Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry book cover

Project Finance for the International Petroleum Industry

This overview of project finance in the oil and gas industry covers financial markets, sources and providers of finance, financial structures, and capital raising processes. With about US$300 billion of project finance debt raised annually across several capital intensive sectors-including oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, and mining-the oil and gas industry is represents 30% of the global project finance market. Author Robert Clews, EMEA Head of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Project Finance for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, explores project finance techniques and their effectiveness in the international petroleum industry. His case studies highlight petroleum industry players, risks, economics, and commercial/legal arrangements. With petroleum industry projects among the largest industrial activities in the world, this book ties together concepts and tools through real examples. It ensures that project finance will continue to play a central role in bringing together investors and lenders to finance these ventures.


Graduate students working in corporate finance and business, and professionals working in the project finance industry and the international oil and gas industry

Hardbound, 304 Pages

Published: November 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800158-5


  • Part 1: Introduction to Project Finance

    1. Characteristics of Project Finance
    2. Project Finance Structures
    3. Sources of Finance and the Project Finance Markets
    4. Commercial Banks and the Practice of Syndicated Lending

    Part 2: The Petroleum Industry: Commercial Risks and Contracts

    1. The Petroleum Industry Value Chain
    2. Exploration and Production
    3. Refining Crude Oil
    4. Transportation and Storage
    5. Natural gas and the LNG Industry
    6. The Petrochemicals Industry
    7. Project Development, Completion and Operating Risks
    8. Supply and Market Risks
    9. Political Risks, Taxation and Insurance

    Part 3: Project Finance Applied to the Petroleum Industry

    1. Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation
    2. Terms of Finance
    3. Project Economics and Cashflow Modelling
    4. Loan Documentation and the Project Finance Process
    5. 5. Opportunities and Challenges for Petroleum Project Finance


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