E2B: Energy to Business

Episodes

Bringing Clarity To SMOG Reporting

  Dave Loucks, Principal with Opportune LLP’s Complex Financial Reporting practice based in Denver, joined E2B host Daniel Litwin to discuss what the Standardized Measure of Oil and Gas (SMOG) is and why its reports and calculations are essential to the oil and gas industry. SMOG reporting provides a comparable measure of the value of […]

Changing Hands: Keys to Downstream M&A IT Integration

E2B: Energy to Business: Changing Hands: Keys to Downstream M&A IT Integration

  The trend of downstream mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a tumultuous one as assets, especially crude oil refineries, trade hands so often. The impetus behind downstream M&A can be attributed to embracing new workflows to make processes more efficient or upgrades or add-ons to software systems and applications for operations to produce renewable fuels […]

Early-Stage PE Investments

Assessing the Value of Early-Stage PE Investments

  Valuing venture or early-stage private equity investments can be tricky since they don’t typically have revenues or cash flow yet. As such, applying traditional valuation methodologies like considering discounted cash flow (DCF) may not be appropriate for new technologies and early-stage investments. On this episode of E2B: Energy to Business, an Opportune podcast, Voice […]

E2B: Energy to Business: Moving Energy Forward: Putting Learning to Work

On this episode of E2B Energy to Business, an Opportune Podcast, three of Opportune’s recent new hires from our corporate finance division share their insights on seeking a career in the energy industry. The finance team focuses on helping corporations deal with funding sources, capital structuring, and investment decisions. The goal of today’s conversation is […]

E2B: Energy to Business: 2021 NAPE Summit: Energy Takes Center Stage

  After a year of getting used to a “new normal” with virtual meetings, virtual conferences and, well, everything virtual, due to social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery of the event ecosystem is reaching a fever pitch as people begin to come out of its grip and focus on post-pandemic life. […]

2021 NAPE Summit: Energy Takes Center Stage

“Whenever I go, I start at one end of the hall, and I just make it a point, whether it takes all day or part of both days, I am going to walk the whole floor and see what’s going on in the industry,” Hendrickson said. “It gives me a great chance to get a […]

Risky Business: Effective Commodity Risk Management

The winter freeze that descended on Texas in February of 2021 and its impact on the Texas power grid is a stark reminder of how risk strategies can be challenged. For a deeper perspective on why enterprises need to effectively manage and mitigate commodity price risk before and after unforeseen chaotic events occur, three Opportune […]

How to Fuel the Next Generation

The energy industry is undergoing a major transformation, known as the Great Crew Change, an industry-wide gap in middle-level managers stemming from the oil bust of the 1980s and, more recently, from the 2014 downturn. Older workers are retiring, and younger workers must decide whether to take their place. As Baby Boomers age and head […]

E2B: Energy to Business: Post-Pandemic Demand, Pricing Point To Optimistic Natural Gas Outlook – Part 1

    The natural gas industry is coming off a volatile year, but there are reasons to be optimistic. In the first of a two-part conversation with E2B: Business to Energy host Daniel Litwin, Steve Hendrickson, President of Ralph E. Davis Associates (RED), walks through the various factors that could supply and demand and future prospects […]

E2B: Transforming the Energy Industry with Salesforce

  “The uses for Salesforce in the oil and gas industry are growing all the time,” says John Freeman, Director in Process & Technology for Opportune, who recently stopped by E2B to talk about why companies are partnering with the firm to leverage core Salesforce capabilities to reduce costs, increase innovation and support the rapidly […]

E2B: Avoiding Tax Consequences During Oil & Gas Restructurings

  With commodity pricing depressed and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect industry, many previously passive upstream creditor investors in oil and gas companies are finding their status suddenly changing. Many oil and gas companies and their investors are looking at declaring bankruptcy, which creditors may think they’re ready for. But, they must take income […]

E2B: Energy to Business: Outsourcing Fuels The Future Of Oil & Gas

  Customers are often looking for two things as they consider oil and gas back-office outsourcing solutions – thorough data and analytics capabilities through partnerships with experienced energy industry experts that can help them make the most of those actionable insights and cost-effectiveness to make it worth their while. “They need to have the business […]

COVID-19 Up, Oil Prices Down: The Geopolitical Forces Driving the Energy Markets During the Pandemic

  Steve Hendrickson, President of Ralph E. Davis Associates, has seen his fair share of turmoil in the energy industry over the past 30 years. Still, the culmination of unfolding events these past months may be the most impactful yet. Hendrickson provided his knowledge and insight to help break down the factors now rocking the […]