Expert Insight

Uyi N. Akpata, Africa Oil & Gas Industry Leader, Country Senior Partner, PwC
The outlook for the industry is positive and operators can look forward to an exciting and dynamic future with an ever-changing competitive landscape characterized by divestments and new acquisitions as new market entrants continue to seek a share of the industry’s significant growth potential.
Laurent Graziano, Head of Business - EAM, Progressive
‘Asset’ is a very generic term describing anything that a company owns (or rents) and operates, from a piece of equipment to an entire building or production site.
Frank Pluta, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Oil and Gas Corporate Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Independent oil and gas companies are central to the future of exploration.
John Balsdon, Partner, Finance, and Thomas Bethel, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Over the last two years the funding options available to upstream sponsors has expanded significantly, despite the balance sheets of the banks shrinking as their capital requirements become more conservative.


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