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Oil & Gas

Plante Moran

Future-focused expertise you can count on

The oil and gas industry is constantly evolving with technology advancements, price fluctuations, regulatory disruptions, and complex tax, finance, and deal structuring. Our strategic and growth-oriented solutions are built on decades of industry experience with a large, dedicated team of oil and gas professionals. We’ll anticipate the business challenges your company might face because we’ve seen them before.

We serve organizations of all sizes and capacity, from rapidly growing startups with limited internal resources, to large organizations with billions of dollars in assets. Whether you’re engaged in exploration and production, processing and transportation, or field services and support, we’re here to help.

Our experts are deadline-driven and know timeliness is a crucial factor in deal making. Whether you need to meet the financial reporting and income tax needs of institutional investors and management team members in private equity applications; comply with rigorous quarterly and annual financial reporting and filing requirements as a public company; or navigate myriad types of acquisitions, divestitures, and financing transactions; we have the expertise to meet your needs.


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Oil and Gas Thought Leadership

  • Energy companies: Q1 2021 accounting and reporting update

    In this update, we highlight some of the more impactful 2021 first quarter accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory developments that may impact energy companies. The content is not meant to be all-inclusive.

    Diane Kirk
    Article April 26, 2021 18 min read
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  • The SEC’s human capital disclosure requirements: What you need to know

    The SEC has adopted amendments concerning disclosure requirements to provide investors with information about the state of a company’s environmental, social, and governance reporting, including disclosures on human capital.

    Diane Kirk
    Article April 26, 2021 3 min read
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  • How derivatives can provide protection in a volatile market

    Listen as Doug Reeb joins the Oil and Gas Accounting Podcast to reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the oil and gas market in 2020 and discuss the benefits of derivatives and hedging.

    Douglas Reeb
    Podcast March 19, 2021 45 min listen
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  • Year-end tax bill extends and enhances renewable energy credits

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, increased percentages and extended availability of renewable energy credits. If your business invests in wind or solar, or benefits from carbon sequestration, read on to learn how these changes may help. 

    John Reeves Andrew Apsey
    Article February 12, 2021 3 min read
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Powering oil and gas companies

With such a large team of highly specialized energy, upstream, midstream, and field service clients can expect proactive advice in all phases of business, from startup through liquidity events. We’re fortunate enough to work with some of the best private-equity-backed, public, and closely held energy companies as well as their owners. With extensive audit, tax, and transaction expertise, we’ll position you for success. We appreciate the deep relationships we have with our clients and are excited to grow these relationships.

“The team-oriented environment,” says Judy Cain, our energy practice leader, when asked why she was attracted to the oil and gas industry. “Everyone in the industry works together to deliver the energy the country depends on. The industry uniquely utilizes strategic partnerships among competitors to successfully develop and deliver the energy we all need. That level of partnering takes place with us, too. We’re a partner today, and we’ll be a partner tomorrow.”