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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.

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Setting the bar for global LNG cost competitiveness

– By 2035, unmet LNG demand could reach 100 to 140 MTPA. With more than 100 pre-FID projects totaling over 1,100 MTPA in contention to meet this demand, how can operators improve their competitive position?

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How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap

– New research identifies why women fail to advance—and suggests what the industry can do about it.

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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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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.
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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.
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Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials

– The automation of nonphysical core processes is an often-overlooked source of value in industrials.
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Asia’s energy transition

– The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology.
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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.
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Forced boil-off gas: The future of LNG as a fuel for LNG carriers

– New limitations on sulphur emissions will require ship operators to consider alternative fuels. As a result, the use of forced... boil-off liquefied natural gas is likely to increase.
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OFSE quarterly: Firmer oil supports mild offshore recovery, while US onshore remains weak

– As prospects of a longer-term structural recovery remain somewhat dim, challenges grow for oil-field services and equipment.
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Recharging economies: The EV-battery manufacturing outlook for Europe

– As uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, the EV-battery market represents an opportunity for European players. We assess... the potential and look at factors guiding the location of production capacity.
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Offshore-drilling outlook to 2035

– Our perspective on the global offshore-drilling market offers projections to 2035.
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Giants can dance: Agile organizations in asset-heavy industries

– The agile revolution is sweeping across industries, and asset-heavy companies are taking note. We explore how and where they can... capture the benefits of agility while preserving safety and assurance.
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