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Oil & Gas

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From a shifting regulatory landscape to limited international market access, the oil and gas industry faces combustible risk. In Canada, many petroleum companies are taking a hard look at their fundamental business models, reassessing cost structures to better match current commodity prices and plan for a hard-to-predict future.

BDO is committed to helping all segments of the oil and gas sector prepare for tomorrow’s volatility by overcoming today’s obstacles. Our multi-disciplinary team can help you simplify your payroll, reduce tax liabilities, and meet compliance requirements—so you can focus on growth and profitability.

Featured insights and offerings for the oil and gas industry

Resources to support your business

Oil and gas financial management tips

Volatility in the oil and gas sector is nothing new, so having streamlined operations and sound financial management strategies is key to weathering storms.

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Turning sceptics into changemakers: Attracting Gen Z to the natural resources sector in Canada

The natural resources industry is facing recruitment and talent pipeline challenges, with more and more employees leaving their jobs for opportunities that better meet their needs, expectations, and values. Changes need to be made if the industry is to attract workers, particularly those from the younger generations.

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Business stages for the oil and gas industry

Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

Comply with regulations

Adapt and respond more quickly and effectively to the changing economic, legal, consumer, and market landscape.

Adapt, prepare & respond

Guidance and advice that service the oil and gas industry

Each business valuation is based on a unique set of factors—financing, business models, acquisitions, re-organizations, succession plans—and requires a thorough understanding of the industries involved. BDO's Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) bring extensive experience working with owner-managed businesses to large public companies, always taking the time to understand your business and offering tailored services for individual client needs—from financial and tax reporting to transaction and litigation support to complex financial instruments.

Transfer pricing planning and compliance is essential for companies conducting business outside Canada. Our team rigorously develops defensible transfer pricing policies that align with the overall tax planning strategy of our clients and that meet Canadian and international requirements.

Technology continues to change the way you operate your business. Exploring solutions—including integrating cloud software, automation, implementing cybersecurity solutions, harnessing data for business decisions, and innovating your employee experience—requires trusted guidance. Our experienced team is focused on helping you unlock innovation for growth and success.

BDO Tax professionals can help you remain compliant and stay on top of new developments. We offer a full range of integrated, multidisciplinary tax services that allow us to address multiple client issues—helping you streamline your tax operations.

In a global economic climate, competing effectively means understanding cross-border issues and taking steps to minimize tax burdens. BDO's International Tax professionals gain an in-depth knowledge of their clients' needs and help them optimize foreign operations while complying with relevant jurisdictions.

BDO's SR&ED and Government Incentives team uses a comprehensive approach to helping clients access funding through critical stages, from early development to global scaling. We work with clients to develop a funding road map to match the appropriate funding to their evolution and to integrate it with their overall capitalization.

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