Global oil & gas (energy) publications, thought leadership and studies

Cost and Effect - How national oil companies can transform their cost structures amid a market rout

April 19, 2016

For NOCs, cost optimization and profitability imperatives need to be balanced with other longer-term national strategic objectives.

New Energy Futures

February 10, 2016

Global demand for affordable, reliable energy will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, but there is a new longer-term backdrop as the world transitions to a low carbon system. Companies in the oil and gas sector need to reconsider their portfolio and related capabilities to not only survive, but thrive, in this new future.

Industry Perspectives: Global Oil and Gas Outlook 2016

January 21, 2016

Tumbling oil prices are bad enough, but are you prepared for a future that limits fossil fuels? Facing turbulence and complexity, energy executives need a plan that takes advantage of current conditions and bets on options for a new normal.

2015 Annual Global Working Capital Survey of the Oil & Gas sector

October 19, 2015

In this survey, of over 900 oil & gas companies, we look at the key working capital trends across the globe in various sub-sectors of Oil & Gas.

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

July 22, 2015

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

July 17, 2015

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

July 01, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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

June 20, 2015

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

June 20, 2015

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?

May 30, 2015

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.

About our international network of Oil and Gas deal advisors

April 03, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

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

February 03, 2015

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.

Colombia oil & gas industry 2014 - An Overview

November 23, 2014

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.

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

November 03, 2014

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.

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

July 28, 2014

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

July 22, 2014

Shale gas in Poland – speed up?

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

July 14, 2014

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

July 03, 2014

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