E2B: Energy to Business

Exploring The ‘S’ In ESG & What To Expect In 2023

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KEY POINTS: The Covid pandemic has forced energy companies to create more flexible work environments to appeal to a younger workforce and to stay competitive. The energy industry is making progress with diversifying its ranks of leadership and boards. The social aspect of ESG is expected to make a significant impact in 2023, especially on…

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Oil & Gas M&A Deal Activity & Outlook—Part 2

In the final installment of a two-part conversation about Oil & Gas M&A Deal Activity & Outlook on E2B, Steve Hendrickson, President of Ralph E. Davis Associates, an Opportune company, sits down with Dan Kohl and Daniel Rojo, Co-Heads & Managing Directors of Opportune Partners LLC, an independent investment banking and financial advisory affiliate of…

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E2B: Energy to Business
Synergistic Solutions: Leveraging Expertise In The DFW Market

As a Houston-based company, Opportune LLP’s headquarters resides in one of the nation’s most important energy hubs. However, Opportune has expanded its presence in Texas to serve its clients beyond the “Energy Capital of the World”. One of these locations includes the booming Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, a location rich with opportunity. So, how…

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Oil & Gas M&A Deal Activity & Outlook—Part 1

In the first episode of a two-part conversation on E2B, Steve Hendrickson, President of Ralph E. Davis Associates, an Opportune company, Dan Kohl, and Daniel Rojo, Co-Heads and Managing Directors of Opportune Partners LLC, an independent investment banking and financial advisory affiliate of Opportune, discuss how macroeconomic factors are impacting oil and gas M&A…

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The Consequences Of Rising Inflation & Crude Oil Prices

How have rising inflation and interest rates impacted the WTI crude oil market? Opportune’s Commodity Risk Advisory Director, Ryan Dusek sits down with E2Bs Daniel J. Litwin to cover the situation and discuss his recent article, The Feds Fight Against Inflation: Is WTI Crude Oil Recession Proof?

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E2B: Energy to Business
E2B: Energy to Business: Why Threat of Rail Strike Heightened Supply Chain Issues

Freight rail is a critical mode of logistics and transportation for moving products throughout the supply chain. So, when the recent threat of a rail strike nearly derailed the supply chain and cost the U.S. economy upwards of $2 billion per day, national media attention rose sharply—and for good reason. To understand this unique…

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Reserve Engineering in the Era of Data Analytics

In the oil and gas industry, reserve engineering has emerged as a critical tool. Using data analysis and advanced models, it empowers companies to manage oil wells more effectively. This industry, steeped in time-honored traditions, is witnessing significant transformations driven by technology and evolving investment strategies. These radical shifts are causing the industry’s landscape…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Donald Barnhart on the Future of Organizational Change Management
September 6, 2022

Organizational change management is crucial in the fast-paced, evolving business environment of today. As technological disruptions surge ahead, it’s essential not to overlook the human component of change. Change management isn’t a solo endeavor, but a collective responsibility that becomes fundamental for organizations in these turbulent times. A holistic strategy is imperative for this journey….

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The Future of Fossil Fuels with Best-Selling Author Alex Epstein
August 22, 2022

In this episode of E2B: Energy to Business, host Daniel Litwin speaks with Alex Epstein, New York Times best-selling author of “The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels” (2014) and “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less” (2022), and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, about the past,…

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How Bitcoin Is Reshaping Texas’ Renewable Energy Landscape
August 4, 2022

Despite a recent cryptocurrency crash, the dedicated base of people who are proponents of Bitcoin and its future are rallying around the asset. In the latest episode of E2B: Energy to Business, host Daniel J. Litwin caught up with Ryan Dusek, Director in Opportune LLP’s Commodity Risk Advisory Group, and Cooper Ligon, Consultant in the…

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Petroleum Engineering: A World of Opportunity
July 26, 2022

A recent survey out of Texas Tech University found the number of new petroleum engineering graduates in the U.S. is expected to decline substantially from the previous five years, despite robust growth and career opportunities within the oil and gas industry. Why the disconnect? E2B: Energy to Business host Daniel J. Litwin tapped two industry…

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Causes & Consequences Of High Diesel Prices
July 6, 2022

Key Insights: The rising cost of diesel is driving record-high inflation. Diesel plays a critical role in the global economy because it powers so many industries. With the current high diesel prices, trucking and distribution industries will likely begin shifting expenses over to consumers. Although the question on many consumers’ minds is: when will gas…

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The Anatomy Of M&A: Why Effective Asset Integrations Bring Deals To Life
June 22, 2022

The momentum of total oil and gas M&A deals from the latter part of 2021 didn’t carry into 2022 as deal activity tapered off in Q1 2022, according to GlobalData statistics. In Q1 2022, the oil and gas industry saw $59 billion worth of deal volume, down by about 41% from Q4 2021. The upstream…

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Survey Says! Banks Could Give E&Ps New Lease On Life
June 7, 2022

How are energy prices impacting the banking and capital ecosystem in the oil and gas industry? With so much volatility and uncertainty in today’s market, oil and gas producers need information they can trust, which is where Haynes and Boone LLP, an international law firm that provides services for more than 40 significant legal…

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Regenerative Agriculture: A Sustainable ESG Strategy
May 18, 2022

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) business practices once gave businesses a competitive edge with consumers, clients, investors, and stakeholders. However, the tide has turned. Companies no longer have the luxury of designing and implementing ESG strategies when it’s convenient. In today’s world, businesses are expected to do more to protect the environment and support evolving…

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Why We Need To Look At The Supply Chain Differently
May 3, 2022

Seen in homes, grocery stores, and across the globe, the past years of pandemic and extreme-weather related events wreaked havoc on a weakened supply chain, effecting industries around the world. Permanent changes and shifting markets caused by this economic disruption are both difficult to predict and difficult to manage. However, while these events exposed…

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