Publications

  • SPE Panel: Focus on what you can control, hope is no strategy

    September 29, 2015 | Oil and Gas | E&P Magazine | Media mention

    advised against counting on a rise in global oil and gas demand to lift the industry out of today's downturn. "We shouldn't hold out hope for correcting the supply demand imbalance by hoping we can grow our way out of it on the demand side," Leis said.

  • SPE ATCE: Panel draws industry roadmap to 2040

    September 28, 2015 | Oil and Gas | Oil & Gas Journal | Media mention

    Jorge Leis, a partner in Bain & Company's Houston office, was a panelist at the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Annual Technology Conference & Expo's discussion on how the oil and gas industry will meet energy demand that is expected to rise 32% by 2040. According to Leis, "We should not look to

  • 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.

  • Adopting a More Strategic Approach to Procurement in Oil and Gas

    September 16, 2015 | Bain Brief

    As oil prices dropped, oil & gas procurement teams made all the easy, short-term cuts: asking suppliers for price reductions, clamping down on discretionary spending and deferring capex. Long-term change requires a more strategic approach, building capabilities that enable procurement teams to play

  • Engineering firms merge, aim to drive innovation

    September 07, 2015 | Infrastructure, Construction & Building Products | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The construction industry has been a relatively slow adopter of innovations, partly because of the way projects are often managed with several companies handling various parts of the building process.

  • 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.

  • Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors

    July 30, 2015 | Transaction Advisors

    Activist investing continues to explode, with the target of such investments getting larger and more diverse. Few, if any, management teams are immune to an activist challenge in today's market.

  • With low prices, drillers land windfall from pipes

    July 10, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil and Gas | Houston Chronicle | Media mention

    "We're going into a wave of M&A activity in midstream. The strong need and want to get stronger," Bertocco said. "It makes more and more sense for the larger players to acquire assets."

  • Wave of Midstream M&A is Coming

    July 08, 2015 | Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    Many midstream companies are taking immediate action to lower costs and defer capital expenditures. But executives should not lose sight of the opportunity this downturn presents to establish and extend leadership positions.