With the momentum of Total’s discovery earlier in the year and the promise of an emerging player in the oil and gas sector, 2019 may be South Africa’s best opportunity to set the legal framework for a successful and productive domestic oil and gas industry.
Latin America is a region that holds huge potential across all energy value chains. Many countries have achieved remarkable progress in isolation, like Uruguay, gradually achieving 100% renewable power. However, political risk remains the biggest barrier to entry.
The global energy transition firmly focused on the decarbonisation of the energy sources that are utilised to power everyday life. However, the Trump administration has shied away from committing to the decarbonisation of the energy sector
Ahead of the North America Assembly 2019, we asked select speakers what their views are on key topics. Find out more
Nimble, focused, bold – we believe small and mid-cap companies of the future will not sit back and rely on inherited approaches to asset management. The leaders in the sector will be action takers, blending the latest in technical innovation with people power.
Small and Mid-Cap companies will need to continue to apply themselves in new and evolving ways as ‘business as usual’ is no longer usual, and the demands and concerns of the wider world increasingly shape the future of all businesses now more than ever. With the legitimate concern of climate change, companies need to address the challenge and the role of carbon emissions in this.
There are two energy transitions happening. Both are changing the deployment of capital in the oil and gas business. The first is the one everyone talks about: the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy like wind and solar power. The second ,In North America, the process transition to horizontal, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing over the past dozen years has yielded spectacular oil and gas production growth.
Going forward, companies will have to focus on adopting creative business models, finding hidden opportunities and novel geological plays, and employing both a technically experienced and creative and energetic management team to ensure they can successfully deliver on both technical and financial goals, as well as investors expectations.
Last year’s winner, Energean, has enjoyed another headline-grabbing year, illustrating the opportunities available for Small Caps to expand operations and become household names. The shortlisted companies for this year’s award have all enjoyed significant success during the past 12 months.
As CEO of Vår Energi, Kristin Kragseth led the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s North Sea assets in a move that catapulted Vår into being one of the region’s biggest producers. Ms. Kragseth’s long career in production management perfectly placed her to lead Vår Energi as they sought to cement their position on the Norwegian Shelf. With Kristin at the helm and currently producing more than 180,000 bpd with reserves of 1,250 million – Vår Energi will be a leading player for some time to come.
Fiona MacAulay’s technical credentials over 30 years of oil and gas experience is what now makes her one of the most respected CEO’s in the industry. Taking over the helm of Independent Oil & Gas at the start of 2019, follows a succession of appointments to boards of energy companies desperate for her knowledge and experience. Of the five women leading FTSE 100 oil and gas companies, MacAulay is the only one who built her experience as an oil professional. No wonder she’s in such demand!
Katie Jackson, Executive Vice President for Commercial and NBD at Shell, is one of the most active and prominent women in the business. Jackson’s range of expertise – including her start as a drilling engineer, her time in banking, followed by her move into industry management – have long made her a valuable asset and leader. Jackson delivers flagship deals for Shell building on her rich, industry experience, creativity, strong relationships, and understanding of the market.