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  • Energy Joint Ventures
    Financing the Acquisition of Kemica Pty. Ltd

    A Case Study in Centralized vs. Stand-Alone Financing
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Energy companies do not make perfect targets for Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) ...
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    Kemica Breakup Clause

    A Case Study in Joint Venture Formation & Dissolution
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Joint venture governance is a tricky business. Shareholders accustomed to giving marching ...
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    Kemica's Ethane Conversion Project

    Kemica's Ethane Conversion Project
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Smaller, aging petrochemical operations often become “defensive,” meaning they become competitively challenged by larger plants ...
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    Leveraging Kemica

    A Case Study in Affiliate Funding via Inter-Company vs. Stand-Alone Financing
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Economics for international energy projects differ from those developed for home country projects ...
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    Kemica (Australia) – A

    A Case Study in Parent vs. Affiliate Project Economics in a Risky Location
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Valuation is a topic which typically assumes the presence of a willing buyer and seller. Consequently, it envisions ...
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  • Energy Trading
  • Energy Financing
    Didn’t You Used to Be Project Financing?

    A Case Study in Energy Project Financing’s Evolution 1980-Present
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    This case explores how energy project financing has evolved in terms of risks accepted by lenders ...
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    H.K. Genco

    A Case Study in Financing an Electric Power Project on a Fully Non-Recourse Basis
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    The electric power industry makes use of project financing as a means of leveraging project capital structures ...
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    Great Project, Primitive Country: Testing the Sovereign Ceiling

    A Case Study in Financing Natural Resource Export Projects in the Project Bond Market
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    The development of a project bond market in the 1990’s added a very attractive funding option for sponsors considering project ...
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    Financial Constraints on Strategy at Missol Petroleum Corporation

    A Case Study in Business Strategy and Finance
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Corporations repeatedly face financial constraints on their chosen strategies ...
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    Terrasia Aromatics Company (A)

    A Case Study in Project Financing to Preserve Corporate Debt Capacity
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project Financing is employed by sponsors for various reasons that relate to capital restrictions ...
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    Ban Diego LNG

    A Case Study in Parent vs. Affiliate Project Economics in a Risky Location
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    One of the least appreciated reasons for why firms employ project financing is its ability to help reconcile different financing ...
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    Take Project and Political Risk in Dironda?

    A Case Study in Project Financing Infrastructure in an Emerging Market Country
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project Finance is often employed for the purpose of shifting specific risks from Sponsors to Lenders ...
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    Lessons of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Financing

    A Case Study in Project Financing and Political Risk Mitigation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Major corporations with strong balance sheets use project financing for different reasons ...
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    Financing the Acquisition of Kemica Pty. Ltd

    A Case Study in Centralized vs. Stand-Alone Financing
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Energy companies do not make perfect targets for Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) ...
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    Kemica (Australia) – A)

    A Case Study in Valuation & Negotiation of a Petrochemical Joint Venture
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Valuation is a topic which typically assumes the presence of a willing buyer and seller ...
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    Kemica’s Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedge Strategy)

    A Case Study in FX/Commodity Price Hedging of a Petrochemical Joint Venture
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Financial theory has struggled for years to provide clear guidance on foreign exchange hedging ...
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    PetroMandarin Weighs its Global Cost of Capital

    A Case Study in Multinational Energy Companies Considering their Sources and Cost of Funds
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    How does life change when a state-owned energy company becomes a publicly listed multinational? ...
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    Sensitivities for the Sriracha Refinery Expansion

    A Case Study in International Energy Project Risk Assessment
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Price and volume projections are two of the most significant variables for major refinery projects ...
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    Flagler Expro Argentina Requests New Capital

    A Case Study in Financing Natural Resource Export Projects in the Project Bond Market
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Economics for international energy projects differ from those developed for home country projects ...
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    The Soro Dondar Project

    A Case Study in Project Deal Terms and Political Risk Evaluation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Assessing and measuring political risk is important to both project economics and the question of how to finance a project ...
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    Kemica Breakup Clause

    A Case Study in Joint Venture Formation & Dissolution
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Joint venture governance is a tricky business. Shareholders accustomed to giving marching ...
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    Kemica’s Ethane Conversion Project

    A Case Study in Petrochemical Joint Venture Investment within a Divestment Scenario
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Smaller, aging petrochemical operations often become “defensive,” meaning they become competitively challenged by larger plants ...
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    Tax Planning Opportunities from the Merger with Missol Corporation

    A Case Study in International Energy Company Tax Management
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    International energy companies pay taxes in multiple jurisdictions. Depending upon where ...
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    The Soro Dondar Project – B

    A Case Study in Energy Project Financing under Adverse Market Conditions
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project financing is sometimes used by large energy companies as a means to mitigate project political risks ...
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    Leveraging Kemica

    A Case Study in Affiliate Funding via Inter-Company vs. Stand-Alone Financing
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Economics for international energy projects differ from those developed for home country projects ...
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    Esso Brasileira De Petroleo S.A.

    A Case Study in Devaluation/Repatriation Risk Under High Inflation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    The energy business is a long horizon business. Due to its capital intensity, investment payback periods ...
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  • Energy Security Analysis
  • Energy Accounting
  • Upstream
    Great Project, Primitive Country: Testing the Sovereign Ceiling

    A Case Study in Financing Natural Resource Export Projects in the Project Bond Market
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    The development of a project bond market in the 1990’s added a very attractive funding option for sponsors considering project ...
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    Ban Diego LNG

    A Case Study in Parent vs. Affiliate Project Economics in a Risky Location
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    One of the least appreciated reasons for why firms employ project financing is its ability to help reconcile different financing ...
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    Flagler Expro Argentina Requests New Capital

    A Case Study in Financing Natural Resource Export Projects in the Project Bond Market
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Economics for international energy projects differ from those developed for home country projects ...
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  • Refining & Chemicals
    Terrasia Aromatics Company (A)

    A Case Study in Project Financing to Preserve Corporate Debt Capacity
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project Financing is employed by sponsors for various reasons that relate to capital restrictions ...
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    Kemica (Australia) – A)

    A Case Study in Valuation & Negotiation of a Petrochemical Joint Venture
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Valuation is a topic which typically assumes the presence of a willing buyer and seller ...
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    Kemica’s Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedge Strategy)

    A Case Study in FX/Commodity Price Hedging of a Petrochemical Joint Venture
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Financial theory has struggled for years to provide clear guidance on foreign exchange hedging ...
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    Sensitivities for the Sriracha Refinery Expansion

    A Case Study in International Energy Project Risk Assessment
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Price and volume projections are two of the most significant variables for major refinery projects ...
    Read more

    The Soro Dondar Project

    A Case Study in Project Deal Terms and Political Risk Evaluation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Assessing and measuring political risk is important to both project economics and the question of how to finance a project ...
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    Kemica Breakup Clause

    A Case Study in Joint Venture Formation & Dissolution
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Joint venture governance is a tricky business. Shareholders accustomed to giving marching ...
    Read more

    Kemica’s Ethane Conversion Project

    A Case Study in Petrochemical Joint Venture Investment within a Divestment Scenario
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Smaller, aging petrochemical operations often become “defensive,” meaning they become competitively challenged by larger plants ...
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    The Soro Dondar Project – B

    A Case Study in Energy Project Financing under Adverse Market Conditions
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project financing is sometimes used by large energy companies as a means to mitigate project political risks ...
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    Leveraging Kemica

    A Case Study in Affiliate Funding via Inter-Company vs. Stand-Alone Financing
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Energy joint ventures often are formed by financially strong shareholder groups ...
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  • Midstream
    Take Project and Political Risk in Dironda?

    A Case Study in Project Financing Infrastructure in an Emerging Market Country
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Project Finance is often employed for the purpose of shifting specific risks from Sponsors to Lenders ...
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    Lessons of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Financing

    A Case Study in Project Financing and Political Risk Mitigation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    Major corporations with strong balance sheets use project financing for different reasons ...
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  • Power
  • Alternative Events
  • Project Management
  • Decision Systems
  • Marketing
    Esso Brasileira De Petroleo S.A.

    A Case Study in Devaluation/Repatriation Risk Under High Inflation
    Stephen V. Arbogast, Executive Professor

    The energy business is a long horizon business. Due to its capital intensity, investment payback periods ...
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