Finding the A&D Sweet Spot Building a sustainable advantage
While the world waits for oil prices to stabilize, the A&D community is lining up billions of dollars to invest when the time is right. Whether or not recent multi-billion dollar deals with Noble Energy and Shell will signal the next wave of mergers and acquisitions remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure – BD executives are on the search for deals that give their companies a strategic advantage in North America's prolific plays. And larger, well-capitalized companies are poised to leverage their equity position to acquire smaller, financially distressed companies. Where will you be when the next wave of deals takes place?
This September, the 14th annual A&D Strategies and Opportunities conference and workshop will unite 500+ BD executives, A&D professionals and industry analysts in Dallas for two days of networking, deal making and interactive conference sessions. Widely regarded as a catalyst for initiating some of the industry's biggest deals, this is the ONE event you can't afford to miss! Click here to view photos from the 2014 event.
A&D–The Workshop and Shark Tank – Back by popular demand! Wednesday, September 9
The day before the conference, roll up your sleeves and get into the action at the 2015 A&D–The Workshop! This uniquely-interactive pre-conference workshop gives upstream business development newcomers, veterans and financial partners alike hands-on experience applying todays successful A&D tactics. Get a first-hand look at the nuances of deal making (including types of transactions, seller expectations and negotiating tactics). Plus, hear directly from top industry professionals throughout the workshop. Click here to view the 2015 Workshop agenda.
Vice President, Corporate Business Development Noble Energy
Managing Director Jefferies LLC
CEO The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse LLC
Principal The Carlyle Group
Director of Acquisitions Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC
Ronnie K. Irani
President and CEO RKI Exploration & Production LLC
Jon C. Hughes
Principal Petrie Partners LLC
Partner EnCap Investments L.P.
CEO Titanium Exploration Partners
Owner, President and CEO RAM Energy LLC
Vice Chairman, US Oil & Gas Leader Deloitte LLP
President Three Rivers Operating Co. LLC
G. Gleeson Van Riet
Sr. VP and CFO Sanchez Energy
Scott W. Smith
President and CEO Vanguard Natural Resources LLC
Marcus C. Rowland
Founder and Senior Managing Director IOG Capital, L.P.
President Halcón Resources Corp.
Christopher J. Simon
Vice President, Business Development Rockcliff Energy LLC
EnCap Avoids Acquisitions In Soft A&D Market, Captures Talent Instead The future of M&A may be in its run-and-gun past, according to private equity firm EnCap Investments LP.
In 2001, 78% of EnCapâ€™s Fund IV was aimed at the acquisition and exploitation of plays. The remaining 22% was devoted to low-risk drilling.
But EnCap has a history of changing with market dynamics. By 2013, the priorities for its Fund IX were flippedâ€”76% of capital went toward low-risk drilling and 24% to acquisition and exploitation, said Scott R. Smetko, director, in a webcast at EnerComâ€™s Oil &Gas Conference.