Oil & gas

Upscaling digital pilots in oil and gas

How are oil and gas companies adopting digital in their operations, and how can they shift from pilots to full-scale implementation?

The oil and gas sector has been applying cutting-edge technologies and digital solutions for years but failed to tap the full potential of digital. Companies have been able to sustain these inefficiencies during the period of high oil prices. However, with the increasing market pressures, they must...
Oil & gas

Weathering the perfect storm

COVID-19 and the future of the oil & gas industry

Oil & gas, Strategy

The forecourt of the future

With a disruptive lifestyle and technological changes ahead, the fuel retail business will need to create a new customer experience on the forecourt

The traditional forecourt model is at its inevitable end. Electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous cars, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are only a few of the emerging technologies threatening the classic fuel-station customer experience. What will the next-generation forecourt scene be...
Oil & gas, Marketing & sales

Internationalization of National Oil Companies

Key success factors for internationalization of national oil companies in E&P

The energy transition is bringing new challenges to National Oil Companies (NOCs). The demands of the industry transformations in their own countries are encouraging many NOCs to pursue international ventures. As is the need to innovate, to continuously increase value creation for citizens while...
Oil & gas

Nord Stream 2 Economic Impact on Europe

Follow-up analysis of effects on job creation and GDP during the construction phase

Oil & gas

Fourth revision of the proposed amendment of the Gas

Further muddying of the waters?

Oil & gas

Building the Lebanese oil sector

Strategic thoughts for a successful national experience

Lebanon has officially embarked on its oil & gas journey following the signature of the Exploration and Production Agreement (EPA), and declared its entry into the club of oil nations. With its limited national experience in managing an oil & gas (O&G) sector, what should Lebanon’s...
Oil & gas

Rethinking Independents

How the US’s role as an exporter shifts the strategies of independent operators

To survive and thrive, independent US operators must position themselves for long-term value creation through new business models that consider the risks and opportunities of excess production and delivery to global markets.The development of shale oil and gas production in the US has been truly...
Oil & gas

Proposed Gas Directive amendment and the EC-Gazprom

Could the proposed amendment compromise the progress made in the settlement

During the spring of 2018, after seven years of deliberations, the European Commission concluded its investigation of Gazprom regarding alleged abuse of its market position in Central and Eastern European gas markets. The outcome is a finely crafted settlement setting out rules and guidelines for...
Oil & gas

Gas Directive amendment and relations with third countries

What would the need for new or renegotiated agreements mean in practice?

The proposed amendment to the EU Gas Directive aims to extend EU Internal Gas Market legislation to import pipelines from third countries. This would mean imposing third-party access, ownership unbundling, transparency and EU-regulated tariffs on infrastructure outside the boundaries of the...
Oil & gas