Publications

  • Report: Downturn will fundamentally reshape services industry

    December 04, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle's Fuel Fix Blog | Media mention

    Oil field services companies facing the worst downturn in decades will have to reshape the way they do business to meet the evolving needs of oil companies clamoring for cheaper and more efficient tools and services, according to a new analysis by Bain & Company. "It's a pivotal moment," said Ethan

  • Wall Street firms that bankrolled oil boom are hurting

    October 14, 2015 | Oil and Gas | CNNMoney.com | Media mention

    Cheap oil is creating headaches for the Wall Street firms that bankrolled America's oil boom. Banks usually go through "redetermination" in the fall, during which they reevaluate the amount of financing they will provide based on the amount of oil a company can pump at current prices.

  • Deal aims to create a U.S. pipeline colossus

    September 28, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle | Media mention

    Pipeline and processing companies, known as the midstream sector in the flow of oil and gas from well to consumption, were late to feel the effects of the 50% drop in oil prices because they typically operate under fee-based, long-term contracts.

  • Big oil patch deal may prompt others to explore

    August 26, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle | Media mention

    As the price of crude plunges and companies with strong finances look to get stronger by gobbling up weaker competitors, the oil and gas industry may start to see more mergers.

  • Midstream execs pipe up as stocks go down

    August 20, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle | Media mention

    A large part of the value of a midstream company today is its promise of a steadily rising dividend, yet investors seem to be pricing midstream companies as if they won't be growing much at all.

  • Oil patch works to get its arms around gusher of data

    May 09, 2015 | Advanced Analytics, Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle | Media mention

    Oil producers are trying to cultivate analytical technology to turn a growing reservoir of "big data" into digestible chunks of information that engineers can use to extract bigger bounties of crude or even predict when equipment might fail.

  • Three myths about the energy reform in Mexico - Bain Mexico City

    April 07, 2015 | Oil and Gas | Forbes.com Mexico

    Energy reforms will generate business opportunities for domestic and foreign companies with interest in participating in the energy industry in Mexico.

  • Key opportunities in Mexico’s energy sector – Juan Carlos Gay from Bain & Company

    April 11, 2014 | Oil and Gas | The Oil & Gas Post | Media mention

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  • What "good" looks like: Creating an operational excellence management system

    October 15, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    Unlike individuals, companies can’t simply decide one day to act more efficiently. Complex organizations need a systematic approach to improvement. An operational excellence management system is a set of rules that, when implemented with measurable accountability, can guide a company on its journey

  • 2014 oil and gas industry planning cycle: Getting it right

    September 26, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    As commercial and national oil and gas companies begin their annual planning cycles in September, they will assess the macro business environment and make careful assumptions about the industry and their companies’ positions in it. Bain & Company offers a critical checklist of 10 key issues,