Investors can minimize risk in upstream oil, gas projects

Investors should know what they are getting into before they spend millions on oil and gas projects, but as we have seen in recent months, there are too many instances in which investor due diligence has been inadequate.Corporate malfeasance, inadequate analysis, poor management, and sloppy due diligence, however, are not new phenomena born of a recent investment frenzy.Poor decision-making has plagued oil and gas investors since the industry's inception. This article looks at some recent examples of readily avoidable mistakes.In each case, investors lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Sometimes losses stemmed from inadequate due diligence despite readily available information. In o...

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