Leading energy into the future

For today's leaders, energy is at the top of the agenda. There are worries about access to resources, rising petro-nationalism, threats to supply, increasing fuel prices, problems in electricity and gas markets, re-assessment of coal for power generation, the challenges of global warming and renewables, and the re-emergence of nuclear power.

Reforming the energy subsidy systems in the Middle East

Who could lead the region?

Half of the world’s total energy subsidies bill of USD 480 bn comes from the Middle East, eating up more than one-quarter of governments’ revenues. Energy-intensive industries and households make the region require more fuel to produce a unit of GDP than any other region. [...]

Electricity Trading beyond “Buy and Sell”

Wholesale electricity trading now becomes essential for utilities in Southeast Europe

Electricity trading has become a common and important value chain component in most large energy utilities in liberalized markets. Trading acts as an essential link between a utility’s own electricity production, the wholesale market and sales. [...]

Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

Actively Manage Risk to Deliver Capital Projects on Time and to Budget!

The main objective of this paper is to highlight how important it is for companies to proactively manage risk in the delivery of their capital projects to ensure that capital projects are completed on time and to budget. [...]

Nuclear New Build Unveiled

Is Nuclear New Build more a Management than a Technology Challenge?

The new build of nuclear power plants is one of the present day’s most complex technical undertakings. Inaccurate understanding of projects risks and inaccurate prioritization of critical activities often lead to significant delays and budget overruns [...]

Realign Vision

Faced with rapid changes in energy markets you are probably being forced to re-think your business model, your position in the energy value chain and your carbon footprint. We'll use a range of approaches to help you create a vision and strategy that sets you on the road to enhanced profitability: Corporate and [...]

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Viewpoints29 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. [...]

Viewpoints21 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. [...]

Viewpoints04 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. [...]

Viewpoints20 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 [...]

Press Releases04 June 2013

Arthur D. Little: E&P companies need to improve technology strategies and strengthen technology management processes to increase business performance

Mid-sized E&P companies can achieve better business performance through improved technology practices and stronger technology management processes, according to Arthur D. Little’s latest viewpoint “Technology Applications in Mid-Sized [...]

Press Releases17 July 2012

Arthur D. Little highlights a better organizational form to support the energy industry’s technology environment

Companies are under increasing pressure to deploy their best available technological capabilities, in order to maximize recovery and efficiency, while at the same time minimizing costs and strengthening their safety records. Arthur D. [...]

Press Releases16 August 2010

Does the government have the political will to change direction on UK energy policy? asks Arthur D. Little

Central to the government’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent below their 1990 levels by 2020 are the increase in the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources, and energy efficiency measures. In [...]

Press Releases29 June 2010

Is nuclear new build more a management than a technology challenge? asks Arthur D. Little

The study concludes that, besides its technical complexity, the management issues of a nuclear new build are often underestimated and call for professional management of the venture. In order to provide detailed insights on the approach [...]