Serving the energy industry for over 30 years
By - Jon Brown

Oil & Gas M&A Strategies
October 15, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Changing market conditions are shaping the M&A outlook in oil and gas. Consolidation is expected to accelerate due to financial distress. Financially stable companies will continue to seek out strategic deals and the current environment will likely provide many opportunities. Lower valuations will get the attention of buyers, but this alone won’t close deals. Buyers will be evaluating resilience and long-term value carefully.

EUCI’s Oil & Gas M&A course will provide the following key takeaways:

  • Oil & gas forecasting to value upstream oil and gas assets
  • Accounting for risk and opportunity
  • Representations, warranties, covenants, and indemnities
  • Leveraging acquisition values with debt finance
  • Financial management and structure of transactions
  • Ownership transition practices

Attend this course to gain an understanding of Oil & Gas M&A trends and the procedures involved in these activities. Attendees will acquire business development acumen to ensure long-term growth and improved returns through acquisitions, divestments and, in some cases, mergers. Instructors will cover the principles, skills and techniques required for successful acquisition and merger activities from across the industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key performance indicators
  • Describe the basics of the asset valuation process
  • Review financial management and structure of transactions
  • Explain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities
  • Address competitive bidding
  • Demonstrate best practices for integration of acquired employees
  • Discuss ownership transition practices



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.


Thursday, October 15, 2020 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

Short breaks every hour

Opening Remarks and Introduction

Drivers and Industry Trends

  • Review of recent oil and gas industry transactions
  • Key performance indicators
  • Oil and gas price forecasting to value upstream oil and gas assets
  • Asset valuation models

Acquisition Processes

  • Asset valuation process – fair market value
  • Due Diligence
  • Accounting for risk and opportunity
  • Reserves valuation
  • Valuations associated with upstream deals
  • Sale and purchase agreements (SPA)
  • Representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities

Financial Overview

  • Leveraging acquisition values with debt finance
  • Hedging
  • Competitive bidding
  • Financial management and structure of transactions
  • Portfolio approach to acquisition and development evaluation and selection
  • Best practices for integration of acquired employees
  • Ownership transition practices



Mark Jones, Partner, BakerHostetler

Mark Jones focuses his transactional practice primarily in the energy industry, with substantial experience in the financial services, manufacturing, transportation and technology industries. His depth of experience with energy clients has given him a high level of proficiency in handling a broad range of client issues and needs. Mark has been the lead lawyer in more than 200, public and private, securities offerings, and has been involved with more than 70 private placements of debt and equity for early stage, developing and mature companies on the issuer and underwriting side of such transactions. He has been the lead counsel for more than 200 mergers and acquisitions transactions, with a significant portion of those transactions in the energy sector.

Ryan Gorsche, BakerHostetler

Ryan Gorsche represents clients in a diverse array of complex mergers and acquisitions, as well as other strategic and financial transactions. He frequently serves as a primary point of contact and negotiator for clients with respect to the planning, execution and integration of their transactions. Additionally, he has extensive experience advising both private and public companies and private equity funds on their most important, valuable and complicated domestic and cross-border joint ventures, divestitures and carve-outs, and restructurings. Drawing from more than a decade of challenging and diverse private firm and in-house experience, Ryan caters his business-oriented approach to fit his clients’ needs, ensuring that their goals are met in an efficient, cost-effective manner

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Oil & Gas M&A StrategiesUS $ 795.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,575.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,965.00
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* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before August 21, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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