Oil & Gas Advisory Services

The Advisory Services team is hand-picked and comprises geoscientists; reservoir, petroleum and facilities engineers; economists; and commercial and financial experts with most offering over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

This team of experienced professionals is complemented by graduates that have been selected based on their outstanding academic record. This ensures that we remain abreast of the latest techniques, technology and learning.

SLR’s Oil & Gas Advisory Team has worked in over 48 different countries around the world with particular focus in the UK, NW Europe and Africa. As a recognised and trusted partner to the industry, we have worked on over 55% of all producing UK fields. In Africa, we have delivered over 60 project solutions to 34 players active in the region since 2006. Our global footprint is continuously growing as clients seek to capitalise on this extensive experience of both mature and emerging energy markets.

How SLR can help

We provide advice to clients on the following issues:

Business Growth Targets

Corporate commitment to shareholders to deliver significant growth targets within defined time periods.

Disputes & Expert Services

A dispute or conflict may be of a formal nature requiring expert services to support legal arguments or of a less formal nature where disagreements between parties need to be resolved.

Lack of Expertise in Markets / Assets

Organisations that do not have existing experience within a country, region, geological formation, policy framework, regulatory environment or with a type of technology.

Misaligned Commercial Terms

We offer a team of professionals with decades of accumulated global gas and oil industry experience on originating, negotiating, modelling, operating, monitoring and amending commercial agreements.

Need to Raise Funds

Companies that require funds in order to develop an asset or expand their portfolio.

Problem Assets

Solutions to problem oil and gas assets emerge in many ways – sometimes a fresh perspective is all that is needed while on other occasions it is the sharing of experiences gained elsewhere in the globe.

Resource Constraints

We are often called upon to rectify resource constraints within our client’s teams. Clients benefit from access to a broad range of technical skills, market knowledge and asset experience.

Unbalanced Portfolios

We offer a complete corporate strategic review service across the upstream oil and gas value chain including ‘portfolio health checks’.

Undeveloped Fields

Researching Undeveloped Fields is crucial to numerous organisations, ranging from new operators following an acquisition exercise, existing operators considering their business strategy and next steps, and asset owners of a newly-discovered opportunity now considering commercialisation options.

Where SLR has worked

Examples of the work we have performed around the world:

Asset Evaluation Onshore (Africa)

SLR was engaged to assist a client in evaluating a complex multi-compartment onshore field in Congo. This was a confidential process as the assessment was in support of an off-market approach to purchase the asset.

CPR Trap North Sea (UK)

SLR has completed an independent Competent Person’s Report (CPR) for the Trap Oil Group plc. The report comprised a technical review of information relating to Trap’s UKCS interests.

E.ON West of Shetlands Prospect Evaluation (UK)

E.ON E&P UK holds a portfolio of licences in the West of Shetlands covering a range of potential fluid types, reservoir sizes, water depths and location. E.ON engaged Challenge to perform a technical & economic evaluation of the prospects.

Expert Witness Woodside Energy Offshore (Africa)

SLR was engaged by Woodside Energy Limited to provide lead expert witnesses in the fields of reservoir engineering, drilling, facilities and economics and an incremental geological expert witness.

Fiscal Terms Economics GOK WB (Africa)

The World Bank engaged SLR together with Hunton & Williams (‘H&W’) to develop recommendations as to how the Government of Kenya (‘GoK’) should update its fiscal framework with respect to petroleum exploration and production.

Fractured Basement Assessment (International)

An international oil company engaged SLR to carry out a global review of fractured basement fields, and to evaluate the potential of this type of field in the UK West of Shetlands area.

IOR & EOR Screening DONG (Europe)

DONG Energy wished to understand the potential to increase recovery from its portfolio of clastic and carbonate oil fields in the Danish North Sea by applying improved and enhanced oil recovery (IOR and EOR) technologies.

Strategic Options for Growing a Business (Europe)

SLR worked with an independent oil company to define options for growing its country-focused business. It was at a crossroads and facing a choice of whether to exit the country or pursue a significant growth strategy.

Zarat Block PA Resources (Africa)

PA Resources (PA) engaged SLR to support its Tunisian offshore permit Farm-Out process. SLR provided technical, strategic and commercial support working alongside both the PA team and external advisors.

For more information

For more information on our Advisory Services for the Oil & Gas sector, please contact a member of our specialist team below