Whitepapers
Will the Opec ramp-up help the overly tight market?
16 August 2018

During 2017, the global oil market was in a supply-demand deficit, which was helped by strong global demand growth and supply restraint by OPEC and its allies. This deficit persisted during 2Q 2018, before the decision in June by OPEC and its allies to increase output.

But will this increase in output be enough to balance rising demand and potential supply shocks? In this report, Rystad Energy analyzes the effect of OPEC countries’ production on the global supply, US shale production potential, global oil demand, and other factors impacting global oil market balances.

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Decommissioning in the North Sea: Fundamentals and financing
2 August 2018

The North Sea is in a period of transition, and decommissioning is in full swing. Financing such projects may seem arduous, but solutions are out there. Take a look at our report into the sector, with input from some industry heavyweights.

This report, produced by Petroleum Economist in association with Lloyds Bank, will give you an in-depth understanding of what’s shaping decommissioning in the North Sea – now and in the future. You'll also discover the projects are being produced, and the financial options that make decommissioning a viable plan. Decommissioning in the North Sea: Fundamentals and financing. Download this free report here.

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EVs & Refining – Friend or Foe?
10 July 2018

A few months ago The World Refining Association asked in a survey to over 20,000 downstream experts how can the refining industry adapt to the increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs).
 
Participants answered questions including:
 
  • How significant could EVs be for oil demand?
  • Does your company have a strategy in place to adapt to the emergence of EVs?
  • How can refineries adapt to the potential impact of EVs?
With additional insights from industry experts from Concawe and MOL Group, the report provides some enlightenment and contributes to the discussion: EVs - friend or foe?

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China's Growing Gas Demand: Key Products and Market Insights
26 June 2018

China is growing increasingly energy-hungry as its population and transport infrastructure expands. China’s demand from oil into natural gas & LNG has outpaced supply for several years, which has resulted in the need to improve the country’s natural gas and LNG infrastructure. Download this whitepaper to learn more about China's state of natural gas and LNG demand.

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Greener Oil Strategies for Sustainability and Profitability
8 June 2018

The global economy wants energy that is clean, green, and affordable. For decades, the oil and gas industry (O&G) has reliably provided energy, especially as transportation fuels. However, this industry is pressured to be greener and safer, emit fewer pollutants, and become more socially responsible.

Many top O&G companies are undertaking new strategies to make their oil “greener”; in addition, investors and financial institutions now use sustainability indexes as a key factor to determine future investment options.

This paper reviews the concepts that the O&G industry can use to increase their sustainability performance with existing strategies and operations to be more profitable in the near and long-term.

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Seeing Into the Future with Prescriptive Analytics
8 June 2018

Discover how to predict equipment breakdowns and perform prescriptive maintenance using a new approach to asset performance management. This whitepaper includes stories of nine companies that have improved asset reliability, including one major oil and gas company that exposed the cause of a compressor failure that plagued its refinery for over a decade – just three days after implementing its prescriptive analytics solution. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

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In a transitioning industry is reference class forecasting enough?
24 May 2018

What will happen if we continue to only use backward looking metrics such as historical databases and reference class forecasting? Are we in danger of missing the opportunities the future holds and potentially destroying value by stripping good opportunities from portfolios?

The oil & gas industry is in transition. As we emerge from the longest oil price depression in memory, coupled with the rapid growth in alternative energy sources, the industry needs more competitive solutions to find its place in the future energy mix.

New technologies and different collaboration models are rapidly evolving, with many predicting major improvements. This whitepaper addresses the question "how do we build the expected improvements into the field development planning process?"

Download the whitepaper to find out how io oil & gas consulting's innovative approaches to development planning can be used to address this.

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Mexico's unfolding natural gas transformation
10 May 2018

The global energy industry has seen how the shale boom turned the US into a leading gas producer and exporter. Much of the recent development in the Americas' natural gas/LNG sector has been concentrated in the US Gulf Coast region, which is a key energy hub for much of the world. But what about Mexico?

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