Enhancing the Performance of African National Oil Companies
Countries endowed with oil and gas hope these resources will lift their economies. This study puts a question to African governments: are investments made by the National Oil Companies creating value for the country? This vital question should be asked regularly, and this study offers a methodology for answering it.
Annual Meeting 2016 Summary
The fourth Discussion Group meeting which was held in Naivasha, Kenya, was the second meeting of the Group outside of London. It was hosted by the National Oil Corporation of Kenya. The central theme for this meeting was the importance of a clear vision for petroleum sector development and the role of national companies, especially taking into cognisance the cyclicality of the industry and the potential impact of such disruptive technologies as shale oil/gas.
How Did Africa’s Prospective Petroleum Producers Fall Victim to the Presource Curse
This paper reviews resource sector developments in 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that made their first (major) petroleum discoveries during the most recent commodity boom. The analysis, which goes back to 2001, looks at sector forecasts of international organizations, governments, and companies and compares them with the results that emerged.
The Cost of an Emerging National Oil Company
Emerging NOCs need to adjust their plans and ambitions to the new realities of price and competition for investment, writes Valérie Marcel.Emerging NOCs need to adjust their plans and ambitions to the new realities of price and competition for investment, writes Valérie Marcel.