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Oil and Gas Regulatory Consulting

Achieve worldwide energy regulatory compliance or attract international energy investment

As oil and gas companies and government agencies adapt to evolving global energy markets, effective regulatory compliance management and attraction of international investments are mission critical. Corporate managers must ensure that they are complying with complex oil and gas regulations in multiple jurisdictions and adhering to industry best practices in order to minimize risks, reduce costs and avoid disruption. Government officials seek to attract energy investment while protecting national interests, safeguarding communities and environmental resources from potential risks.

The upstream oil and gas regulatory consulting team at IHS Markit can help you attract international investments into the energy sector as well as manage legal and regulatory compliance challenges and transform them into opportunities for progress – especially during capital intensive development and production phases. Our lawyers, regulatory specialists, ITC experts, information managers and other experts have deep experience working with leaders from industry and government around the world. We provide:

  • Country energy policy and master plan development – Understand best practices when opening up sectors and get assistance in the strategic steps forward.
  • Licensing-round strategy development, advisory and execution support – Predict bid round results and analyze bids received from energy companies to better negotiate from a position of strength and knowledge.
  • Fiscal and regulatory benchmarking and advice – Compare assessments and in-depth analysis of oil and gas fiscal systems and regimes against peer groups or develop composite indexes comparing fiscal systems to measure profitability, revenue risk and stability.
  • Drafting laws, regulations, standards – Explore the legal framework when developing legislation and regulations to encourage investment and development strategies, as well as strengthen regulation competencies that comply with international best practices.
  • Regulatory compliance support – Develop, maintain and populate an enterprise compliance solution for country or worldwide operations and gain a competitive advantage; access immediate answers to regulatory questions, reduce risk and manage information throughout the life-cycle of a petroleum investment. Download the Compliance Management Solutions Brochure.
  • Dispute Resolution Support – Deliver independent and credible expert witness and arbitration support services; understand what issues are relevant to the case and how they can be best presented; serve as independent experts or assist in formulating strategy, developing analysis and data during the entire discovery and trial process. Download the Dispute Resolution Support brochure.

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The energy industry is highly regulated in many countries around the world. International oil companies, national oil companies, service companies and other energy firms need to understand how government laws, regulations and industry standards apply to their operations. Then they need to establish cost-effective processes to fulfill legal requirements throughout the lifecycle of their operations.

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IHS Markit regulatory experts can help you establish a best-practice compliance management approach that is tailored to your company so you can not only minimize regulatory risk but also gain an advantage over competitors by boosting operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Our upstream oil and gas regulatory consulting team provides:

  • Legal applicability determination
  • Regulatory risk management systems
  • Advocacy and litigation support
  • Due diligence support

Government leaders around the world typically welcome investment by the energy industry. Oil and gas regulatory authorities want to encourage foreign companies to establish exploration and production operations in their country by offering a regulatory environment that allows the companies to earn strong ROI while also generating a reasonable revenue stream to the government and protecting their constituents’ interests.

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IHS Markit oil and gas regulatory experts can help you develop a winning strategy to attract E&P investment from major energy companies by ensuring that your regulatory framework is aligned with global best practices and therefore highly competitive with other countries seeking investors.

Our upstream oil and gas consulting team provides:

  • Energy policy development
  • Assistance drafting laws, regulations, standards
  • Fiscal benchmarking
  • Licensing round support
  • National Data Repository
  • Organizational change management
  • Staff training/capacity building

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