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Recovery continues in the OFSE sector, but margins stay under pressure

– Higher oil prices should see the OFSE sector recovery continue, although margins remain under pressure.

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Diesel demand: Still growing globally, despite Dieselgate
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Diesel demand: Still growing globally, despite Dieselgate

– Two years after Dieselgate, the impact of the diesel emissions scandal on final demand appears to be smaller than many expected, and has largely been offset by other demand drivers. Going forward, we expect global middle distillate demand growth to be fairly robust in the next few years.
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MARPOL implications on refining and shipping markets

– Opportunities will depend on how other sectors respond.

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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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Commercial excellence: Powering success in today’s evolving energy retail utility markets

– Across the world, liberalization of energy markets has resulted in additional pressure on established electric-power and natural-gas... players to defend market shares. Our global knowledge initiative explains in a series of articles how to achieve commercial excellence in order to respond to this pressure. This article examines the critical 12 commercial capabilities that really matter and explains in a holistic approach how to build them.
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Fueling utility innovation through analytics

– Utilities around the world are making big investments in advanced analytics. Getting the full value, however, requires rethinking... their strategy, culture, and organization.
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Global Energy Perspective 2018

– Our Global Energy Perspective summarizes our fundamental energy demand outlook and shows projections of how the energy transition... will unfold over the next decades.
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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.
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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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The future of HR in oil and gas

– The war for traditional technical talent is now less fierce, while intensifying for new skill types. We see three themes for HR... of the future in oil and gas, with implications for HR strategy and operating model.
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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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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.
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Implications of a border adjustment tax

– The US is debating a number of trade and tax proposals, including a border adjustment tax (BAT) that could significantly affect... both crude and refined product markets.
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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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