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Oil and Gas Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report H1 2016


Kables Oil and Gas Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report H1 2016 examines executives opinion on the business outlook and procurement activities over April-September 2016. Organizations can know about key business priorities, supplier price variations, changes in capital expenditure, and the key equipment categories with highest revenue contribution to the oil and gas industry. Additionally, it provides information categorized by region and company type.

Amid growing market uncertainty, pricing pressures and falling demand, organizations within the oil and gas industry are planning to increase focus on improving operational efficiency, expanding in current market, and strengthening sustainability framework. Mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase within the oil and gas industry with emerging markets such as the Middle East, China, and India offering prominent growth opportunities. Over one-third of oil and gas industry executives indicate average expenditure of less than US$1 million for drilling outfit and tool equipment. Additionally, 50% of global oil and gas industry business executives from large companies expect a surge in capital expenditure on machinery and equipment purchase in H1 2016. Furthermore, large and small companies highlight a decline in revenue contribution towards the oil and gas equipment market within Middle East and Africa from 2016 to 2020.

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 Key Findings

Improving operational efficiency and expansion in current market are the top priorities for oil and gas industry executives over the next six months
Overall, 52% of executives expect the US to offer a significant boost to the oil and gas industry over the next six months
The majority of respondents project a significant increase or increase in MandA activity in H1 2016
Market uncertainty, responding to pricing pressure, and falling demand are the pressing business concerns for global oil and gas industry executives
The highest percentage of respondents operating in the Rest of the World and Asia-Pacific indicated preference for outright purchase of offshore equipment
Of respondents, 50% anticipate no change in capital expenditure on offshore equipment within Latin America in 2020
What else does this report offer?

Key business priorities: examines the oil and gas companies important priorities for H1 (April-September) 2016
Emerging and developed markets: provides information about key emerging and developed markets that will offer the most growth over H1 2016
Change in MandA activity: analyzes oil and gas industry executives opinion on changes in merger and acquisition activity globally
Business concerns: identifies major business concerns that are likely to impact oil and gas companies
Change in capital expenditure: tracks the expected change in capital expenditure both globally and regionally
Purchase preferences: analyzing the purchasing behavior towards oil and gas equipment and investment allocations in the oil and gas equipment categories
Budget allocation: examining the total procurement budget split between capital expenditure and operating expenditure, and tracking the changes in the budget for 2016 and expectations for 2017
Equipment categories: highlights the key equipment categories with the highest revenue contribution to the oil and gas industry from 2016-2020.

Reasons To Buy

Highlights key business priorities thus helping oil and gas companies to realign business strategy
Develop or adjust business expansion plans by knowing about significant growth offering emerging and developed markets
Make changes in procurement budget allocations through procurement budget projections anticipated by executives for April-September 2016
Helps to alter investment allocation by understanding key focus areas highlighted by survey respondents during H1 2016
Enables organizations to make key decisions on purchase preferences and investments in oil and gas equipment.

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Russia’s Oil and Gas Tax Policies Increasingly Looking Eastward

Russia Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report

The recent changes in the taxation of Russia’s oil and gas sector reflect both the country’s pivot eastward and the special treatment afforded to its state-controlled energy companies. The so-called ‘tax manoeuvre’ shifts the tax burden from export duty on oil and petroleum products to Mineral Extraction Tax (MET) on oil production. It will gradually reduce Russia’s marginal rate of export duty to 30% in 2017, while increasing the base rate of MET to RUB919/tonne. The primary motive for this is to harmonise Russian export duty with that existing in other Eurasian Economic Union countries, particularly Kazakhstan and Belarus, in preparation for the development of a common energy market between 2018 and 2025. While the simultaneous MET hike and duty reduction means that the change is relatively neutral for oil exporters, profit margins in the refining sector are likely to be hit.

Russia Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report provides an overview of the regimes governing upstream oil and gas operations

The report includes:

  • An overview of the fiscal and regulatory regime governing upstream oil and gas operations in Russia
  • Details on legal frameworks and governing bodies administering the industry
  • Levels of upfront payments and taxation applicable to oil and gas production
  • An explanation of the latest Mineral Extraction Tax (MET) and export duty provisions, along with their evolution over time
  • Detailed information on the terms of production sharing agreements for Sakhalin and Kharyaga
  • An assessment of the current fiscal regime’s attractiveness to investors against regional peers

Get hands-on information on the future outlook of fiscal and regulatory terms in Russia.

Anjali Kalan

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