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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - Waterous Energy Fund ("WEF") is pleased to announce that its affiliates, WEF GP (International) Ltd., the general partner of Waterous Energy Fund (International) L.P. and WEF GP (Canadian) Corp., the general partner of Waterous Energy Fund (Canadian) L.P., have today completed the previously announced acquisition of approximately 67% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. (the "Company") from affiliates of Riverstone Holdings, LLC, and NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC. The acquisition was completed pursuant to the terms of the previously announced share purchase agreements for a purchase price of $3.60 per common share for an aggregate purchase price of $244 million. WEF acquired approximately 27.18% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company from R/C Canada Coöperatief U.A. ("R/C Canada"), and 40,316,175 common shares, representing approximately 39.91% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, from NGP IX Northern Blizzard S.A.R.L. ("NGP IX", and together with R/C Canada the "Vendors"). WEF now holds 67,742,345 common shares of the Company representing 67.09% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. The transaction was subject to certain regulatory approvals, including Competition Act (Canada) which was received prior to completion. WEF has also been assigned R/C Canada's and NGP IX's rights under a registration rights agreement dated July 22, 2010. Prior to the acquisition, WEF held no shares in the Company. WEF has acquired the shares for investment purposes and may increase or decrease its beneficial ownership, control or direction over securities of the Company in the future. WEF acquired the common shares of the Company pursuant to the exemption from the formal take-over bid requirements of securities legislation pursuant to the exemption set out in Section 4.2 of Multilateral Instrument 62-102 (the "Instrument"). In accordance with that exemption, the purchase is was made from only two persons, no offer was made generally to the common shareholders of the Company, and the purchase price for the common shares was less than 115% of the market price of the common shares, calculated in accordance with the instrument. This press release is being disseminated as required by National Instrument 62-103 - The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues and Multilateral Instrument 62-104 - Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids in connection with the filing of early warning reports (the "Early Warning Reports") containing the information with respect to the foregoing matters. A copy of the Early Warning Reports will be filed shortly under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and a copy thereof shall be promptly sent to anyone who requests it from the person noted below. Waterous Energy Fund is a Calgary headquartered oil and gas private equity firm targeting a focused portfolio of owned and controlled investment opportunities between $100 and $400 million across North America. WEF's current portfolio includes Strath Resources Ltd., a private oil and gas producer in the Kakwa region of the Montney basin of Alberta. To date, WEF has made equity commitments of approximately $650 million, and post-closing its investment in Northern Blizzard will control assets with an enterprise value in excess of $1 billion.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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i-glo™ is a truly innovative product.  Designed in the UK, involving over 100 experts across five continents including; scientists, engineers, designers, tobacco experts and toxicologists. Kingsley Wheaton, Managing Director - Next Generation Products, at BAT commenting on the launch said: "i-glo™ represents our strategy in action - offering adult smokers a range of innovative alternatives to cigarettes." i-glo™ is currently available in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company plans to expand the product into other provinces over the coming months. Canada is now the third market in which i-glo™ - also known as glo™ in some countries - has launched, as the company seeks to expand its consumer offering and footprint in innovative next generation products. Wheaton continued: "Canadian adult smokers are looking for a choice of alternative tobacco products.  We believe i-glo™ will satisfy that demand and offer them a real alternative to smoking." glo™ is already available in Sendai, Japan, and Switzerland. Following the launch of glo™ in Sendai, it has already gained 6.7% share of the tobacco market in a leading convenience store chain. In addition, glo™ is gaining great consumer feedback in Japan and awareness of the product by consumers is extremely high. Over the last five years, British American Tobacco has invested over US$1 billion in the development and commercialisation of alternative products and is committed to offering adult smokers a range of innovative Vapour and Tobacco Heating Products (THP) that are potentially less risky than traditional tobacco products such as conventional cigarettes.  BAT has the aim to lead in what it refers to as the Next Generation Product (NGP) category which includes leading in vapour, with its brand Vype, and leading in the THP market with i-glo™/ glo™. British American Tobacco already has NGPs available in 13 markets across the Globe. The company plans on doubling its market presence in NGPs in 2017, and then again in 2018, to over 40 markets. *These qualities do not necessarily mean that this product produces less adverse health effects than other tobacco products. By cleaner experience we are making the comparison with smoking conventional cigarettes which, unlike i-glo™/ glo™ produces ash. *These qualities do not necessarily mean that this product produces less adverse health effects than other tobacco products. By cleaner experience we are making the comparison with smoking conventional cigarettes which, unlike i-glo™/ glo™ produces ash. i-glo™  (also known as glo™) is a tobacco heating product designed to offer ease of use and best-in-class quality and safety standards. It includes a number of safety features to prevent product malfunctions such as overheating and battery explosions and to ensure a quality user experience, for example: Next Generation Products is part of British American Tobacco Group, focussed on developing and delivering exciting alternative products for adult consumers in the key areas of: Vapour and Tobacco Heating Products. British American Tobacco is the world's second largest quoted tobacco group by global market share, with brands sold in more than 200 markets. We have five Global Drive Brands - Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans - and over 200 brands in our portfolio. We hold robust market positions in each of our regions and have leadership positions in more than 60 markets.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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National Glass Products (NGP), a provider of premium interior glass products and glass fabrication services, now provides ChrismaColor back painted interior glass products. With the addition of back painted glass to its product line, National Glass Products provides a chic, stylish alternative to tile and laminate that is both durable and environmentally friendly. Back painted glass can be used in both commercial and residential applications, comes in any color and ships nationally. “Back painted glass has become one of the hottest trends in décor for both homes and businesses,” said David Uhey, CEO of National Glass Products. “It has not only become an extremely popular material for countertops, back splashes, and shower walls in residences, but it is gaining widespread commercial use in lobbies, restaurants, elevators, conference rooms, and glass markerboards.” More interior designers, builders, contractors, and architects are turning to back painted glass to create a warm, relaxed, elegant ambience for their homes or businesses because of its versatility and durability. The popularity and increased demand for back painted glass has prompted National Glass Products to create a new website in preparation for anticipated growth. Find out more about National Glass Products’ back painted glass offerings at http://www.nationalglassproducts.com. About National Glass Products National Glass Products evolved from a family-owned Colorado glass business with more than 26 years of offering the best in interior glass installation. Our strong track record in the glass industry has resulted in a seasoned proficiency in tight tolerances, on time deliveries and attention to detail. Now, National Glass Products operates from this trusted expertise and perspective, to provide our wholesale customers with premium interior glass products.   Our skilled team has the mastery and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver tempered, painted, fabricated, and soon laminated glass to your specifications and turn times. We keep our glass inventory fully stocked with staple glass products along with a wide assortment of specialty glass from Walker Glass. We carry aluminum framed and semi frameless shower doors from our respected Summit Shower Doors product line and fabricate completely frameless shower glass. Our leading back painted glass product, under our ChrismaColor trademark, provides a modern and durable alternative to tile and laminate that can be matched to custom colors and paint from most major paint companies.   From custom fabricated and tempered glass to heavy shower doors and back painted glass, National Glass Products is the foremost choice in interior glass services and product innovation. Find out more at http://www.nationalglassproducts.com.


LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG). The Company announced its first quarter fiscal 2017 financial results on May 04, 2017. The fund manager surpassed earnings expectations. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Carlyle Group's competitors within the Asset Management space, Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), reported on May 03, 2017, its financial results for Q1 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Voya Financial in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on CG; touching on VOYA. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months ended March 31, 2017, Carlyle reported revenue of $1.12 billion, up 131% compared to revenue of $483 million for Q1 2016. Carlyle's US GAAP results for Q1 2017 included income before provision for income taxes of $328 million, and net income attributable to the common unit holders through The Carlyle Group L.P. of $83 million, or net income per common unit of $0.90, on a diluted basis. Carlyle reported net accrued performance fees of $1.4 billion for Q1 2017, up 34% from $1.1 billion at year-end 2016. The Company posted distributable earnings of $55 million on a pre-tax basis and 0.13 per common unit on a post-tax basis in Q1 2017 and $579 million over the last twelve months. Carlyle generated $3.5 billion in realized proceeds in Q1 2017 and $28.5 billion realized over the last twelve months, 4.4 billion of invested capital in Q1 2017 and $17.0 billion invested over the last twelve Months. Carlyle reported said economic net income (ENI) of $364.6 million after taxes, more than six times compared to ENI of $58.2 million in Q1 2016. On a per share after tax basis, ENI totaled $1.09 compared to ENI of $0.18 in the year ago same quarter, surpassing analysts' consensus of $0.38 per share "Carlyle produced its second strongest value creation quarter since going public five years ago. Our portfolio performed well in virtually every sector and every region, appreciating by 6% and leading to a 34% increase in our net accrued carry in the first quarter. The long-term strength of the underlying portfolio supports our goal to raise $100 billion in new capital by the end of 2019." Carlyle's Corporate Private Equity segment produced distributable earnings of $35 million, down from $105 million in Q1 2016, reflecting an approximately $40 million decline in realized net performance fees compared to a year ago. Fee related earnings in Corporate Private Equity were $10 million in the reported quarter, down from $32 million in the year ago same quarter, reflecting lower management fee and transaction fee revenue, while cash compensation was 7% lower on a y-o-y basis. The segment's economic net income of $313 million exceeded the six prior quarters combined, and was substantially higher than distributable earnings. During Q1 2017, Carlyle's Real Assets ENI was $59 million, slightly lower compared to ENI of $62 million generated in Q1 2016. The Company noted that accrued carry in Real Assets has been growing sharply over the past five quarters as both US real estate and natural resources has seen strong fund performance. Real Assets' net accrued carry stood at $341 million at the end of the reported quarter, nearly four times the $92 million at year-end 2015. Real Assets produced distributable earnings of $4 million, with $5 million in fee-related earnings and $7 million in realized net performance fess, partially offset by an $8 million realized investment loss from the Company's plan. As of March 31, 2017, Carlyle's cash and cash equivalents and corporate treasury investments totaled $948 million. The Company's on-balance sheet investments attributable to unit-holders were $586 million, excluding the equity investment by Carlyle in NGP Energy Capital Management. Debt obligations, consisting of loans, senior notes, and promissory notes totaled $1.3 billion at the end of Q1 2017. Net accrued performance fees attributable to unit-holders were $1.4 billion. These performance fees are comprised of $3.0 billion of gross accrued performance fees, less $0.2 billion in accrued giveback obligation and $1.4 billion in accrued performance fee compensation and non-controlling interest. During Q1 2017, Carlyle repurchased and retired 14,190 units for an aggregate purchase price of $0.2 million. Cumulatively through March 31, 2017, Carlyle has repurchased and retired 3.7 million units for an aggregate purchase price of $59.1 million as part of its previously announced $200 million unit repurchase program, with the majority of repurchases done via open market transactions. Carlyle Group's share price finished Wednesday's trading session at $17.45, sliding 6.18%. A total volume of 1.22 million shares exchanged hands, which was higher than the 3 months average volume of 625.31 thousand shares. The stock has rallied 12.52% and 17.34% in the last six months and past twelve months, respectively. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have surged 16.21%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 20.03 and has a dividend yield of 7.97%. 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If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces its post-earnings coverage on The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG). The Company announced its first quarter fiscal 2017 financial results on May 04, 2017. The fund manager surpassed earnings expectations. Register with us now for your free membership at: One of Carlyle Group's competitors within the Asset Management space, Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), reported on May 03, 2017, its financial results for Q1 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on Voya Financial in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its earnings coverage on CG; touching on VOYA. Get our free coverage by signing up to: For the three months ended March 31, 2017, Carlyle reported revenue of $1.12 billion, up 131% compared to revenue of $483 million for Q1 2016. Carlyle's US GAAP results for Q1 2017 included income before provision for income taxes of $328 million, and net income attributable to the common unit holders through The Carlyle Group L.P. of $83 million, or net income per common unit of $0.90, on a diluted basis. Carlyle reported net accrued performance fees of $1.4 billion for Q1 2017, up 34% from $1.1 billion at year-end 2016. The Company posted distributable earnings of $55 million on a pre-tax basis and 0.13 per common unit on a post-tax basis in Q1 2017 and $579 million over the last twelve months. Carlyle generated $3.5 billion in realized proceeds in Q1 2017 and $28.5 billion realized over the last twelve months, 4.4 billion of invested capital in Q1 2017 and $17.0 billion invested over the last twelve Months. Carlyle reported said economic net income (ENI) of $364.6 million after taxes, more than six times compared to ENI of $58.2 million in Q1 2016. On a per share after tax basis, ENI totaled $1.09 compared to ENI of $0.18 in the year ago same quarter, surpassing analysts' consensus of $0.38 per share "Carlyle produced its second strongest value creation quarter since going public five years ago. Our portfolio performed well in virtually every sector and every region, appreciating by 6% and leading to a 34% increase in our net accrued carry in the first quarter. The long-term strength of the underlying portfolio supports our goal to raise $100 billion in new capital by the end of 2019." Carlyle's Corporate Private Equity segment produced distributable earnings of $35 million, down from $105 million in Q1 2016, reflecting an approximately $40 million decline in realized net performance fees compared to a year ago. Fee related earnings in Corporate Private Equity were $10 million in the reported quarter, down from $32 million in the year ago same quarter, reflecting lower management fee and transaction fee revenue, while cash compensation was 7% lower on a y-o-y basis. The segment's economic net income of $313 million exceeded the six prior quarters combined, and was substantially higher than distributable earnings. During Q1 2017, Carlyle's Real Assets ENI was $59 million, slightly lower compared to ENI of $62 million generated in Q1 2016. The Company noted that accrued carry in Real Assets has been growing sharply over the past five quarters as both US real estate and natural resources has seen strong fund performance. Real Assets' net accrued carry stood at $341 million at the end of the reported quarter, nearly four times the $92 million at year-end 2015. Real Assets produced distributable earnings of $4 million, with $5 million in fee-related earnings and $7 million in realized net performance fess, partially offset by an $8 million realized investment loss from the Company's plan. As of March 31, 2017, Carlyle's cash and cash equivalents and corporate treasury investments totaled $948 million. The Company's on-balance sheet investments attributable to unit-holders were $586 million, excluding the equity investment by Carlyle in NGP Energy Capital Management. Debt obligations, consisting of loans, senior notes, and promissory notes totaled $1.3 billion at the end of Q1 2017. Net accrued performance fees attributable to unit-holders were $1.4 billion. These performance fees are comprised of $3.0 billion of gross accrued performance fees, less $0.2 billion in accrued giveback obligation and $1.4 billion in accrued performance fee compensation and non-controlling interest. During Q1 2017, Carlyle repurchased and retired 14,190 units for an aggregate purchase price of $0.2 million. Cumulatively through March 31, 2017, Carlyle has repurchased and retired 3.7 million units for an aggregate purchase price of $59.1 million as part of its previously announced $200 million unit repurchase program, with the majority of repurchases done via open market transactions. Carlyle Group's share price finished Wednesday's trading session at $17.45, sliding 6.18%. A total volume of 1.22 million shares exchanged hands, which was higher than the 3 months average volume of 625.31 thousand shares. The stock has rallied 12.52% and 17.34% in the last six months and past twelve months, respectively. Furthermore, since the start of the year, shares of the Company have surged 16.21%. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 20.03 and has a dividend yield of 7.97%. 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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films announced today the world television premiere of Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, a new feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested. Premiering globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages starting Sunday, June 11, at 9/8c, Hell on Earth chronicles Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, in Iraq and Syria. Pulling from nearly 1,000 hours of stunningly visceral footage, Junger and Quested, who previously collaborated on a trio of films about war (“Restrepo,” “The Last Patrol” and “Korengal”), capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences and, most importantly, its human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west’s role in the creation of ISIS. “Sebastian and Nick acquired extraordinary access to all sides of this incredibly complex crisis,” said Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production for National Geographic. “The footage speaks for itself, offering a rarely seen look inside civil war from every angle.” “This is a difficult film to watch,” admits Quested. “I want to challenge people to sit through it. This is what’s happening. It’s a window into the suffering of millions of people and the reasoning behind it. I want to challenge viewers not to look away, in exchange for gaining a greater understanding about the world.” Through exclusive interviews with activists, journalists, diplomats, human rights workers, politicians and ordinary citizens, as well as historical archival footage, Hell on Earth captures a unique portrait of life in war-torn Syria, from that of a family living under ISIS control that finally fled to Turkey, to Kurdish fighters in Sinjar and Shia militias in Iraq and even to al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa. Junger and Quested meticulously identify the forces that led to the deadly conflict in Syria and facilitated the rise of the radical Islamists who are now organizing and inspiring terrorist operations around the world. The film recently had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, followed by screenings at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. Following a limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, May 19, Hell on Earth (trailer download) will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages starting Sunday, June 11, at 9/8c. For more information, visit: natgeotvpressroom.com. Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS is produced by Goldcrest Films in association with National Geographic Documentary Films. Producers for Goldcrest Films are Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. For National Geographic, the executive producer is Matt Renner and Tim Pastore is president of original programming and production. Sebastian Junger is the New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of “The Perfect Storm,” “Fire,” “A Death in Belmont,” “War” and “Tribe.” As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film, “Restrepo,” a feature-length documentary co-directed with Tim Hetherington, was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Nick Quested is executive director and owner of Goldcrest Films, where he has built one of the world’s premiere documentary brands and won two Emmys for his work. Quested has produced over 35 films, including Sebastian Junger’s “The Last Patrol,” “Korengal,” the PGA- and two-time Emmy-nominated “Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” and the Oscar®-nominated “Restrepo.” Quested is also an award-winning music video director who has worked with such artists as Dr. Dre, Nas, Puffy, Sting, Master P, Cash Money and Trick Daddy. National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world premium, feature documentaries that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the very best documentary filmmakers in the world. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 171 countries and 45 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


News Article | April 27, 2017
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National Geographic Travel's international growth and development continues with the appointment of Nathan Philpot. Philpot, who has extensive experience in the travel industry, has been named Director, National Geographic Expeditions Europe & Africa and is charged in part with developing and launching the branded consumer travel experiences across Europe and Africa. Within the Expeditions business, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World continues to grow since launching in January 2015 with 24 charter members. The collection is now up to 55 properties in remarkable destinations around the world, spanning 30 countries and 6 continents. They recently released their first Sustainable Tourism Impact Report, showcasing sustainable tourism in action among their members. In travel media, National Geographic is strengthening its Travel franchise with the launch of National Geographic Traveler magazine's first-ever luxury edition, which will be distributed next month to a targeted circulation of 350,000 National Geographic subscribers. The special edition will feature content relevant to the affluent traveler, including luxury hotels, fine dining, and bespoke travel experiences. Additionally, Andrew Nelson has been tapped to lead a newly formed NG Travel Lab, which will serve as a one-stop shop for custom content creation, distribution and marketing. The team will provide creative client solutions across multiple platforms, from ideation to execution, spanning digital, social, video and print platforms while working with our regional labs in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Television programming will also reflect National Geographic's emphasis on travel, with a dedicated travel block starting in July. The two-hour programming section will run every Thursday from 6 to 8:00 PM ET. National Geographic Partners LLC National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic's media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children's media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-geographic-grows-travel-business-300446711.html


News Article | April 18, 2017
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The event, titled "Preparing for the Future of Energy – Thriving in Complex and Uncertain Times," heard that historic questions of global hydrocarbon supply were no longer an issue due to the explosive growth of the U.S. shale sector. This has impacted on the rest of the world and globalized American business through a revamped export policy. It could also play a positive role in future U.S. detente. In his keynote address to a record event audience of more than 200 oil and gas industry professionals, Kenneth Hersh, CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and co-founder and advisory partner of NGP Energy Capital Management, said: "This wonderful industry is at the epicenter of change. It is a change that has been dramatic and it is not going back to the way it was. It has increased opportunity, economic activity and has democratized what was a world of scarcity into a world of abundance." Mr. Hersh said the new look oil and gas industry operating in an era of supply abundance had to face the same pressures as any other commodity. "We grew up with axioms around scarcity but now we have entered a different realm. The North American unconventional game has changed the industry and has had knock on effects around the world," he said. "It is no longer about finding hydrocarbons. It's about whom we are competing against, what does our customer want, what does our distribution channel look like, what is our price point. Who are the winners? The consumers. The losers will be the high-cost producers and people playing the old game." Referencing political instability in the Middle East and Russia's growing influence, Mr. Hersh added supply abundance at home, which released the U.S. from reliance on imports, may impact on future foreign policy decisions. The Energy Symposium featured two panel sessions: 'Forces Shaping the Future of Energy – Global and U.S. Big Picture' and 'Challenges and Opportunities in the U.S.' Energy Institute board of advisors members Mike Stice and Bruce Stover moderated both panel sessions. The sessions focused on the impact of technology and innovation in areas such as global supply and demand, issues related to induced seismicity, the treatment and disposal of water and the impact of carbon emissions on global warming. Attendees heard that while the U.S. onshore shale industry has seen a rapid return to growth, technological developments and innovative risk-reducing business models in the offshore sector, had lowered operating costs and would enable it to follow suit in the next two years. Natural gas was forecast as one of the largest areas for growth, while the export of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), particularly to Asia, could create benefits from a geopolitical perspective. In welcoming delegates to the Energy Symposium, Daniel W. Pullin, dean, Price College of Business, called on U.S. energy leaders to "thrive not just survive" in the low price environment. "Energy in all its forms drives humanity forward," he said. Dr. Dipankar Ghosh, executive director of the Price College of Business Energy Institute, said: "The international energy industry faces many challenges today, but it was clear from the high quality debate at the Energy Symposium that very real opportunities for growth exist. "It was encouraging to hear the positivity and enthusiasm expressed by delegates and the many examples of how the energy industry is embracing the changes required today to meet the demands of tomorrow." To view the video shared at the Energy Symposium, please visit http://www.realenergyleaders.com/blog/a-portrait-of-a-real-energy-leader. Guest speakers at the Energy Symposium were: About the Price College of Business Energy Institute: The Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma has become Oklahoma's leading graduate business program. For more than 50 years, education and research in energy management have been central to the college's purpose. In 2011, the Price College of Business added to its leading position in energy by forming the Energy Institute: a platform for thought leadership and intellectual exchange. Tightly coupled with its education in energy programs, the Energy Institute's research informs policy and business strategy, while its outreach programs foster meaningful dialogue amongst energy professionals worldwide. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-energy-industry-is-changing-the-world-300440534.html


News Article | June 13, 2017
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The Assets contributed approximately 16% of Fishing & Rental Services segment revenue in the first quarter 2017. The transaction will result in an approximately $17.0 million gain on sale of the Assets. Key does not expect to pay any cash taxes associated with this gain. Key's President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Drummond, stated, "This divestiture represents another milestone in Key's continued effort to dispose of non-core assets to position the company as a leading production services provider in the U.S. We appreciate John and the Covenant team's commitment to closing this transaction and wish the Covenant team continued success moving forward." Covenant's Chief Executive Officer, John Cavitt, commented, "Covenant is excited to announce the addition to our existing fleet of flowback and well testing equipment. These assets will service the growing demand of our customers in the Permian Basin and will position Covenant as one of the largest pure play well flow management businesses in the U.S.  We are honored to have Key as an equity partner and are grateful for a smooth, accretive transaction for both parties." Key Energy Services is the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor based on the number of rigs owned. Key provides a complete range of well intervention services and has operations in all major onshore oil and gas producing regions of the continental United States and internationally in Russia. Founded in 2013, Covenant combines leading technology with some of the most skilled and knowledgeable operators in the business. With operations in the key areas of the Permian Basin and Niobrara Shale, Covenant provides best-in-class flowback and well testing services with a special focus on horizontal and pad drilling for the upstream oil and gas services industry. Covenant is an affiliate of Catapult Energy Services Group. Founded in 2013, Catapult uses an innovative approach to establish and invest in start-up oilfield services companies. Led by experienced entrepreneurs, Catapult is funded by NGP and NGP Energy Technology Partners. Founded in 1988, NGP is a premier private equity firm in the natural resources industry with approximately $17 billion of cumulative equity commitments organized to make strategic investments in the energy and natural resources sectors. For more information visit www.ngpenergycapital.com. NGP Energy Technology Partners ("NGP ETP") invests equity capital for growth and buyout transactions in companies that provide products and services to the oil and gas, power, environmental, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sectors. Founded in 2005, NGP ETP manages approximately $500 million in committed capital and is led by investment professionals that have extensive experience investing in those subsectors. The investment team strives to partner with strong, experienced management teams and work with them to create significant value. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical in nature or that relate to future events and conditions are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Key's current expectations, estimates and projections and its management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events and financial trends affecting its financial condition and results of operations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "predicts," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "projects," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of performance. Future actions, events and conditions and future results of operations may differ materially from those expressed in these statements. In evaluating those statements, you should carefully consider the information above as well as the risks outlined in "Item 1A. Risk Factors," in Key's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in other reports Key files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Key undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release except as required by law. All of Key's written and oral forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany such forward-looking statements. Important factors that may affect Key's expectations, estimates or projections include, but are not limited to, the following: conditions in the oil and natural gas industry, especially oil and natural gas prices and capital expenditures by oil and natural gas companies; volatility in oil and natural gas prices; Key's ability to implement price increases or maintain pricing on its core services; risks that Key may not be able to reduce, and could even experience increases in, the costs of labor, fuel, equipment and supplies employed in its businesses; industry capacity; asset impairments or other charges; the periodic low demand for Key's services and resulting operating losses and negative cash flows; Key's highly competitive industry as well as operating risks, which are primarily self-insured, and the possibility that its insurance may not be adequate to cover all of its losses or liabilities; significant costs and potential liabilities resulting from compliance with applicable laws, including those resulting from environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, specifically those relating to hydraulic fracturing, as well as climate change legislation or initiatives; Key's historically high employee turnover rate and its ability to replace or add workers, including executive officers and skilled workers; Key's ability to incur debt or long-term lease obligations; Key's ability to implement technological developments and enhancements; severe weather impacts on Key's business; Key's ability to successfully identify, make and integrate acquisitions and its ability to finance future growth of its operations or future acquisitions; Key's ability to achieve the benefits expected from disposition transactions; the loss of one or more of Key's larger customers; Key's ability to generate sufficient cash flow to meet debt service obligations; the amount of Key's debt and the limitations imposed by the covenants in the agreements governing its debt, including its ability to comply with covenants under its current debt agreements; an increase in Key's debt service obligations due to variable rate indebtedness; Key's inability to achieve its financial, capital expenditure and operational projections, including quarterly and annual projections of revenue and/or operating income and its inaccurate assessment of future activity levels, customer demand, and pricing stability which may not materialize (whether for Key as a whole or for geographic regions and/or business segments individually); risks affecting Key's international operations, including risks affecting Key's ability to execute its plans to withdraw from international markets outside North America; Key's ability to respond to changing or declining market conditions, including Key's ability to reduce the costs of labor, fuel, equipment and supplies employed and used in its businesses; Key's ability to maintain sufficient liquidity; the adverse impact of litigation; and other factors affecting Key's business described in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and other reports Key files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/key-energy-services-announces-the-sale-of-its-frac-stack-and-well-testing-assets-300473377.html


The present invention discloses a system for determining a working range of a self-propelled equipment, comprising a signal generating device, a wire for enclosing the working range and the self-propelled equipment. The self-propelled equipment comprises a drive unit, a control unit and at least one magnetic field signal detection unit provided on its body. The at least one magnetic field signal detection unit outputs a detection signal according to the intensity and direction of a detected magnetic field. The control unit receives the detection signal and controls the self-propelled equipment to act. The signal generating device comprises a pulse signal generator which produces and outputs pulse signals, a pulse width of which is less than a time interval between two of them. The pulse signals are pseudo-random pulse signals. The present invention enables a capability of detecting areas inside and outside the working range of the self-propelled equipment by applying the pseudo-random pulse signals on a closed-loop wire to produce magnetic fields and then detecting the intensity and direction of the magnetic fields in the areas inside and outside the working range by the self-propelled equipment. Thus, the present invention has a lower cost and is easier to implement than the prior art


The present invention relates to a method, apparatus and system for measuring the content of either one or more gas analytes that may be part of a gas. The present invention applies a spectroscopic method that utilizes an extremely narrow linewidth laser beam that is absorbed when its wavelength is swept across the interval containing the absorption line of the analyte. The method, apparatus and system of the present invention is applicable to any analyte in gas phase that is part of a gas mixture, or to any analyte in a plasma phase, as well as analytes in other environments.

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