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UKCS Offshore 29th Licensing Round: Companies look to extend their acreage positions

On the 23rd of March 2017, the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) awarded 25 licences across 111 blocks to 20 companies as part of the 29th Licensing Round. This is the first licensing round since the OGA became a separate entity from DECC. And it’s the first round in two decades to focus only […]

Preparing for the UKCS 30th Licensing Round: The value of looking-back

Preparing for the UKCS 30th Licensing Round: The value of looking-back The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is expected to launch the 30th Licensing Round following the announcement of the awards for the 29th round1. This is part of their strategy to encourage exploration and maximise economic recovery across the entire UKCS. With an estimated […]

StrategicFit win First Prize at Future Powertrain Conference Poster Competition

We were delighted to win First Prize for Best Overall Poster at the 2017 Future Powertrains Conference earlier this week. Congratulations to Ed Shires and Adam Mitchell! The panel of industry judges chose our poster on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) as the best of the 17 entries. The poster asks “Does the business model for V2G work? […]

Should I invest in Waste to Energy?

Waste to Energy plants are expensive. This is a ‘big bet’ decision where, once committed, you have to live with the consequences for a long time.  Such a decision requires careful thinking through your options and choices and matching these with what could happen in the future. What could the future hold? Much effort goes […]

NCS APA 2016 – Considerable interest in further exploration?

This article was originally published on the OE Digital website. Read it here. The latest licence awards in Norway, 2016’s Awards in Predefined Areas (APA), have been announced. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy published the results with the title “considerable interest in further exploration”. We ask if this is the case, and take a […]

StrategicFit present at Finding Petroleum Conference: North Africa & East Mediterranean

Last month our Principal, Andrew Lodge, chaired a Finding Petroleum event titled North Africa & the Eastern Mediterranean. Andrew started the day by providing an overview of the main events shaping the Oil & Gas industry in each country. The region has a lot of potential as both an exploration hub, following the significant discoveries of Zohr & Tendrara, […]

UKCS Relinquishment Report data, all in one place: 2016 Update

We’ve recently updated our Relinquishment Tool to include the latest Summer 2016 relinquishment releases. The tool brings together and standardises a wide range of valuable data from all published UKCS offshore licence relinquishment reports. As well as providing details on all partial and complete relinquishments offshore UKCS, our easy-to-use excel-based interactive dashboards help companies interrogate […]

StrategicFit present at Finding Petroleum Exploration Conference on New Exploration Ideas

This month one of our Principals, Andrew Lodge, chaired a Finding Petroleum event titled Finding New Exploration Ideas.  Andrew started the day by providing a summary of recent trends in exploration, and what the industry may need to regain interest in exploration. He noted that high price environments have led to bold frontier exploration, and some large volumes. […]

Treating Climate Change as a business issue

StrategicFit has conducted a series of three roundtable discussions with senior leaders and climate change advisors from around 50 companies, including several thought leaders in this space. This article seeks to introduce a useful framework for thinking about climate strategy, building on insights from these sessions. This might be especially helpful in identifying strategic gaps. […]

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