Our Proprietary Tools

Water Street Partners brings a variety of proprietary tools and resources to supporting our oil and gas clients.

These include:

  • Unincorporated JOA standards and deal terms
  • The Deal Vault, which includes dozens of oil and gas JV cases
  • JV contracts database, including dozens of oil and gas agreements
  • JV Directors and Asset Manager training programs
  • Benchmarking data on oil and
    gas non-operated asset team size
  • Guide to developing an annual influencing plan for NOAs
  • Non-operated JV portfolio governance standards
  • Model form ancillary agreements: Master Services Agreement,
    Master Secondment Agreement
  • ATAVA (Asset Team Activity Value Analysis) 

Our Research

In addition to such proprietary tools, Water Street has conducted dozens of research studies and written numerous articles on industry-specific and cross-industry issues of relevance to the oil and gas industry.
    • Mixed Operator Models: The Sudden Rise of a New Type of JV in Natural Resources
    • The End of Adhocracy: How Natural Resource Companies Are Moving to Deliberately Manage their Portfolio of JVs
    • Standards of Excellence in Non-Operated JV Portfolio Management
    • World-class Asset Management in Upstream Oil and Gas
    • Restructuring Large Natural Resource Joint Ventures

Industry Events and Partnerships

Water Street regularly convenes small groups of senior executives in the oil and gas industry to share perspectives on the challenges they confront in their joint ventures, and our team members are frequent speakers at the leading companies in the industry. For instance, in October of each year we host a group of oil and gas and other industry executives to share ideas and advance the thinking on non-operated joint venture portfolio excellence. Similarly, we have also launched a joint initiative in the Middle East with the GCC Board Directors Institute (BDI) to provide training to executives in the region serving on joint venture boards.