The Energy Council’s Asia Pacific Energy Assembly gathered the industry’s leading figures to discuss the pressing issues facing the Asian Pacific energy market.
At the end of May, the Energy Council hosted an advisory board with senior executives in the North American energy sector to discuss ESG and the Energy Transition. The esteemed advisors reflect a diverse range of both E&P operators, investors, financiers, digital leaders, OFS players and traders across both the private and public spaces.
Kongsberg Digital share the key insights from their Digitalisation & AI session at APAC Energy Assembly 2021
Due to the politicised nature of the Energy sector in Mexico, strong policies and foundations for successful monetization has fallen by the way side. A degree of politicisation is expected in national oil companies, and when looking around the globe this is often the case. However, in the instance of Mexico, politicisation is the defining feature.
Gas-to-Power is the popular choice among African states looking to diversify their energy mix away from coal, with gas power generation accounting for two-thirds of new capacity. Natural gas and LNG have been enjoying a renaissance in their broad utility throughout the energy transition, spurned onwards in popularity with the successive gas discoveries all along the African coast.
An African energy renaissance may be on the horizon, promising a reversal of fortunes for energy security across the continent. The oil and gas sector had shown exceptional promise prior to the Covid demand drop and subsequent project delays, nowhere else had a comparable rate of new oil and gas field discoveries. The result is a continental energy market that has embraced the potential for rapid development off the back of a natural resource boon.
Senegal has taken the time to reconsider and revise the legislation regulating the country’s blossoming oil and gas sector. Although gas have been produced in Senegal since the 1960s, the recent oil discovery in the offshore Sangomar field and the extensive gas discoveries in the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field suggest a prosperous new era for resource exploitation.
In this instalment we look to the women who ‘fuel’ the energy sector financially, those active in energy investment.
On the northern edge of South America, nestled between South America’s oil and gas giants are the nations of Suriname and Guyana. Their resources have historically been somewhat limited and their GDPs’ commiserate with limited economic activity, however the recent oil and gas discoveries offshore their waters has injected hope into these neighbouring economies.
Latin America has historically been the recipient of vast attention by successive US administrations, seeing the South American nations as proxies to fight international disagreements. Yet in recent years, their regional neighbours have fallen down the pecking order of foreign policy concerns, even more so under former President Trump’s isolationist ‘America First’ policies. In lieu of direct US-influence, corporate actors have been lobbying South American governments to expand and liberalise their energy sectors with the intention of developing competitive markets in the natural gas and renewable energy generation sectors.
On this Women’s Energy Council article we chat with Oyango Snell about his career in Oil & Gas. Read More.
The North American oil and gas market maintained their position as ‘most active region’, in terms of both the quantity of deals and the total transaction values – leading to a total of 21 deals to the value of $12.72bn being confirmed in Q1/2021.
Since the close of Q1, a further 21 deals to the value of $21.1bn have been processed in the North American market, indicating that the shale patch is beginning to undergo another round of consolidation. The Energy Council has taken a look at some highlights of US M&A activity so far this year…