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Bill Newman

Mackie Research Capital

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Bill Newman is vice president of international oil and gas with Mackie Research Capital Corp. He has been an energy analyst for 16 years. Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and has a CFA designation.




Recent Interviews

Bill Newman: Get Over Your Fear and Go for Black Gold in Argentina (5/8/14) It's been a long time since the Repsol fiasco in Argentina, and the oil-rich nation has been making steady efforts to encourage foreign investment in its energy sector. Bill Newman, vice president of international oil and gas with Mackie Research Capital, insists investors should focus less on political risk and more on the world-class Vaca Muerta shale play. In this interview with The Energy Report, Newman names oil and gas majors and junior explorers making progress, and recommends a few names that are taking advantage of Argentina's production incentives.

Bill Newman: As Argentina Backpedals, Will Oil and Gas Companies Step on the Gas? (8/6/13) Argentina's nationalist seizure of YPF's assets last year stunned markets, but loss of foreign investment compromised the nation's energy self sufficiency. Now, says Bill Newman of Mackie Research, the government is taking steps in the right direction. In this interview with The Energy Report, Newman outlines the political landscape and identifies promising plays in the region.

It's Time to Invest in Argentina's Oil and Gas Plays: Bill Newman (8/9/12) Argentina's nationalist leanings grabbed major headlines earlier this year, but Mackie Research Analyst Bill Newman says the conflict is unlikely to become a repeating trend with the majors and supermajors currently trolling for oil and gas in the country's Vaca Muerta shales. In fact, Newman expects newer policies to encourage foreign investment in energy exploration. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Newman explains why investors should keep an eye on the region and watch for major catalysts.

Recent Quotes

"We expect MVN to demonstrate reasonable production and cash flow growth in 2015." (12/9/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"FCU returned strong mineralization at shallow depth at PLS." (12/2/14) Fission Uranium Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE maintains a strong working capital position of $43.6M." (12/1/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN can fund exploration and development from cash flow and available credit." (11/27/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN maintains a relatively strong financial position." (11/26/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE continues to trade at a discount." (11/12/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's Thailand farmout is the first in a series of value-creating catalysts." (11/5/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's cost to drill, case and stimulate the Nordegg discovery well was only CA$2.3M." (11/4/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

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"MVN's highly experienced new board members provide expertise in operating, growing and monetizing O&G companies." (9/23/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"We see limited downside for POE and multiple chances for significant upside before year-end." (9/23/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"We see significant upside if POE's initial bitumen production results indicate the potential commerciality of the Sawn Lake project." (9/17/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN is on track to grow production in H2/14." (8/29/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's stock should run if a binding farmout agreement is reached." (8/22/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN is an excellent buying opportunity." (8/8/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"We like MVN for its healthy balance sheet and potential for impressive production growth." (7/30/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"A fully subscribed financing signals high demand, support and confidence in the MVN's growth story." (7/8/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's acquisition is accretive for reserves, production and cash flow." (6/26/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN completed the $50M financing, to be used to buy Argentina assets." (6/24/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE has large resource potential at Sawn Lake and we expect a successful pilot program." (5/29/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"RDS plans to invest $500M in the unconventional shale plays in Argentina in 2014." (5/8/14) Royal Dutch Shell Plc - The Energy Report Interview with Bill Newman More >

"MVN has been a very active driller in the Neuquén Basin." (5/8/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Bill Newman More >

"MVN's production success confirms the second Sierras Blancas well's potential while boosting investor confidence." (4/28/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"A successful pilot program at POE's Swan Lake should be a catalyst." (4/15/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's focus is on low-cost, low-risk production from well workovers." (4/2/14) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"There is much upside for NZ stock in 2014." (3/4/14) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"The potential for a large cash payment followed by a carried, multiple-well drill program should cause a run in POE's stock price." (3/3/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"A potential large cash payment followed by a carried, multiple well drilling program should cause a near-term run in POE's stock." (2/26/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"We expect MVN's stock will gain in 2014 based on its continued progress in the world-class Neuquén Basin." (2/24/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"New reserves from Akatara could be a significant addition to POE." (2/19/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"The massive resource potential of MVN's Vaca Muerta play influences our Buy rating." (2/11/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE could substantially increase Thailand reserves and production in 2014." (2/10/14) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ has realized some key operational efficiencies, reducing costs." (2/4/14) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's Sierras Blancas CAN.xr-2(h) horizontal well continues to impress." (1/16/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's drill result from its CAN.xr-2(h) well was much better than expected." (1/9/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's success with the Sierras Blancas well could result in material production additions in 2014." (12/27/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN could build significant production and cash flow from the current winter drill program." (12/5/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"The financing proceeds will allow MVN to further develop Ostracod." (12/5/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ has reactivated six Tikorangi oil wells and increased production." (12/3/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's average Q3/13 sales production was in line with our forecast." (11/28/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"Investors should focus on POE's farm-out process in Indonesia." (11/15/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's Ostracod oil well continues to impress." (11/12/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"There are a number of near-term catalysts that could bring POE to the forefront." (10/31/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"The $8.2M raise will allow NZ to quickly build production and cash flow." (10/29/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ has received government approval for the Origin asset acquisition." (10/18/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN is well positioned to capitalize on the Neuquén Basin's world-class potential." (10/9/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"The crest of the Akatara discovery is on POE's lands." (10/3/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's new funding will allow it to proceed with the Origin asset acquisition." (10/1/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's Ostracod well tested at 957 boe/d, which exceeded the previous best Ostracod well test." (9/30/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE may able to acquire an interest in the Akatara discovery; we have upgraded the company to a Buy rating." (9/27/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's prospects at Waihapa, Alton and Eltham have big resource potential." (8/29/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN has multibillion boe resource potential in Argentina." (8/27/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's SAGD project, with Maurel et Prom's investment, will proceed." (8/22/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"Argentina's Neuquén Basin shale plays offer world-class resource potential and MVN is well positioned to capitalize." (8/6/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Bill Newman More >

"MVN is well positioned to capitalize on its unconventional plays." (7/31/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's joint venture agreement with L&M Energy should help complete the Origin Asset acquisition and reduce future capital requirements." (7/30/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"MVN's additional capital will be used to accelerate its drill program." (7/11/13) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ agrees to acquire assets including estimated 2P reserves of 2.1 MMboe." (6/17/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"We maintain our Speculative Buy recommendation on NZ." (5/30/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's Q1/13 cash flow benefitted from largely reduced operating costs." (5/24/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's new oil discovery could prove highly economic." (5/21/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE's discovery in Thailand will add both reserves and drilling locations." (1/23/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"NZ's shale play in the East Coast basin represents significant long-term potential." (1/14/13) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

"POE is well capitalized to fund its high-impact exploration program in Indonesia." (1/2/13) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital More >

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