The United States has taken a unique view on the issues of mineral rights and developed a system that is typically only found in that country. We explore this maze of uncertainty.
Although new exploration is expected to bounce back from 2018 levels, the OGUK has cautioned that drilling activity continues to stand at a “record low rate” and supply chain firms remain under significant financial stress.
In 2019, we expect more than 9% in production growth, thanks to the ramp-ups of large projects like Kaombo or Egina plus some start-ups in Brazil, UK and Norway. But we can also expect a volatile Oil & Gas environment! This is why we will maintain financial discipline and pressure on cost reduction to further reduce our break even so as to remain profitable whatever the oil price and be able to invest in the company for the future..
President Macky Sall of Senegal opened the Oil & Gas Council’s 4th MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition in Dakar on Wednesday with the announcement of the first offshore bid rounds.
To unlock the growth potential in emerging markets, collaboration between governments and the private sector is key. This is particularly true in West Africa where countries are still building up their oil and gas industries.
As the industry continues its gradual recovery from the post-2014 period of low oil prices, the prospects for Africa’s upstream sector are also looking more positive.
As Africa’s most exciting and technically advanced ultra-deep offshore oil and gas project, Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) is set to put Mauritania and Senegal on the map for the energy sector.
Katie Jackson, Executive Vice President for Commercial and NBD at Shell, is one of the most active and prominent women in the business. Jackson’s range of expertise – including her start as a drilling engineer, her time in banking, followed by her move into industry management – have long made her a valuable asset and leader. Jackson delivers flagship deals for Shell building on her rich, industry experience, creativity, strong relationships, and understanding of the market.
Fiona MacAulay’s technical credentials over 30 years of oil and gas experience is what now makes her one of the most respected CEO’s in the industry. Taking over the helm of Independent Oil & Gas at the start of 2019, follows a succession of appointments to boards of energy companies desperate for her knowledge and experience. Of the five women leading FTSE 100 oil and gas companies, MacAulay is the only one who built her experience as an oil professional. No wonder she’s in such demand!
As CEO of Vår Energi, Kristin Kragseth led the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s North Sea assets in a move that catapulted Vår into being one of the region’s biggest producers. Ms. Kragseth’s long career in production management perfectly placed her to lead Vår Energi as they sought to cement their position on the Norwegian Shelf. With Kristin at the helm and currently producing more than 180,000 bpd with reserves of 1,250 million – Vår Energi will be a leading player for some time to come.
Last year’s winner, Energean, has enjoyed another headline-grabbing year, illustrating the opportunities available for Small Caps to expand operations and become household names. The shortlisted companies for this year’s award have all enjoyed significant success during the past 12 months.
Going forward, companies will have to focus on adopting creative business models, finding hidden opportunities and novel geological plays, and employing both a technically experienced and creative and energetic management team to ensure they can successfully deliver on both technical and financial goals, as well as investors expectations.