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A safer, smarter future: Working remotely in energy and materials

– COVID-19 is drastically changing the way energy and materials operations work. Learning from industry best practices can help remote hybrid teams adapt to the next normal.

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The future of natural gas in North America

– What role will natural gas play in North America’s energy mix over the next decades? And how can players position themselves to manage threats and capture opportunities from the energy transition?

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Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles and reports on physical climate risk, sustainability, the energy transition, and approaches to face up to the challenges brought on by climate change.

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Plugging in: What electrification can do for industry

– As the prices of renewable electricity and electric equipment continue to drop, industrial companies can capture cost-saving and... GHG-emission-reduction opportunities by planning the electrification of their operations.
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Reimagining industrial operations

– Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning... the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.
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Winning the race for world-class LNG optimization capabilities

– The race to claim the portfolio development and optimization space has led to double-digit growth in the number of LNG commercial... roles. Investment in trading and origination capabilities is needed.
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A new mandate for the oil and gas chief information officer

– In an increasingly data-dependent sector, oil and gas companies need to scale up their use of technology across the enterprise... rapidly. Success will involve reframing the CIO’s role in driving not only digital transformation but also business outcomes.
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How Mexico can harness its superior energy abundance

– Mexico has a large and diversified base of resources that could offer one of the lowest energy costs in the world. The energy... transition could help the country achieve its potential.
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What shipowners, refiners, and traders should know about IMO 2020

– New global limits on sulfur content for marine fuels will have a significant impact on fuel markets. Our forecast for 2020 shows... the biggest challenge will be overcoming uncertainty.
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Four pathways to digital growth that work for B2B companies

– Here’s what it takes for industrial companies to outgrow their peers and create sustainable value from digitization at scale.
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Sustaining the base: A new focus in shale’s quest for cash

– Production from shale wells declines quickly, but operators can cushion the fall. Sustaining base production is often the best... use of capital, a quick way to generate cash, and a key pillar for producers seeking to transform their operations.
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Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials

– The automation of nonphysical core processes is an often-overlooked source of value in industrials.
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Value over volume: Shale development in the era of cash

– Despite rising production, most US shale producers are showing negative free cash flow. To improve capital efficiency, they need... to optimize development strategies for economic value, not volume.
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OFSE quarterly: Revenue edges up, but margins stay under pressure

– It was another tough quarter for the oil-field-services-and-equipment (OFSE) sector. Oil prices again declined, the possibility... of global recession weighed down on demand, and OFSE revenues saw only marginal improvement. Offshore and gas sectors provided some silver lining.
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