Brian Williams of Carl Marks Advisors shares insights on what the industry can expect regarding E&P investment, M&A deals and trends for 2018. Ushering in 2018 were some welcome higher oil prices and hopes that early indicators will signal a recovery on the horizon after three agonizing years of the oil and gas industry downturn. In early January, Rigzone spoke with Brian Williams, partner at Carl Marks Advisors, an investment banking and financial restructuring firm, to acquire insight on what to expect in terms of investments, deal-making and more. Williams, who has more than 20 years of experience, which includes oil and gas investment banking, oilfield services mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructurings and principal investing, sets the stage for a very interesting year in oil and gas. Rigzone: What’s the climate now for exploration and production (E&P) investment? Williams: It’s dramatically improved just in the last few weeks. At […]