GCA is pleased and proud to have participated in the US Department of Energy’s Power Africa initiative.
The Energy Power initiative’s latest collaborative publication, “Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options” was launched in Nairobi, Kenya in December, 2016. This is a detailed guide to developing gas resources in Africa, especially via LNG, and also emphasizes the increasing importance of LNG imports across the continent, with a focus on gas/LNG to power, with the wave of FSRU/FLNG type projects under consideration.
GCA’s Nicholas J. Fulford, Global Head of Gas & LNG was a key contributor to the book and is pleased it is now available to a wide audience of decision makers in this important arena.Read more
GCA provides asset appraisal and project evaluation of oil and gas developments, infrastructure, and monetization solutions; consultants also advise on the competitiveness and economic viability of a project. Our specialized midstream/downstream knowledge and skills allow us to focus on a client’s needs in specific areas along the oil and gas value chain.
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GCA understands and has developed the processes needed to identify and manage the business plan risks associated with common project issues. We offer an independent structured approach as well as a depth of technical expertise combined with global experience that is unmatched by any other company. GCA is able to use that experience and expertise to evaluate and manage any business plan through the investment life cycle and value chain from acquisition and appraisal through evaluation to concept definition and ultimately execution.
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The Acquisition and Divestment (A&D) market has changed. Previously, exploration and discovery upside was sought after with new development potential or undeveloped acreage firmly part of the transactional value expectation.
However the A&D market has moved, with value now focussed on mature, developed assets that bring instant cashflow. With the change in focus, the due diligence of assets for a potential transaction also requires modification, with the focus now being on enhancement and improvement of current operations, and as such, asset due diligence now requires far more detailed consideration of the surface facilities, costs and abandonment liabilities.Read more
With the LNG sector set for unprecedented growth, but with gas prices globally under pressure from both low oil prices and a very competitive supply situation, project developers are looking for innovative and cost effective ways to get their gas to market, both quickly and efficiently. Although historically the industry has stuck closely to the tried and tested traditional methods of producing LNG by land based liquefaction and storage with accompanying marine facilities, more and more projects are considering new alternatives, and many are actively pursuing floating concepts, built in shipyards, and moved into position where needed. The key question for the industry is how the economics of these novel projects will compare to more traditional approaches. To make informed decisions Natural Gas resource holders, investors and regulators need an understanding of the nature, costs and cost drivers of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology.Read more
GCA has recently completed its multi-client study “A Practical Guide to Gas Monetisation”. The study focuses on a review of the key options available for gas monetisation, providing an overview of the benefits and risks of each. However, unlike many other studies, this report provides not only a solid base of information, but also a defined methodology for the analysis and comparison of gas monetisation options.Read more
Africa is a net importer of refined products and its import requirements are expected to grow further in the near future. In addition there have been recent successes in oil exploration in countries such as Uganda, Ghana and Kenya, amongst others, and there are long-known reserves in many other countries such as Nigeria and Angola. The combination of growing markets and the availability of crude oil would, superficially, seem to be an optimal environment in which to develop new refineries. Yet, despite many project announcements, there are still only 46 refineries in Africa today compared with 45 in 1990. This paper looks at some of the issues relating to the potential construction of new refining capacity in Africa.Read more
In June 2014, GCA hosted a workshop at the Institute of Directors in London on the subject of East Africa.
This presentation was given by GCA's Drew Powell at the event.
You can download the presentation here as a pdf (929KB).Read more
The Asia-Pacific region has traditionally been a major importer of refined products. However, thanks to almost 12 million barrels per day (MMbpd) of refining capacity added since 1995, the region now has surplus distillate and gasoline production. Yet, despite apparently plentiful supplies in the region, many countries are still planning additional capacity.Read more
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