Drilling Down

Observations on the trends driving and shaping the oil and gas industry today

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LNG market outlook post-COVID-19

June 12, 2020

Lower prices may enable new and smaller market players.

Enterprise analytics management

May 22, 2020

Introducing model literacy and discipline to a digital economy

Reshaping of the oil and gas workforce

May 20, 2020

Actions to attract and preserve talent

Looking forward from the eye of the storm

April 29, 2020

What companies are doing or can still consider doing as the market impacts of COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices have reverberated through the value chain.

Tax implications of COVID-19 and low commodity prices

April 28, 2020

Strategies to help manage liquidity and debt concerns

Maintaining cyber security vigilance during business continuity challenges

April 13, 2020

Actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are forcing oil and gas organizations to increase their reliance on remote access and fewer on-site operational staff, raising cybersecurity concerns. We talked to Jason Haward-Grau of KPMG Cyber Services about how the sector is looking to bolster cyber defenses despite the impact of depressed oil prices on capital.

Managing the dual challenges impacting oil and gas

March 23, 2020

The industry confronts dynamic conditions driven by the Coronavirus and the collapse of oil prices

Examining the Section 45Q Tax Credit

March 5, 2020

In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Drilling Down, we asked Katherine Breaks, Robert Swiech, and Megan Whitlock about the key provisions of the revised section 45Q tax credit for the oil and gas industry.

Navigating the LIBOR transition (part 2)

October 10, 2019

In the previous issue of Drilling Down, KPMG’s Brian O’Neal and Eamonn Maguire described the challenges oil and gas corporations can expect in the coming transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates. Here, they discuss how firms can prepare to navigate the process.

Navigating the LIBOR transition

September 10, 2019

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has been a major benchmark interest rate for decades, underpinning hundreds of trillions of notional volume in debt instruments and derivatives. Market reform has been in the works since 2012’s Wheatley Review, 1 and a major transition is expected based on those ongoing efforts.

Enhancing ethics and compliance

August 30, 2019

Ethics and compliance programs in the energy industry are mature in many ways relative to other sectors. And yet, as energy chief ethics and compliance officers identified in the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, certain areas still need development.

Millennial values: Building passion for an oil and gas career in the next generation

May 28, 2019

In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Drilling Down, we asked Matt Campbell and Crystal Thompson from our People & Change Advisory team about how to bridge the disconnect between millennial views on the oil and gas industry and real career opportunity.

Stress Testing: Anticipating extreme events in the oil and gas sector

May 28, 2018

In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Drilling Down, we asked Brian O’Neal and Patrick Wagner about establishing a robust stress-testing regime.

Time to invest in the digitization of trading and risk management

December 11, 2017

In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Drilling down, we asked Jason Guyre about the digitization of trading and risk management.

Exploration and production transactions aim to improve resiliency

November 2, 2017

In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Drilling Down, we asked Andy Steinhubl and Chris Click about recent merger and acquisition transactions in the exploration and production E&P sector.

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