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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.

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.

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