Two years ago investors told public oil and gas companies that they were not going to continue to support high growth, deficit spending, and poor investment returns. After a generally disappointing performance during the shale boom, investors told the publics that they have to focus on living within cash flow and providing strong returns. This change in investor appetite has rippled through the business, impacting pubic company valuations, private capital perspectives, capital spending, and deal flow. Combined with a weak outlook for commodity prices, concerns over upcoming debt maturations, worries about tariffs, and general lack of optimism, the US oil and gas business has slowed considerably. In a historically cyclical business, this will create opportunities, but companies will need to navigate this environment slowly and cautiously. Bill Marko will talk about the past, the present, what current trends mean for future activity levels, and deal flow.
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We have changed venues. SPE Business Development Study Group events will now be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston.