Fundraising in any shape, capacity or form can be a tedious and stressful process for companies of any size or make up. The Minerals and Royalties industry is no exception to this phenomenon. Before understanding this process one should get rid of the ‘Go Fund Me account’ thought process as that is not the case in this industry. A vast mixture of expertise and experience will always come into play.
It may seem as if the NOCs time as pure O&G players may be limited, but they are certainly not leaving the game. Oil and gas will remain central to energy security throughout the developing world and across much of the developed world, in industrial settings at the very least. What can be said with some certainty, is that a diverse energy mix that includes significant renewable generation is crucial to the mandate of NOCs to supply affordable and consistent energy to their population.
If a gas producer adheres to emissions reductions and ESG regulations, they can obtain a Responsibly Sourced Gas (RGS) certificate. This means a company has produced a premium product, one that is actively seeking to reduce GHG emissions through integrating more efficient processes, reducing or stopping gas flaring and powering production with renewables – with the intention to reach net-zero emissions.
The global oil and gas markets have been awash with deals as oil and gas players alike scramble to rebalance their portfolios in light of supranational climate goals. While the market has not been as active in the second half of 2021, as commodity prices began to stabilise toward pre-Covid levels, there were still a number of significant mergers and acquisitions that will add much needed liquidity to the markets.
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…
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.
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.
Day Two saw the conversation move toward how the region will approach the developing role of natural gas and LNG in the energy transition, beginning with a keynote address from Wood Mackenzie’s Head of Asia Pacific, Gavin Thompson.
Gavin’s address spoke to the rapid shift in appetite for the fuel, as it became the prime candidate for replacing oil and coal demand.
The third and shortest day of our Asia Pacific Energy Assembly was by no means that least exciting, in fact the emerging role of ESG and the accelerated energy transition has revealed the deep passions and commitment by oil and gas players to develop a market that considers both energy access and the immediate climate concerns.
Andrew Rosell, Shareholder at Winstead joins us as a part of our new mini series around “Investor Due Diligence for Minerals & Royalties Funds” where he walks us through the different kinds of fund structures, fund provisions and management fee structures. Listen here.
What does a comprehensive ESG programme look like; identifying the possible range of initiatives that work for your business.
To start; a business needs to identify and establish where and how their ESG-related weaknesses manifest. Once these weaknesses are established, a company should then identify, develop and utilize a strong ESG reporting framework, one that can challenge the business to improve their impact on society.
Kongsberg Digital share the key insights from their Digitalisation & AI session at APAC Energy Assembly 2021
On this Women’s Energy Council article we chat with Zakithi Zama, General Manager, iMbokodo E&P about her career in Oil & Gas. Read More
The emergence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy has hit a roadblock with the inability to create comparable and standardised measurements across jurisdictions, or even within a particular industry. The Energy Council ask’s “Can it even be done?”
The need to decarbonise has initiated a holistic reconsideration of the role of capital markets; particularly how they can facilitate access to capital to stave off climate change, manifesting itself as a growing requirement for financiers to take responsibility for how and where they deploy their capital.
At the end of May, the Energy Council hosted an advisory board with sixteen senior executives in the North American energy sector. 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.
Kim Garber, CEO at CORE-CCO joins us as a part of our new mini series around “Investor Due Diligence for Minerals & Royalties Funds” where she discusses the different registration requirements and exemptions when raising/operating a private minerals fund. Listen here.