Upstream Energy

Why Us

Here for you

Our energy team is available at Lloyd’s (ground floor box 14), in the office, by phone or video conference to talk through and collaborate on a range of solutions. We have a nimble and ‘no red tape’ approach, making us highly responsive so you can get back to your customer with a quote quickly.

Flexible solution approach Underwriting flexibility ensures that we can bespoke solutions for each individual risk. Via a package-based offering we can also provide access to insurance needs under one slip.

Knowing that more energy businesses are on an energy transition journey, we can adapt to offer renewable-led solutions as their strategy moves towards a more sustainable model.

Our Customers

Target business

We primarily write upstream business and can consider midstream risks from multi-nationals to independent businesses.

Types of business in scope include:

  • Global integrated oil and gas companies
  • Multi-national integrated oil and gas companies
  • International drilling contractors
  • Independent E&P companies
  • State-owned oil companies
  • Shipyard/building contractors

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Risks on a global basis - provide a wide range of coverage including:


All risks of physical loss or damage


Business interruption or loss of production


Third party liability


Control of well


Removal of wreck and sue and labour


Delay in start up


Offshore construction


  • $250 m maximum line size
  • Global offering with a choice of Lloyd’s syndicate 1686 ($125 m) and AXIS company paper ($250 m)
  • London based specialist underwriting team


We deliver on our promises

Effective resolution for customers is achieved with our highly skilled claims specialists focusing on:

  • Quick decision making
  • Championing your needs
  • An honest approach

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