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Leading Practices for Integrating ETRM & ERP Systems

September 14, 2017

Introduction Managing commodity supply and trading operations in a volatile marketplace often demands the flexibility of purpose-built commodity trading and risk management systems with powerful position/exposure reporting capability. In today’s regulatory environment, the robust financial controls afforded by a tightly integrated record-to-report process are a necessity. Leveraging leading practices for ETRM solution integration with ERP back office systems enables energy companies to achieve quick time-to-value, manage implementation risk, and optimize […]

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Houston Business Journal: Houston businessman, EY make lead gifts to Texas A&M campaign

September 12, 2017

By Olivia Pulsinelli, reporter for Houston Business Journal A Houston businessman gave one of two lead gifts to a campaign aiming to rename the accounting department at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. David Baggett, founder of Houston-based Opportune LLP, and his wife, Denise, gave $2 million to Texas A&M Foundation for the $10 million fundraising campaign. Ernst & Young also committed a lead gift of the same amount. In August, the university system’s board […]

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Opportunities and Challenges of the New Hedge Accounting Rules Webinar

September 11, 2017

Join us for a live webinar discussing the changes to hedge accounting rules under US GAAP.  We will discuss how the accounting standard changes will provide a number of opportunities and reduce the administrative burden of electing hedge accounting.    Opportunities and Challenges of the New Hedge Accounting Rules September 26, 2017 11:00 AM CDT CPE Credits: 1 hour Click here to Register!  Participants joining the webinar will: *   Learn […]

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Mays Business School Receives Lead Gifts in Department of Accounting Naming

September 7, 2017

By Texas A&M Foundation The Texas A&M Foundation has received two lead gifts totaling $4 million in a $10 million fundraising campaign to name the Department of Accounting in honor of James J. Benjamin in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. David Baggett, a 1981 graduate of the university with a degree in accounting, and his wife Denise have committed $2 million to the campaign. Ernst & Young has […]

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Opportune Quarterly Review: EMEA Q2 2017

September 6, 2017

The 5 Themes that are Shaping the Industry This is the first edition of the Opportune Quarterly Review for EMEA. We aim to provide a periodic review of the trends and companies that are shaping the EMEA Oil & Gas middle market. Methodology of the Review The analysis outlines key industry trends grouped in 5 themes: Mergers & Acquisitions and Portfolio Optimization Production Outlook Capital Spending and Cost Control Development […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Helpful Information 9-1-17

August 28, 2017

Updated as of 4:08pm on Friday, September 1, 2017 Dear Family and Friends of Opportune, Below you will find information that could be helpful to those in need: Texas Department of Insurance: Help after Harvey NFIP Flood Insurance Claims Handbook FEMA debris removal guidelines Recent weather updates  Emergency shelter information Important phone numbers/FEMA High water locations Houston TranStar traffic map Voluntary and mandatory evacuation areas  HOW TO HELP at George […]

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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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