Entries by Cripps Sears

Africa: Slow to shake off oil product imports

The demand for oil products and chemicals in Africa is growing faster than in any other region of the world. The result ought to be a vibrant marketplace, however, supplies are held back by the lack of local production and imports of refined products. To energize, the industry requires heavy investment in its refining infrastructure […]

Are UK utility companies being judged unfairly?

The UK’s energy corporations are being closely scrutinised, but is some of the criticism that is thrown their way unjustified? The UK’s major energy corporations have come under increased scrutiny in the past few weeks, as Ofgem instructed the Competition and Markets Authority to launch an investigation into a supposed lack of competition throughout the […]

Could private equity accidentally sink the shipping market?

Over the past 2 years, PE companies have poured US$32 billion into the shipping sector. The shipping market has traditionally been privately owned, with ownership passed down through the generations of families that have passion for the industry in their DNA. This time-honoured structure was badly shaken by the credit crunch when ship supply fell […]

Developing local talent in Africa

A look at the increasing trend towards demand for hiring and developing local talent in the face of limited supply and how different companies and governments are approaching the challenge. Recent years have seen the upstream E&P sector grow rapidly in Africa, with a number of nations in the continent discovering oil and gas reserves. […]

Cripps Sears shares more than a birthday with Offshore Europe…

Started in the exciting 70s, the firm has notched up 40 years of experience with Mike Cripps still at the helm. It is not by coincidence that Cripps Sears & Partners, the international energy, natural resources and infrastructure specialist executive search company, celebrates its 40th anniversary in the same year that Offshore Europe marks its […]