Upstream/Offshore Energy

ArgoGlobal writes a well-established worldwide book of business for the oil and gas industry’s upstream — or exploration — sector.

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  1. Highlights
  2. Appetite
  3. Info

Coverage Highlights

ArgoGlobal’s coverage for the upstream energy sector primarily falls into the following areas.

  • Exploration and production
  • Drilling contractors
  • Specialist vessels
  • Construction
  • Products offered

Appetite & Availability


ArgoGlobal writes business on a worldwide basis including the North Sea, West Africa, South America, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia and Canada. A large proportion of the risks it covers are in North America, including shale plays. It also has business distributed across the Gulf of Mexico.

Risk Appetite

ArgoGlobal has a maximum line size of $45 million on any one risk in all classes except in the Gulf of Mexico.


The company writes business through Lloyd’s registered brokers.

Additional Information


The experienced and well-respected energy team, backed by superior modeling capabilities and a specialist claims staff, maintains strong and long-standing market relationships. The company’s technical knowledge, gained through practical industry experience, gives it unique understanding of upstream energy risks. Additionally, brokers throughout the market welcome the team’s swift decision-making.



Steve O'Gorman

Head of Marine & Energy

+44 (0) 20 7712 7694

Bruce Rodger

Technical Head of Marine & Energy

+44 (0) 20 7712 7547

Thomas Tidbury

Upstream Energy Class Underwriter

+44 (0) 20 7712 7564

Robert Dobson

Marine and Specialty Claims Manager


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