Businesses throughout Scotland are being urged to prepare for a recession as the threat of a no-deal Brexit becomes “increasingly real”.
Growing optimism in the oil and gas sector has failed to date to deliver a lift in oilfield services (OFS) transactions, according to KPMG.
Eleven fledgling companies have graduated from an intensive Aberdeen-based oil and gas technology accelerator programme.
The Aberdeen based energy team working for one of the Big Four firms has reported a rise in M&A activity in the last year and a half.
A group of north-east business leaders have joined forces to ensure technology and innovation becomes the heart of Scotland’s oil and gas industry.
The FreightCo group has gone bust, with 19 jobs shed among its 24-strong workforce, the provisional liquidators said yesterday.
New research from KPMG has highlighted a growing gap in business confidence between North Sea energy firms and the wider Scottish and UK economies.
Oil and gas firms are convinced that Aberdeen can cement its place as an energy powerhouse while making the transition to a low-carbon future.
In the Chancellor’s most recent Autumn Budget the UK government confirmed plans to reform the IR35 tax legislation for the private sector.
Oil and gas supply chain firms are among a large number of Scottish companies showing "zombie-like" symptoms, KPMG has said.
Whilst we are seeing a clear uptick in activity and the UK oil and gas industry is certainly on the way up again, the industry must continue to move forward. However, under current market conditions, how can companies capitalise on change whilst remaining stable and sustainable and, more importantly, will there be enough return for all?
There is increasing pressure on oil and gas companies in Aberdeen to address the risks associated with counterparties, be it suppliers, agents, vendors, contractors or joint venture partners - the list goes on.
The US firm behind a major North Sea helicopter operation has cast doubt on its own future.
Oil prices settling in a sweet spot of $60-70 per barrel would give North Sea firms more confidence to kick on with investment plans, industry experts have said.
Unpredictability is the only certainty in the world of crude prices. But oil industry observers believe crude prices are more likely to rise than fall over the coming months.
With recent reports of several new development plans on the horizon for Norway, the Norwegian energy industry is anticipating a promising three to four years of activity ahead. Wider areas of Norway are now being explored, including the West Barents Sea, and discoveries such as Johan Sverdrup and the extension of the Norne field by the Cape Vulture discovery, along with the Johan Castberg, will require new thinking and, in turn, attract new companies to enter the market.
Martin Findlay, Partner, KPMG LLP (UK), looks at the latest developments around Brexit from an oil and gas sector and business readiness perspective.
Energy giant Equinor has announced it will replace audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG with accounting firm EY in 2019.
KPMG has announced eight senior promotions across Scotland in its audit, tax and pensions practices.
The oil and gas sector is well versed on the benefits of investing in emerging and disruptive technologies, but what is the appetite for innovation in Scotland, and how can we ensure that new technologies are utilised fully in our industry and help our industry to thrive?
KPMG UK explains how alternative cost management models can deliver more sustainable budgeting for the Upstream Oil and Gas industry.
Scottish business failures rose during the first three months of 2018, compared to the same quarter last year, new figures show.
An oil and gas expert insists there is investment “for many years to come” in the UK Continental Shelf, despite recent mixed messages about its longevity.
After mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity fell to its lowest levels in a decade in the first half of 2016, there was a notable pick-up in oilfield services (OFS) deals in 2017. However, with the rationale behind each deal varying, it is difficult to discern a clear single market driver behind these recent transactions.
Oil exploration and production companies could lower unit operating costs (UOC) by another 30% if they deliver just a few changes, KPMG said in a new report.