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

2017 Canadian Energy Visions – who’s in charge

June 15, 2017

In the wake of changing fundamentals in the energy industry and increasing geopolitical uncertainties, it's becoming more difficult to assess who's in charge. Swing producer–Saudi Arabia or the States? Government or groups? Carbon or capital?

2017 Oil and Gas Trends

March 06, 2017

How energy companies can adjust their business models to a period of recovery.

PwC’s Oil Price Update – 4th Quarter 2016

December 02, 2016

A gradual market rebalancing begins but risk of oversupply lingers for the global oil industry. How will OPEC, the Trump Administration and other developments impact oil prices?

A Sea Change: Emerging from a Downturn

November 14, 2016

How will the oilfield service sector emerge from the crisis to position itself for future success? The past two years has been a torrid time for the sector. Now there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel.

Choice to change – Africa Oil & Gas Review 2016

August 24, 2016

In our 6th annual Africa Oil & Gas Review, PwC looks at the events that have taken place in the last 12 months within the major and emerging African oil & gas countries.

Navigating the transformation of the gas market - Adapting to survive in a period of change

July 06, 2016

With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players buyers, sellers, traders, and governments, to name just a few will need to adjust their operating models.

A Sea Change - the future of North Sea oil and gas

June 17, 2016

With 50 successful years for the industry in the North Sea basin, how do we plan for sustainable success in the coming decades? Senior executives share their views.

Driving capital efficiency to fuel oil and gas projects

June 17, 2016

Oil and gas players spend trillions in capital expenditure on projects, but these projects do not necessarily select, deploy, and manage capital investments that maximise shareholder value.

Driving capital efficiency to fuel oil and gas projects

June 17, 2016

Oil and gas players spend trillions in capital expenditure on projects, but these projects do not necessarily select, deploy, and manage capital investments that maximise shareholder value.

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 - Perspectives on the transformation of the oil and gas sector

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: 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.

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.

Analytics-fortified talent management: The new strategic role for HR in oil and gas

June 19, 2015

PwC analyses the growing demand and shrinking pool for talent within the oil and gas industry resulting in a new strategic HR role to help keep their company relevant.