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powerful thinking
17
Nov

how can the oil and gas industry exploit the big data revolution?

In a world in which new innovations are constantly changing the way we do business, the term “big data” is never too far from the headlines. Big data refers to datasets of unprecedented scale, which, if analysed properly, can provide business with new and exciting insights into how they can improve and streamline their business...
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20
Oct

how does oil and gas fit into a changing UK political landscape?

In the new and uncertain political landscape that is post-Brexit Britain, eye-captivating headlines are never far away. In recent weeks, the nation’s broadsheets have been filled with a scintillating array of Westminster gossip, ranging from deep rifts in the Labour Party to Brexit triumphalism among grassroots Conservatives. The new Government’s policy on the oil and...
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14
Oct

big changes are coming: it’s the oil and gas industry’s turn to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution

We are on the cusp of a profound technology change across industries, including the oil and gas supply chain. General technologies – ones that have broad application across a range of industries – will drive the next era of productivity growth. They will lead to disruptive innovation and change the basis of competition. Disruption was...
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23
Sep

do big pharma and big oil share a common goal?

In the pharmaceuticals industry, as in the oil and gas industry, reaching long term economically sustainable businesses in challenging times can be a complex business. The significant hurdles in getting a drug to market mean that pharmaceutical companies invest more heavily in research than any other industry – £11.5 million every day.[1] Only 1 in...
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01
Sep

on the ground at ONS 2016

By Chris Freeman, Partner and Director of Field Development, io oil & gas consulting Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2016 wrapped up today following a busy week of events, technical talks, speaker panels and social events to showcase Scandinavian hospitality. The biennial Stavanger-based conference this year featured more than 400 speakers and a sense of collaboration...
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18
Aug

how megaprojects can win gold

io oil & gas consulting With tales sporting heroism filling the airwaves every day, media attention has largely moved its focus away from the turbulence that followed Brazil’s Olympic Games preparation. On the field at least, the 31st Olympic Games are likely to be remembered fondly, though there are still many lessons to be learnt...
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19
May

how can oil and gas improve efficiency measures?

Amid global economic weakness, tougher fuel economy regulations, more viable forms of alternative energy and, above all, a dramatically lower oil price, the oil and gas industry continues to reflect on how it can become productive and profitable once again. A report looking at the fundamentals needed to drive excellence in oil and gas operations,...
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21
Apr

how can technology affect our global energy challenges?

Across the world, the need for a secure, stable and affordable energy supply continues to sharply rise. As the former Executive Director for Upstream International and Executive Board Member of Shell, Malcolm Brinded, noted in the annual Energy Institute lecture, global demand for energy is set to grow by 2% each year up to 2020...
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14
Jan

the new Asian tigers? – the countries that will drive demand in 2016

Over recent decades China has grown to be a dominant force in the global economy, and now consumes over 23% of all energy consumed on Earth[1]. The result is an economic climate where, to repurpose an old phrase, a sneeze form China means that the rest of the world catches a cold. Yet whilst much...
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25
Aug

3 ways Offshore can reduce operating costs

When the oil price drops below a certain point, it simply stops being worth the investment required for operators to extract it from the sea bed. Operators might be not be able to control the oil price, but they can control their operating costs, and set therefore the level the oil price needs to be...
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