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What You Should Know About the Department of Energy’s New Report on Electricity Markets & Reliability

August 25, 2017

In a recent federal report published by the Department of Energy (“DOE”) on August 23, 2017, titled “Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry discusses in his cover letter a need to keep the electric grid reliable and resilient for the American people now and in the future. The report assesses power plant retirements, reliability and resilience, wholesale electricity markets, affordability, policy recommendations, […]

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Women’s Energy Network Profile: How Do You Balance Work and Life?

August 17, 2017

Link Opportune is a proud National Sponsor of the Women’s Energy Network. Opportune Managing Director Deanna Young is currently featured on the organization’s website, along with her article on work-life balance. See below to read the full article. Throughout the various stages of my life, like many professional women, I often revisit the question – how can I find balance between the demands of my work, family, and self?  We’re expected to […]

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Improving Your Odds of Success: Top 5 Factors

August 15, 2017

By Lynell Rogeri, Managing Director Organizations undergo change for many different reasons; albeit some are more voluntary than others.  Whether the change is driven by an internal desire to transform itself or pressure from the market to better compete, most large change programs have a high risk of failing. Studies by well-known change practitioners, strategy firms and academics have reported anywhere from 50% to 70% of large change efforts fail.  […]

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Blockchain Technology — The Hype and the Hope

August 10, 2017

TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS By Shane Randolph, Opportune LLP, Houston By Jim McBride, QSTAR LLC, Houston IMAGINE A CRUDE OIL producer selling its production directly to a refiner without any intermediaries and never knowing who the buyer is. Imagine the most common method of executing commodity derivative agreements is without a bank, exchange, or broker. Imagine a power plant purchasing natural gas without engaging a wholesale […]

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Newsbase: Turkmenistan’s Floundering Offshore Strategy

August 8, 2017

Published by FSUOGM – Former Soviet Union Oil & Gas Edited by Joseph Murphy Commentary by Mauro Fiorucci, Director  A lack of market access and a restrictive investment climate have blighted development in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea The Turkmen section of the Caspian Sea contains around 1.1 billion barrels of liquid hydrocarbons and 255 bcm of natural gas in proven and probable reserves, according to a 2012 […]

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U.S. News & World Report: Investors Wait for Oil Stocks to Rebound

August 1, 2017

The sector has continued to weather a funk and analysts express bearish feelings. By Lou Carlozo, Contributor | U.S. News & World Report Commentary by Josh Sherman, Partner Also reported by Yahoo! Finance Assuming the 1960s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies” got a 2017 reboot, and good ol’ Jed Clampett were to stumble on “a-bubbling crude,” it’s not a stretch to think he’d just mosey on by that oil and look instead for […]

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Opportune Adds Jim Allen as Managing Director

July 31, 2017

Reported by Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Citybizlist: Houston and Denver Business Journal Opportune LLP, a leading global energy consulting firm, today announced that Jim Allen has joined the firm as Managing Director with the Complex Financial Reporting practice. Based in Denver, Jim will focus on technical research and documentation, SEC reporting, capital market transactions, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions and financial due diligence. Jim previously served as CFO and […]

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LNG Trading – Establishing and running a successful LNG portfolio

July 27, 2017

Event Date: June 6, 2017 Location: London Event Link Last month Opportune LLP in partnership with international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP hosted a briefing with industry leaders to discuss how to establish and run a successful LNG portfolio. “The LNG market is maturing with a growing role of intermediary players and emerging market buyers and a growing importance of hub market prices as a benchmark from which […]

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