• Specialists in strategy implementation,
    project development and commercial agreements.
  • Covering the oil & Gas, LNG and Power Sectors.
  • Advisory
    services
    to the
    international
    Energy
    Industry
    Well established business with a global track record
    A BUSINESS MODEL THAT CAPITALISES ON OUR UNIQUE COMBINATION OF LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND ADVISORY SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
    With a proven track record of managing projects involving multiple stakeholders and multiple advisory firms to provide the full spectrum of skills and experience required to meet the scope of work.
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    WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OFMANAGING PROJECTS INVOLVING MULTIPLESTAKEHOLDERS AND MULTIPLE ADVISORYFIRMS TO PROVIDE THE FULL SPECTRUMOF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TOMEET THE SCOPE OF WORK
    Commercial
    Project
    Development
    Key
    Contact
  • Commercial and financial structuring
  • Design & management of international tender processes
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Commercial and operational readiness
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • Economic analysis
  • Project and logistics planning and management
  • Risk management
  • Phil Nutman
    pnutman@qedgas.com
    Philip has over thirty years’ experience in the energy industry including over twenty years in advisory services. Philip has led numerous consultancy projects, advising international oil and gas companies, governments and financial institutions on strategy, gas pricing and tariffs, commercial negotiations, regulation, restructuring, valuation and transactions. In recent years Philip has played a key role in the development of energy projects and investments in emerging markets, and the structuring of commercial and regulatory frameworks needed to facilitate market growth and project financing.
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    Strategy
    Markets
    And Regulation
    Key
    Contact
  • Business strategies and options analysis
  • Oil & gas reserves monetisation
  • Master planning and implementation
  • Operational reviews
  • Market entry strategy
  • Market restructuring and liberalisation
  • Development of regulatory frameworks
  • Third Party Access arrangements
  • Gas transportation and network codes
  • Mitun Patel
    mpatel@qedgas.com
    Mitun has many years’ experience in managing and delivering consulting projects in the energy sector, specialising in providing advisory services to projects and players in the global gas and LNG industry. He has a strong background in oil and gas monetisation, master planning and market design especially for developing gas markets. He has advised many players on gas and LNG business models and strategy and on developing and implementing standard operating procedures in order to operationalize the project’s commercial agreements.
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    DISPUTE
    RESOLUTION
    TRANSACTIONS
    Key
    Contact
  • Price review and re-openers
  • Contract re-negotiation
  • Acting as Expert Witness
  • Taxation and financing
  • M&A advisory
  • Valuations
  • Commercial and Market due diligence
  • Technical and Environmental due diligence
  • Operational oversight and support
  • Rui Almeida
    ralmeida@qedgas.com
    Rui is an energy strategy and finance consultant with over 10 years’ experience mainly in gas and LNG. He has led multi-disciplinary teams and complex projects and delivered substantive, measurable improvements to clients across the Energy sector. He was previously Senior Manager at Oliver Wyman delivering strategy and corporate finance advisory in Energy sector.
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    Commercial
  • Commercial and financial structuring
  • Design & management of international tender processes
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Commercial and operational readiness
  • Project Development
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • Economic analysis
  • Project and logistics planning and management
  • Risk management
  • KEY CONTACT
    Phil Nutman

    pnutman@qedgas.com
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    Philip has over thirty years’ experience in the energy industry including over twenty years in advisory services. Philip has led numerous consultancy projects, advising international oil and gas companies, governments and financial institutions on strategy, gas pricing and tariffs, commercial negotiations, regulation, restructuring, valuation and transactions. In recent years Philip has played a key role in the development of energy projects and investments in emerging markets, and the structuring of commercial and regulatory frameworks needed to facilitate market growth and project financing.
    Strategy
  • Business strategies and options analysis
  • Oil & gas reserves monetisation
  • Master planning and implementation
  • Operational reviews
  • Markets And Regulation
  • Market entry strategy
  • Market restructuring and liberalisation
  • Development of regulatory frameworks
  • Third Party Access arrangements
  • Gas transportation and network codes
  • KEY CONTACT
    Mitun Patel

    mpatel@qedgas.com
    More info
    Mitun has many years’ experience in managing and delivering consulting projects in the energy sector, specialising in providing advisory services to projects and players in the global gas and LNG industry. He has a strong background in oil and gas monetisation, master planning and market design especially for developing gas markets. He has advised many players on gas and LNG business models and strategy and on developing and implementing standard operating procedures in order to operationalize the project’s commercial agreements.
    DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • Price review and re-openers
  • Contract re-negotiation
  • Acting as Expert Witness
  • Taxation and financing
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • M&A advisory
  • Valuations
  • Commercial and Market due diligence
  • Technical and Environmental due diligence
  • Operational oversight and support
  • KEY CONTACT
    Rui Almeida

    ralmeida@qedgas.com
    More info
    Rui is an energy strategy and finance consultant with over 10 years’ experience mainlyin gas and LNG. He has led multi-disciplinary teams and complex projects and delivered substantive, measurable improvements to clients across the Energy sector. He was previously Senior Manager at Oliver Wyman delivering strategy and corporate finance advisory in Energy sector.
    Specialists in
    the Gas and LNG
    industry
    Providing bespoke advisory services from project conceptualisation and definition, via implementation and transaction execution, through to full operation
    Most of our experts have spent many years working as project developers, engineers, commercial and finance managers for major energy companies and so we have an intimate understanding of the pressures drivers and constraints that our clients are working under.
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    Most of our experts have spent many years working as project developers, engineers, commercial and finance managers for major energy companies and so we have an intimate understanding of the pressures drivers and constraints that our clients are working under.
    Stage 1
    Project Feasibility
    Involvement in the project conceptualisation phase allows QED to maximise the possibility of a successful project by assisting in the critical thinking required to fully align strategic intent with project design and planning. Some of the key concepts that we would expect to be covered include:
  • Strategic drivers and options for project development, including partnering and commercial structuring;
  • Project economics, including estimation of project costs (+/-40%) and development of economic models to evaluate and sensitivities;
  • Project planning including identification of critical path items and risk mitigation strategies;
  • Market studies and project marketing strategy for key project stakeholders;
  • Review of legal and regulatory framework and identification of any major obstacles to project development.
  • Stage 2
    Project Definition
    Once the concept has been defined and the basic parameters shown to the robust, projects require a step-up in applied resources in order to undertake a drill down on all salient aspects to create a project capable of bringing forward to investment. Key elements of this stage may include:
  • Agreement on project partners, roles and responsibilities, captured within Shareholders Agreement.
  • Working with technical consultants on key technical aspects such as Front End Engineering and Design, Environmental Impact Assessments, and permitting.
  • Undertaking detailed assessment of taxation, tariff structure and financing options and incorporate in financial model.
  • Working with legal advisors to draft and negotiate key project agreements (e.g.EPC, GSPA, tolling contracts, PPA).
  • Working with financial advisors to develop preferred financial structure, security package and preliminar loan agreements.
  • Stage 3
    Project Implementation
    Our team has considerable experience of designing, managing and evaluating tender processes for IPP, gas and LNG infrastructure projects and in the negotiation and finalisation of commercial agreements. Some examples of our support through the tender and procurement process include:
  • Detailed assessment of technical aspects of the project, project structure and local public procurement rules and/or reviewing FEED.
  • Preparation of tender documents for prequalification (RFI) of potential Bidders.
  • Preparation of tender documents for project development (RFP, Heads/Draft Commercial Agreements, evaluation criteria and scoring), evaluation of submitted bids and selection of preferred Bidder/EPC Contractor.
  • Working with legal advisors to negotiate and finalize project agreements and obtain permits.
  • Supporting client on financing requirements to underpin contractual agreements.
  • Stage 4
    Project Operations
    Upon contract agrrement, QED is able to continue to support its clients as Owner’s engineer through the construction phase up to commissioning, and provides capacity building and industry training services to the client in preparation for contractual and physical operations:
  • Acting as Owner´s Engineer to manage cliente-project interfaces through the construction process.
  • Overseeing performance testing and commissioning.
  • Training for commercial operations.
  • Technical and commercial manuals covering routine (day-to-day), and non-routine (including force majeure) operations and procedures.
  • Project planning and additional investment appraisal.
  • The QED team have worked on projects across the globe
    Our team of over 25 experts have significant experience in emerging markets building on their experience gained in developed energy markets.
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    Africa
    Europe
    America
    Others
    Algeria
    Advised a client on gas supply/demand and the negotiation of commercialization options for gas discovery in Algeria.
    Angola
    Advised Angola LNG in preparing their team for LNG and liquids production and delivery start-up, including developing and implementing a suite of key commercial procedures.
    Cameroon
    Advised a client on the development of onshore and offshore gas reserves in Cameroon for domestic and export use.
    Egypt
    Advised the Ministry of Petroleum on the feasibility of developing oil and gas trading hubs in Egypt and on regional gas imports for LNG re-export through existing facilities. Advised the new Gas Regulator in Egypt on Gas Market Reform, market design and other operational support.
    Ghana
    Advised a West African gas player on commercial aspects of trading gas through the West Africa Gas Pipeline.
    Kenya
    Advised the Government of Kenya on the development of a oil and gas master plan with a focus on crude oil exports (and oil products import) and gas-fired power generation. QED have continued to advise on the implementation of the master plan.
    Libya
    Advised a major European energy company in relation to a proposed greenfield LNG liquefaction project in Libya.
    Morocco
    Commercial and Financial advisor to ONEE on the development of the LNG-to-Power project (2.4 GW) at Jorf Lasfar.
    Mozambique
    Advised an IOC in Mozambique on gas monetisation options and gas valuation with a focus on Ammonia production and export.
    Nigeria
    Advised NNPC on the implementation of the Nigerian gas master plan, including: design and implementation of a tender process for candidates to develop gas processing and pipeline facilities.
    Sierra-Leone
    Advised IFC on commercial aspects and Open Season for the development of a Break-Bulk LNG import terminal.
    South-Africa
    Advised a potential developer on the proposed LNG-to-Power project initiative in South Africa, including LNG supply and partnering.
    Sudan
    Advised a client on the commercialisation and negotiation of transportation agreements for crude oil export pipelines in Sudan.
    Tanzania
    Advised a client on the strategic development options of onshore gas reserves in Tanzania for domestic and export use.
    Zambia
    Advised the Government on options for long term supply of petroleum products to Zambia including refining or importation, and related logistics, economics, pricing and regulatory matters.
    Advised a client on gas supply/demand and the negotiation of commercialization options for gas discovery in Algeria.
    Advised Angola LNG in preparing their team for LNG and liquids production and delivery start-up, including developing and implementing a suite of key commercial procedures.
    Advised a client on the development of onshore and offshore gas reserves in Cameroon for domestic and export use.
    Advised the Ministry of Petroleum on the feasibility of developing oil and gas trading hubs in Egypt and on regional gas imports for LNG re-export through existing facilities. Advised the new Gas Regulator in Egypt on Gas Market Reform, market design and other operational support.
    Advised a West African gas player on commercial aspects of trading gas through the West Africa Gas Pipeline.
    Advised the Government of Kenya on the development of a oil and gas master plan with a focus on crude oil exports (and oil products import) and gas-fired power generation. QED have continued to advise on the implementation of the master plan.
    Advised a major European energy company in relation to a proposed greenfield LNG liquefaction project in Libya.
    Commercial and Financial advisor to ONEE on the development of the LNG-to-Power project (2.4 GW) at Jorf Lasfar.
    Advised an IOC in Mozambique on gas monetisation options and gas valuation with a focus on Ammonia production and export.
    Advised NNPC on the implementation of the Nigerian gas master plan, including: design and implementation of a tender process for candidates to develop gas processing and pipeline facilities.
    Advised IFC on commercial aspects and Open Season for the development of a Break-Bulk LNG import terminal.
    Advised a potential developer on the proposed LNG-to-Power project initiative in South Africa, including LNG supply and partnering.
    Advised a client on the commercialisation and negotiation of transportation agreements for crude oil export pipelines in Sudan.
    Advised a client on the strategic development options of onshore gas reserves in Tanzania for domestic and export use.
    Advised the Government on options for long term supply of petroleum products to Zambia including refining or importation, and related logistics, economics, pricing and regulatory matters.
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    QED Consulting Limited
    Chronicle House
    72-78 Fleet Street London, EC4Y 1HY
    REGISTERED ADDRESS:
    Millhouse, 32-38 East Street, Rochford,
    Essex SS4 1DB