Damon Evans

Asia

Energy sector at risk from U.S.-China flashpoints

The increasing geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and China has more than a 50% chance of spilling over into some form of military confrontation in the year ahead. This could involve threats, posturing, or the actual use of force, as well as have serious implications for energy companies and markets.

Oil & Gas

Big question marks over ExxonMobil’s reserves

As expected, COVID wrought havoc with earnings, leaving ExxonMobil with an enterprise-wide return on capital employed of minus 9.5%. But the real story was not in the income statement; it was the estimate of oil reserves.

Asia

Chinese oil majors undervalued

Analysis from investment house Bernstein suggests that the Chinese oil majors - CNOOC, Sinopec and PetroChina - offer a potential 30% upside as they trade at a wide discount to historic prices and global peers.

Asia

Jadestone seeks FPSO for Vietnam

Asia Pacific-focused Jadestone Energy is preparing to re-issue a tender for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for its planned gas development at Nam Du and U Minh off Vietnam.