JBC offers clients in the oil and gas sector a range of consulting services from auditing, benchmarking and strategy advice to market outlooks and transaction support. Our team are a mix of energy industry veterans and professional consultants allowing us to bring real world experience plus business, process and technical innovation to our clients.
Making the right commercial decisions requires accurate unbiased market assessments and outlooks. JBC offers its clients independent strategy and advisory services. These services are delivered to clients in a suite of briefings, workshops and management reports. Utilising our extensive database of supply, demand and price forecasts together with 25 years of experience, JBC offers clients an objective view of crude oil, refined product and natural gas markets and their expected development over the short, medium and long term.
Audits & Benchmarking
Trading risk management is a perpetual work-in-progress that requires diligent oversight, review and updating. Technological innovation and dynamic markets are constantly changing the energy landscape, prompting companies to adapt and evolve. For two decades JBC has advised the world’s leading oil and gas companies on how to optimise their supply, trading and risk management enterprises. We have done this by rigorously auditing existing policies, operations, procedures, strategies and processes and then benchmarking our findings against international standards and best practices. These reviews often highlight deficiencies or gaps within a company’s current portfolio that may impact its overall efficiency and profitability.
Risk Management Advisory
Energy and commodity markets are fraught with risks. The only common denominator of these risks are their elusiveness and unpredictability. Understanding potential exposures and devising ways of minimising risks present formidable challenges to modern trading organisations. JBC offers integrated risk management solutions for global oil and gas markets. Our consultants understand the complex nature of the energy industry and are specialists in market exposures, arbitrage, inventory management, counterparty risk, pricing and energy security. It is our belief that there is no “one size fits all” risk management solution. Instead a company must employ disciplined analysis, evaluation and introspection. A company needs to understand the unique environment it operates in, what risks it faces and how it can best manage these. JBC consultants have hands-on experience in hedging upstream, downstream and customer risk. JBC can also support clients in developing or selecting energy trading and risk management software solutions that meet their specific corporate needs, risk profiles and budgets.
JBC works closely with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of sophisticated pricing mechanisms used in contracts for the purchase and the sale of crude oil, refined products and natural gas. Our consultants have shaped formula related pricing mechanisms for refined products in the countries of the Southern African Customs Union, LNG in the Middle East and energy prices in Europe. JBC is currently supporting several large crude oil producers across the globe in the formulation of official selling prices.
Trading & Risk Process Design & Documentation
With the onset of greater regulatory oversight of the energy and commodity trading industry, the need for the clear documentation of rules, regulations, events and processes has become an increasingly important compliance measure. Working in close coordination with its clients, JBC provides fully integrated documentation services that begin at the design phase. Our consultants are always working to incorporate best standards and practices into our clients trading and risk management processes and manuals.
Asset Integration & Optimisation
Our consultants provide oil and gas companies with assessments on the integration and optimisation potential of business units and assets into their broader corporate organisation. Our expertise includes internal restructuring, asset optimisation and the allocation of responsibilities between business units in planning, refining, distribution and trading.
JBC has a proven track record in providing clients with expert independent witness testimony and support in trade dispute litigations and arbitrations. We offer clients an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the industry, combined with superior analytical ability.