Unconventional hydrocarbons in  Latin America

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Energy & Utilities March 2017

Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America

From dreams to reality

Production of unconventional hydrocarbons became globally prominent in 2010, when the US, forthe first time, reached a daily output of 1 million barrels of tight oil. In Latin America, where high unconventional hydrocarbon potential has been widely recognized, Governments noticed the need to attract experienced international operators, qualified suppliers and risk-prone investors to develop such resources. [...]

Italian gas distribution tenders

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Energy & Utilities February 2017

Italian gas distribution tenders

An opportunity for utilities companies and infrastructure funds

The Italian gas distribution sector is expected to face a new tender season in the short to medium term. All the concessions in the country have been bundled together in order to create ATEMs, concessions larger than the average DSO size. [...]

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

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Energy & Utilities February 2017

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities – The case of Spain

Substantial savings can be achieved in a decade

Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for several years. It is one of the most important levers when improving the productivity of developed societies, as well as their environmental impact - a unit less of energy consumed for the same productive activity reduces not only costs, but also the pollution associated with it. For many countries that depend strongly on energy imports, it also impacts the commercial trade balance. [...]

Battery Storage: Still  Too Early?

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Energy & Utilities January 2017

Battery Storage: Still Too Early?

A report by Arthur D. Little

Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business models and positions in the market in order to be resilient to these changes and benefit from them. [...]

Digital future of electrical networks

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Energy & Utilities, Technology & Innovation Management January 2017

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Digital transformation is one of the most important changes the utilities industry faces these days. This transformation is not limited to changing how companies interact with their clients, but also impacts the way they operate internally, as well as where and how value is created. [...]

What is next for petroleum downstream?

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Energy & Utilities, Strategy & Organization November 2016

What is next for petroleum downstream?

New business models are critical in a sector in which the supply of energy for mobility is changing

Petroleum downstream has been adapting to increasing competition and challenging regulations, and is suffering from lower returns than the upstream segment. [...]

Demand Side Management

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Energy & Utilities October 2016

Demand Side Management

Untapped multi-billion market for grid companies, aggregators, utilities and industrials?

In times of energy transition, when intermittent decentralized generation is on the rise and large traditional generation assets are retiring, electricity systems increasingly need flexible solutions to ensure security of supply. [...]

Dispute Resolution Support Services

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Energy & Utilities October 2016

Dispute Resolution Support Services

Contractual, commercial and technical expertise in the global energy industry

The senior members of our Dispute Resolution Support team have worked on the commercial and technical aspects of the global energy industry since the 1970s. [...]

The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

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Energy & Utilities, Technology & Innovation Management May 2016

The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

Improving performance in technology management

National Oil Companies (NOCs) are spending more and more on Rn'D. But this has not yet had much of an impact. With the oil price currently well below the break-even point of their nations' budgets, they are still behind Independent Oil Companies (IOCs) in terms of Rn'D effectiveness. IOCs have been shown to adjust faster to a new baseline price. Arthur D. Little (ADL)'s framework for En'P Technology management suggests that better focus on delivering the corporate strategy through active portfolio management, and an organizational form that links technology with projects or operations and embeds deployment in budgetary planning, can help. [...]

New business models of energy companies

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Energy & Utilities March 2016

New business models of energy companies

XII International Energy Regulatory Forum

The XII International Energy Regulatory Forum will take place on March 17, 2016 in Prague. The forum will point out the current status of the Energy Union establishment and the key challenges organizations will face to remain competitive. [...]

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