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With vast experience as practitioners, the faculty gives students insights into the business of the sector.
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Recent News & Media

Future U.S. tight oil and shale gas production depends on resources, technology, markets

August 26, 2016

A principal contributor to this report, Faouzi Aloulou, spoke at the Kenan-Flagler Energy Center’s 2016 conference “Global Fracking: What has to change for it to be a game changer?” Based on projections in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016), U.S. tight oil production is expected to reach 7.08 million barrels per […] More

FT: BP, Chevron and Exxon walk a fine line between paying dividends and investing in operations

February 24, 2016

The Financial Times recently reported on Big Oil’s struggles in 2015. It questions the status of major investments, and the efficacy of cutting projects. The article concludes that prices must rebound for traditional operations to return to profitability, but finds a silver lining in the opportunity for investments in smaller companies and assets. More

All Cycle-Bottoms are Different – Tell Me How this One Ends

January 19, 2016

With oil prices breaking below $30/B, they are close to ‘the sky is falling’ levels promised by Goldman Sachs some months ago.  Clearly the oil markets are at or nearing a cyclical bottom.  Soon the key question will change.  For months the prime interrogatory has been “how far will it fall?”  In short-order it will […] More