Opportune LLP Announced as Winner of the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards

HOUSTON – The M&A Advisor announced that Opportune LLP, a leading international energy consulting firm, was named a winner of the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards. Opportune received two awards – Consulting Service of the Year and Out-of-Court Restructuring (over $100 million) for the restructuring and sale of Trans Energy, Inc. The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala on Thursday, March 23 at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. […]

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Unconventional Resources: The Future of Hydrocarbon Production in the Energy Industry

It’s no secret that conventional hydrocarbon production has become overshadowed by the massive advance of changes in technology and influx of capital, especially in North America where unconventional resource plays are becoming the essential driver of production gains for companies in the energy industry. The term unconventional refers to reservoirs that are generally difficult to develop, require large stimulation treatments and/or enhanced recovery techniques in order to produce and recover […]

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Refining: Europe’s Refineries: walking dead or happy valley?

Unloved and increasingly unneeded, Europe’s oil refining sector has been under duress for an astonishing four decades. Hydrocarbon Processing  By Tommy Mars, Opportune LLP Unloved and increasingly unneeded, Europe’s oil refining sector has been under duress for an astonishing four decades. As in many other sectors, Europe’s refineries expanded during the post-war decades to accommodate the internal needs of national markets. That world changed following the second oil shock of […]

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Oil and Gas Industry Offers Affirmation to Career Hopefuls

Hopeful Graduates Consider the engineering graduate hoping to land an E&P job. Or the business student striving to score a position as an energy trader. Prior to the third quarter of 2014, energy career hopefuls like these successfully flooded the oil and gas job market due to industry stability and growth that existed for the better part of a decade. However, during the last two-plus years, college graduates have faced one […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends for Utilities in 2017

The utility industry has historically been viewed as conservative, traditional and slow to adopt leading business practices and technology solutions.  In recent years, this has been changing with ever-increasing momentum.  Today, it is not uncommon to see utility companies adopting cutting-edge, customer-facing solutions, leveraging highly capable field service technologies and experimenting with advanced business intelligence capabilities.  Utilities have quietly been rolling out extensive Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for many […]

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Oil Market Shrugs Off Iran Sanctions, Is Trading Up in Early February

With global oil supply tightening, oil traders aren’t too concerned about new sanctions on Iran. By Brian O’Connell, TheStreet New York Mercantile Exchange crude oil prices were up for the first week in February, and that positive trend has continued on Monday, with March futures trading opening at 53.81. April oil futures are also up, to 54.48, while May futures are trading at 54.99. With the Trump administration’s move to sanction […]

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2017 NAPE Summit

Event Date: February 16-17, 2017 Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Event Link Opportune is exhibiting at the 2017 NAPE Summit. Come visit us at Booth #2310.

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The ‘Neu’ Oil and Gas Organization

By Lynell Rogeri, Opportune LLP Future business organizations, including oil and gas companies, will be a series of neural networks of capabilities that continually build and break up to create value to customers. Just as human brains form new neurons every day, so should the organization that wants to succeed.  So-called motor neurons in the organization will be barraged with signals from the market and will learn to respond. They […]

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