The Energy Council has selected some of the most promising oil and gas companies to look out for this year. We examine their unique approaches to maintaining relevance within the sector and their approaches to reimagining their business models.
The Energy Council sat down with Kaveh Pourteymour, Founder & CEO, CIO Global Solutions ahead of WECA 2022. His area of expertise Digital Strategy and transformation in highly complex environments. Find out more.
The matrix of threats emerging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make it difficult to keep abreast of developments, whether these be the increase of global oil and gas prices, or the effect of sanctions, or which states could assist Russia in avoiding the impacts of sanctions, or how wheat prices will begin to soar. As most of us watch from the sidelines, trying to navigate how the markets will respond to these threats and how, in turn, that may affect our daily lives – we can be overwhelmed by the tsunami of information analyzing and predicting outcomes.
The broad macro effects of the Russo-Ukrainian War on oil and gas supplies upended the global energy markets, creating varied questions to the energy security of many nations. The most drastically affected have undoubtedly been the Ukrainians themselves, yet the over-reliance on Russian oil and gas supplies has led to a scramble for alternative supplies – most notably by European states. However, the constraints created by this market shock could provide the impetus to engage more constructively with low-carbon fuels, encourage investments into publicly-traded oil majors with net-zero strategies and hopefully, underscore the struggles of the 900 million people without access to electricity prior to the war.
The question that is worth a billion dollars – how will the oil and gas majors position themselves in the energy transition to ensure relevance, maintain profit and market share, and to survive against growing activist pressures?
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…
Podcast: Lindsey McCarty, Managing Partner, Selenite Energy Partners & Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, Director & President, Black Mountain Metals
Lindsey McCarty and Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes joins the Women’s Energy Council Podcast to share their challenges that they faced as female engineers on production sites in the 2000s. Listen here.
On this Women’s Energy Council article we chat with Oyango Snell about his career in Oil & Gas. Read More.
How is ESG driving change in the energy sector? Energy Council in partnership DWF, recently brought together leading experts from the energy sector to discuss ESG’s growing influence. Read the key takeaways
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.