico: At the Sharp End of the North American Energy Revolution

    Sep 11, 2014 Once again, the Peña Nieto administration has exceeded all expectations ...

    McMahon joins energy practice of BakerHostetler

    Sep 11, 2014 BakerHostetler has expanded its business and energy practices with the a...

    Risk Management

    Sterling Global Operations names director to work with oil and natural gas companies

    Sep 15, 2014 Sterling Global Operations has named Ian Pilcher as director of commerci...

    Petrotechnics expands sales and marketing team in North America

    Sep 10, 2014 Petrotechnics, a provider of operational performance and predictive risk...

    Wild Well expands presence in Asia Pacific

    Aug 20, 2014 Wild Well Control Inc. has hired Wayne Stennes and Christian Haustead to...

    WPX Energy names Vann as CFO

    Aug 1, 2014 WPX Energy has appointed J. Kevin Vann as senior vice president and CFO....

    Silver Lake acquires Quorum Business Solutions

    Jul 14, 2014 Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Kraftwerk have agreed to acquire Qu...

    Software Technology

    Digital H2O launches oilfield water management platform

    Sep 16, 2014 Digital H2O reports the beta release of Water Asset Intelligence, an oil...

    Enlink Midstream selects FLOWCAL Enterprise

    Sep 12, 2014 Working with Flow-Cal Inc., a provider of measurement data management fo...

    Navigating the new realities

    Sep 10, 2014 Impact of complex drilling on business systems and processes in upstream...

    Petrotechnics expands sales and marketing team in North America

    Sep 10, 2014 Petrotechnics, a provider of operational performance and predictive risk...

    How to integrate e-discovery into business processes in five steps

    Sep 8, 2014 With little notice, compliance officers, in-house counsel, and other leg...

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