As the industry’s carbon footprint and social license to operate come under increasing pressure, we consider the future options available to the upstream industry that will allow it to function in the decades to come.
The development of new oil and gas fields, and the continued exploitation of mature assets, had become a sticking point in the energy transition discussion. Yet such a discussion did not quite take into account the geopolitical interferences, energy demand and energy security needs that could arise unexpectedly – some may say foolishly. Fortunately, the energy sector has ramped up drilling activity to take advantage of the reprieve shown to North Sea operators. Herein, the Energy Council looks at the next steps of the industry players active in the region and where their futures may lie.
Nick Dell’Osso, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Chesapeake joins the podcast to talk about about where the company stands today having emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier in 2021. Listen to the full episode here.
Royalties & Minerals Council brings you Kitchen Table War Stories. Series Crosby Shaver, CEO of Blue Darter Energy joins us to tell a few crazy stories about a heated minerals deal negotiation with an old family friend & a messy partnership that landed a mineral owner in jail. Listen here.
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.
Ben Samuels, CEO of Sourcerock Midstream joins the Royalties & Minerals Council – Philanthropy Series to tell us about some of the causes he is involved in, including Sky High for Kids, a non-profit focused on raising money for leading hospitals and research centers in their quest to end childhood cancer. Listen here.
Steve Hendrickson, President of Ralph E. Davis Associates, came onto the podcast to discuss his 40+ year career in Oil & Gas and how he got involved in the Minerals & MLP space in the mid-2000s working for Montierra Minerals & Production LP. Listen here.
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…
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.