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Sector Expert: Brian Bagnell

Macquarie Capital Markets

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Brian Bagnell, CFA, is a research analyst in Canadian oil and gas company analysis for Macquarie Capital Markets in Calgary. He was formerly an investment associate at the NB Investment Management Corp. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (finance and accounting) from the University of New Brunswick.

Recent Interviews

Brian Bagnell's Tips for Smart Oil and Gas Investing (2/4/16)
Global Supply-Demand Balance

In today's tough price environment where most oil and gas juniors are losing money, a strong balance sheet is the key to survival, says Brian Bagnell. Access to liquidity will also help these companies hold on until prices rise again. Bagnell, a research analyst for Macquarie Capital Markets, tells The Energy Report he expects a gradual turnaround to begin late this year, and gives his tips on identifying companies that can weather the storm.

Macquarie's Brian Bagnell: Forget Peak Oil; Worry About Peak Demand (2/26/15)

Brian Bagnell of Macquarie Capital Markets has two caveats for investors in junior oil and gas companies: Expect extreme volatility, and don't expect oil prices above $70/barrel anytime soon. He tells the The Energy Report that the winners in this sector will demonstrate maximal efficiency and minimal costs, and that even in this time of crisis there are bargains to be had.

Recent Quotes

"BKX's wells are outperforming the reserve evaluator's PDP type curve."

— Brian Bagnell, Macquarie Capital Markets (3/11/16)
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"BKX's operating costs per barrel have dropped by ~34% YOY."

— Brian Bagnell, Macquarie Capital Markets (8/14/15)
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"We reiterate our Outperform rating for MEI."

— Brian Bagnell, Macquarie Capital Markets (6/2/15)
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"Lower decline rates and well costs can materially improve per-well economics for BKX."

— Brian Bagnell, Macquarie Capital Markets (5/13/15)
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"MEI is in good shape because of its prudence, and yet is trading very cheaply versus its peers."

The Energy Report Interview with Brian Bagnell (2/26/15)
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"Results from MEI's drill program at entice have been impressive."

— Brian Bagnell, Macquarie Capital Markets (11/17/14)
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