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Oil-field services sector gears up for a recovery … but is not there yet

– Stabilizing oil prices stimulated activity in some areas, which fed through to the OFSE sector, helping support the market. Emerging... consensus amongst OPEC countries is likely to position the market for recovery; however, execution remains a challenge.
Interview

Delivering a world-class integration in oil and gas

– Transition CEO Huibert Vigeveno discusses what worked in Royal Dutch Shell’s integration of BG Group, its biggest acquisition... in more than a century.
Article

Preserving the downturn’s upside

– Plummeting prices forced oil and gas companies to get serious about rising production costs. They have. Now the challenge is to... preserve those gains.
Article

Capturing margin opportunities in oil and gas refining

– Downstream oil and gas industry players are used to market shifts. The key is taking advantage when they occur.
Article

The conundrum of new complex refining investments

– Refiners continue to invest in complex refining capacity despite highly volatile margins and generally low light-heavy differentials.... Why?
Article

Adopting a through-cycle approach to talent management

– Instead of dealing with talent shortage, many oil and gas companies are now juggling a surplus of labor. Rapid performance management... systems can help address near-term workforce needs as well as build stronger organizations.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Peering into energy’s crystal ball

– McKinsey’s predictions were broadly on target in 2007. Here’s how things could turn out during the next eight years.
Commentary

Lower oil prices but more renewables: What’s going on?

– Why the renewables sector is more resilient than ever.
Article

Capturing value from M&A in oil and gas: Implications for integration

– M&A may help address challenges facing oil and gas companies in today’s low oil price climate. We identify seven best... practices in planning and execution that are essential to capturing full value from M&A.

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