How Can You Do More With Less?! Survival Strategies for Capital Projects in Low Oil Price Environment

The plummeted oil price environment provides a great opportunity for growth through acquisition. Oil and gas companies (especially NOCs) are busy with screening opportunities and targeting those which can improve the value of their portfolio. Taking the advantage of current oil price environment (WTI $50/bbl, Jan 2015) may not be easy for oil sands players in […]

Interface and Integration Management in Major Capital Projects

Interface and Integration Management in Major Capital Projects; Why, Who, When and How? Why did I put Interface and Integration Management at the same level; frankly because in my experience although interface management is part of integration management, the weight of interface management is so significant to the success of project integration. Both are voted among top […]

How to Mitigate the Risk of Value Loss in E&P Mega-Projects (Project Risk)

How to mitigate the risk of value loss in E&P mega-projects; Oil and Gas project economics. In a keynote presentation at the 2014 Offshore Technology conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, IPA Manager of Exploration & Production Neeraj Nandurdikar argued that in the last decade poor project execution and/or poor project selection practices have led to a […]

Project Health Check, Please Vote!

I am thinking about writing on project development performance and the areas that can be improved to enhance the economics of the upstream projects. Your response to the following poll can help to determine the main areas of concern that I should focus on. Please pick the top 3 issues on each poll. Appreciate your […]

7 Factors to Succeed in Canadian Energy Sector

With the ramp up of the crude prices, rush to the Canadian oil sands accelerated in 2006. The market observed multi-billion dollar upstream deals mainly driven by Asian NOCs taking over a complete corporate or an asset. Often the takeover indicated premium price uptick that fueled the speculation that the buyers must have a different […]