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The dos and don’ts of M&A in shale

– With M&A activity rising, how can unconventionals producers ensure that their strategic moves create value?
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Successful oil and gas mergers: An interview with Wintershall Dea’s Jone Hess

– Senior Vice President of Integration Jone Hess discusses his experience leading the integration planning and execution of one... of the largest oil and gas transactions in recent years.
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A winning OFSE agenda for current times

– Oil-field-service and -equipment companies are facing unprecedented structural headwinds. The sector must transform itself to... regain investor confidence and attract the new talent that it needs.
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The future of liquefied natural gas: Opportunities for growth

– The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated LNG market trends that were already underway. LNG players must pursue improvement in five... areas to adapt to new conditions and seize opportunities for growth.
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Digital transformation in energy: Achieving escape velocity

– The need for digital value is greater and the barriers to change are lower—yet inertia persists. Three practical lessons... can help energy companies break through.
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How COVID-19 and market changes are shaping LNG buyer preferences

– Our recent survey gauges how the pandemic has affected buyer sentiment with expectations of an increased reliance on the spot... and short-term market.
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Institutionalizing drilling and completions efficiency in US unconventionals

– US shale drillers lead the world—but even so, investing to improve drilling efficiency, well design, and back-office functions... can deliver returns that far outweigh the costs.
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An operator’s guide to transforming E&P

– Exploration and production companies born during the shale boom are struggling in the era of cash. Lessons from other heavy industries... can help them transform their operations from end to end.
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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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Oil and gas after COVID-19: The day of reckoning or a new age of opportunity?

– Leading companies will use the crisis to redefine their reasons for being and their basis for distinctiveness.
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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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