The Global Oil & Gas Industry: Stories From the Field

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This book relates specific examples of challenges in decision making, changing business practices, and the difficulties in executing complex projects across the global industry. From contentious border disputes over mineral rights to the emergence of industry disrupters shaking the status quo, each story presents contemporary issues to distill lessons that are transferable to management challenges both inside and outside of the global oil and gas industry.

Bestselling PennWell authors Andrew Inkpen and Michael Moffett join with industry expert Kannan Ramaswamy to provide a narrative of 18 stories, each highlighting a different aspect of the industry. This collection provides an enriching, thought-provoking look into a business that many believe to be globally mature, but as these stories intimate, are increasingly local, emerging, and evolving with the global economy.

Features & Benefits

  • Examples of the complex business situations in oil and gas and how excellent (and sometimes less-than-excellent) leaders navigate these difficult circumstances.
  • Insights into the decision making of oil and gas companies from around the world
  • Different themes that span the entire industry value chain: upstream, midstream, and downstream
  • Timeless truths for the hydrocarbon sector and for many other businesses


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Engineers
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, the energy industry

About the Authors

Andrew Inkpen is the J. Kenneth and Jeanette Seward Chair in Global Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Dr. Inkpen holds a B. Comm. degree from St. Mary’s University, an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Business Policy and International Business from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to entering academe, Dr. Inkpen worked in public accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. He is co-director of the Thunderbird Center for Global Energy Studies. Click here for more on Dr. Inkpen.

Michael H. Moffett is the Continental Grain Professor of Finance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Formerly Associate Professor of Finance at Oregon State University, he has held teaching or research appointments at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland), the International Centre for Public Enterprises (Yugoslavia), and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is co-director of the Thunderbird Center for Global Energy Studies. Click here for more on Professor Moffett.

Kannan Ramaswamy holds the William D. Hacker Chair in Global Business at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is world-renowned for his expertise on global strategy, emerging markets – including India and South Asia, the energy sector, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and global management. A native of India who is now a U.S. citizen, Ramaswamy has consulted for several U.S. and European multinationals. He is an award-winning executive educator whose teaching and research interests span emerging market multinationals, business groups and corporate diversification, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, and joint ventures.

Type: Softcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 390
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781593703813

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Andrew Inkpen | Michael H. Moffett | Kannan Ramaswamy
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