Oil & Gas Council

Introducing the Oil & Gas Councils Webinar debate series.Twice a month, industry leaders will debate today’s key issues during a 60-minute interactive session. Register for our upcoming webinars and view on-demand webinar recordings.


9 July 2020 | 16:00 BST

Upstream M&A will continue to nose-dive

Mergers and acquisitions rely on the interconnectedness of financial systems to function. So, what happens when international markets slow down beyond anything previously seen? Whilst oil & gas companies focus on shoring up liquidity… Find out more

16 July 2020 | 14:00 BST

The Oil & Gas industry cannot attract the right talent

According to data compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the number of graduates going into oil and gas exploration in 2017 was at its lowest since records began in 2012, having fallen by 61% in four years… Find out more

30 July 2020 | 16:00 SGT

Post pandemic, do investors see value in Asian energy assets?

Asia holds 9 of the world’s 15 fastest growing economies and the Oil & Gas industry will play a central role in the development of these economies. But does Asia’s O&G industry offer the frameworks and profitability to… Find out more

4 August 2020 | 09:00 CT

U.S. Oil & Gas Companies Were Hanging On By A Thread; Restructuring Cannot Save Them

US O&G Independents were already sitting on huge debt levels before the impacts of COVID-19 and the Oil Price War hit. They now face a dire road ahead. Amidst weakened…

6 August 2020 | 14:00 BST

The O&G industry has previously failed to embrace digitalisation

There are impressive statistics that show the cost benefits of embracing new technology – whether it be mechanical or technological; increases in production efficiency, OPEX reductions, reduction in lost time and…Find out more

18 August 2020 | 09:00 CT

This Is The End Of U.S. O&G Independents; Only Supermajors Will Remain

The U.S. shale industry has been built up around a Private Equity model with a clear exit strategy. However, this model has become less and less economic in recent years and many independents are now thought to be sitting …

20 August 2020 | 10:30AM BST

Exploration & Production in Africa will become a thing of the past

The recent crash in oil & gas prices has dealt a blow in Africa. Licensing rounds have been cancelled, production timelines have been pushed back and debt is a consistent challenge… Find out more

27 August 2020 | 16:00 SGT

Asian NOCs Will Drive The Upstream M&A Recovery From COVID-19

Given their strong balance sheets and access to capital through state-owned banks, many anticipate that Asian NOCs will capitalise on the current low-price environment to fill gaps in their international portfolios… Find out more

1 September 2020 | 09:00 CT

Investors Are Leaving U.S. Shale And They Are Not Coming Back

With the US shale industry having been severely impacted by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the oil price war, US investors are beginning to screen opportunities elsewhere. Where will US capital…

3 September 2020 | 15:00 BST

The changes seen to the industry in 2020 will lead to permanent transformation

As we near the end of the summer, and anticipating almost certain consolidation expected due to the oil price and Covid-19 as well as changing supply/demand dynamics will there be lasting change… Find out more

24 September 2020 | 16:00 SGT

The US-China trade war will send Asia up the Oil & Gas rankings at the expense of the US

Last year, Chinese buyers were in discussions with US shale companies, but a combination of the trade war and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have put an end to these prospects… Find out more



This Downturn Has Pushed The U.S. Oil Field Services Industry Beyond Repair

This is the second tsunami that the industry has had to weather in 5 years and those companies that emerged from the previous crisis have become more disciplined…


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There Is No Future For Frontier Exploration

With increased pressure from “green” companies on the industry to stop exploring coupled with the high cost of exploration, will the current pause on exploration end up being a permanent, hard stop…


Additional Cost Rationalisation In The Oil & Gas Industry Is Not Feasible

During the last downturn, operators and service providers alike slashed CAPEX and OPEX. With already tighter margins and limited available capital, what will further CAPEX reductions mean for the industry and…


Are We Witnessing the Death of The PE Company?

During the last downturn, Private Equity played an instrumental role in financing small/ mid cap companies in a period when access to finance was hugely reduced. With many still yet to exit those initial investments…


Small Cap Players Have Run Out Of Funding Options

In the current downturn, small caps may have few options when it comes to financing. Can small caps remain relevant in this market, who will be the winners and losers, how creative can smaller players be and which providers can small caps…


The Low Oil Price Will Derail The Re-Imagining Of Energy

As many oil & gas companies focus on surviving the latest downturn and the oil price crash, we ask whether renewables projects will be put on hold or if the current market conditions will actually lead to an acceleration of the energy transition….

Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Chief Executive Officer

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Melanie Richards

Marketing Manager


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