June 19, 2008

What Will the New Oil and Gas Sector Management System Be Like?

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2622b/new_configuration) has announced the addition of the "New Configuration of Political Power and the Oil and Gas Industry Management System" report to their offering.

In spite that Vladimir Putin actually remains the nation's leader, the system of government decision-making undergoes serious changes. This also affects the oil and gas industry. The importance of the government soars, there appear deputy prime ministers with new functions vested in them, and ministries gain greater influence. This is a different governance concept, for the government and its individual departments have in recent years been rendered less important in their role, with the centre of decision-making shifted to state-run corporations.

What will the new oil and gas sector management system be like? How will structural and staff changes in relevant government departments affect operations in the industry? The answers to these and other questions are given in this new Report.

The new study focuses on the following subjects:

-- Division of powers in energy sector management between Putin and Medvedev

Mr Putin retains his status as the number one oil and gas figure

-- Putin's new checks and balances in energy

Mixing of elite clans in the boards of directors of state-run companies and executive agencies

-- New system of state control over oil and gas

Overall configuration of the allocation of powers relating to control over the industry between the new government departments

New deputy prime ministers, ministers and their favourite companies in the sector

New lobbying chains and opportunities

New government commissions on oil and gas sector development and their true weight and powers

-- Relations between the government and oil and gas companies under Putin as Prime Minister

The government as a system of control over state companies

Key problems of sector development and mechanisms to solve them

Fight between Gazprom and Rosneft and administrative support for their interests

-- Medium-term forecast of developments

Key Topics Covered:


Chapter 1. Putin as the Principal Supervisor of the Energy Sector

Chapter 2. Putin's Puff Pastry of Bureaucrats: Byzantine Tangle of Elites. New Composition of the Government and Multilayer Control of Energy

Chapter 3. Main Lines of Conflicts over the Development of the Industry in the New Cabinet

3.1. Oil Export Problem: ESPO vs. BPS-2

3.2. Security Officers versus Lawyers: Share-out of Assets between Rosneft and Gazprom

3.3. Lawyers versus Exporters: Fight for Gazprom Divestment

Conclusion. Putin's two main energy objectives

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