Projecting risk

Oil and gas projects have high investment stakes, so weighing up the risks and viability of a project against an existing portfolio is essential. Dan Patterson looks at some techniques

Major oil and gas projects require increasingly large capital expenditure outlays, so the need for accurate risk assessment during the strategic decision-making phase is key. If a project team can identify areas of uncertainty in a project, then it can account for these in its proposal. For company boards looking at an array of projects – some which may or may not go ahead – adopting a portfolio approach to project risk management has many advantages. In addition, taking a risk-savvy approach to

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