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E&P cost reduction through technology assessment

A case study in subsea technology identification

Cost reductions achieved by adopting new oilfield technologies are critical to improve the resilience of Exploration and Production margins, especially for subsea assets. However, new cost-effective technologies can only be deployed successfully with sustained and targeted R&D efforts. In this...
Oil & gas

The BIG patent expiry question: Why sink when you can sail?

Riding the wave of medicine loss-of-exclusivity to gain improved returns

As a biopharmaceutical product approaches the end of its patent life, executives believe that the product’s demise is inevitable and will happen at great speed. They begin to worry about the rapid loss of revenue that will be brought about by the entry of generic alternatives into the market. They...
Healthcare & life sciences

When should national oil companies have subsidiaries?

Rationales for establishing subsidiaries in national oil companies and how these NOCs can manage their existing subsidiaries more effectively –...

National oil companies (NOCs) are becoming ever more influential in today’s oil and gas environment, dominating production output and expanding their footprints beyond their local boundaries. With this growth and increase in influence, many NOCs have expanded their organizations over the years,...
Oil & gas

Nuclear failures

Risks, uncertainties and future potential

In 2011 the tragic events at Fukushima called the nuclear industry to a sudden halt. In the months after the accident, several nuclear programmes for example in Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands and to some extent also in the U.S., were put on hold or stopped entirely. Now, seven years later,...
Utilities & alternative energy

The oil company of the future

What does the future eco-system look like, and what are the potential business models to succeed?

What are oil companies going to look like in the future?The oil industry is shifting towards NOC hegemony, peak oil is arriving from the demand side, and the energy mix is changing. Oil companies’ profiles are in constant evolution, and they are already adapting their business strategies to the...
Oil & gas

Digitalization trends in the health care industry

ConhIT report: Health care shows great promise for digitalization initiatives

What are the next steps?Show courage regarding technology innovation and tackle digitalization proactively:Take advantage of impulses from technology, openness of both politics and regulation, and increasing customer acceptanceGather experiences with pilot projects in process automation, e.g.,...
Healthcare & life sciences

Monetizing investments in telecom network infrastructure

We discuss how to optimize telecoms network infrastructure investments by adopting amulti-criteria evaluation approach based on business, technical...

In an investment-driven industry such as telecommunications, optimizing investment decisions has always represented a key competitive advantage for operators. However, in a market characterized by stagnating growth rates and increasing competition, where many telecommunication companies are facing...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Driving adoption in digital transformation

When it comes to delivering effective digital transformations, human behaviour is often overlooked in favour of a focus on technology. Based on our experience and research, we outline how organizations can truly engage their people by understanding their behaviors, and consequently, ensure...
Digital problem solving

Future of batteries

Winner takes all?

Battery technologies are central to delivering significant advances in a wide range of industries, from electric vehicles to renewable power. This has catapulted battery technology to the top of the priority list for many players, leading to a huge boom in investment, as companies try to build key...
Utilities & alternative energy

Local content after a booming oil & gas cycle

Ambitions and limits of local content development

A cycle of booming oil and gas exploration and production activity ended in 2015. During the decade 2005–2015, pressure on local content intensified in most oil-rich countries. The time has come to examine the economic impact of both regulations and initiatives taken by private international and...
Oil & gas