April 20, 2023
Carbon Capture Usage & Storage.

Can Small Carbon Sequestration Projects be Economic?

President Biden has the worst energy policy since Jimmy Carter, so it was probably inevitable that he would disinter one of Mr. Carter’s worst ideas—a “windfall profits” tax on oil companies. Doesn’t he know that when you tax something, you get less of it?
December 12, 2015
Pumping crude up from the ground in oil field, Graves & Co. Consulting.

“Lift the Crude Oil Export Ban”

Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 12
Lifting the crude oil export ban would be good for the United States. It has the potential to eliminate distortions in the market, encourage domestic investment and over the long-term, spur hiring.
January 20, 2015
Steel pipes in crude oil factory, Graves & Co. Consulting, Houston Texas.

“Where’s the Bottom?”

by John Graves, January 20, 2015 Having survived three prior major downturns in the oil business, we’ve heard lots of people expound over the years on the future price of […]
March 12, 2009
Crude Oil, Fossil Fuel, Fracking, Drilling Rig, Graves & Co. Consulting.

“Due Diligence is the Mother of Good Fortune”

Petroleum Africa, Vol. 7, Issue 1
Conducting a due diligence investigation is an integral requirement for obtaining project financing. Savvy investors know that the devil is in the details.
December 1, 2008
Power plant and oil tank, petrochemical industrial plant at night and Twilight sky view, technician Industrial workers, engineer manager working in a power plant.

“Acquisition Planning & Implementation”

White Paper, World Jr. Oil & Gas Congress, London
Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures have become a core part of creating value. Yet despite the considerable experience and interest in M&A and A&D, many transactions fail to create value ...
May 26, 2008
Oil Platform at Sunset, Graves & Co. Consulting, Houston Texas.

“Pooling and Unitization in Louisiana”

Graves & Co., White Paper
There are three types of units for the production of oil and gas in Louisiana: compulsory or "Commissioner's" units; voluntary units, and declared units. The legal effects, the processes required ...
November 7, 2005
Large fracking oil drilling rig under a beautiful cloudy sky.

“Post-Acquisition Integration”

Graves & Co., White Paper
This paper sets forth a proposed integration strategy and process for the cross-border acquisition of a U.S. oilfield service company.
May 16, 2005
Night drilling for oil, Graves & Co. Consulting.

“Using Earnouts in Corporate Acquisitions”

Graves & Co., White Paper
An earn-out is a mechanism in which part of the purchase price is contingent upon future performance of the target business.
August 28, 2003
3d illustration of oil pump jacks on sunset sky background with financial analytics charts. Concept of falling oil prices

“The Oilfield Service Industry in the United States”

Graves & Co. Report
A comprehensive study of the U.S. domestic oil and gas service industry for the purpose of identifying opportunities for investment, including a review of the existing industry, the identification of ...