The nova that RPS Scotia (formerly The Scotia Group) hopes to produce is new oil and gas finds. The oil and gas services consultancy specializes in technical and economic analysis, and strategic advice related to exploration and reserves. Clients have included major and independent oil companies (BP, Chevron, Shell), financial institutions (Goldman Sachs & Company, J.P. Morgan), and legal entities (US Department of Justice, Haynes and Boone). The company has offices in Dallas and Houston, and in Reynosa, Mexico. About 60% of the company's work is conducted internationally, and 45% of its clients are independent oil and gas companies. In 2007 The Scotia Group was acquired by the RPS Group's RPS Energy unit.