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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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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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Global downstream outlook to 2035

– Perspective on global refining markets and projections to 2035.

 

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North American gas outlook to 2030

– Here’s what you need to know about the North American outlook for gas demand, supply, and price to 2030.
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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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Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

– Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly.
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How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

– In the first of a two-part interview, the architect of last year’s World Series champions shares how analytics, organization, and culture combine to create competitive advantage in a zero-sum industry.

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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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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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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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Global downstream outlook to 2035

– Perspective on global refining markets and projections to 2035.
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North American gas outlook to 2030

– Here’s what you need to know about the North American outlook for gas demand, supply, and price to 2030.
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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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The new way to engage with energy customers: Personalization at scale

– Energy companies struggling with customer churn can borrow lessons from retail and consumer goods to build loyalty and boost sales... through personalization.
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Rebooting your stalled digital transformation in oil and gas

– Companies often struggle to make the leap from successful pilots to organization-wide rollout, and in many cases transformation... efforts have essentially stalled. Knowing where you stand and what to do next can help you quickly get back on track.
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OFSE quarterly: Oil price slump slows recovery

– Crude oil prices continued on a downward trajectory in the fourth quarter, resulting in a somber outlook for the sector going... into 2019. OFSE performance in the last quarter itself was mixed, with outcome varying greatly at company level.
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