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Pre-2014 the oil and gas industry had a growing skill gap as a result of not attracting enough young talent in the 1980s and 1990s. The computer and digital age were too attractive, and engineering in basic industries was perceived to be too dull. The recent downturn has, of course,…

EVA in the Oil and Gas Industry

Written by Monday, 28 March 2016 00:00
The use of EVA (Economic Value Analysis) is growing steadily in the oil and gas industry, despite some of its drawbacks. Oil and Gas was a bit slow to adopt the technique because the standard EVA techniques do not go a good job at reflecting the unusual economics and valuations…
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER "On October 1, 2015 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced new regulations lowering limits for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) of ground-level ozone from 75 to 70 parts per billion (ppb). The ruling became effective on December 28, 2015. The EPA justified this move…
The debate about high dividends in the oil and gas sector rages on. Personally, I have lived through a number of the "damned if you do, damned if you don't cut dividend" debates. Rarely have I emerged totally unscathed. This issue of dividend policy in a downturn reminds me somewhat…

India: Poised for Growth

Written by Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:20
I’ve spent the past week in India, visiting with many of India’s refiners and presenting at the Refining & Petrochemicals session of the 7th Oil & Gas World Expo in Mumbai. This was my third trip to India in as many years, and each time the signs become clearer that…

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