Mark Lammey

Business reporter at the P&J. Formerly online editor and deputy business editor at The Moscow Times.
Oil & Gas

Exxon moves ahead on China projects as trade tensions simmer

06/09/2018

Exxon Mobil Corp., the U.S. energy behemoth, signed deals to move ahead on a proposed multibillion-dollar petrochemical project and a gas import terminal in southern China, contrasting with trade tensions between the two nations that may escalate this week.

Insights

OPINION: Culture, values and technology – the world of compliance is changing

06/09/2018

The current compliance landscape is one of rapidly changing regulatory requirements, continuous advances in technologies, and declining consumer trust. Energy companies’ compliance functions are being asked to deliver more in a constrained cost environment, facing increasing regulation and responding to the demands of multiple regulators. Luckily technology changes in the form of Automated Compliance are now able to really help.

Opinion

OPINION: How oil executives make their own luck on pay

05/09/2018

You have to make your own luck, allegedly, but it really helps when stuff just goes your way. And it really really helps if you can somehow combine favorable vagaries with a little fortune-engineering of your own.

Opinion

OPINION: Helping our offshore supply chain compete

05/09/2018

Later today, with my colleagues Neil Gordon, Subsea UK Chief Executive and Stuart Payne, Director of HR and Supply Chain at the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), I’ll provide evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee in Westminster on a proposed sector deal.

Opinion

OPINION: People are not your biggest asset

05/09/2018

We’ve all heard it a thousand times, ‘our people are our biggest asset’.  I don’t buy it.  I appreciate I’m perhaps failing to acknowledge the spirit of this statement, but to explain further – I don’t buy the idea that just having ‘good people’ (whatever that means) is enough to drive success.   Let’s also have a think about that notion of ‘good people’ – do we mean competent people, entertaining people, nice people, generous people, motivated people or just people who have previously worked for a business that competes with our own…?

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