Bridgehead Cluster Ventures – A New Model for Successful Expansion in the Middle East

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to the first in my new weekly series examining a new and innovative project being pioneered by HFI – the bridgehead cluster venture (BCV). Just as the name suggests, BCV is about bringing business together and collectively working towards success.

New Technologies to the Fore at Well Abandonment Symposium

By Graham Berry, specialist business consultant

Permanent well abandonment consists of cutting the production string around 10 to 15 feet below the seabed. If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, there are also environmental and legislative factors to consider: each well abandonment must have three barriers in place to ensure the well won’t leak in perpetuity.

In perpetuity is a long time; it literally means forever. So, it stands to reason that researchers will continue to look for new alternatives to the industry-standard concrete plugs that are used around the world today.

The Roadmap to Successful Ventures in the Middle East - No 10

Rolling Out Innovative Business Structures to Succeed

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to my weekly note with some personal views on what does/does not work when structuring business ventures in the Middle East region. 

The Roadmap to Successful Ventures in the Middle East - No 9

Isolating the Reasons for Failed Ventures

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to my weekly note with some personal views on what does/does not work when structuring business ventures in the Middle East region. 

Unique Opportunity to Meet the Operators at Well Abandonment Conference

By Graham Berry, specialist business consultant

The first wells were drilled in the North Sea in the 1960s and 1970s, transforming it into one of the world’s leading oil-producing regions. But now, half a century later, many of those initial wells are coming to the end of their lifespan.

The Roadmap to Successful Ventures in the Middle East Series – No 8

Choosing Acquisitions to Fast(er) Track

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to my weekly note with some personal views on what does/does not work when structuring business ventures in the Middle East region. My eighth theme is “Choosing Acquisitions to Fast(er) Track”.  

The Roadmap to Successful Ventures in the Middle East Series – No 7

Laying the Foundation Stones for Equity Joint Ventures

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to my weekly note with some personal views on what does/does not work when structuring business ventures in the Middle East region. My seventh theme is “Laying the Foundation Stones for Equity Joint Ventures”.  

The Roadmap to Successful Ventures in the Middle East Series – No 6

Tackling Localisation and In-Country Value

By Hugh Fraser, managing partner

Welcome to my weekly note with some personal views on what does/does not work when structuring business ventures in the Middle East region. My sixth theme is “Localisation and In-Country Value (ICV)”.

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