Expert Insight

Philip Stopford, Jason Webber, Michael Polkinghorne, Partners, White & Case
International oil and gas companies have long had difficulty reconciling the long-term and high-cost investments demanded by the upstream oil and gas business with the shorter term thresholds and measures adopted by the equity and debt markets. It is becoming apparent that these traditional, commercial tensions are being joined by legal tensions in the identification and application of the obligations, liabilities and rights of the parties over the long term of many of the agreements on which natural gas investments are made.
Chris Midgley, Chief Economist, Shell Trading
Thought Leadership – World Oil and Gas Week 31 October 2016
Steve Hill, Executive Vice President, Gas and Energy Marketing and Trading, Shell
The world has a growing population, increasing from 7 billion to 9 billion people by mid-century, with a higher expectation and affordability for their quality of life. Of these 9 billion people, more than half will live in Asia.
Martin McAspurn-Lohmann, Head of Oil & Gas and Utilities, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking
It is not a secret that the oil & gas industry is currently unable to fund its large capex programmes and cover dividends via organic cash flow generation. Santander estimate that in 2015 the large IOCs alone have had a cash flow gap post M&A of over US$45 billion to fill, which has been mostly done via the bond markets and internal liquidity.


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