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An analytical approach to maximizing reservoir production

Producing assets have significant subsurface optimization potential. We take a deeper look at what it takes to unlock this value.
An analytical approach to reservoir production

Sector Perspectives

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Why oil and gas companies must act on analytics

– Offshore platforms are, on average, running at only 77 percent of maximum production potential. Rigorous use of analytics can quickly improve on that.
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What it takes to be successful: Three hallmarks of a healthy oil and gas organization

– As oil and gas companies navigate a ‘new normal,’ embedding three hallmarks of organizational health will be key to success.

Market outlooks

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New reality: electric trucks and their implications on energy demand

– When DHL decided in 2013 that it wanted to upgrade its fleet to electric powertrains, it could not find a suitable vehicle or an original equipment manufacturer willing to develop one. So, they decided to develop a vehicle themselves.
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Is growth taking root?

– Higher oil prices early in the year helped the OFSE sector recover in Q2 2017, driven by strong growth in North American shale, and the promise of an improvement elsewhere.

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“Digital Days” in Latin America

– The adoption of digital continues to be a bright spot in Latin America’s economy today, evidenced by our growing series of “Digital Day” events in the region.
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A business leader’s guide to agile

– Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business partners.

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Prosperity postponed

– Some stability returned to the OFSE sector in Q1 2017, with strong US onshore performance offsetting moderate decline elsewhere.... However, prosperity has not yet arrived as oil prices went sideways.
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Taming the Mad Dog: Making oil projects work in a low-price environment

– BP’s Starlee Sykes discusses the future of deepwater development.
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The oil & gas supply chain returns to growth after more than two years

– OFSE quarterly revenue edged up for the first time since Q3 2014, helped by an oil price–driven recovery in capex. But most... activity is in the US onshore, with sectors elsewhere still facing slim pickings.
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From one well to thousands: The innovation multiplier in unconventionals

– Steve Schlotterbeck, CEO of EQT Corporation, comments on the opportunities and challenges of leading one of the largest producers... in the world-class Marcellus Shale region.
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Delivering a world-class integration in oil and gas

– Transition CEO Huibert Vigeveno discusses what worked in Royal Dutch Shell’s integration of BG Group, its biggest acquisition... in more than a century.
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Spectra Energy: ‘We go where the lights are’

– President and CEO Greg Ebel on how Spectra Energy became one of the most successful pipeline companies in North America and the... future of the industry.
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From scenario planning to stress testing: The next step for energy companies

– Utilities and oil and gas firms have long used scenario analysis, but extraordinary times call for new measures.
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Rethinking the oil and gas organization

– Organizational choices made during a time of resource scarcity need reexamination when the cycle turns.
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Oil-field services sector gears up for a recovery … but is not there yet

– Stabilizing oil prices stimulated activity in some areas, which fed through to the OFSE sector, helping support the market. Emerging... consensus amongst OPEC countries is likely to position the market for recovery; however, execution remains a challenge.
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What slowing additions to refining capacity will mean to the industry

– Announced refining capacity additions remain high relative to recent history, but will be lower than previously forecast. Conversion... investments continue to exceed distillation and will increase complexity in the refining industry with potential opportunities for refiners, traders, suppliers, shippers, and the EPC industry.
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As gasoline demand booms, don’t sleep on diesel

– In 2015, gasoline-diesel differentials favored gasoline for the first time in many years, but the longer-term future favors diesel,... and meantime refiners need to be able to swing between the two.

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