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Communicating in a low oil price environment

In Insight by Nick Elwes

When the oil price crashes as it has this year, it is often tempting for oil and gas companies to batten down the hatches and withdraw into themselves in order to weather the storm, coming out the other side when the price recovers.  Whilst this option may often be seen as easiest and simplest route it is not necessarily the …

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Tavistock through CV-19

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

As many of our clients and friends will know, Tavistock was founded three decades ago. During this time, our partners and staff have operated through some astonishing economic shocks that have redefined financial markets and economies, bringing us valuable insight. Like many businesses, we have taken the responsible step to advise our team to work from home, an approach made …

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Breakfast with the Financial Times “Behind the scenes of its award winning FT Investigations”

In Insight by Jos Simson

With thanks to the FT’s Paul Murphy who together with Tavistock’s David Cracknell, hosted a highly interesting breakfast discussing the FT Investigations desk and the increasing profile of short sellers in Europe. Paul is the FT’s Investigations Editor and co-founder of FT Alphaville, the newspaper’s award winning investigations division. Founded in 2008, Alphaville has become the leading voice on breaking …

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Trusting Bernard to deliver BP’s zero carbon future

In Insight by Nick Elwes

BP’s new Chief Executive, Bernard Looney, set out his vision to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint to zero by 2050 heralding a new era for the company that pumped 2.7 billion barrels of oil and gas per day last year. In the Company’s own words BP is aiming to: “To be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. And …

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Day Two

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

Some slow starts to the day today as the first official night of networking events took place on Monday. Speaking of which, thank you to all those that were able to attend our own event at the new venue yesterday evening, we hope you had fun, given it went two hours over the scheduled close, it seems like you did. …

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Day one

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and Indaba has officially kicked off. Before we get to conference nitty gritty, let’s talk about the weekend. The English cricket players have been spotted in town ahead of the one-day game at Newlands tomorrow. Despite being rested for the one-day series, Ben Stokes was also seen in and around Cape Town …

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Cape Town Calling

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

So, here we are again, Africa’s mining fraternity heads down to Cape Town for its annual road trip including ‘site’ seeing, important face-to-face meetings, panel discussions, networking and sentiment gauging on what the year ahead may hold for this important sector. Unfortunately, we head into the event with China taking the headlines for all the wrong reasons: The Coronavirus, which …

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Africa Oil Week

In Insight by Nick Elwes

The first week of November sees the annual pilgrimage of Africa focussed E&P companies, representatives from the majors, advisers and ministerial delegates to Cape Town  – as well as the Tavistock team – to not only gain some November sun, but to take part in Africa Oil week.  The main conference attracted some 1,800 delegates this year with presentations and …

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Expo Real: Glass half full or half empty?

In Insight by James Verstringhe

‘Ask me what I want you [The UK] to do,’ says a Dutch property agent over a beer in one of Munich’s famous beer halls. ‘Go on,’ I say reluctantly, bracing myself for another broadside, indicative of the change in attitude towards the country I was born in and have lived in for most of my life. ‘Just leave! The …