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Results from the first O&G bidding process on Mexico’s Energy Reform


On July 15, 2015, the CNH, Mexico’s regulator of Oil and Gas activities, carried out the process of awarding contracts for exploration of hydrocarbons. The winner for the first bidding in Round 1 is the consortium formed by Sierra Oil & Gas, S. de R.L. de C.V., Talos Energy LLC and Premier Oil PLC, with the areas 2 and 7.

Surviving the Worst - It’s time for oil services to address shortcomings and find strategic solutions


It seemed as if nothing could go wrong for oil-field services (OFS) companies — until recently.

Brave new world: The OECD's BEPS Action Plan poses immediate challenges for oil and gas companies


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan are raising further the profile of oil and gas companies.

Fit for $50 oil in Africa


Africa has seen enormous successes in the exploration for hydrocarbons over the last decade, which has seen the entry of new country players in East Africa joining the ranks of their West African neighbours.

Opportunities in Adversity: Decommissioning - A new era


It is vital that management and shareholders fully understand the inherent uncertainties and risks associated with current estimates of their decommissioning liabilities.

Opportunities in Adversity: Sustainable talent management in oil and gas


You need to be confident your HR function has the skills, capabilities and processes to help you realize your goals, whether that be growing, sustaining or adapting your business.

Understanding upstream supply chain management: What does good look like?


This article focuses on the current environment for upstream Supply Chain organizations, the structure and practices that the study found to differentiate good and bad performance, and what Supply Chain organizations can do now to increase the value they provide to their companies.

Global Oil & Gas Deals Practice - An international network of Oil and Gas deal advisors


PwC is the world’s leading professional adviser to the Oil & Gas industry, serving many of the world’s top global Oil & Gas companies.

Opportunities in Adversity: A new dawn for oil and gas


Over the last seven months, we’ve seen the oil prices tumble by c60% – a move that was both sudden and unprecedented.

Energy Services Technology Innovation Report


The upstream petroleum services sector has assumed a significantly expanded role in the oil and gas industry in recent years. This has been driven by strong demand for better technologies, a widening variety of highly-specialized products and services, and ongoing improvements in all three areas.

Fit for $50 oil: Is your company in shape?


The Fit for $50 concept focuses on how oil and gas companies should prepare for and act in weak hydrocarbon pricing environment. The focus is on the market drivers, key company metrics, and the target operating model that can help companies navigate the down-cycles and be positioned for the up-cycle.

Colombia Oil & Gas Industry 2014 - An Overview


The Oil & Gas industry in Colombia is in an important historical moment in order to increase production and reserves with the aim of achieving permanency and sustainability of the sector.

At a crossroads – Considered a high cost oil and LNG producer, can Canada compete in today’s post-peak oil world?


PwC Canada conducts an annual survey on the Canadian oil and gas industry. The event includes an industry survey which becomes a publication. This year’s theme was “At a crossroads”, discussing the high cost Canadian oil.

Know your way around Shale gas in Poland


Shale gas in Poland – speed up?

Tax Transparency - explaining your tax affairs for extractives by PwC- Webcast


A webcast on the impact of recent country-by-country reporting and changes including risks and practical approaches. Essential for tax and finance professionals in extractives to collect key data by PwC

Oil & Gas Indonesia – Tax & Investment Guide 2014


2014 Oil & Gas in Indonesia: Investment and Taxation Guide and Oil & Gas Concessions and Infrastructure Map

Indonesia Oil & Gas Survey 2014


2014 Investor Survey of the Indonesian Oil & Gas Industry: Opportunities, Risks and Rewards - a balancing act

At a crossroads - Energy Visions 2014 Survey


"In last year’s energy report, we explored key issues and areas of focus that could lead Canada to achieving energy superpower status. We now look back on these dialogues as rich sources of insight that are fundamentally direction-setting. Today, we see Canada at a crossroads." Reynold Tetzlaff, National Energy Leader, PwC Canada.

Global Prospective Shale Plays Map


PwC’s Global Prospective Shale Plays, 2014 edition wall map presents the primary shale basins throughout the world.

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This special report was presented in summary at APPEA's 2014 Conference in Perth on 7 April 2014. It was prepared in co-operation with APPEA and its members by PwC's oil & gas productivity consulting practice with the aid of the US oil & gas practice of Strategy& (PwC's newly launched brand for the recently acquired Booz & Co. global strategy house) as well as Gaffney, Cline & Associates.