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News Article | February 21, 2017
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Montano & Associates, a global international investigations firm, is proud to announce an expansion of client services to include corporate, executive and personal protection services with its partnership with Drogue Global Security Systems. With the partnership, Montano & Associates will offer comprehensive security solutions, including close protection services for executives and celebrities, as well as corporate and movie set security detail. The firm will also offer consulting and training in threat assessments and analysis, corporate security and personnel training. Alana Montano, Montano & Associates’ director of investigations assume responsibility for all aspects of brand protection, anti-diversion, and supply chain solutions and investigations. “We are very pleased to be able to bring our clients a full suite of security and investigative options with our new partnership with Drogue,” said Nickolas Montano, Jr., CFE, CFS, CHS III, CII, CPI, CSP, CIP, founder of Montano & Associates. Drogue Security Service Systems is a veteran owned company providing services to a multitude of government, corporate and private entities. Drogue’s leadership team consists of industry professionals from U.S. military special operations, and a range of federal and local law enforcement. Their highly skilled personnel are trained to mitigate risks and respond to the changing local and global threats. For more information, visit http://www.drogueinc.com. Montano & Associates is internationally recognized for its comprehensive range of investigative services, including loss prevention, intellectual property protection, brand protection, due diligence and fraud prevention. Montano & Associates was founded in 1980 by Nickolas Montano, a licensed private investigator and certified fraud examiner. For over 37 years, Montano & Associates has protected some of the world’s most iconic brands, companies and entertainment personalities. For more information, visit http://www.nickmontano.com.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Paal Kibsgaard, président et DG de Schlumberger, a commenté : « La croissance de 1 % du chiffre d'affaires du quatrième trimestre en séquentiel est attribuable à une forte activité au Moyen-Orient et en Amérique du Nord, qui a largement été contrebalancée par une faiblesse continue en Amérique latine, ainsi que par une diminution de l'activité saisonnière en Europe, dans la CEI, et en Afrique. « Dans les différents segments d'activité, l'augmentation du chiffre d'affaires du quatrième trimestre a été menée par le groupe Production, qui a enregistré une croissance de 5 % en raison de la hausse de l'activité de fracturation hydraulique au Moyen-Orient et dans la partie terrestre de l'Amérique du Nord. Le chiffre d'affaires du groupe Caractérisation des réservoirs a augmenté de 1 % en séquentiel en raison de la forte activité de Tests & Traitement au Koweït, qui a compensé le déclin saisonnier de l'activité Wireline en Norvège et en Russie. Le chiffre d'affaires du groupe Forage est resté stable en séquentiel, dans la mesure où la poursuite d'une forte activité de forage directionnel en Amérique du Nord a été contrebalancée par des déclins d'activité dans les régions Europe/CEI/Afrique, ainsi qu'au Moyen-Orient et en Asie. Le chiffre d'affaires du groupe Cameron est également resté stable en séquentiel, avec une croissance de OneSubsea et des Systèmes de Surface qui a été contrebalancée par une réduction des ventes de produits Vannes & Mesures, ainsi que par un déclin du carnet de commandes des Systèmes de forage. « La marge d'exploitation avant impôts était essentiellement stable en séquentiel à 11,4 %, les améliorations de marge dans les groupes Production et Forage ayant été contrebalancées par les contractions observées dans les groupes Cameron et Caractérisation des réservoirs. Au cours des récents trimestres, nous sommes parvenus à stabiliser nos opérations du point de vue activité et capacité, et ceci nous a permis par la suite d'affiner et de réduire notre structure de soutien afin de refléter les niveaux de prix actuels en termes d'activité et de services. Ceci nous a permis d'enregistrer des frais de restructuration de 536 millions USD au quatrième trimestre. Nous avons également enregistré 139 millions USD de frais relatifs à l'intégration de Cameron et une perte de dévaluation monétaire en Égypte. « Nous maintenons notre vue constructive des marchés pétroliers, dans la mesure où la baisse de l’écart entre l'offre et la demande s'est poursuivie au quatrième trimestre, comme l'indique un prélèvement régulier des stocks de l'OCDE. Cette tendance a été renforcée par les accords OPEP et hors OPEP du mois de décembre visant à réduire la production, ce qui devrait, avec un certain décalage, accélérer le prélèvement des stocks, soutenir une augmentation supplémentaire des prix du pétrole, et engendrer une hausse des investissements en E&P. « Sur les marchés internationaux, les opérateurs se focalisent davantage sur les retours à cycle complet, et les investissements en E&P sont généralement régis par la génération de flux de trésorerie disponible des opérateurs. Dans cette optique, nous nous attendons à ce que la reprise des marchés internationaux en 2017 démarre plus lentement, en réponse à la réalité économique à laquelle est confronté le secteur E&P. Ceci aboutira probablement à une troisième année consécutive de sous-investissement, avec un faible taux continu d'autorisations de nouveaux projets et une accélération du déclin de la production dans la base de production vieillissante. Ces facteurs combinés viennent accroître la probabilité d'un déficit significatif de l'offre à moyen terme, qui ne pourra être évité qu'avec une hausse globale et généralisée des dépenses en E&P, qui devrait débuter à la fin de l'exercice 2017 et se prolongeant jusqu'en 2018. « Dans ce contexte et après neuf trimestres consécutifs de réductions d'effectifs, de réduction des coûts et d'efforts de restructuration incessants, nous sommes ravis de nous concentrer à nouveau sur la poursuite de la croissance et sur l'amélioration des rendements. En gérant cette baisse, nous avons rationalisé notre structure de coûts, continué de dynamiser l'efficience et la qualité de nos processus opérationnels, étendu notre offre en maintenant nos investissements en R&E, et procédé à une série d'acquisitions stratégiques. La combinaison de ces actions nous a permis de renforcer notre position de marché mondiale pendant la baisse d’activité, ce qui nous permettra de maintenir et d'étendre notre leadership bien établi en termes de marge et de bénéfice, à la fois en Amérique du Nord et dans tous les marchés internationaux à l'avenir. « À l'heure où la croissance du bénéfice demeure un moteur financier très important pour nous, la génération de trésorerie à cycle complet est encore plus critique, et c'est dans ce domaine que nous demeurons unique dans le secteur. Au cours des deux dernières années de baisse, nous avons généré 7,5 milliards USD de flux de trésorerie disponible, plus que le reste de nos principaux concurrents combinés. En outre, nous avons restitué 8,0 milliards USD à nos actionnaires par le biais de dividendes et de rachats d’actions. Ceci démontre clairement la robustesse à cycle complet de Schlumberger, la gestion attentive de notre entreprise, et la force de nos capacités d'exécution. » En Amérique du Nord, le chiffre d'affaires a augmenté de 4 % en séquentiel, en réponse à une augmentation de l'activité terrestre tandis que l'activité offshore a baissé. À l'exclusion des résultats du groupe Cameron, le chiffre d'affaires de l'activité terrestre a enregistré une croissance à deux chiffres favorisée par une forte activité de fracturation hydraulique due à une augmentation du nombre d'étapes, ainsi que par une plus forte participation des segments Forage & Mesures, Trépans & Outils de forage, et des produits et services M-I SWACO due à une augmentation des appareils de forage. Le chiffre d'affaires de dans la partie terrestre des Etats-Unis a également enregistré une croissance à deux chiffres due à une plus forte activité et à une légère reprise des prix, tandis que le chiffre d'affaires de l'Ouest canadien a enregistré une croissance solide due à une intensification de l'activité pendant l'hiver ainsi qu'à une augmentation des ventes de produits d'ascension artificielle. Le chiffre d'affaires a également augmenté grâce aux ventes de licences sismiques multiclients WesternGeco de fin d'année, qui étaient néanmoins réduites par rapport aux exercices précédents. Le chiffre d'affaires des segments Valves & Mesures et Systèmes de forage a diminué. Le chiffre d'affaires de la zone Moyen-Orient & Asie a augmenté de 5 % en séquentiel. Ceci s'explique principalement par une forte activité liée à la fracturation et aux Services de production intégrés (SPI) dans le cadre de développements de ressources terrestres non conventionnelles, ainsi que par une augmentation de la productivité des équipes sismiques terrestres en Arabie saoudite. Le chiffre d'affaires en Égypte a augmenté grâce à une plus forte activité de perforation, tandis qu'une croissance a été observée au Qatar grâce à davantage de travaux de diagraphie horizontale. Ces augmentations ont en revanche été partiellement contrebalancées par des diminutions des activités Forage & Mesures et Services de forage intégrés (SFI), ainsi que par de moindres ventes d'équipements sur le marché géographique de l'Inde, plusieurs projets ayant été achevés et plusieurs campagnes de puits retardées. Le chiffre d'affaires de la zone Amérique latine a diminué de 4 % en séquentiel, principalement sur le marché géographique Mexique & Amérique centrale, où les contraintes budgétaires des clients ont conduit à une nette diminution du nombre d'appareils de forage qui a impacté les opérations onshore et offshore, affectant les projets à la fois en eaux profondes et en eaux peu profondes. Le chiffre d'affaires du Mexique a également diminué à l'issue de fortes ventes de relevés marins et de licences sismiques multiclients au trimestre dernier. Le chiffre d'affaires de l'Argentine a diminué car les travaux de développement de ressources non conventionnelles ont été affectés par des conditions météorologiques défavorables et autres retards. Ces diminutions ont néanmoins été partiellement atténuées par une forte activité autour des forages et projets sur le marché géographique du Pérou, de Colombie et de l'Équateur, le nombre d'appareils de forage ayant augmenté de 46 % suite à l'augmentation des prix du pétrole. Le chiffre d'affaires de la zone Europe/CEI/Afrique a diminué de 2 % en séquentiel, principalement en raison de l'achèvement saisonnier du pic estival d'activité de forage en Russie ainsi que des campagnes de services d'exploration en Norvège, ce qui a impacté l'ensemble des Technologies, en premier lieu desquelles les activités Câbles, Forage & Mesures, et M-I SWACO. Le marché géographique d'Afrique sub-saharienne a contribué au déclin du chiffre d'affaires de la zone, à mesure de la démobilisation des appareils de forage ainsi que de l'achèvement de plusieurs projets, principalement en Angola et au Congo. Ces diminutions ont été partiellement compensées par une solide activité et exécution autour du projet OneSubsea. En Équateur, Schlumberger a fourni des SGI à Petroamazonas EP et à Sinopec, afin d'optimiser le forage au niveau du projet de Tiputini. Les technologies de coupe-tige compact en diamant cristallin (CDC) ONYX* et d'élément à diamant conique Stinger* de Trépans & Outils de forage ont permis une meilleure manœuvrabilité et stabilité, ainsi que des passages plus longs et plus rapides. Par ailleurs, le service de dispersion diélectrique multifréquences Wireline Dielectric Scanner* a mesuré directement les informations sur le volume d'eau et la texture des roches, tandis que le module Dual-Packer a permis d'isoler l'intervalle pour l'outil de test de dynamique de formation modulaire MDT*. En outre, les charges creuses de pénétration ultra-profonde PowerJet Nova* ont présenté une efficacité améliorée. Le client a réduit son temps total de forage à 7 jours et demi par rapport aux 11 jours prévus, soit une économie de coûts estimée à 250 000 USD. En Égypte, Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel), une coentreprise réunissant Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation et IEOC Production B.V., a confié à Schlumberger Tests & Traitement un contrat d'une valeur de 70 millions USD portant sur l'ingénierie, l'approvisionnement, la construction, la mise en service et l'exploitation d'une installation pour le gisement gazier Zohr. Cette installation, qui devrait être achevée dans un délai de 11 mois à compter de la date d'attribution du contrat, permettra une production gazière accélérée au cours de la première phase du projet. En outre, l'activité Test & Traitement a utilisé une combinaison de technologies pour Petrobel, afin d'achever un test de production du premier puits d'appréciation offshore de la découverte Zohr dans le bloc Shorouk. Fonctionnant à une profondeur d'eau de 1 450 m, la rame de forage de production comprenait un arbre de test sous-marin SenTREE 3*, combiné à la technologie de télémesure sans fil Muzic*, qui a activé l'échantillonnage de fluides de réservoir indépendant en ligne SCAR* et les systèmes de test de réservoir de fond Quartet*. L'utilisation du logiciel de collaboration et de contrôle des données en temps réel de tests des puits Testing Manager* a permis une analyse et optimisation transitoires en temps réel du programme de test de puits. Au large de la Norvège, le segment Câbles a introduit une combinaison de technologies permettant à Lundin Norway de surmonter une formation géologique difficile, et de réduire la durée de l'intervention dans un puits situé en mer de Barents. La présence potentielle d'importantes cavités non visibles via une imagerie sismique depuis la surface a nécessité l'utilisation d'une imagerie haute résolution à l'intérieur, autour et au-delà du puits de forage. Les technologies utilisées ont inclus le système hDVS de détection acoustique distribuée (DAS) recourant à un câble intégrant des fibres optiques, un vibrateur de fond de puits Z-Trac*, ainsi qu'un système polyvalent d'imagerie sismique VSI*, le tout dans un seul train de tige. Les données acquises grâce au vibrateur et au système d'imagerie de fond de puits ont permis au client de visualiser des dangers potentiels au-delà du trépan et de limiter les risques liés au forage. La technologie DAS a réduit la durée de l'intervention à 30 minutes, par rapport à une acquisition VSP conventionnelle qui peut nécessiter jusqu'à huit heures. Au large des Émirats arabes unis, le segment Test & Traitement a déployé une combinaison de technologies pour Al Hosn Gas, sur les gisements de Hail et de Gasha. Cette combinaison de technologies comprenait une tête électronique de perforation et de mise à feu guidée par un tube eFire-TCP* et une nouvelle technologie de corrélation de perforation, les deux utilisant la télémétrie sans fil Muzic*. La corrélation de profondeur sans fil correspondait à la méthode traditionnelle de localisateur de joint de tubage et à rayonnement gamma de Câbles. Par ailleurs, des données en temps réel en fond de puits ont permis de déterminer les propriétés du réservoir, d'évaluer la performance du puits pendant et après la stimulation, et d'appuyer les décisions relatives à l'échantillonnage de fond de puits afin de réduire de 18 heures le programme initial de test du puits. Le programme de transformation a permis à Schlumberger de réduire le nombre d'équipements et les coûts de réparation liés à la fiabilité des outils, en recourant à une gestion du cycle de vie technologique (TLM). En Arabie saoudite, par exemple, dans son Centre de fiabilité et d'efficience du Moyen-Orient (CFE) de Dhahran, Schlumberger a mis en œuvre un nouveau système de maintenance pour Tests & Services de traitement, qui a permis de réduire de 48 % le coût global de réparation des équipements et de réduire de 21 % les délais d'exécution au cours des trois premiers mois d'exploitation. En Australie, WesternGeco a déployé sa source d'énergie sismique marine nouvellement conçue eSource à bord de l' Amazon Conqueror, dans le cadre d'un levé multiclients. La méthodologie TLM améliore la fiabilité de sources sismiques de toutes les sources WesternGeco, y compris le projet eSource qui utilise une technique d'acquisition nécessitant une haute fiabilité de la source afin de garantir une efficience opérationnelle maximale. Entre 2014 et 2016, la fiabilité des sources de WesternGeco a augmenté de 47 %. Le chiffre d'affaires du groupe Forage, qui s'est élevé à 2,0 milliards USD et dont 76 % étaient attribuables aux marchés internationaux, est resté stable en séquentiel, la poursuite d'une forte activité de forage directionnel en Amérique du Nord ayant été contrebalancée par des déclins d'activité dans les zones Internationales. L'amélioration du chiffre d'affaires en Amérique du Nord s'explique par une plus forte participation des segments Forage & Mesures, Trépans & Outils de forage, ainsi que des produits et services M-I SWACO. La diminution du chiffre d'affaires dans les zones Internationales s'explique par l'achèvement de projets Forage & Mesures et de projets SFI en Inde et en Irak, tandis que le ralentissement hivernal en Russie et en Norvège a affecté l'activité Forage & Mesures ainsi que l'activité M-I SWACO. La marge d'exploitation avant impôts de 12 % a augmenté de 81 pdb en séquentiel malgré un chiffre d'affaires inchangé. Ceci était attribuable aux améliorations tarifaires liées à une plus grande participation des technologies de forage en réponse à une activité croissante dans la partie terrestre des Etats-Unis, qui a principalement concerné les segments Forage & Mesures et Trépans & Outils de forage. La marge a également progressé en réponse à l'exécution opérationnelle de SFI, M-I SWACO ainsi que Trépans & Outils de forage, et aux avantages liés à la transformation continue dans la mesure où les ressources ont été alignées pour correspondre à la courbe de la reprise. Dans la région du Conseil de coopération du Golfe (CCG), SFI a enregistré une amélioration de 40 % de la performance de forage au cours des trois premiers trimestres 2016 par rapport aux services de forage non intégrés dans des gisements similaires. Cette amélioration est basée sur le nombre de pieds forés par heure en dessous de la table de rotation. Cette réalisation a été favorisée par une combinaison de technologies de forage, telles que le système à taux de remontée élevé PowerDrive Archer* et le système rotatif orientable renforcé PowerDrive Xceed*, destinées optimiser les temps de forage dans des puits horizontaux et au cours de forages à portée étendue. Ceci comprenait l'utilisation de l'analyse d'efficience opérationnelle des forages multipuits RigHour*, ainsi que le logiciel d'optimisation du taux de pénétration ROPO*, qui ajuste les paramètres de forage pour maximiser la performance de forage au fond. Schlumberger a combiné ces technologies avec des flux de travail intégrés supervisés par des experts multidisciplinaires en Arabie saoudite et par les Centres d'intégration technologique de forage d'Abu Dhabi dans le but de réduire à la fois les coûts de forage et de développement global. En Norvège, Statoil a octroyé à Schlumberger un contrat de huit ans assorti de périodes optionnelles portant sur la fourniture de services intégrés de construction de puits pour l'une de ses plateformes auto-élévatrices Cat-J, qui a été conçue pour les opérations dans des environnements hostiles et des puits peu profonds du plateau continental norvégien. Schlumberger fournira des services de planification et d'exécution pour le forage directionnel, les mesures et la diagraphie en cours de forage, la diagraphie des fluides de forage, les fluides de complétion et de forage, la cimentation, le pompage, la récupération des fentes et le repêchage, la diagraphie par câble électrique, la gestion des déchets, la complétions, l'isolation mécanique des fonds de puits, le nettoyage mécanique des puits et la perforation acheminée par tubage pour le gisement satellite Gullfaks dont l'exploitation devrait débuter vers la fin de l'année. Dans le secteur norvégien de la mer du Nord, Forage & Mesures a utilisé le service de cartographie en cours de forage de réservoir GeoSphere* pour permettre à ExxonMobil de cartographier un réservoir injectite complexe et procéder efficacement à un forage assisté dans les sables cibles du gisement de Balder. En prenant en compte deux objectifs, éviter les trous de guidage coûteux dans les puits de développement qui ne parviennent généralement pas à fournir suffisamment d'informations pour placer les puits producteurs et éviter la mise en place du tubage dans des sables injectites fins, la technologie GeoSphere a cartographié la partie supérieure des sables massifs depuis une profondeur verticale totale de plus de 20 m en surface et a détecté le contact pétrole/eau tout en plaçant la section de puits de 12 ¼ po. avant de pénétrer le réservoir. S'agissant de la section de réservoir de 8 ½ po., le client a été en mesure de prévoir une stratégie de forage assisté au-devant du trépan en combinant les résultats d'interprétation sismique et de cartographie GeoSphere, et a donc amélioré la productivité des puits. Dans l'Ouest du Texas, Forage & Mesures a utilisé une combinaison de technologies et établi un nouveau record de performance de forage pour un opérateur du bassin Permien. L'ensemble de fond de puits comprenait les systèmes rotatifs orientables PowerDrive Orbit* pour optimiser le forage directionnel, ainsi qu'un moteur de forage haute performance DynaForce*, qui fournit la plus forte torsion au niveau du trépan et surpasse les moteurs conventionnels dans le forage à grand volume. En outre, le système MWD démontable SlimPulse* a fourni des mesures de direction, d'inclinaison, de face de coupe et de rayonnement gamma en temps réel pour la transmission d'impulsion par la boue. Le client a foré un puits latéral de 7 814 pieds en moins de 22 heures, surpassant de 47 % le record de métrage précédent du client dans le bassin Permien. Par conséquent, le client a réduit de 18 heures le temps de forage par rapport à un puits latéral précédent. En Égypte, le segment Forage & Mesures a utilisé le service de cartographie en cours de forage de réservoir GeoSphere* pour Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel), coentreprise entre Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation et IEOC Production B.V., dans le but d'éliminer un trou de guidage dans le gisement d'Abu Rudeis. Une non-conformité observée sur la partie supérieure des grès pétrolifères a dans un premier temps a nécessité un trou de guidage afin de déterminer la profondeur de tubage intermédiaire, tandis que les schistes pressurisés situés au-dessus de la zone cible a nécessité un poids de boue élevé qui a rendu difficile la pénétration du sable cible en raison des pertes potentielles liées à la circulation de la boue. La technologie GeoSphere a utilisé des mesures électromagnétiques directionnelles profondes pour révéler la stratification souterraine ainsi que les informations de contact des fluides à plus de 100 pieds du puits de forage, ce qui a permis de gérer l'incertitude géologique et le risque de forage. En éliminant le trou de guidage, le client a économisé environ 1,8 million USD. En Russie, Trépans & Outils de forage a utilisé une combinaison de technologies de trépans pour LLC LUKOIL-Komi, société affiliée de production de PAO LUKOIL, pour éliminer quatre passages de trépan et accroître le TDP d'un puits de limite du gisement de Kyrtaelskoye, dans la région Timan-Péchora. La technologie de coupe CDC rotative ONYX360* a augmenté la durabilité des trépans grâce à sa rotation à 360°, tandis que les éléments à diamant conique Stinger* ont fourni une résistance supérieure aux chocs et à l'usure dans cette formation sableuse dure et hautement abrasive. En outre, en raison de sa conception modulaire, le moteur orientable PowerPak* de Forage & Mesures a été adapté à l'environnement de forage. Par conséquent, le client a atteint un taux de pénétration moyen de 9,3 m/h, soit une augmentation de 40 % par rapport au taux de pénétration maximum atteint dans les puits de limite. En outre, le client a gagné cinq jours d'exploitation en forant la section de puits de 8 5/8 po. en 15 jours au lieu des 20 jours prévus. Dans le bassin du Neuquén, en Argentine, M-I SWACO a utilisé le fluide de forage à base d'eau en polymère renforcé KLA-SHIELD* pour permettre à Wintershall Argentina de forer un puits latéral de 3 281 pieds dans une formation problématique caractérisée par une pression interstitielle anormalement élevée, des fractures naturelles, des contraintes et une complexité géomécanique générale. Le système KLA-SHIELD optimisé par le lubrifiant STARGLIDE pour améliorer le TDP et par l'additif d'anti-accrétion améliorant le taux de pénétration DRILZONE a fourni une alternative aux fluides de forage non aqueux. En outre, le logiciel de simulation des fluides de forage VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS* a tracé la trajectoire du puits, effectué les simulations de torsion et d'entrave, évalué la rhéologie en termes de densité de circulation équivalente, et optimisé le nettoyage du puits. Le client en a bénéficié en forant le puits et le puits latéral en 70 jours, sans aucun problème d'éboulement, de gonflement, ou d'étroitesse du puits de forage. Le programme de transformation a permis d'améliorer la fiabilité et l'efficience, ainsi que la fourniture des produits et des services. Les équipes de conception, d'ingénierie et de maintenance de Forage & Mesures basées au CFE du Moyen-Orient à Dhahran, en Arabie saoudite, ont collaboré pour créer des logements modulaires renforcés destinés aux outils de mesure en cours de forage, et de réduire leur sensibilité au mouvement et à l'usure dans un environnement exposé à des chocs importants. Par conséquent, la fiabilité des outils de plateforme MWD intégrés ImPulse* a augmenté de 240 %, et la fiabilité des outils de service de neutrons à densité azimutale adnVISION* a augmenté de 47 % au cours des six premiers mois d'opération du CFE. Le chiffre d'affaires de 2,2 milliards USD du groupe Production, dont 72 % provenait des marchés internationaux, a grimpé de 5 % en séquentiel en réponse à une forte activité de fracturation dans le cadre de projets d'exploitation de ressources non conventionnelles dans la partie terrestre du Moyen-Orient, principalement en Arabie saoudite, ainsi qu'en Amérique du Nord où le nombre d'appareils de forage terrestres et de plateformes de fracturation a augmenté. Le chiffre d'affaires de la partie terrestre des Etats-Unis a augmenté à réponse au volume et à une légère reprise des prix. Le chiffre d'affaires de l'Ouest canadien a enregistré une croissance grâce à une intensification de l'activité pendant l'hiver et à l'augmentation des ventes de produits d'ascension artificielle. Le chiffre d'affaires de Cimentation a augmenté de 30 %, principalement en Amérique du Nord, tandis que celui des SPI a triplé, principalement dans les zones Internationales. La Kuwait Oil Company a octroyé à Schlumberger un contrat de fourniture et d'installation d'appareils de contrôle de débit entrant ResFlow*, qui seront utilisés dans des réservoirs de grès ainsi que dans un projet de développement de carbonate de 140 puits. La technologie ResFlow contribue à maintenir des taux de débit entrant uniformes sur l'ensemble de l'intervalle dans des complétions à découvert, même en présence de variations de perméabilité et de zones de perte. Ces deux projets de développement problématiques sur le plan technique nécessitent des équipements fiables capables de fonctionner dans des puits complexes afin de contrôler et de comprendre le comportement des réservoirs. En Chine, la division Services de puits a utilisé une combinaison de technologies pour la co-entreprise Schlumberger-CoPower pour surmonter les problèmes posés par un réservoir de gaz étroit sous-pressurisé dans le bassin d'Ordos. La technologie de fluide de fracturation à base de fibres FiberFRAC* a créé un réseau de fibres dans le fluide de fracturation, offrant un moyen mécanique de transport et de mise en place de l'agent de soutènement. En outre, le fluide composite de la gamme de services de complétion de réservoirs non conventionnels BroadBand* a permis de minimiser les filtrages potentiels et d'optimiser la distribution de l'agent de soutènement. Le client a atteint une production moyenne de près de 2 280 Mscf/j pour 11 puits, comparé à six puits de limite qui utilisaient des fluides de fracturation conventionnels et dont la production moyenne était de 812 Mscf/j. Aux Émirats arabes unis, la technique de fracturation de canal d'écoulement HiWAY* et le fluide de fracturation à base d'eau de mer UltraMARINE* de Services de puits ont été déployés dans un environnement offshore pour stimuler une roche mère à fortes contraintes et à faible perméabilité pour Dubai Petroleum. Huit travaux de fracturation utilisant un agent de soutènement ont été placés avec succès et plus d'un demi-million de livres ont été pompées. Ces huit travaux sont les premiers traitements de fracturation hydraulique de roche mère multiétagés offshore à être effectués dans le monde, et ont été achevés en 40 heures. En Amérique du Nord, la transformation a permis de réduire le coût de propriété des actifs et d'améliorer les efficiences opérationnelles pour Services de puits. Afin d'optimiser l'inventaire des matériaux et des stocks, une nouvelle organisation de Planification de l'approvisionnement a analysé les données de dépense pour garantir que les stocks disponibles soient suffisants pour les articles fréquemment utilisés et de maximiser les opportunités de partage. En juin 2016, seulement quatre mois après sa création, l'organisation avait réduit les stocks disponibles de 20 %. En outre, l'utilisation des tours Logistics Control qui centralisent la gestion et la fourniture des approvisionnements de gisements, tels que l'agent de soutènement pour les opérations de fracturation hydraulique, a réduit les coûts relatifs à l'exploitation des sites en effectuant toutes les opérations de planification, d'approvisionnement tactique, et de génération de bons de commande afin de garantir une fourniture rentable d'agent de soutènement au gisement. Depuis leur ouverture fin 2014, ces tours de contrôle ont permis à la société d'économiser 250 millions USD de frais de camionnage. Le chiffre d'affaires de 1,3 milliard USD du groupe Cameron, dont 71 % provenaient des marchés internationaux, était stable en séquentiel. Parmi les activités du groupe, OneSubsea a enregistré une augmentation de 11 % en séquentiel en réponse à une forte activité et exécution de projets dans les zones Europe/CEI/Afrique et Amérique latine, tandis que l'activité Systèmes de surface a généré un solide chiffre d'affaires au Moyen-Orient. Ces augmentations ont néanmoins été contrebalancées par le déclin du chiffre d'affaires de Systèmes de forage en réponse à un carnet de commande décroissant et à la baisse des réservations. Valves & Mesures a également baissé après les solides expéditions internationales du trimestre précédent. Murphy Exploration & Production Company–USA, une filiale de Murphy Oil Corporation, a octroyé à la Subsea Integration Alliance le premier contrat du secteur relatif à un système de stimulation multiphase sous-marin intégré en eau profonde d'ingénierie, d'approvisionnement, de construction, d'installation et de mise en service (IACIM) pour le gisement Dalmatian situé dans la partie américaine du Golfe du Mexique. Il s'agira du plus long raccordement de stimulation multiphase sous-marin en eau profonde du secteur et de la première attribution de projet EPCIC pour la Subsea Integration Alliance, qui a été formée en juillet 2015 entre OneSubsea, Schlumberger, et Subsea 7. La portée du contrat couvre la fourniture et l'installation d'un système de stimulation multiphase sous-marin, de contrôles sous-marins et de surface, ainsi qu'une liaison ombilicale d'alimentation et de commande intégrée de 35 km. Les activités d'installation offshore devraient commencer en 2018. Statoil a octroyé à OneSubsea un contrat d'ingénierie, d'approvisionnement et de construction visant à fournir le système de production sous-marin destiné au gisement de gaz et de condensats d'Utgard en mer du Nord. La portée du contrat couvre un système de collecteur sous-marin à châssis d'ancrage, deux têtes de puits sous-marines et des arbres verticaux mono-diamètre sous-marins, un système de contrôle de la production, ainsi que des outils d'intervention et de reconditionnement connexes. En travaillant en étroite collaboration avec Statoil, OneSubsea développera un nouveau système de têtes de puits sous-marines adapté aux eaux relativement peu profondes du gisement d'Utgard. OneSubsea et Statoil ont déjà travaillé ensemble pour mettre au point un arbre vertical mono-diamètre sous-marin en tant que solution normalisée pour les développements sous-marins de Statoil. Les arbres verticaux, qui font partie des réalisations prévues au contrat, seront assemblés et testés dans l'installation de OneSubsea à Horsøy, en Norvège. Transocean a octroyé à Schlumberger deux contrats de services de gestion d'équipement de contrôle de pression d'une durée de 10 ans évalués à plus de 350 millions USD. Le premier contrat inclut la gestion par Schlumberger des colonnes montantes Cameron de Transocean dans la partie américaine du Golfe du Mexique, ainsi que le stockage, la maintenance, l'inspection, la réparation, la recertification, et la gestion orientée données des colonnes montantes sur les appareils de forage. Le deuxième contrat prévoit la fourniture d'une gamme complète de solutions Schlumberger destinées à entretenir et réparer les systèmes de blocs obturateurs de puits ainsi que d'autres équipements de contrôle de la pression pour neufs appareils de forage en eau ultra-profonde et en milieu hostile. Ces contrats contribueront à réduire le coût total de propriété des équipements offshore et à accroître la disponibilité des équipements de contrôle de la pression via des solutions techniques, opérationnelles et commerciales intégrées. En Arabie saoudite, le segment Valves & Mesures a été sélectionné par plusieurs sociétés d'ingénierie, d'approvisionnement et de construction dirigées par Saudi KAD pour fournir et installer des clapets à bille GROVE* et des actionneurs LEDEEN* d'une valeur de plus de 40 millions USD destinés à soutenir des projets de pipeline clés relatifs aux programmes Master Gas Phase II et Fadhili Gas. Les installations de Schlumberger dans le Royaume ainsi que son soutien des activités de mise en service et d'exécution ont fait de Cameron le partenaire idéal pour ce projet. Outre les résultats financiers déterminés conformément aux principes comptables généralement reconnus (PCGR) aux États-Unis, ce communiqué de presse sur les résultats de l'exercice complet et du quatrième trimestre 2016 comprend également des mesures financières non-PCGR (telles que définies par le Règlement G de la SEC). Le résultat net, hors charges et crédits, ainsi que les mesures dérivées de celui-ci (y compris BPA dilué, hors charges et crédits ; résultat net avant participations minoritaires, hors charges et crédits ; et taux d'imposition effectif, hors charges et crédits) sont des mesures financières non-PCGR. La direction estime que l'exclusion des charges et crédits de ces mesures financières permet d'évaluer plus efficacement la période d'opérations de Schlumberger au cours de l'exercice et d'identifier les tendances d'exploitation qui pourraient être masquées par les articles exclus. Ces mesures sont également utilisées par la direction comme des mesures de performance pour déterminer certains régimes d'intéressement. Les mesures financières non PCGR doivent être envisagées en plus des autres informations financières présentées en conformité avec PCGR, et non pas en remplacement de celles-ci. Ce qui suit est un rapprochement de ces mesures non-PCGR aux mesures PCGR comparables : Schlumberger est le premier fournisseur mondial de technologie pour le traitement, la production, le forage et la caractérisation de réservoirs pour l’industrie pétrolière et gazière. Présente dans plus de 85 pays et comptant près de 100 000 employés de plus de 140 nationalités, Schlumberger offre le plus large éventail de produits et de services allant de l’exploration à la production, ainsi que des solutions intégrées allant du forage au pipeline qui optimisent la récupération des hydrocarbures pour assurer le rendement des gisements. Le présent communiqué sur les résultats de l'exercice complet et du quatrième trimestre 2016, ainsi que d’autres déclarations que nous formulons, contiennent des « déclarations prévisionnelles » au sens des lois fédérales sur les valeurs mobilières, qui contiennent des déclarations qui ne constituent pas des faits historiques, telles que nos prévisions ou nos attentes concernant les perspectives commerciales ; la croissance de Schlumberger dans son ensemble et de chacun de ses segments (et des produits ou des zones géographiques spécifiées dans chaque segment) ; la croissance de la demande et de la production de pétrole et de gaz naturel ; les prix du gaz naturel et du pétrole ; les améliorations des procédures d’exploitation et de la technologie, y compris notre programme de transformation ; les dépenses d’investissement par Schlumberger et l’industrie du pétrole et du gaz ; les stratégies commerciales des clients de Schlumberger ; les bénéfices anticipés de la transaction Cameron ; le succès des coentreprises et des alliances de Schlumberger ; la conjoncture économique mondiale future ; et les résultats d’exploitation futurs. Ces déclarations sont sujettes à des risques et à des incertitudes y compris, sans toutefois s’y limiter : la conjoncture économique mondiale ; les changements dans les dépenses d’exploration et de production par les clients de Schlumberger et les changements dans le niveau d’exploration et de développement du pétrole et du gaz naturel ; la conjoncture économique, politique et commerciale générale dans des régions clés du monde ; le risque lié aux devises étrangères ; la pression tarifaire ; les facteurs climatiques et saisonniers ; les changements, retards ou annulations opérationnels ;les déclins de production ; les changements de réglementations gouvernementales et d'exigences réglementaires, y compris celles liées à l’exploration offshore de pétrole et de gaz, aux sources radioactives, aux explosifs, aux produits chimiques, aux services de fracturation hydraulique et aux initiatives liées au climat ; l’incapacité de la technologie à relever les nouveaux défis dans l'exploration ; l’incapacité à intégrer Cameron avec succès et à réaliser les synergies attendues ; l'incapacité à retenir les employés clés ; ainsi que d'autres risques et incertitudes détaillés dans le présent communiqué sur les résultats de l'exercice complet et du quatrième trimestre 2016 et dans les informations supplémentaires, ainsi que dans nos formulaires 10-K, 10-Q et 8-K les plus récents, déposés auprès de la Commission des valeurs mobilières des États-Unis ou fournis à cette dernière. En cas de concrétisation d’un ou plusieurs de ces risques ou incertitudes (ou si les conséquences d’un tel développement évoluaient), ou d’inexactitude de nos hypothèses sous-jacentes, il est possible que les résultats réels diffèrent sensiblement des résultats énoncés dans nos déclarations prévisionnelles. Schlumberger rejette toute intention ou obligation de publication de mise à jour ou de révision de toute déclaration prévisionnelle, que ce soit du fait de nouvelles informations, d’événements futurs ou pour toute autre raison.


ZURICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MMIS, Inc., a leading provider of global compliance solutions for life sciences, today announced that Michaeline Daboul, CEO and co-founder, will speak at the 5th Annual Corporate Compliance & Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Industry Fleming Conference in Zurich on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. CET. Michaeline along with MMIS co-founder Tim Robinson, Esq. and J. Mark Farrar, CPA, CFE, CFF, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting will lead participants in a workshop, “Clues to Understanding Compliance Enforcement”. An industry expert with over 25 years of experience working with life science companies, Michaeline will lead an interactive discussion on the challenges with manual workflows and demonstrate through case studies how to implement the necessary controls and documentation to demonstrate compliance with anti-bribery laws, codes of conduct, the FCPA and other global laws related to interactions with HCPs. “We look forward to this collaborative session to assist pharmaceutical manufacturers in identifying behaviors and processes that could put their organizations at risk for non-compliance as outlined in recent enforcement actions. Cloud-based tools provide a cost effective way to introduce critical control points in manual processes while using imbedded analytics for monitoring compliance, reducing risk and improving business workflows,” said Ms. Daboul. MediSpend® is the first secure cloud-base end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed specifically to help life sciences companies manage physician interactions and relations while ensuring compliance with the FCPA and global anti-bribery laws. Ms. Daboul has been interviewed by Inside CMS, Bloomberg BNA, CIO Review, Healthcare Finance News, Mass Device, Policy and Medicine and Healthcare Review North East Network on compliance challenges and the importance of implementing a global compliance solution across the business enterprise. Recently chosen by CIO Review for its annual listing of the 20 Most Promising Pharma and Life Science Technology Solution Providers, MediSpend® continues to break new ground as the first end-to-end compliance and data analytics cloud solution, benefiting life sciences companies around the globe. For more about Michaeline Daboul visit: www.michaelinedaboul.com MMIS, Inc. is the creator of MediSpend® the industry leader in cloud-based compliance software for the global life sciences industry. We are committed to customer success, developing innovative products and providing value to our customers and their organizations. MediSpend® customers range from the world’s largest medical device, pharmaceutical, dental and emerging biotech companies. Our customers are located in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.medispend.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Fetch! Pet Care, Inc., franchisor of the nation’s largest provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, today announced James Mowery will assume responsibility for system-wide growth and maximizing franchisee performance throughout the franchise system as President. “James has been a key part of our success and we are thrilled to promote him to President,” said Fetch! Pet Care’s Chairman Harry Loyle. “His accomplishments in strategic planning, integrating teams, implementing innovative technology as well as a keen eye toward process improvement align perfectly with what is needed to fuel the next stage of growth for Fetch! Pet Care.” Prior to joining Fetch! Pet Care in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mowery served as President of a nationwide tax franchise, from 2008 to 2010 and Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008 as well as Director of Information Technology and Process Improvement for a health services company from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Mowery founded The Biome Coach in 2010 and continues to provide coaching and consulting services to small and medium business owners. He and his wife, Lynne, were Pet Butler franchisees in the Greater Dayton region from 2007 to 2016. Mr. Mowery is active in the International Franchise Association and earned the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executive Board of Governors to enhance and promote the highest levels of quality training and education in the franchise industry. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Mr. Mowery received his MBA from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies and BS from the University of Dayton. Concurrent to Mowery’s appointment as President, Paul Mann, the Founder of Fetch! Pet Care, will assume responsibility for developing marketing strategy, assisting franchisees implement local territory marketing initiatives, developing national campaigns and partnerships as well as franchise development activities to drive brand and unit growth as Chief Marketing Officer. About Fetch! Pet Care Fetch! Pet Care is the nation’s largest provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, serving thousands of pets and parents from coast to coast. For the convenience of pet owners, Fetch! Pet Care’s skilled Pet Care Coordinators personally match all of their dog walkers and pet sitters – who are trained, bonded, insured, background checked – to meet the specific needs of each pet. With thousands of satisfied clients nationwide, Fetch! Pet Care has earned the reputation as the most relied upon and trusted pet care service in the country. In 2016, Inc. Magazine ranked Fetch! Pet Care No. 2608 on its Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest growing companies. Find Fetch! Pet Care at http://www.FetchPetCare.com, on Facebook or by calling 866-FETCH-ME.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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EnerCom Dallas will feature upside opportunities in oil and gas March 1-2, 2017 -- at the Tower Club Downtown Dallas DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - Officially it may be winter, but for the oil and gas industry, the promise of spring started on Dec. 8, 2016. That's when WTI topped $50 and it has remained above that benchmark ever since, making asset development an economic business venture across many basins and global jurisdictions. Presenting companies will highlight asset development in key U.S. basins, Canada, Europe, Latin America On March 1 at 7:00 a.m. CST, just one week away, the EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference will open its doors, allowing institutional investors to kick the tires of about 40 publicly traded independent oil and gas companies and oilfield tech companies who are working to develop assets around the globe. The conference follows EnerCom's familiar 25-minute CEO presentation format, with Q&A opportunity in separate breakout room, plus one-on-one meeting opportunities (if requested in advance at the attendee login tab at the registration button on the EnerCom Dallas website; one-on-one meetings with company executives are reserved for buyside portfolio managers and buyside analysts, space permitting). EnerCom first Texas-based investment conference has already received more than 500 conference pre-registrations for the two-day event, and remaining registrations are limited. A few of the presenting companies include top-tier Marcellus producer Range Resources ( : RRC), largest Williston basin oil producer Whiting Petroleum ( : WLL), Permian basin producer Pioneer Natural Resources ( : PXD), global reservoir optimization leader Core Laboratories ( : CLB), Delaware basin turnaround growth story WPX Energy ( : WPX), Permian/Eagle Ford leader Sanchez Energy and global drilling products and services frontrunner Flotek Industries ( : FTK). Additional presenting companies that have joined the EnerCom Dallas roster include Haynesville/TMS/Eagle Ford producer Comstock Resources, Inc. ( : CRK), emerging Wattenberg player PetroShare Corp. ( : PRHR) and TMS/Haynesville producer Goodrich Petroleum ( : GDPP), and GeoPark Limited ( : GPRK) -- oil producer in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru. Other EnerCom Dallas presenting companies include privately held Stage Completions which is creating technologies to boost completions, increase production and help operators achieve better well economics. Privately held BetaZi is a big data services provider for oil and gas asset evaluation. In addition to E&Ps who are developing assets throughout North and South America and Europe, the conference presenters include a number of Canadian operators such as Strategic Oil and Gas (TSX VENTURE: SOG), Saguaro Resources (private), Blackbird Energy (TSX VENTURE: BBI), Tamarack Valley Energy (TSX: TVE) and Manitok Energy (TSX VENTURE: MEI) developing Montney, Cardium and other assets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is open to registrations for EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is currently scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions to meet with management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom Dallas Company Presenters: A complete work in progress list of presenters is available at the Presenter Schedule tab on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, oil service, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2017) - On March 1 at 7:00 a.m. CST the EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference will open its doors, allowing institutional investors an early 2017 opportunity to hear leading independent oil and gas producers and oilfield technology companies discuss their plans to drive growth and development of their oil and gas assets in 2017. In addition, the conference features several popular energy, markets and commodities experts including Mike Carey of Credit Agricole CIB, Frederik Andersen of DNB Bank ASA, Brian Lidsky of PLS Inc., Tom Petrie of Petrie Partners, Joe Blice and Lori Mettille of Hein & Associates and Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities. The conference follows EnerCom's familiar 25-minute CEO presentation format, with Q&A opportunities in separate breakout rooms, one-on-one company meeting opportunities, networking opportunities and global insight delivered by leading energy economists and market strategists. Presenting companies represent the industry's smartest engineers and the industry's latest thinking on how to develop assets in the top producing basins. EnerCom Dallas also provides a look at the latest oilfield technologies that E&Ps are using to improve well economics, maximize production, and assess oil and gas field economics for potential asset acquisitions/lending. A complete work in progress list of presenters is available at the Presenter Schedule tab on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. Presenting companies own assets and operations in the following regions: Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is currently scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions to meet with management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, oil service, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. About Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. About Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. About Preng & Associates Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. About Hein & Associates For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. About PLS PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. About Wunderlich Securities Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. About DNB ASA DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. About Haynes and Boone Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. About MUFG The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. About CIBC CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Oil & Gas CEOs will present their 2017 plans to investors at EnerCom Dallas on March 1-2, 2017 DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2017) - EnerCom's first Texas-based oil and gas investment conference -- EnerCom Dallas -- will kick off on March 1, 2017. EnerCom Dallas features presentations by the chief executives of some of the most-watched publicly traded North American oil and natural gas producing companies including: EnerCom Dallas operating company presenters also include, but are not limited to: Global energy economists and market strategists who will present at EnerCom Dallas include Michael Carey, Credit Agricole C&I Bank; Fredrik Andersen, DNB ASA; Tom Petrie, Petrie Partners; and Art Hogan, Wunderlich Securities. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is taking registrations to attend EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. EnerCom Dallas Conference Schedule: A work-in-progress conference agenda, an up to the minute schedule of presenters and speakers, may be found on the conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy- focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. About EnerCom, Inc. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, OilService, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. About Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. About Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. About Preng & Associates Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. About Hein & Associates For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. About PLS PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. About Wunderlich Securities Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. About DNB ASA DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. About Haynes and Boone Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. About MUFG The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. About CIBC CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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One-on-one meeting requests for institutional buyside investors with presenting company executives at EnerCom Dallas, March 1-2, 2017, are now open DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2017) - Presenting companies at EnerCom's upcoming Texas-based oil and gas investment conference -- EnerCom Dallas -- include oil and gas exploration and production companies and oilfield technology companies. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is open to registrations to attend EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is now scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions and management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom Dallas company presenters include, but are not limited to: EnerCom Dallas Conference Schedule: In addition to these companies, EnerCom Dallas features approximately 30 other oil and gas producers, oilfield technology companies, global energy economists and market strategists as presenters at this year's oil and gas investment conference. A work-in-progress conference agenda, an up to the minute schedule of presenters and speakers, may be found on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, OilService, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Mexico's solar market is in a "comfortable spot" after record-low prices for PV projects undercut wind in last September’s auction, said experts at a solar briefing in Mexico City last week. “Mexico’s permitting scheme was not getting the job done, and while there was an abundance of small power producers and self-supply permits, an 8-gigawatt pipeline of projects was not getting off the ground,” said GTM Research solar analyst Manan Parikh in a presentation. Those projects have not disappeared. They now have the chance to move forward, said Parikh, who led the seminar organized by GTM. Solar currently accounts for 19 percent of Mexico’s renewables capacity, compared with wind’s 81 percent. That amounts to 3.8 gigawatts of wind and 390 megawatts of solar. Parikh labeled the March tender "the Yucatan auction" because the state secured one-third of the capacity awarded, despite having the highest nodal prices. That raised speculation that the region, along with Baja California Sur, was given a "price handicap" to make it more competitive. While expectations were tempered going into the second auction in September, solar dominated again. Prices were 34 percent lower than in the first action, at $26.99 per megawatt-hour in the northern state of San Luis Potosí, and averaging $36.12 across the country. The highest prices were in Chihuahua, at above $49 per megawatt-hour. The September auction also marked the entry of new names, such as Engie and Enel Green Power, as developers look to diversify their portfolios. Mexico’s auctions follow a distinct trend across Latin America over the last four years. With auctions becoming more common in the region, prices continue to hit record lows. The Mexican auctions supported both the largest capacity projects and the lowest prices in the region. In the third auction, which will kick off in April, state utility CFE will no longer be the sole purchaser. A trading house will be established to award and manage contracts with the winners, according to Luz Aurora Ortiz Salgado, deputy director general at the energy ministry’s national electricity system and nuclear policy unit. With the CFE no longer the sole bidder, price competitiveness is expected to increase. The publication of regulations for distributed generation by the government last December will also give solar a boost, said Ortiz Salgado. Solar growth in Mexico will likely spawn local component manufacturing as the industry looks to avoid the 15 percent import tax currently levied on solar panels, she added. Parikh estimates upfront costs to be closer to $70 per megawatt-hour. If prices go any lower, projects will cease to be viable. He also forecast that winning solar projects in the next auction will likely be closer to the country’s central region and the major manufacturing centers, as well as in the Bajío region, which is a hotbed of automotive production. Price expectations for the third auction were between $30-$40 per megawatt-hour among the majority of respondents to GTM’s in-seminar survey. However, after Mexico’s peso suffered in the wake of President Trump's election, currency depreciation remains a concern. “Currency risks could [scuttle] all of the progress,” Parikh said. Other risks could emerge from a renegotiation or scrapping of NAFTA, although such a scenario could benefit Mexico in the long term as it seeks to build trade ties with other markets. Solar demand may grow to 4 gigawatts by 2020, according to local solar power association Asolmex, which forecasts $5 billion in investment in the solar sector to that date. Falling component prices will make solar more attractive. But despite a 20 percent drop in module costs in Mexico over the last five years, the country has only seen a 10 percent decline in overall system pricing. The country is lagging behind the U.S., where customers have seen a 45 percent decline in system pricing, and where $1 per megawatt-hour is achievable over the next 10 years, according to MJ Shiao, GTM’s director of solar research. Mexico and other Latin American countries are expected to join that trend as prices fall at auction, and solar becomes increasingly competitive against other energy sources. Latin America is becoming a significant solar player on the world stage, accounting for 10 percent of the global industry, Shiao said. And Mexico is on the right track in terms of its energy reform, according to Brett Blankenship, a research director at Wood Mackenzie. “Mexico is moving toward a wholesale power market, its reform has drawn on successful models from around the world, and its long-term contracts deliver price certainty," said Blankenship. Blankenship said load growth is the single most important thing to watch. “Load growth is seen rising to 500 terawatt-hours by 2035, while load intensity to GDP is seen dropping to below 200 gigawatt-hours per peso of GDP by 2034. The load will dictate demand for clean energy resources," he said. By 2050, said Blankenship, clean energy will likely make up half of Mexico's generation, "dominated by solar." For more insight into Latin America's solar market, downlod the latest executive summary of GTM Research's Latin America PV Playbook.

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