Many doubts arise when considering investment into Upstream in 2022; will there be expanded restrictions on funds and financiers, or will there be a repeat of the demand slump in early 2021, or will OPEC+ utilize their reserves to shift the price point to one that suits their objectives best. Such uncertainties will often worry the generalist investor but for the energy specialist with experience of the oil and gas cycles, the near future looks far more enticing.
The Global Methane Pledge seeks to acknowledge the agreements that have preceded it and to build greater action upon those collaborations. Led by the US and the EU, together with 17 major economies, the Pledge was launched at COP26 to “catalyze global action and strengthen support for existing international methane emission reduction initiatives to advance technical and policy work that will serve to underpin Participants’ domestic actions.”
At the World Energy Capital Assembly on 29 November 2021, a panel of experts provided their insights on the ability of companies in the oil and gas sector to access and maintain capital in the current economic and political climate. This article builds on that panel discussion and considers how (E&P) companies are balancing their corporate image with the need to remain profitable and deliver investor returns.
As winter’s cold touch spreads across Europe, there is an uneasiness about how the frigid temperatures will be weathered as gas prices creep ever higher. The source of uncertainty for Europe’s gas consumers is broad; the traditional push and pull of Russian-EU energy geopolitics is alive and well, Covid demand and supply contractions have created imbalances throughout the value chain, while the global production levels of oil and gas remain constrained by OPEC+ and the surging market prices.
The global energy crunch has reintroduced vigour into the oil and gas markets, especially in Asia Pacific where the soaring demand for LNG as a replacement for oil and coal has led to a high-cost environment that doesn’t appear to be slowing.
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 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.
In this instalment we look to the women who ‘fuel’ the energy sector financially, those active in energy investment.
Gabrielle Costigan joins the Women’s Energy Council Podcast to share her strategy in navigating tumultuous times, and describes the importance of a varied lived experience. Listen here.
Chris Atherton, Chief Executive Officer of EnergyNet, came onto the podcast to discuss the evolution and trends in the A&D market over the last 20 years and how their team has leveraged proprietary market comps to achieve high rates. Listen here.
Darin Zanovich, President and CEO of Mesa Minerals Partners II, returns to the podcast to discuss their teams recent exit to Franco Nevada in December 2020, their new partnership with NGP in May 2021. Listen here.
Brian Carey, Strategic Growth Director of Kongsberg Digital joins the podcast to discuss the role of digitilisation and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry and how ESG will continue to shape and mould the sector. Listen to the full episode here.
The partnership will provide a series of four major studies examining stakeholder sentiment towards energy majors and smaller players and measure their performance in the transition towards the provision of cleaner energy and stronger corporate governance.
Africa is a big continent, and many countries are at different stages of development from economic and energy access perspectives. The key drivers in the region include commitments to the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), one of which is access to clean and affordable energy. Read more here.
Jason Hoisager, President, Mustang Ridge Minerals (Former President of Rock Ridge Royalty) joins us to talk about the Rock Ridge Royalty story and what his team has planned in the future for Mustang Ridge Minerals. Listen here.
Podcast: Ashley Gilmore, CEO of Tracts, Whitney Wickes, COO of Rocking WW Minerals & Adam Olivier, BD Manager of OneMap Minerals
Ashley Gilmore, Whitney Wickes and Adam Olivier join us to talk about the efficiency gains realized by leveraging Tracts to automate the chaining of title.
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.