Navigating the energy transition to net zero — the course is set

For decades, pressure has been building on the energy sector to decarbonise. In 2020, we witnessed a paradigm shift in the sector. Offering investors a low carbon future Pressure to decarbonize has been driven by growing evidence and awareness of the link between burning hydrocarbons and climate change, and the prevalence of hydrocarbons in our … Read more

The plastics economy and the future challenge for downstream producers

1. Plastics: a changing landscape Increasing awareness of the environmental impacts caused by human consumption has led to increased societal pressure on governments and industry to modify practices to lessen their impact on the environment. One area this has occurred which is of particular concern to downstream market participants, is single use plastics. According to … Read more

Navigating the low oil price environment podcast: Supply chains in times of disruption: market reactions and the way forward

Supply chain difficulties are at the heart of pressures facing many businesses. How does low the oil price create supply chain pressure points, and what is being done and can be done to alleviate them? Our Construction Disputes specialists Craig Shepherd (Partner), Emma Schaafsma (Partner) and Karan Talwar (Associate) discuss how the oil and gas … Read more

Navigating the low oil price environment podcast series: Operator obligations: “reasonable and prudent” in challenging circumstances

What are the potential battle lines between the operator and non-operators in the low oil price environment?  How does the RPO manage competing commercial interests, such as divergence in availability of capital or attitude to decarbonisation?  Do the same considerations apply to sellers under long term contracts who have agreed to operate in accordance with … Read more