• Kelner’s Take: The Public-Private Energy Venture’s Marriage of Convenience

    February 09, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    For investment managers, joint ventures are “an opportunity to deploy capital in big chunks,” said Ethan Phillips, a partner with Bain & Company. In some cases, joint ventures with public oil-and-gas companies also give firms exposure to seasoned management teams and businesses with established

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • North American Midstream Strategy in a Time of Uncertainty

    August 23, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the oil and gas sector rebounds, midstream operators face three trends that create a challenging environment: stranded assets, expiration of favorable contracts and an influx of private equity capital.

  • Three trends could trip up oil and gas pipeline companies. Here's how to trade them

    August 23, 2017 | Oil & Gas | CNBC | Media mention

    Pipeline and energy infrastructure companies face operational challenges in the coming years even as U.S. crude oil drilling recovers and a natural gas export boom gets underway, says Bain & Company in a new report.

  • Energy Management in the Age of Disruptions

    May 24, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Navigating the future energy market requires robust scenario planning and strategic choices to open up new ways of competing.

  • Full Potential Oil Refining in a Challenging Environment

    September 21, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Refiners have enjoyed comparatively good times as the rest of the oil industry suffered, but they should prepare for a more competitive season ahead.

  • Technology, Strategy and People: Becoming a Digital Oil and Gas Company

    May 25, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Whether a leader or fast follower, every oil and gas company will need to develop a strategic plan for how it will use digital technology to gain a competitive advantage over the next three to five years.

  • Long-Term Survival for OFSE Companies

    April 25, 2016 | Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    Many OFSE executives are coming to grips with the fact that we may be at a once-in-a-generation strategic crossroads that demands conscious and careful decisions about the future.

  • How Shale Companies Can Transform to Survive

    March 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    North America’s shale operators have pared back capital expenditures and made deep cuts in their operating costs, but survival through what looks to be a long-term low-price environment will depend on more significant transformation. That journey begins with a clear picture of the fully loaded

  • TransCanada, Columbia combine in volatile market

    March 18, 2016 | Oil & Gas | Fuel Fix | Media mention

    TransCanada's deal to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group comes as many of the largest pipeline companies are hungry to buy their competitors but wary of commitment in a quickly shifting market. According to Riccardo Bertocco, a partner with Bain & Company who has been forecasting a wave of midstream