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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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The future is now: How oil and gas companies can decarbonize

– As the pressure to act on climate change builds, the industry should consider a range of options.

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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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Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal

– The coronavirus is not only a health crisis of immense proportion—it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global economic order. Here’s how leaders can begin navigating to what’s next.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials

– The automation of nonphysical core processes is an often-overlooked source of value in industrials.

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.

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.

Global refining: Profiting in a downstream downturn

– Amid long-term margin declines in the global refining market, players must move quickly to adjust their portfolio strategies.

Asia’s energy transition

– The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology.

Paths to profitability in US unconventionals

– After years of high growth, the US unconventionals sector has yet to deliver cash flow or returns to investors across the full... cycle. To achieve profitability, shale producers will need to transform their organizations and shift their strategic focus from growth to value creation.

Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive’s guide to the global energy system

– Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy... efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth.
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