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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

"MVN approved a $36M capital spending program for the rest of 2014." (7/30/14) Madalena Energy Inc. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

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"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

"Argentina's NeuquÚn 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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

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

"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 Moreá>

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

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

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

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

"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 Moreá>

"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 Moreá>

"NZ has lower-risk recompletion opportunities and shale resource upside." (12/21/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"NZ has potential to add production and cash flow by Q1/13; we maintain our Buy recommendation." (12/3/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"POE is in a strong financial position; we maintain our Buy recommendation." (11/27/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"NZ's successful Waitapu-2 exploration should help it achieve its ambitious target." (11/26/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"We maintain our Buy recommendation on NZ's conventional production growth potential." (10/30/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"NZ's estimated proven reserves increased by 232% since year-end 2011." (10/24/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"POE is well funded to carry out its high impact exploration in Indonesia." (10/18/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"NZ is poised to add production and cash flow through its aggressive exploration program." (10/17/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"AEE's Guvenir-1 well was drilled ahead of schedule and significantly below budget." (9/26/12) Anatolia Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"AEE is exposed to tremendous resource upside." (9/5/12) Anatolia Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"POE is well funded for its programs in Thailand and Indonesia." (8/31/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"NZ is on track to achieve its year-end 2012 production target." (8/30/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"POE remains well funded to carry out its program in Thailand." (8/24/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"POE remains well capitalized to proceed with its high-impact exploration program." (8/22/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"We expect NZ to add significant production and cash flow during 2012." (8/20/12) New Zealand Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"A positive test from Jatayu-1 has the potential to add massive reserves." (8/13/12) Pan Orient Energy Corp. - Bill Newman, Mackie Research Capital Moreá>

"RDS is continuing to drill in the Vaca Muerta shales." (8/9/12) Royal Dutch Shell Plc - The Energy Report Interview with Bill Newman Moreá>

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