Portfolio Management, Upstream Oil&Gas (part 1/2)

How to Optimize Your Oil & Gas Upstream Portfolio; Upstream Portfolio Management (part 1/2) Portfolio management or optimization of the portfolio is being referred to by several leaders in energy sector. This article presents an introduction to the topic and intends to introduce how portfolio management is done in E&P sector. Part 1/2: Asset Level […]

Growth Strategy and Company Behavior; Upstream Strategy.

How companies’ culture impact their behavior, and their strategy. If you are part of an upstream asset team (or business unit) you must have heard your seniors comment on strategy as ‘this year the production is the king’, or’ next year reserves will be the king and production the queen’. By these directions, he or […]

Why Upstream Profit is Going South?

This is not a secret that the upstream oil and gas has been steadily disappointing the investment community over past few years (see Booze & Co review). The sector is and will be crunching bigger and more challenging projects such as LNG, offshore deep-water and unconventional projects – oil sands, shale gas/oil – which demand […]

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 […]

Has America Lost It’s Ability to Compete?

Well, the Harvard Business School’s survey suggest that it has (HBS survey). The survey is very comprehensive and covers not only the school’s alumni, but also it includes the business community. Interestingly enough, president Obama’s recent speech about the fiscal budget at Knox College (report on BBC) touched on a few key areas of the […]

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