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Introductions [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 00:57
Hi Everyone,

I have been scratching around trying to find the best place to put my introduction post, and I ended up here. :)

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I am keen to get into a fairly elite school for my MBA (why not aim for the top?), but have not yet decided on an American or European School. I am after a future career in the management side of the upstream oil and gas companies (might be keen to move into a major), hence the interest in an MBA. I figured I would get the GMAT out of the way now while I am still fairly fresh from school (MSc finished end 09). I also see a MBA as a good break from the corporate world and would like a school in an amazing city (hence my initial looking into Columbia).

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I hope I can learn a bunch from you all, and maybe I will be able to give something back once I begin to wrap my head around the gmat process.

History:
I already have a BEng and a MSc in Engineering, so I am definitly on the technical side (I am a resevoir engineer). But I have a keen sense of interest in most things macro economic and tend to read, read, read on the subject.

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I am Australian, and completed my BEng at QUT in Queensland but moved to Scotland to pursue my MSc (Heriot Watt).
I like cycling, eating and fine wine.

I am fairly up to date with the happenings in the oil world, and I have an opinion on just about anything.


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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 01:11
Like many of us, looking for a good break from the corporate world & to live in a great city ! Welcome to the club :d

What's an industry insider's view on the BP situation ?
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 21:00
Ah BP, I knew it would not be long until this questions popped up.

Basically, as per most disasters, a series of issues all lined up and caused a very severe well blow out (as everyone already knows). But my view is that some poor work practices and procedures may have been the contributing factor, rather than anything material. However, BP has very large reserves of hydrocarbons, so nothing will kill this company unless somehow the US regulator allows a takeover by Exxon.

my opinion only (can not write too much unfortunately as I am on a work computer, and I do not work for BP)
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 21:10
I thought there was a lot of money to be made by going long BP debt when the whole things was going on. If I wasnt restricted to trade on my personal account because of my job, I would have bought into the company ... I was just so sure nothing is going to happen in the medium term to them
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 05:35
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I thought there was a lot of money to be made by going long BP debt when the whole things was going on. If I wasnt restricted to trade on my personal account because of my job, I would have bought into the company ... I was just so sure nothing is going to happen in the medium term to them


Exactly. I have a rule not to invest in Oil companies (I do not want my job and my investments in the same boat), but I do have a mock account for playing around, and I bought BP the day after the blow out, and kept buying all the way down to 330pence (ftse)... same reason as buying airline stocks after 9/11.
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 01:02
Hi! I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thank
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 06:49
welcome welcome :)
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Re: Introductions [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2010, 16:57
My name is Yuri and I am new here, its my pleasure to join this community to find some information and good friends here.
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