Financing Your Project
Maximizing the value of your project
Providing access to our technical expertise to Partners on Projects & Transactions to maximize the asset value:
Realizing the value of your project
oProviding trading, hedging & risk management strategies to Partners on Projects & Transactions to realise the asset value:
Storage, Processing & Delivering your product
The Berry Energy Master Fund (‘BEMF’) provides upstream producers with an alternate source of funding from debt or equity that is long-term, flexible, committed and aligned. We aim to provide our Producer Partners with a win/win funding source – there is no interest and no dilution – our repayment comes from the same source as your income – production – and we share the same risks as you in price.
Increases in drilling and upstream production are required to meet demand. All upstream producers, from NOC’s, global giants to mid-small cap and private companies are looking for capital to fund drilling and production programs. Even with the recent increase in global oil prices, credit, capital and financial markets remain closed to all but a select few.
Gaining access to capital has become a difficult task for the upstream oil and gas industry – banking regulations in the wake of the GFC and recent oil price volatility has made banks more cautious about lending. The trend towards loans with shorter maturities and more onerous terms has introduced a higher element of risk for energy projects, which are almost always long-term in nature.
Our funding agreements are bespoke and flexible, committed for the long-term, without onerous financing terms or any hedging requirements – our remunerations structure is fully aligned with the operations of the project where we share the risk of production and price.
Our agreements allow the upstream producer to access capital by leveraging proven reserves to fund production or expansion that is project specific, that is safer than debt and is cheaper than equity (non dilutive to current shareholders) and has no effect on their other projects. For the Producer:
Increasing Current Production
Where an existing producing asset needs additional capital to increase production or an expansionary work program has been planned, our funding will provide long-term & aligned capital to be repaid through the resultant increased production.
Field Rehabilitation & EOR
Where a Project requires work-overs or EOR programs, our funding can provide the capital to commence the program which may not have otherwise commenced through internal competition for scarce financial; capacity.
Merger & Acquisition
For M&A of assets that are in production, our funding can provide long-term financing that will provide a higher IRR & not require the dilution of a capital raise or the onerous terms of debt.
Credit & Balance Sheet Repair
For in-production entities our funding can be used for balance sheet repair, replacement of high-priced, short-term or maturing straight & convertible debt. We can also consider replacing out of the money hedging programs that could be dragging on overall company performance as well as straight credit against proven reserves & production.
The trend towards loans with shorter maturities has introduced a higher element of risk for energy projects – which are almost always long-term in nature.
Crude for Refined Swaps
For State oil companies & NOCs – exchanging crude for refined products can significantly reduce fuel import bills and mitigate the outflow of precious hard currency reserves.
Our allocation provides flexibility for the oil and gas producer to leverage proven reserves to fund production or expansion, in a tax effective manner, while avoiding the many negative side effects associated with traditional equity and debt financing methods.
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