Commercial Advisory

By providing vital insights into the underlying energy market and business conditions, our commercial advisory services help corporates, financial institutions, investors and industry bodies improve their commercial decision-making.

Led by management consultants with significant experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, renewables energy (e.g. offshore wind) and the Energy Transition, our commercial advisory services are underpinned by our high-quality data, proprietary modelling, rigorous analysis and extensive consultations with industry stakeholders. We deliver our commercial advisory services either as one-off bespoke projects, or as retained advisors to deliver annual repeat work.

Commercial Advisory Description

Corporate Strategic Advisory

We provide independent commercial analysis to support corporate strategy and business planning. Our services include: outlook for underlying market drivers, BAU analysis, competitive positioning, benchmarking of Energy Transition strategies, key success and failure factors (KSFs and KFFs), ranking and characterisation of growth opportunities and implementation strategies.

Our team of management consultants work closely with corporate management teams to offer bespoke advice, which is underpinned by high-quality data, proprietary modelling, rigorous analysis and extensive consultations with industry stakeholders. Our expertise and the quality of our data is trusted by our clients to support their decision-making processes in a dynamic commodity price environment, and through the Energy Transition.

Commercial Advisory Strategy

Transaction Support

We support our clients' investment and financing decisions with independent commercial analysis of businesses and assets, where appropriate; by providing insight into the underlying market drivers, commercial positioning, business outlook and indicative valuations.

We are a leading advisor to both corporates and financial institutions on M&A, public and private market financings and financial restructuring transactions. Our advisory practice is entirely independent and geared to assist our clients make well-informed investment decisions.

Commercial Advisory Transaction

Services for Industry Bodies

We provide independent analysis and insights to industry bodies and government agencies to help shape specific policies for the upstream energy sector.

Industry bodies and government agencies are crucial stakeholders in the energy industry with a mandate to drive appropriate regulation and policies, which in turn, influences activity levels. Our coverage and long-standing knowledge of the upstream oil and gas sector, its changing role in a transitioning energy industry, and adjacent renewable energy sources such as Offshore Wind, enables us to offer high-quality bespoke advice.

Commercial Advisory Government

Energy Transition

Our commercial advisory solutions relating to the Energy Transition include bespoke market research, analysis of key commercial drivers and dynamics, transaction support, business planning and strategy formulation and feasibility studies.

Energy Transition questions we are answering include:

  • What are the risks and opportunities of the Energy Transition to my business?
  • How do the Energy Transition strategies differ across the oil and gas value chain?
  • How will the Energy Transition impact global Exploration and Appraisal?
  • What opportunities are there in the Offshore Wind supply chain?
  • How should I measure and benchmark the emissions of my operations?
Energy Transition Commercial Advisory

Select Credentials

Industry Body Services

Advised NPD on the impact of technology on exploration performance in Norway

Transaction Support

Advised Blue Water Energy on their investment in ROVOP

Transaction Support

Advised DP World in the US$1.1 billion-acquisition of Topaz Energy & Marine

Transaction Support

Advised ADES Holding in raising US$325 million in the bond markets

Transaction Support

Advised a private equity vehicle on the commercial assessment of UKCS upstream assets

Corporate Strategy

Advised Hydrasun on corporate strategy and business planning

Transaction Support

Advised Platte River Equity on their investment into Dealers Transmission Exchange

Transaction Support

Retained advisor to both firms on multi-year valuation and market outlook projects

“We engaged Westwood Global Energy Group to complete a bespoke project on digitalisation in the offshore oil and gas industry. Westwood's report became AVEVA’s most downloaded asset. So impressed were we by the quality of Westwood’s analysis and insight, we commissioned them again soon after.”

AVEVAMarketing Director

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Arindam Das

Arindam Das

Head of Consulting


Phone :
+44 (0) 20 3794 5380

Email :
adas@westwoodenergy.com