We're sorry but your browser is not supported by Marsh.com

For the best experience, please upgrade to a supported browser:



Regardless of your focus — upstream, downstream, renewables, or construction — identifying and managing threats while maximizing opportunities requires global energy risk experts and powerful analytics.

More than 350 energy professionals in over 60 countries…US$2.5 billion in premium management for 2,000 clients

Today’s oil and gas industry entails significant risks. A rig accident or oil spill can have environmental and reputational impacts. Shale gas production could be limited by activists and authorities. Increasing political and social unrest may present additional challenges.

Marsh’s Energy Practice is at the forefront of advising energy companies worldwide on the wide range of risks they face. Whether your focus is exploration, construction, or production — single-location operations, new projects, or a diverse portfolio of integrated assets — our energy experts offer market-leading risk management solutions.

With 30 engineers worldwide, our Global Energy Risk Engineering (GERE) team brings considerable breadth and depth of industry expertise to the table. Backed by Marsh’s suite of data, analytics, and technology, we enable you to take a holistic view of risk financing.

The result: Marsh’s Energy Practice delivers strategies and solutions to help control your risks, maximize your opportunities, and achieve your business objectives.

Upstream Energy

As global demand for hydrocarbons continues to increase, drillers and other producers must enter new areas of offshore exploration and production. We can help you find coverage for multiple types and sizes of operations in these areas:

  • Exploration, including mobile drilling units and onshore drilling operations.
  • Fixed, floating, or tethered platform operations, including process risks and well control.
  • Subsea installations and pipeline transmission systems.
  • Platform decommissioning, including residual value and credit risk solutions.
  • Onshore gathering and processing systems.
Downstream Energy

For oil refiners, natural gas processors/purifiers, and those focused on end-product marketing and distribution, Marsh offers the knowledge to assist in finding coverage for risks to your:

  • Refinery operations.
  • Petrochemical operations, including olefins and aromatics.
  • Natural gas liquefaction plants and liquefied natural gas terminal operations.
  • Gas processing.
  • Gas utilization, including methanol, fertilizer, and gas-to-liquid (GTL) plants.
  • Oil and gas pipeline operations.
  • Tank farm and terminal operations for crude, gas, and petroleum products.
  • Biofuels production.
  • Product transit by road, rail, or sea.
Renewable Energy

If you are engaged in new or established renewable energy technologies, our global network of renewable energy specialists can provide you with bespoke risk mitigation solutions. Working across the entire renewable supply chain — manufacturers, developers, contractors, operators, utilities, and financiers — we support wide-ranging project delivery, financing, and business models, with solutions that include:

  • Construction risk and operational programs.
  • Guarantees and warranties.
  • Project advisory services, including contractual risk allocation and demonstrating project “bankability.”
  • Surety, construction, and performance-bond execution services.
  • Weather risk management, including revenue volatility.

From conception to completion, Marsh Energy supports every phase of your construction project. We deliver bespoke solutions for projects large and small, across all areas of upstream and downstream activity — from oil rigs and gas processing plants to refineries and pipelines. Our services include:

  • Construction project-conception services, including project risk mapping.
  • Initial construction and installation-risk assessments.
  • Preliminary design-phase services, including risk review, delay in start-up (DSU) risk, and mitigation analysis.
  • Pre-contractor selection and credit agreement services, including contractual risk review.