Our Services

We list some examples of our work below, but we are more than happy to tailor what we offer to suit your particular needs.

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Presentations and Seminars 


Using real examples and case histories, we offer engaging and authoritative presentations on a wide range of topics, either formal or informal, large groups or small: whether your organisation wants a broad-brush introduction to the oil and gas business, or an in-depth view of a specific topic, we can meet your specific needs either through our wide range of ready-to-go materials or a bespoke talk prepared just for you.

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Recent topics have included:

  • Libya country status and production outlook
  • The role of oil and gas in the energy transition
  • Oil and gas fundamentals for non-industry professionals
  • Upstream project management processes
  • The role of national oil companies
  • Risk-based auditing techniques for upstream operations
  • Corporate planning processes
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Capital allocation processes
  • The role of the private sector in energy security
  • New country entry – setting yourself up for success 

General Services

We also share our experience in other ways. 


Recent activities have included:

  • Expert witness testimony
  • Teaching modules for multinational agencies
  • Keynote panel member and speaker at oil and gas conferences
  • Panel member at regional trade association events
  • Seminars on preparing for business in, or a trade mission to, a new country.

Country Management Expertise

Roger’s deep and extensive practical experience in country management means that this is naturally an area where we can – and do – add significant value for clients.


We provide below a brief summary of the kinds of services we offer, but we are more than happy to tailor what we offer to your exact requirements.

A ‘challenging location’ means different things to different people. The common thread is that there are risks to be identified and managed to make your business not only a success, but a sustainable success. Whether it be making a strategic decision to enter a new country, building the right relationships from the outset, building a team in-country, reflecting your company’s values in your day-to-day business, or keeping your people safe and secure in a hostile environment, we can help you to quickly focus on the things that matter. We can provide an independent and objective perspective to support – and challenge – you to help your business land and prosper in a new country. Our comprehensive, experience-based country management advice can get you started in a practical and positive way, helping you to avoid the pitfalls that country entry often brings, to establish yourselves quickly and effectively, and to succeed in building a sustainable business. 

Country Entry and Exit decisions

We can help you through your decision on whether or not to enter a new country by ensuring all relevant risks and challenges are considered in your decision process. It’s not just about the economics, but the many diverse factors that underpin a successful and sustainable country entry.

  • Real-time board-level review of country entry decisions 
  • Key risks checklist

Country Manager Preparation and Support

  • Selection and briefing of country managers
  • Advice on getting things moving on the ground
  • Preparation of integrated engagement and communication plans
  • Advice on building, maintaining (and repairing, if necessary) alignment with key stakeholders
  • Selecting and building teams in-country
  • Staying safe

In-Country Representation Service

  • We can help get you started by making initial representation visits into country on your behalf, including preparation and delivery of meetings and/or presentations to stakeholders. Such an arrangement can provide a lower-cost way to get your business positioned in-country before your permanent country manager arrives
  • We can work alongside your newly-recruited country manager, preparing them prior to travelling into country and supporting them – either from the UK or in-country – as they establish themselves
  • Or, as a cost-effective alternative to a full-time country manager, we can provide ongoing representation services on a part-time, day-rate basis.

Get in touch

Contact us today to talk through your requirements and see how we can help. 

There’s no commitment until you make one!