With many opportunities presenting themselves in the near term, the key area to develop in 2016 is mergers and acquisitions. Decisions made in the next 12 months will shape the fortunes of growing companies in the oil and gas upstream business. M & A is the critical action. As in the picture, we take risks but we like to feel secure in exposed positions! New, funded teams are forming to make asset acquisitions. We can help with fresh perspective and ideas. We can provide reliable, incisive evaluations of assets. Mapping traps for oil and gas is our specialisation, and we have excellent associates to help in this work. Do you need a team for this purpose: we can put it together and deliver unbiased, innovative, authoritative recommendations.
Do you need new acreage, to balance your portfolio in a cost-effective manner: we can visit data rooms, represent you in meetings, write applications for new licences.
Do you need to train your people in how to do this kind of work? Training in acreage evaluation is critical to your success. Consider this: ``Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.`` Creativity is largely about conceptualising and then testing ideas with what are generally incomplete data sets. This is our approach, and the fundamental basis for our training course. We promote this kind of thinking.