Global Oil and Gas Companies Are Preparing for the Economic Upturn by Divesting Non-Core Assets

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					      Global Oil and Gas Companies Are
      Preparing for the Economic Upturn by
      Divesting Non-Core Assets
                                                                                Reference Code: GDGE0622VPT
                                                                                Publication Date: MAR 2010




Energy Market Analysis Alert                                                  GDGE0622VPT / Published MAR 2010
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Source: www.energyetrack.com                                                                                 Page 1
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1     Table of Contents                                                                                     2

1.1       List of Tables                                                                                     3

1.2       List of Figures                                                                                    4


2     GlobalData Viewpoint                                                                                  5

2.1       Summary                                                                                            5


3 Global Oil And Gas Companies Are Preparing For The Economic Upturn By
Divesting Non-Core Assets                                                                                   6

3.1   Increase in the Commodity Prices Had Lead to Increasing Investments in the Oil and Gas
Sector through To 2008                                                                                       6

3.2  The Financial Crisis, the Drop in Commodity Prices and the Global Economic Slowdown led to
Decreasing Revenues and a Cash Reserves Deficit                                               10

3.3   Global Oil and Gas Companies Divesting Non-Core Assets to Focus on High Growth Strategic
Assets                                                                                       12

3.4       Anticipated Rebound in the Global Economy and Demand Recovery Necessitates Companies
to Restructure and Concentrate on High Growth Areas                                                         12


4     Recent Developments                                                                                  14

4.1       Strategy and Business Expansion                                                                   14

4.2       Recent Discoveries                                                                                15

4.3       Other Significant Developments                                                                    19


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Description: Global Oil and Gas Companies Are Preparing for the Economic Upturn by Divesting Non-Core Assets Summary The global economic downturn in 2009 had a significant impact on the global oil and gas industry. The falling commodity prices and the reduction in demand have put a momentary brake on the investments in this sector. Consequently, global oil and gas companies are now implementing a strategy of divesting their non-core assets. This focus on their core and high growth operations will enable the oil and gas companies to streamline and consolidate ahead of the expected upturn in the global economy. Scope - These reports are a source of information on key issues and trends in the global oil and gas industry. - These reports provide in depth analysis of key events and their impact on the global oil and gas industry. - These reports provide information on major oil and gas sectors and regions including upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Reasons to buy - Make informed decisions by understanding the rationale behind key events. - Develop market entry strategies by identifying key growth sectors and sub-sectors across geographies. - Stay informed about events/market sectors that will impact the global oil and gas industry to better plan your business model. - In depth analysis of the events are covered in industry sector analysis reports from GlobalData.
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