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McKinsey's Oil & Gas Practice helps clients both in meeting their near-term performance challenges and in devising strategies to succeed in today's complicated world. We serve many of the world's most important oil companies in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.



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Saving time and money on major projects

December 2013—The oil and gas industry can improve the delivery of major projects by adopting a modular approach successfully used by other industries.more


The US growth opportunity in shale oil and gas

August 2013—McKinsey partner Scott Nyquist discusses the role of shale oil and gas in boosting US oil production and examines the environmental concerns that must be addressed.more

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Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

July 2013—Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020.more

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articleThis is the time to deliver on upstream operational excellence

This is the time to deliver on upstream operational excellence

February 2010—With oil prices squeezed, now is the time for oil and gas companies to focus on operational excellence. What lessons can managers draw from world-class operators in the business?more

articleExploring global energy demand

Exploring global energy demand

June 2009—An interactive graphic examines the growth of global energy and petroleum demand based on scenarios accounting for GDP and other factors, including the potential reduction in demand through increased energy productivity.more

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article | McKinsey QuarterlyWhy energy demand will rebound

Why energy demand will rebound

May 2009—Demand for energy will return, and oil prices could spike anew as soon as the world economy recovers.more

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