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PwC serves some of the world’s largest national and international oil and gas companies. We provide a full range of assurance, tax and advisory team members who understand the industry and the issues that oil and gas companies face.

COVID-19 and the oil price collapse

You’ve probably seen the headlines: On March 9, oil prices experienced one of the most significant price drops since 1991. Why did this happen? The severe collapse is a direct result of failed negotiations between OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and Russia. With COVID-19 causing an economic slowdown, OPEC recommended an oil production cut to accommodate reduced demand. Successful companies have weathered many of these downcycles and have often emerged stronger. View our strategies based on lessons from prior downturns.

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COVID-19: What it means for the energy industry

The energy sector has already felt the impacts of the coronavirus. The outbreak has contributed to a dampened demand for oil, resulting in plummeting oil prices and production declines, especially in the wake of the Russia-OPEC price war. The COVID-19 crisis raises a number of unique challenges.

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COVID-19: What it means for the energy industry

Oil and gas companies can attract investors. Here’s the who, what, and how

To continue attracting capital in an increasingly competitive market, oil and gas companies need to become more enticing to value investors, whose priorities are clear. A new strategy should be considered — one that hinges on prioritizing reliable shareholder returns through effective capital deployment and reliable operational performance in any oil price environment to position them for continued profitability. This is a big change for the industry and may mean changing a corporate mindset and culture and possibly acquiring new skills altogether.

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How PwC can help

PwC’s Energy team is one of the largest professional services network in the world. We serve more than 2,500 oil and gas clients of all sizes, from every segment of their businesses. We feature more than 6,000 oil and gas professionals worldwide, with more than 1,300 in the United States, who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Wherever you operate, our professionals are ready to assist with many of today's largest, most challenging issues affecting the oil and gas sector.


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How digital in energy, AI and machine learning moves energy companies forward.

Fit for Growth in Oil & Gas

Oil prices will always fluctuate and volatility can be expected. Creating profitability through cost cutting measures and creating efficiencies is only part of the story. What else can companies do to be fit for growth in all market environments?

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Digital transformation

Technology is rapidly shifting from being the legacy-enabler to being a game-changer. Oil and Gas companies that respond to the shift towards efficiencies by building sustainable digital capabilities will be tomorrow’s winners.

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Operations excellence

With oil prices on the rise, companies must continue to focus on operations excellence and efficiency in order to grow and achieve greater profitability. Oil and gas companies that were fit for $50 oil are now considering how to be fit for the future.

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With oil prices on the rise, deals activity remains on top of mind across all segments of the energy industry. PwC’s energy deals practice can help realize the full potential of your mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital markets transactions.

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US oil & gas deals insights:
Year-end 2019

After a spike in 2018, oil and gas activity retreated in 2019. Total deal value declined 31% year-over-year to $208.2 billion, and the total deal volume dropped 25% year-over-year to 138 deals - the lowest volume since 2009. The decrease in deal making was largely attributed to increased skepticism from investors, and limitations on access to capital.

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Energy, Utilities & Mining Co-leader; US Oil & Gas Leader, PwC US

Reid Morrison

US Energy, Utilities & Mining Advisory Leader and Global Energy Advisory Leader, PwC US

Joe Dunleavy

EU&M Deals Leader, PwC US

Maria Collman

Energy, Utilities & Mining Tax Leader, PwC US

Gavin S. Hamilton

US Energy, Utilities & Mining Assurance Leader, PwC US

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