Commercial, Operational and Corporate Services

Experts in commercial, operational and corporate services for the energy sector

Commercial, Operational and Corporate Services

OPC have experience in providing specialist consultancy, either through outsourced projects or by way of embedding experts within client’s organizations, to deliver commercial, operational and corporate support.

Outsourced Projects

Bespoke economic modelling and asset/enterprise valuation.

Working with clients to understand the required functionality of the models, their intended purpose (acquisitions, divestitures, fund-raising, portfolio evaluation etc.) and specific user department (technical, financial, corporate).

Multi-functional models to assess almost any scenario, including: corporate cashflows for near-term planning, debt capacity and covenants, equity and equity-like instruments, multi-project and project selection, tuning development scenarios to available cash. Full integration with OPC’s subsurface consultancy in an easy-to-use format.

Project Screening

Bringing together OPC’s technical and commercial expertise, screening projects based on vendor flyers, information memoranda, public information and other sources to generate go/no-go decisions to proceed with formal due diligence & negotiation.

Project Positioning & Corporate Strategy

Working with clients to bring together technical, commercial and corporate elements of a project in order to develop a credible route to market/finance. Preparation of presentations, development plans integrated into technical and economic analysis, information memoranda, capital requirement, primary and second stage funding strategy, funding options and alternates and corporate structuring.

Support with Negotiating Key Commercial Agreements

Advisory services relating to key commercial agreements for asset finance, development, acquisition or divestiture. Including Production Sharing Contracts and concession agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, big-ticket capex contracts (such as rig contracts), offtake agreements, debt facilities, equity instruments and hedging contracts.

Project Performance Improvement

Working on the commercial and operational side of projects to help deliver improved financial outcomes through increased efficiency, improved procurement processes, commodity price improvement, operational KPIs and [etc].

Commercial and Operational Due-Diligence

Site visits and inspections, facilities reports, key commercial contracts review, economic model audit and evaluation, and other services relating to operational and commercial due-diligence.

OPC provides flexible solutions tailored to client need and work scope. Retained services, call-off contracts and embedded experts into client’s organizations offer world-class expertise to a range of company sizes.

Some recent projects and studies

Prospect Screening
OPC’s independent assessment of the commerciality and chance of success of the prospect helped the client to decide on whether the prospect is a farm-in opportunity they should pursue. OPC’s...
Mature Asset Ownership Transition
OPC technical staff from multiple disciplines assisted an NOC to successfully transition the running of a mature offshore oilfield from the previous Operator.
Extensive reservoir study
OPC conducted an extensive reservoir study of a large field in West Africa in order to define and assess the remaining production opportunities in the field.
OPC was retained by a leading international bank to provide technical expertise into the annual re-determination of loan facilities for the bank’s clients who have multiple assets across Egypt and...
Independent Engineers’ Report
A multi-disciplinary team at OPC London office conducted a fast tracked independent review of a new discovery in UKCS to support the asset owner to generate investment interest. 
Producing oilfields re-development study
OPC deployed a multidisciplinary team of 11 people (with subsurface, facilities, drilling and economics expertise) to undertake an extensive 5-month re-development study for a group of oilfields in the Middle...
Reserves and production forecast audit
OPC performed a reserves review and production forecast audit for a Global Bank based in the Middle East for two separate oil and gas companies with assets in Egypt and Oman. 
CPR and technical due diligence reports
OPC reviewed the resources in two blocks in Africa and provided a Competent Persons Report (CPR) letter summarising the findings of its Due Diligence Reports and Reserves Audit. 
Technical due diligence & economic modelling
OPC was retained by an International Bank to perform a technical and operational audit of Middle East operator and develop an economic model based on the Petroleum Agreement that could...
Competent Persons Report
OPC generated a Competent Persons Report (CPR) for a block, onshore South America. The report formed part of documentation published to the stock market and assisted the asset owner to...
Technical due diligence & asset evaluation
OPC provided technical due diligence and evaluation of a potential asset purchase in the UKCS, including a review of a reservoir model, production data and development scenarios
Reserves and Development Plan Review
OPC performed a review of the reserves and development plan for a Gas Field, offshore Africa. The workscope included a reviewing of multiple static and dynamic models, petroleum economics and...
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