Opinion

Opinion

Strong, but not stable sums up M&A activity in 2019

31/12/2019

In a highly political year, defined by Brexit and climate change and culminating in a general election, you will forgive me for corrupting a slogan from our former prime minister to describe the last 12 months.

Opinion

What do low prices mean for LNG developers?

30/12/2019

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices across the globe are being described as low currently, with some sections of the media reporting that spot prices in Asia have dropped to seasonal lows as we embark on what could be a mild winter.

Opinion

The cheapest barrel is the cleanest barrel

27/12/2019

The North Sea is known for adapting to change and this year has demonstrated an indication of resilience in the sector. Confidence has slowly returned to a market which has changed dramatically in the last five years.

Oil & Gas

Tullow fails corporate governance 101

10/12/2019

The $1.7 billion hit to Tullow Oil Plc’s market value on Monday — a 65% drop — provides a stark reminder of why bosses shouldn’t stay too long at the top. The hydrocarbon producer has been stubbornly overoptimistic about its prospects. Reality has now dawned, and it turns out the London-based group is in an extremely tight position.

Opinion

Privatisation: 30 years of changes

06/12/2019

Thirty years ago, legislation to privatise Scotland’s electricity industry was completing its passage through parliament. It created outcomes which were never intended and are ripe for review.

Opinion

Helping employees to focus on wellbeing

06/12/2019

This year has seen much greater and very welcome stability return to the oil and gas industry, thanks in no small part to a reduction in oil price volatility that has plagued the sector in recent years.

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