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Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.

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Global Energy Perspective, 2018

lapetitemort.info Energy Insights has released the 2018 Reference Case from its Global Energy Perspective on long-term energy demand. Global CO₂ emissions are expected to plateau by 2030 due to major shifts in the global energy landscape, particularly related to electric vehicles and renewable energy sources. However, increased global energy demand means that emissions will remain at more than double the level required for a 2 degrees Celsius warming pathway.

Sector Perspectives


Capturing the next frontier of value: Operating models for oil and gas fields of the future

– As the global energy transition accelerates, upstream operators must modernize and shift to more economic operating models. Where and how should they seek the next generation of efficiency gains?

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Market outlooks


MARPOL implications on refining and shipping markets

– Opportunities will depend on how other sectors respond.

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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Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders

– Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics of technology leadership.
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What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

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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.

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.

Building a new energy security architecture

– The Honourable Prime Minister of India, while sharing his expectations from the hydrocarbon sector and the government’s... endeavour to achieve energy security, laid out his vision for India’s energy future in the form of four pillars—access, efficiency, sustainability and security.

Taming the Mad Dog: Making oil projects work in a low-price environment

– BP’s Starlee Sykes discusses the future of deepwater development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Rethinking the oil and gas organization

– Organizational choices made during a time of resource scarcity need reexamination when the cycle turns.

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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