Investing in oil and gas opportunities being offered by the best oil and gas companies is a sure way to beat the stock market these days. It has to be done correctly and only with the very best companies. Ateeya Manzoor suggests that Companies that you choose to invest in must be successful and knowledgeable of the risks that go along with drilling for oil and gas. They must know how to handle and manage these risks, have best technology, hire the best contractors and drilling companies, and be able to perform well in all market conditions. By investing with consistently well performing companies, you minimize your risk.
There are many areas of concern when investing with oil and gas companies. Beware of quick estimates of cash flow distributions from newly drilled wells. At least 90 days are needed to begin to receive income from new development activities. New wells require fine-tuning and purchase contracts need to be negotiated, especially when drilling deep onshore or offshore wells that have large commercial reserves. The process usually takes between 6-12 months for cash flow to really begin. Big companies want to establish long-term cash flow and not shallow wells with short-lived production, something to keep in mind when considering investments. Successful companies do not entertain wells with rapidly depleting reservoirs, they want to maintain revenue stream for a longer period of time.
Another area of concern is to be sure that the tax write-offs are legitimate and properly listed in their yearly K-1 reports. These reports are prepared by the development companies and sent to the IRS yearly. That way, you can get all of the tax benefits available from the investment to lower your taxable income from all the sources. A combination of these areas: cash flow from oil and gas revenue distribution, your return on investment, taking advantage of your legal tax benefits, and trusting the companies you are investing with are essential to the success of your oil and gas investment.
This requires a level of sophistication, only possessed by top individuals in the business. If you decide to invest in this arena, do not attempt to do it without professional guidance.
Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group.
As a professional with over fifteen years of experience, Ateeya Manzoor has worked with a large range of clients in various industries and sizes, ranging from large publicly traded financial institutions and technology firms, large resorts and entertainment venues, to midsized oil and gas companies, midsized medical and quasi medical coaching practices, to small non-profits requiring a fresh perspective.
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