In an exclusive interview with Hart Energy’s Jessica Morales, Kate Day, senior partner at Houston-based law firm Bracewell LLP, described what she expects from 2019 M&A.
Day said we have started to see a bit of a thaw in M&A with more companies buying and selling assets. On the midstream side, she said we will continue to see MLPs convert to a corporate or LLC structure.
In addition to her outlook on oil and gas financing trends, Day took time to speak on gender bias and how she tries to set it aside. She offered advice for others trying to do the same.
“Look for a mentor and peer group who can come up with you,” Day said. “As a partner who is trying to promote young lawyers, I think the most important thing you can do is set aside the bias that we all are feeling. That can be racial biased, that can be gender bias, that can be any kind of bias. We just need to recognize that even the most open-minded of us, are actually experiencing it whether we know it or not.”
Pioneer Natural Resources on Sept. 15 adopted a net-zero ambition by 2050 for both Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions that the U.S. shale producer says builds on many key initiatives already underway.
Over the course of his career, Travis Counts has negotiated and closed transactions exceeding $75 billion in aggregate value over the course of his career, including Concho Resources’ recent merger with ConocoPhillips.
Similar to other major oil and gas producers, California-based Chevron has come under pressure to address climate change and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.