How GET Global Group effectively manages risks in the ever-evolving Oil and Gas industry


The oil and gas industry is a dynamic and ever-evolving industry replete with a myriad of risks that can significantly impact its operations, financial health, and reputation. Here, in this blog, we specifically look at the risks associated with the upstream oil and gas sector and how GET Global Group, a leading player in this space, navigates these risks to ensure resilience and sustained success.

Geopolitical risks

One of the primary challenges for upstream oil and gas companies is navigating the geopolitical landscape. Political instability, regulatory changes, and geopolitical tensions can greatly impact operations and performance. To manage these risks, we at GET Global Group, ensure that we stay informed about global events and conduct comprehensive political risk assessments. To minimize risk, we have also diversified our portfolio across regions to reduce dependence on a single geopolitical entity.

Moreover, we believe in effective stakeholder engagement, which is crucial to the way we conduct our business.  Over the period, we have established strong relationships with local communities and international bodies to mitigate geopolitical risks in all our areas of operation. Additionally, developing contingency plans and scenario analyses enables us to respond promptly to sudden geopolitical shifts.

Price volatility

The oil and gas industry is sensitive to fluctuations in commodity prices. In the face of this, upstream companies employ various strategies to manage price volatility, including financial hedging, long-term contracts, and diversified portfolios. Financial instruments such as futures and options find use in locking in prices and providing a degree of certainty in uncertain market conditions. Recognizing the need for strategic planning, we regularly conduct stress tests to assess the impact of different price scenarios. Besides, we also maintain a flexible cost structure which allows for quicker adjustments in response to changing market conditions. This also helps us to weather the storm of price volatility.

Technological challenges

The upstream oil and gas industry is also subject to technological challenges, ranging from drilling in increasingly complex environments to harnessing unconventional resources. To manage these risks, GET Global Group has invested in research and development in order to innovate and enhance our operational efficiency and safety.

We conduct regular technology assessments and audits to identify potential vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement. Besides, we have also collaborations with technology providers and industry peers to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices, with the aim to stay at the forefront of technological advancements. Additionally, we conduct regular training programs to ensure that personnel are equipped to operate and maintain new technologies safely and efficiently.

Environmental and regulatory risks

As environmental concerns gain prominence globally, it becomes imperative for upstream oil and gas companies to navigate an evolving regulatory landscape. Stricter environmental regulations and the need to address climate change pose significant challenges. To manage these risks, we engage in proactive compliance efforts, staying abreast of changing regulations and accordingly adapting our operations.

As a socially-responsible organization, GET Global Group has invested in sustainable practices, including reducing carbon emissions and minimizing environmental impact. These practices help us comply with regulations. We have also established strong relationships with regulatory authorities, environmental organizations, and local communities as part of our collaborative approach to risk management. Apart from building social capital, this also helps us to navigate the evolving environmental and regulatory challenges that are inherent to the upstream oil and gas sector.

Health and safety

At GET Global Group, we are committed to the health and safety of personnel. We are alive to the operational risks, including accidents and incidents, and the severe consequences they can have on human lives, the environment, and our reputation. Our rigorous safety protocols, our investment in regular training, and the implementation of advanced technologies have greatly contributed to a safer working environment.

We also conduct thorough risk assessments and audits to identify potential hazards and implement preventive measures. Emergency response plans and drills are integral to our organizational culture, assisting us to prepare our personnel to respond effectively to unforeseen events. We have also implemented advanced technologies for real-time monitoring, which enables us to detect and mitigate risks promptly.

Supply chain risks

Upstream oil and gas operations rely on complex supply chains, making them susceptible to disruptions. From equipment shortages to geopolitical disruptions affecting the transportation of goods, managing supply chain risks is essential for maintaining operational continuity. To counter our supply chain risks, we conduct comprehensive supply chain mapping and diversification to identify potential vulnerabilities and alternative sources.

We have established strong relationships with key suppliers and implemented inventory management strategies.  Besides, we also leverage technology for real-time tracking and communication to mitigate supply chain risks. Also, continual monitoring of global economic trends and geopolitical developments allows us to anticipate and respond to potential disruptions in our supply chain.


In the ever-evolving landscape of the upstream oil and gas industry, effective risk management is crucial to achieve success. From geopolitical uncertainties to technological challenges, there is need for upstream oil and gas companies to adopt a holistic and proactive approach to identify, assess, and mitigate risks. In this context, GET Global Group manages risks by staying informed, implementing innovation, building strong stakeholder relationships, and implementing robust safety measures. As the industry continues to evolve, we will need to adapt and effectively manage risks for sustained success and competitiveness.

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