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IPO Roundtable Discussion: How to Successfully Take Your Energy Company Public

July 26, 2017

By Amy Stutzman, Managing Director, Opportune LLP With the equity markets expected to strengthen in the first quarter of 2018, energy companies are preparing for anticipated initial public offerings. So, what are the key concerns of management teams planning to go public? This topic was discussed at recent roundtables hosted by Opportune in conjunction with Nasdaq and Lockton Partners in Denver, Houston and Tulsa.  Executives from both public and private […]

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The Impact of Hedge Accounting Rule Changes on Commodity Hedgers: A Four-Part Series

July 20, 2017

by Shane Randolph, Managing Director at Opportune On September 8, 2016, the FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) specifically targeting adjustments to the accounting guidance for hedging activities. The Exposure Draft seeks to make several targeted improvements based upon feedback received from prior proposals and Board deliberations. Click below to find out more Part I: Hedge Accounting Under the Current Model Part II: Hedge Accounting Challenges for Commodity […]

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IRPC Americas ’17: IMO 2020 panelists advocate bunker sulfur removal “at the source”

July 19, 2017

By Adrienne Blume, Executive Editor Commentary by Phil Steed, Managing Director & Panelist On Day 1 of Gulf Publishing Company’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas 2018, Hydrocarbon Processing Technical Editor Bob Andrew moderated a late-morning panel discussion on IMO 2020 regulations. The panel examined the feasible options for lower maritime sulfur emissions. Some of these options include refinery upgrades, fuel changes, the installation of onboard scrubbing systems and the decision […]

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SPAC to the Future: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies in the Oil & Gas Capital Landscape

July 18, 2017

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) have always been a component of the oil and gas capital landscape.   Given the current tightness in the capital-raising environment and availability of quality assets for sale, SPACs have seen a resurgence of popularity.  Private equity funds and other financial investors are sponsoring well-known management teams to enter the public market expediently using SPACs. Special Purpose Acquisition Company A SPAC is a publicly-traded company that […]

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What Oil & Gas Investors Should Know About Master Limited Partnerships and Cancellation of Debt Income

July 13, 2017

Due to the downturn in energy prices experienced in recent years, the bankruptcy of companies in the oil and gas industry has unfortunately become a frequent headline.  The bankruptcy process is complicated for all parties involved, which creates a ripe environment for unseen consequences and negative surprises.  One such issue that has caught some investors off guard is the cancellation of debt income recognized by master limited partnerships. Master Limited […]

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2017 TSCPA Oil and Gas Institute

July 11, 2017

Event Date: July 17, 2017 Location: Dallas, Texas Event Link Opportune is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 TSCPA Oil and Gas Institute. Opportune Managing Director, Wade Stubblefield, will be will be speaking on IPO Readiness. Learn more about key financial statement considerations and SEC hot buttons to consider when preparing initial offering documents.

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2017 IRPC Americas Conference

July 10, 2017

Event Date: July 18-19, 2017 Location: Houston, Texas Event Link Opportune Managing Director, Phil Steed, will be will be speaking on the Panel Discussion “Refiners & Maritime – Ready for IMO 2020?” at the 2017 IRPC Americas Conference.

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2017 Texas GLO Energy Resources Oil & Gas Symposium

July 10, 2017

Event Date: July 11-13, 2017 Location: Austin, Texas Event Link Opportune Managing Director, Lynell Rogeri, will be will be speaking on University Land’s Oil & Gas E-Reporting at the 2017 Texas General Land Office Energy Resources Oil & Gas Symposium.

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