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Value over volume: Shale development in the era of cash

– Despite rising production, most US shale producers are showing negative free cash flow. To improve capital efficiency, they need to optimize development strategies for economic value, not volume.

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Global refining: Profiting in a downstream downturn

– Amid long-term margin declines in the global refining market, players must move quickly to adjust their portfolio strategies.

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Global gas and LNG outlook to 2035

– Expansion in the gas and LNG markets continues, with LNG demand expected to increase 3.6 percent per year to 2035.
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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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Traditional company, new businesses: The pairing that can ensure an incumbent’s survival

– To guard against disruption, established companies should launch new businesses that have start-up–like freedom—along with access to advantages that start-ups usually lack.
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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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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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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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Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat

– How the energy, mining, and materials industries can meet the unique challenges of protecting themselves in a digital world.
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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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The West of Shetland comes of age

– Despite challenges, the West of Shetland is increasingly important to offshore UK oil and gas activity. Four levers can help lower... breakeven costs to make the province globally competitive.
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How the oil and gas industry can improve capital-project performance

– Management practices and digital technologies used by other industries can help oil and gas companies boost capital-project productivity.
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Global Energy Perspective 2019

– The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold.
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