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Advisory and management consulting services for businesses and projects, including economics, due diligence, transaction advisory, ESG and more.

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Communications, creative and digital solutions for governments and businesses including community engagement, design, research, data and software development.

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Scientific analysis services for AgroScience, food safety, workplace exposure, environmental metrics and contaminants of concern in Europe and the UK.

Planning and approvals

Development strategy, planning and approval solutions for buildings, infrastructure, transport and city projects and investments.

Project and program management

Project management solutions for the most complex building, infrastructure, organisational change, and systems projects.

Training

Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

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World-leading technical and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, resources, water, defence and government sectors.

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Design, technical and advisory services for the property sector, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, health, education and data centre projects.

Energy

Energy exploration, development and optimisation solutions for renewables, power and gas networks, energy storage, oil and gas and nuclear facilties.

Transport

Smart, safe and sustainable transport infrastructure development services and advice for rail, aviation, port and road clients and projects.

Defence and government services

Expertise for defence capability and infrastructure investments, security and safety projects, and information and telecommunications initatives.

Water

Discover our industry-leading strategy, design and management solutions for wastewater, groundwater, flooding, drainage and network infrastructure.

Resources

Commercial data, design advice and technical management solutions for safe and environmentally responsible resource exploration and operations.

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Technical services and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government sectors.

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Advisory and management consulting

Advisory and management consulting services for businesses and projects, including economics, due diligence, transaction advisory, ESG and more.

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Economics

Strategy and transformation

Commercial and technical advisory

Transaction advisory

Project investment and finance

ESG consulting

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Communications, creative and digital solutions for governments and businesses including community engagement, design, research, data and software development.

Communications and engagement

Creative, visualisation and immersive design

Social advisory and research

Data management, analytics and insights

Spatial intelligence and GIS

Software development

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Technical and consulting services for buildings, infrastructure and cities including architecture, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture and urban design.

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Lifts and escalators

Building services engineering

Civil engineering

Fire engineering

Geotechnical engineering

Landscape architecture

Structural engineering

Surveying

Utility options and design

Urban design

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Laboratories

Scientific analysis services for AgroScience, food safety, workplace exposure, environmental metrics and contaminants of concern in Europe and the UK.

AgroScience analysis

Food safety analysis

PFAS Analysis

Environmental analysis

Analysis of unknowns

Workplace exposure analysis

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Planning and approvals

Development strategy, planning and approval solutions for buildings, infrastructure, transport and city projects and investments.

Planning consultancy

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Project and program management

Project management solutions for the most complex building, infrastructure, organisational change, and systems projects.

Program management

Project management

Cost management / quantity surveying

Building consultancy

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Training

Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

Health, safety and risk

Training: project management

Capability development and training for the energy sector

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World-leading technical and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, resources, water, defence and government sectors.

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Property

Design, technical and advisory services for the property sector, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, health, education and data centre projects.

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Leisure and tourism

Industrial

Health and healthcare

Education

Data centres

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Energy

Energy exploration, development and optimisation solutions for renewables, power and gas networks, energy storage, oil and gas and nuclear facilties.

Oil and gas

Renewables

Nuclear facilities

Power and gas networks

Storage

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Transport

Smart, safe and sustainable transport infrastructure development services and advice for rail, aviation, port and road clients and projects.

Rail

Aviation

Ports

Roads

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Expertise for defence capability and infrastructure investments, security and safety projects, and information and telecommunications initatives.

Defence

Security and safety

Information and telecommunications

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Water

Discover our industry-leading strategy, design and management solutions for wastewater, groundwater, flooding, drainage and network infrastructure.

Water management

Wastewater

Flooding and drainage

Groundwater

UK and Ireland regulated water asset management

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Resources

Commercial data, design advice and technical management solutions for safe and environmentally responsible resource exploration and operations.

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Waste

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We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

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Red Flag Review

Red Flag Reviews and Due Diligence for Oil and Gas Transaction Support

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Understanding the existing and potential technical challenges and value drivers of an unfamiliar asset can be a daunting task, as can trying to get the most value when divesting an existing asset.

Our energy team has significant experience in providing the full spectrum of transaction support, both buy-side and sell-side. Many of the team have held senior roles with major international operators. They have decades of oil and gas expertise, with a diverse range of skills covering any aspect of the potential transaction so you can be confident we can provide a fully integrated team that supports your specific transaction objectives.

Our sell-side support includes collating data for the assets (or company) to be sold, managing your data and building the sales case, preparing an Information Memorandum, hosting physical and/or virtual data-rooms, bid assessment and negotiation strategy and support.

We also have a wealth of experience in buy-side support, with over 50 data-rooms/evaluations completed globally in the past 5 years, on assets with a combined estimated value in excess of US$10 billion.

We offer a two-phase approach to due diligence:

  • a red flag review
  • detailed due diligence

The red flag review is intended to act as an initial screening tool for clients. The review identifies any aspect of the asset or transaction that may prevent the client from moving forward or any aspect that has significant risk with potentially serious consequences.  It will classify any issues identified using a traffic light scheme, including areas that require further due diligence or which may require additional data to be made available in order to evaluate uncertainty or risk fully. The review can encompass all aspects of an asset, from sub-surface to export facilities and will sense check the feasibility of any proposed or planned field (re)development.

Detailed due diligence builds on the initial red flag review. It enables a deep dive into the potential transaction, during which our multidisciplinary teams can address a wide range of technical and commercial aspects. Additionally, we can review any health and safety issues and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of the asset or vendor.  If required, we can provide an independent commercial valuation of the asset.

All due diligence exercises are carried out by the same teams that have extensive experience in preparing reserves reports or Competent Person’s Reports. As a result, the information gained during the due diligence can be incorporated into such reports if required, compliant with any of the major global stock exchanges to assist you in raising finance for the transaction.

  • Physical data-room hosting for farm-in opportunity on an existing oil producing development, offshore Nigeria.
  • Transaction due diligence for a potential portfolio acquisition, UKCS, with estimated transaction value of US$2.1 billion. Work included subsurface technical evaluation, facilities and cost engineering and complex economic modelling of interconnected hub processing and transportation agreements to provide transaction valuations and evaluate upside potential.
  • Transaction due diligence for a potential portfolio acquisition, onshore North Africa, with estimated transaction value of US$1.0 billion. Work included subsurface technical evaluation, including review of volumes and risking for an existing exploration portfolio.
  • Transaction due diligence for a potential oil and gas asset acquisition, onshore Egypt, with estimated transaction value of US$250 million. Work included evaluation of a proposed field redevelopment including secondary recovery and enhanced oil recovery programmes.
  • Transaction due diligence for a potential portfolio acquisition, offshore Malaysia, with estimated transaction value of US$3.0 billion. Work included subsurface technical evaluation of multiple oil and gas assets, review of operating and capital cost budgets, asset integrity and HSE review.
  • Transaction due diligence for a potential oil asset acquisition, onshore US, with estimated transaction value of US$15.0 million, including subsurface technical evaluation, environmental due diligence and transaction strategy support.