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O&G Management Training Course in London

Hosted by Finncap in world class facilities in the heart of the City of London, Angus Warren delivered WBC’s acclaimed  O&G management training course in London in November.  The 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas was presented to a group that included participants from the U.K., France, Serbia and Nigeria. and from a variety of sectors including financial services, investment banking and media. [Read more…]

Key Highlights of Africa Assembly 2016

WBC’s Angus Warren and David Finlayson attended the superb Africa Assembly, run by the Oil and Gas Council, in London this week.  The event was well attended by industry and there was lively debate on the state of oil and gas in Africa in 2016.  Below is a summary of the key take-aways from the conference: [Read more…]

Three Cheers for UK Politicians on Shale Gas

David Finlayson an associate of Warren Business Consulting, comments on the challenges the UK faces with shale gas exploration. [Read more…]

WBC Delights Akfel with Gas and LNG Training

Staff and guests of Akfel took part in the “Negotiating Successful Gas and LNG Contracts” training course in Istanbul at the end of September.  Warren Business Consulting’s associates Leigh Bolton and Yvonne Barton (from Holmwood Consulting) delivered the gas and LNG training programme to staff of Akfel, SOCAR, ENERCO and GasTrans in Istanbul. [Read more…]

Shale Gas – A Case of What We Know and What We Don’t Know

With headlines ranging from claims that shale is the world’s source of cheap gas, to those that say that fracking is the ultimate evil, you would had to be living on another planet to not have seen or read something about shale gas in the last few years.  This blog by Leigh Bolton*, principal of Holmwood Consulting, challenges us to take a balanced view of shale gas: [Read more…]

Why the U.S. Government Should Allow LNG Exports

Shale Gas

The shale gas revolution in the U.S. has been well documented.  From a standing start 10 years or so ago, shale gas now accounts for approximately 25% of U.S. gas supplies.  However, gas producers have been victims of their own success and falling gas prices mean they now seek government approval to export gas as LNG. [Read more…]

Gas Matters

I spent 2 days at the LNG Global Congress in London at the end of last month.  The event is well attended and well-liked by industry players and serves as a useful barometer for the gas industry as a whole.

It was clear that many supporters of gas were present and they claim that gas is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of population growth, economic development, the environment and affordability.  Furthermore, natural gas is abundant, has low emissions, is the lowest cost low carbon technology, and its uses are moving beyond power generation and chemicals feedstock to transportation.  The extent to which gas has penetrated the transportation market comes as a surprise to many outsiders and examples include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in cars and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) used as ship bunker fuel.  LNG is even being used as fuel for drilling rigs in the U.S.

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