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Navigating in deepwater: Greater rewards through narrower focus

January 2015—Even before the fall in oil prices, deepwater project returns were under pressure. To stay in the game, deepwater players should focus on scale in a single basin.more

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A new approach to oil-and-gas exploration

January 2015—The executives behind the Cove Energy success story discuss the strategy driving their new venture, Discover Exploration, and offer advice to other exploration-and-production companies.more

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Leading a Latin American shale revolution

December 2014—Brought in from Schlumberger to revive Argentina’s state-owned energy giant YPF, CEO Miguel Galuccio is now shooting for a bigger prize: to eventually make his country energy independent.more

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Climbing the curve quickly in petrochemicals

September 2014—Consumption takes off fast in emerging markets. One reason? Plastics.more

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Can bioenergy replace coal?

September 2014—Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback.more

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Digitizing oil and gas production

August 2014—Automation is an important answer to the industry’s upstream challenges.more

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Capturing value in global gas: Prepare now for an uncertain future

July 2014—There is huge uncertainty about how global gas markets will evolve, but the extent of the value at stake makes it imperative for liquified natural gas suppliers and buyers to act now.more

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Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Shell’s Ann Pickard

June 2014—After building a career in Africa, Australia, and now the Arctic, the Royal Dutch Shell executive vice president has developed core leadership principles to safeguard employees and the environment.more

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Myths and realities of clean technologies

April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more

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The disruptive potential of solar power

April 2014—As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.more

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