Posted: August 2nd, 2015
You have been tasked with writing a report that critically evaluates the impact of oil price volatility on the strategy of a firm within the energy sector
Choose ONE firm operating in the energy sector.
1.Introduce your report and provide specific reasons as to why you have chosen this
particular company from the energy sector to analyse.
2. In this section of the report you will be expected to critically analyse the strategic
choices made by the energy firm of your choice during the fall in the price of oil
2014-2015. Your analysis should include specific examples.
Your report may include some of the following (although not limited to):
(a) Investment in new projects and/or technology
(b) Cancelling or slowing down of projects
(c) Divestment of parts of the business
(d) Strategic acquisition or merger activity
(e) Other cost efficiencies for example staff cuts.
The analysis must provide a rationale for why these changes in strategy are linked to
oil price volatility.
3. Provide two key recommendations for your chosen energy firm which have come
out of your analysis.
These recommendations should help the firm to position itself in a stronger place
within the sector to help achieve its long term strategic objectives.
4. Conclusion – Summarise your work
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