Since its inception, technology has driven the development and transformation of the oil and gas industry. Technologies to locate and extract oil and gas reserves enabled the shale revolution, and a new revolution is around the corner for oil and gas exploration and production companies. While it might sound like…
As a Managing Director at Opportune, Shane assists companies and financial institutions throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific in their understanding of what is possible as they deal with the challenges of implementing risk management programs and highly technical accounting pronouncements. Shane oversees the risk management, derivatives, stock-based compensation and complex securities service offerings of Opportune. He assists clients with the entire risk management life cycle, including strategy, execution, compliance, valuation and hedge accounting. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jim McBride has over 30 years of petroleum engineering and energy finance experience. Having begun his career as a petroleum engineer, Jim has led the upstream and midstream energy banking practices for a number of firms, including Capital One Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan). He also has served as a Managing Director at Opportune and, after that, served as Executive Vice President Corporate Development at QStar LLC. In 2014, Jim founded JR McBride & Company, a privately-owned company based in Houston that advises and invests in the energy industry. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and on the Loyola University of New Orleans Board of Trustees.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.