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.
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.
Michael Rubio, General Manager of ESG and Sustainability joins the podcast to talk about Chevron’s approach towards ESG and the Energy Transition at a time of rising ESG headwinds. Listen to the full episode 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.