Reflections

Bringing together insight and challenge adds value to strategic decision-making. We invite you to explore some of our latest thinking and analysis.

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The Barents Sea: Considerations for potential new investors or entrants

This article was originally published in the Oil & Gas Journal, Vol 114 Issue 2, on 1st Feb 2016. The Norwegian Barents Sea is on the radar of many companies and investors. It’s the most northerly lying area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) open for petroleum activity. Since exploration drilling commenced in 1980, approximately […]

NCS APA 2015: Appetite for exploration, despite oil price

This APA round has shown that appetite for exploration in Norway has been resilient to low oil prices.   The APA rounds are a mechanism to ensure no stone is left unturned before infrastructure becomes uneconomic. The low oil price makes this more urgent.  But <$60/bbl oil doesn’t seem to have dampened the appetite for […]

StrategicFit supports IEA Report: Storing CO2 through Enhanced Oil Recovery

  With low oil prices and climate change high on the agenda, the oil industry is facing significant challenges.  One solution that has long been promoted by the industry is CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), to be installed in coal or gas fired power plants to generate near zero carbon electricity.  This is costly and […]

StrategicFit present at Finding Petroleum Middle East conference

Last week Andrew Lodge, a Principal at StrategicFit, chaired a Finding Petroleum event focused on Opportunities and risks in the Middle East & the Levant. Andrew kicked off the day with an Introductory Overview of the region. He covered a broad range of macro-trends, and raised some important questions for companies looking to invest in […]

How has the UK small cap E&P sector reacted to the fall in oil price?

London’s AIM market is one of the key financial hubs for junior E&P companies, with 89 currently listed on the exchange. This sub-section of the oil and gas industry is often overlooked and unbiased, in-depth research is scarce. What can we learn from how these companies have been affected by the recent weakening in Brent […]

StrategicFit’s PESGB Article on UKCS Relinquishment Reports

Congratulations to our colleagues Stacey Quarles, Jana Rieck & Ed Shires, whose article has just been published in the August/September 2015 edition of the PESGB magazine. The article looks at “Optimising Understanding from UKCS Relinquishment Reports”. It explores the value of combining bodies of data to draw out new insights and support geotechnical understanding. We’ve […]

StrategicFit Africa Roundtable Series: “Is a collaborative approach key to surviving low-oil prices?”

In July we hosted our third and final roundtable on “Assessing the impact of a low oil price in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The series looked at the impact of low prices on exploration and development, government attitudes and collaboration. The events have been attended by senior executives from the oil and gas industry, who shared their […]

2nd Tranche of the UKCS 28th Licensing Awards

Following the Oil and Gas Authority’s announcement of the second tranche of licences offered as part of the 28th Seaward Licensing Round, StrategicFit has published its UKCS Licence Award Poster. Created in the same format as previous posters it provides a quick reference and comparison of individual company awards, who they have partnered with, geographic regions […]

Best Practices for Area Cooperation

  Oil & Gas UK invited StrategicFit to talk about best practices in area cooperation at their annual conference in Aberdeen.  Jan Paul van Driel spoke on the 18th June at the industry conference on this topic. Below are the key take-aways from his talk:   A ‘push’ from the authorities may be extremely helpful; […]

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