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Recovery gains pace

A rise in oil prices to two-year highs should further stimulate a recovering OFSE sector, despite lower-than-expected activity in US shale.
Recovery gains pace

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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.

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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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 improve substantially on that.
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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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Reimagining supply-chain collaboration in a low-oil-price environment

– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.
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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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Preserving the downturn’s upside

– Plummeting prices forced oil and gas companies to get serious about rising production costs. They have. Now the challenge is to... preserve those gains.
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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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