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Global Energy Perspective 2021

The Global Energy Perspective describes our view on how the energy transition can unfold, through four scenarios.


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Short takes from our experts on the oil and gas industry

Energy Insights

Powering our insights with data and advanced analytics

Energy Transition


Climate Change

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.

Sector Perspectives


LNG portfolio optimization: Putting the business model to the test

– Most integrated gas players are experiencing earnings pressure from the 2020 down cycle in gas prices. To become more resilient, companies will need to explore portfolio optimization. Here's how.

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Market outlooks


Global oil supply-and-demand outlook to 2040

– COVID-19 sent shocks through global oil markets, with oil demand and supply still struggling to return to pre-pandemic levels. Our outlook looks back at 2020 and presents our most-likely scenarios for oil demand, supply, and prices through 2040.

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Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ten principles for successful oil and gas operator transitions

– Incoming operators face several challenges when taking over an asset, including managing the transition, improving performance,... and capturing value. Ten principles can guide the way.
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