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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Oil and Gas Council, our role is to ensure we reflect our membership. It hasn’t escaped our notice that many of our members are undergoing efforts to realign their core business to a broader energy focus. Additionally, our network of financiers and investors are increasingly open to new opportunities that don’t sit in the traditional realms of upstream.
Our network has been built around connectivity, trust, integrity and most important impartiality. This final pillar presents an important distinction to many of the initiatives currently being pursued in the clean energy space.
August 2018 Can you tell us a little bit about Solarif Financial’s history in South America and what makes you different from your competitors? Solarif Financial is a business partnership between Luz Holding (a company dedicated to Social Impact investments) and the Solarif Group (PV projects insurance), both companies are based in The Netherlands and […]
Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the global energy sector. Several factors including robust economic progress and demographic advancement have led to incredible growth over the last few years, with expectations of continued high demand in the short-, medium- and long-term. China has been the main market of energy growth. Across Asia the electrification of the region’s rural population will be the main driver for energy demand.
August 2018 Can you give us an overview of the main strategic goals for Actis in Brazil for the coming 12 months? (i) Maintain operational excellence of our existing 1,100MW operating portfolio of wind power plants in the country; and (ii) Complete construction of another 900MW of wind and solar power plants in northeast and […]
I was born in an oil camp in North Dakota and my father was a Petroleum Engineer, so I was literally raised learning about the industry. I attended my first OTC when I was 13 years old.
In the current state of affairs, we simply can not do enough to promote the positive factors associated with our industry. I believe that we must continue to encourage discussions, at every level, that put Canada’s long term economic interests ahead of regional political interests.
Mexico Power Day is the Clean Energy stream of the Mexico Energy Assembly. It gives access to off-record insights in an exclusive C-Level environment, with no press and no sales pitches. Find out what we learned.
The Canada Assembly & Dinner is the birthplace of the Women’s Energy Council (WEC) and Canada has been more active than anywhere else in the world for this platform.
In 2019, we expect more than 9% in production growth, thanks to the ramp-ups of large projects like Kaombo or Egina plus some start-ups in Brazil, UK and Norway. But we can also expect a volatile Oil & Gas environment! This is why we will maintain financial discipline and pressure on cost reduction to further reduce our break even so as to remain profitable whatever the oil price and be able to invest in the company for the future..
Although new exploration is expected to bounce back from 2018 levels, the OGUK has cautioned that drilling activity continues to stand at a “record low rate” and supply chain firms remain under significant financial stress.
The United States has taken a unique view on the issues of mineral rights and developed a system that is typically only found in that country. We explore this maze of uncertainty.