Category Archives: Energy

Scariest Risks of 2016

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As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

Oil and gas firms look at talent while waiting for $60 barrels

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Make no mistake, it is a tough time for the oil and gas industry, and big and small firms alike are struggling to strike the right balance between cutting costs and protecting their brands, all while making sure they are … Continue reading →

U.S. interest rates key to natural resources industry risk

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When we surveyed top executives from natural resources firms across the globe earlier this year on what they saw as the biggest challenges their firms faced, we learnt that many C-suiters rated currency and interest rate fluctuations high among their … Continue reading →

Energy and mining execs fear a special kind of political risk

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The Natural Resources Risk Index found the risk of "creeping expropriation" most troubling to many energy and mining executives. Continue reading →

Regulatory change requires creative thinking for natural resources industries

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New SMCRA rules could considerably cut recoverable reserves of some mined materials, costing the industry billions of dollars and potentially causing the loss of numerous jobs. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

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Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Executive compensation in natural resources: Pay the price now, or pay more later

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One of the first things Theresa May did after becoming the new British prime minister was to promise to crack down on excessive executive pay in the U.K. by including the possibility of making shareholder votes on C-suite compensation binding … Continue reading →

Top risk for oil and gas industry: Operating in difficult physical environments

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Easily-recoverable oil reserves are a thing of the past, and oil and gas companies have little choice but to turn to unconventional sources of fuel such as shale oil and ‘fracked’ gas; and to look in places where a few … Continue reading →

Cyber-security: Energy firms must expect the unexpected

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Last December, three power companies in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine suffered a series of sudden, unscheduled power outages. Electricity supply to thousands of homes and businesses was unceremoniously cut off, leaving an estimated 230,000 people without heat or light … Continue reading →

The top risks facing natural resource companies

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On 23 June Britons voted in a national referendum to leave the European Union. In the first few days following the decision we’ve seen upheaval in both political and financial markets as the initial impact of this momentous decision begins … Continue reading →