Expert Insight

Chris Walcot, CEO, Progressive
As we enter the new financial year, unsurprisingly, access to capital continues to be the overriding concern for oil and gas chief financial officers.
Paul Tetlow, Tom Wallace, , K&L Gates
The oil and gas E&P headlines in the first quarter of 2012 have been a source of optimism for participants in the London M&A and capital markets. Stories of new energy finds have driven, and will continue to drive, investment activity in 2012.
Olivier Mussat and Paul Dufays, , Standard Chartered
National oil companies (NOCs) in certain jurisdictions, whether pursuing national agendas of indigenisation, or maximising exploitation of petroleum, are moving away from granting E&P companies direct equity interests in some upstream licences, preferring to retain the equity interest and granting rights under upstream service contracts.
Derek Henderson, Senior Partner, Deloitte
Despite oil prices being close to record highs, these are, in many ways, challenging times for the upstream oil and gas companies operating in the UK Continental Shelf.


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