Corporate Strategy


  A successful data management organization enables the achievement of business goals and objectives efficiently and in a cost effectively manner. DM organizations which consistently achieve this have a clear, robust, and well-defined data management strategy. Overlooking these five simple but often forgotten considerations when building your data management strategy and you diminish the data… Keep reading →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Despite the current low and relatively uncertain oil price environment, which may, in fact, go lower, the Permian Basin and its sub-basins, Delaware and Midland, along with the Eagle Ford Formation, are attracting increasing interest from E&P investors and operators. Primarily concentrated in Southwestern Texas, as well as parts of Southeastern New Mexico, the region… Keep reading →

The Deepwater Gunashli platform, offshore Azerbaijan

The oil industry has seen many booms and busts in its history, and it’s common in times of low oil prices for companies to face significant pressure to cut spending.  This can lead to production slowdowns, decommissioned rigs, layoffs and other cuts with similar far-reaching consequences. It can even lead to unsafe working conditions if… Keep reading →

Downturn In Oil Prices Rattles Texas Oil Economy

What are US oil and gas producers most concerned about in the current oil price environment and over the longer term? Financial advisory and consulting firm BDO took a stab at answering that question in their annual BDO Oil and Gas RiskFactor Report, which analyzes the risks listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the… Keep reading →

Oil Rigs Undergo Repairs After Hurrican Katrina

This is the latest installment in our Energy Executive Insight Series that gives executives at major energy companies an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about the energy industry, their careers and their organizations.  What has been the biggest positive energy industry change since the start of your career? The energy industry has done a great… Keep reading →

Markets Surge Into Positive Gains For Year

The extremely steep and fast oil price decline is hitting companies hard, with projects cancelled and workers being laid off. As analysts scramble to evaluate which companies are most vulnerable in the lower oil price environment, some are trying to figure out when oil prices might recover some of their recent losses. For his part,… Keep reading →

Oil Rigs Undergo Repairs After Hurrican Katrina

If you haven’t been near a computer, television or radio, benchmark oil prices are down about 40% from June. Given the ubiquitous media coverage, it can be hard to cut through the noise to find more insightful analysis and different views. (Liam Denning has an interesting piece in the Journal today that discusses Saudi pricing… Keep reading →

Markets Stabilise After Turbulence Last Week

Breaking Energy recently caught up with Dawn Constantin, Head of Partnerships & Analytics at BP North America Gas & Power, to find out about her role as an oil & gas trading strategist, and her career progression through such a fast-paced, high-intensity operation.     BE: Can you describe your current role, responsibilities and what you’re currently… Keep reading →


In proposing the wide-reaching Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laid out four key “building blocks” that states can use to develop their implementation plans. One of those buildings blocks focuses on improving the heat rate – that is, fuel efficiency – of coal-fired power plants. Utility executives from across the… Keep reading →

(FILES) A file picture taken on August 8

It’s been said that one certainty regarding oil price forecasts is they will always be wrong. While there are certainly exceptions, the oil & gas industry’s history is littered with business cycle shifts that caught even the most seasoned analysts and executives flatfooted. Look at what’s happened with the US refining complex, LNG import projections… Keep reading →

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