Skip Maryan

Author: Skip Maryan
Skip Maryan is a lawyer and consultant with a practice in International Energy. In 2009 he started his own consulting company.
Skip MaryanSkip Maryan is a lawyer and consultant with a practice in International Energy. In 2009 he started his own consulting company.

Unconventional Oil Assets in Bankruptcy Reorganizations

This note is a sequel to the blog I posted in April 2015 that examined the connection between Federal Reserve policy and the collapse of the oil price. The conclusion in that blog post was that the policy of Quantitative

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US Monetary Policy, Junk Bonds and the Collapse of the Oil Price

The twin technologies of directional drilling of wells and fracturing rock formations to stimulate recovery of oil and gas are widely known and have been utilized for decades in the industry. It is only relatively recently that these technologies have

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“Get Something Signed!”

CEOs and Government Officials often share a common trait: they are fond of signing ceremonies. Big productions, built around signing a piece of paper, appeal to human nature for the same reason weddings are well attended. It’s a party, and

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Oil, Arab Spring, and Unforseen Consequences

In December 2010, analysts predicted a rise in oil prices when “Arab Spring” began with public demonstrations in Tunisia. As more countries joined the movement, it seemed like a safe bet. History shows that political instability in oil producing countries always

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