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Report  2016

Establishing a National Oil Company in Lebanon

This paper reviews possible roles for a national oil company (NOC) in Lebanon and their appropriateness at various stages of development. Specifically, it addresses when the right time to create a national oil company is; the role an NOC can effectively play in the pre-licensing, exploration, development, and production phases; and what governance frameworks can keep it in check. The paper concludes that the establishment of an NOC presents very real governance risks. While various processes and rules can mitigate these risks, such measures depend on strong political leadership. Without them, it will be difficult to hold the process to a higher standard.

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Report  2016

Guidelines for Good Governance in Emerging Oil and Gas Producers

The purpose of these Guidelines is to help emerging producers and the groups that advise them to think critically about the policy options that are available, and that would be most effective during the first stages of exploration and development, or during a restructuring of the country’s oil and gas sector.

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Report  2016

Left Stranded? Extractives-Led Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

This paper challenges the assumption that extractives will be the primary driver of economic development in extractives-rich low-income countries.

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Report  2016

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.

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Article  2016

Large Oil Discovery Generates Hope, Challenges in Guyana

The Liza oil field discovered off Guyana’s coast in 2015 might be the world’s biggest oil discovery in the last two years. The discovery may ultimately produce 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels of crude. This could have a massive economic impact on a country currently ranking among the poorest in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Socio-economic returns Find out more

Report  2016

Annual Meeting 2016

The fourth Discussion Group meeting which was held in Naivasha, Kenya from 2 –4 March 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 Oil Companies, especially taking into cognisance the cyclicality of the industry and the potential impact of such disruptive technologies as shale oil/gas.

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Event summary  2015

New Petroleum Producers Survey Policy Options In Wake of Oil Price Slump

Countries seeking to develop newly-discovered petroleum resources are facing a fall in global oil prices, with competition from the ‘shale gas revolution’ in the United States, as well as renewable energy sources. At a New Producers Discussion Group in Tanzania, authorities from more than 20 countries met to find solutions to these and other shared challenges.

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Event summary  2015

National seminar for Tanzania

The New Producers Group facilitated a discussion between the main stakeholders of Tanzania’s petroleum sector at a roundtable with representatives of 10 emerging producer countries. The national seminar was held against a backdrop of intense debate in the parliament, which at the time was reviewing three bills affecting the petroleum sector.

Trust & Accountability Find out more

Event summary  2015

Annual Meeting 2015

This forum was the third meeting of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group. It was hosted by the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation in Dar es Salaam. The group’s 2015 meeting was held against the backdrop of a steep fall in global oil and gas prices, which has dampened the exploration boomin frontier areas and caused delays to and the shelving of development projects in many areas. While emerging producers around the table reported a slowdown in investments, there was nonetheless the expectation –and, indeed, the hope –that the market disruption would prove only temporary.

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Event summary  2014

Annual Meeting 2014

The New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group convened for its second meeting May 12-13 at Chatham House. The meeting brought together national oil company (NOC) executives, government officials and civil society representatives from 18 different emerging producer countries, key governance advisory groups, and some large and smaller oil companies for a […]

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