CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory today has one of the leading consulting practices in India in the natural resources sector.
In the oil and gas sector, we have closely worked with all the stakeholders and advised some of the world's largest oil and gas companies, regulators, financial institutions, private investors, as well as new entrants in the sector. Our experience spans the entire oil and gas value chain (from upstream to downstream). Our engagements have included carrying out due diligence for upstream investments, refinery feasibility and pipeline tariff estimation studies, pan-India gas demand-supply estimation studies, advising end consumers on pricing and affordability related issues, natural gas transmission and city gas distribution (CGD) companies on their business plan and bidding strategy, and business restructuring services. In addition to our in-depth understanding of the Indian oil and gas sector, we also have the expertise and experience of working in other developed and developing markets on gas market assessment studies, city gas distribution projects, LNG studies and upstream asset evaluation.
In the mining sector, we have provided comprehensive assistance to clients across the value chain. CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory has played a pivotal role in the mining sector by assisting its clients such as State Electricity Boards (SEBs), multilateral institutions, and corporates in areas ranging from sector development, regulation, pricing, risk management, contractual issues in coal imports to captive mining, selection of joint development partner, etc. We have successfully assisted two of the largest power companies in India in selecting and appointing a Mine Developer cum Operator (MDO) for their coal blocks through a transparent international competitive bidding process. In addition, we have rich experience of carrying out demand estimation studies for coal, advising on fuel supply agreements, assisting investors in due diligence of coal blocks, and developing a strategy to exploit coal blocks. CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory has assisted Coal India Ltd. in drafting the Fuel Supply Agreement under the New Coal Distribution Policy.
In the minerals sector, we are currently working on some very prestigious strategic engagements for mining companies. Our areas of expertise in this sector include development of a strategy and vision for mining companies, carrying out market estimation studies, conducting economic and financial feasibility studies for investments, and assisting in business restructuring.
CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory's Natural Resources Group comprises of highly experienced professionals with long years of association with developers, investors, decision makers and lenders, supported by a network of international experts, who have worked in the global energy markets in developed as well as developing economies. This unique combination enables us to add value to our engagements by augmenting our deep understanding of the local issues with a global perspective. To view our recent assignments in natural resources sector, please visit the assignment section.