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Oil and gas junior companies: What's their end game?

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James Stafford: What separates the good management teams from the mediocre in the Canadian junior oilpatch?

Chris Cooper: Management teams that have built and sold companies in the past have a responsible, methodical approach to how they run their businesses. More often than not, these teams do not try to re-invent themselves by drilling wells and formations that they have not done in the past. They continue to focus on what they know best, whether it be drilling in the Peace River Arch, chasing Leduc wells, or focusing on cardium wells. They often do not stray from their formulas and that is why they are good teams.

 

James Stafford: More Canadian oil is now being marketed by rail.  Can you put the rail versus pipeline transport comparisons into perspective for us from a Canadian operating perspective?

Chris Cooper: A lot of companies, including Aroway, are capitalizing on the benefits of moving their oil via rail as opposed to pipeline.  I think it will increase our netback, our profit per barrel, by several dollars immediately.

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