HOW THE NATURAL GAS SHALES HAVE CHANGED THE U.S. MERGER, ACQUISITION & DIVESTMENT (MA&D) MARKET

Speaker: WILLIAM (BILL) MARKO
Speaker WILLIAM (BILL) MARKO
MANAGING DIRECTOR JEFFERIES & COMPANY   William "Bill" Marko is a Managing Director of Jefferies & Company in  the Energy Investment Banking Group.  He has managed more than $33 billion of asset and corporate transactions, specializing in applying a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the oil and gas ...

MANAGING DIRECTOR
JEFFERIES & COMPANY




 


William "Bill" Marko is a Managing Director of Jefferies & Company in  the Energy Investment Banking Group.  He has managed more than $33 billion of asset and corporate transactions, specializing in applying a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the oil and gas assets to the sales process.


 


Prior to joining Jefferies Randall & Dewey,  Mr. Marko worked more than 18 years in various engineering, operations and commercial roles at Mobil Oil, followed by COO of Madison Energy Advisors, a transaction advisory firm.


 


With more than 28 years of industry experience in worldwide acquisition, divestment and new business development, he has evaluated transactions in all major U.S. basins and more than 40 countries. 


 


Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and is an active member of  the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), currently serving on its South East Region Board. He is also active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers, having previously served on the Gulf Coast Section (Houston) Board and in several SPE-GCS committees and study groups.


 


He has Bachelor and Master degrees in  engineering from Tulane University.



Full Description
Mr. Marko will discuss how technology improvements have resulted in an abundance of huge new natural gas shale resources that also offer very compelling finding and development costs, thus  attracting worldwide attention.
 
This is causing the early natural gas shale landholders, many of whom are relatively small companies, to seek deep pocketed partners, thus resulting in natural gas shale deals being the dominant theme in the Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture (MA&D) market in the United States.
 
During this same time, the severe drop in commodity prices in July 2008, combined with plummeting financial markets in September 2008, caused the conventional MA&D to almost cease to function.
 
A healthy and viable conventional MA&D market is only now returning and companies are choosing whether they will focus on natural gas from shales or focus on conventional natural gas assets.
 
He will discuss the current state of the market and future expectations.
 
 
Please register prior to the event to facilitate improved planning and admission. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come/ first serve basis as space allows.
 
 
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Organizer Barry Faulkner

When?

Thu, Nov. 11, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

PETROLEUM CLUB OF HOUSTON
800 BELL STREET
HOUSTON, TEXAS
USA

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