Whitepapers
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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Energy Market Review 2018
5 April 2018

Welcome to our Energy Market Review for 2018.

2017 was an interesting year for both the energy and the (re)insurance industries, with the good news of the oil price recovery and increased activity in the energy industry being offset by the devastation and personal tragedies brought about by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

As Insurers navigate the current market uncertainty, they are overwhelming faced with the choice of continuing to invest heavily without the guarantee of significant returns or scale back and wait for more advantageous market conditions. Both courses are discussed in-depth in this year’s market review.

We are grateful to all the contributors to this Review, who as usual include both Willis Towers Watson specialists from around the world and external expert commentators. We hope that you enjoy reading it.

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Cyber Insurance and Risks for Energy Companies
4 April 2018

Find out about the global Energy Insurance market and benefit from insights from JLT, one of the world’s leading insurance brokers.

Their deep expertise in the oil and gas industry and entrepreneurial culture give them the insights, and tenacity to go beyond the routine and deliver you better results.

Download their Quarterly Energy newsletter here to find out more including the latest on Cyber Insurance and the risks for Energy companies.

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