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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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Downstream oil and gas amid COVID-19: Succeeding in a changed market

– North American industry shapers will quickly develop strong market perspectives, adopt flexible staffing models, and deploy streamlined labor pools aligned with decisive strategic and operational choices.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OFSE quarterly: Revenues slip, but margins show some gains

– Here’s what you need to know about developments in the oilfield-services-and-equipment sector, which continued to face challenges... in the third quarter of 2019.
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Toward a net-zero future: Decarbonizing upstream oil and gas operations

– To operate well is to operate responsibly—but more must be done on sustainable design and balanced portfolios to achieve a net-zero... future.
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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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