Categories: Energy Industry Trends
 
 
The energy sector produces vast and varied amounts of information: raw exploration data, real-time production data, refinery process-related data, and trading and retail information. In oil exploration, for example, petabytes of data are generated...
 
 
 
 
The oil and gas landscape continues to show signs of rapid change that sporadically brings up challenges for the industry to adapt to. In 2012, many oil companies owed their profitability to a really strong downstream performance. Unplanned outa...
 
 
 
Published: Mar-18-13
 
Across the globe, countries are at different stages of transition to new energy systems that more readily deliver on the three key energy challenges of promoting economic development, providing energy security and access while achieving environmen...
 
 
 
Published: Feb-27-13
 
The challenge of growing oil and gas production seems harder than ever as we enter 2013. Despite a forecast of even higher spend in 2013 than 2012 (with forecasts from Barclays Capital of a new high for upstream expenditure at  US$644 billioni) th...
 
 
 
 
Despite supply uncertainties resurfacing in the Middle East and economic stimulus programs unfurling in the Eurozone, China and the USA, the prevailing trend in oil markets for 2013 seems to be one of oversupply.  As the global economy continues t...
 
 
 
 
Despite some current signs to the contrary, demand for both oil and gas is set to continue to increase. Today’s challenges such as the Eurozone crisis and slowing gross domestic product (GDP) in both developed and now some developing countries con...
 
 
 
 
There is increasing evidence that the world is making a transition to a cleaner energy system where non-carbon fuels will play a bigger part. While both Germany and Japan were motivated to move away from nuclear energy, toward renewable energy by ...
 
 
 
 
As the upstream environment gets tougher for the oil and gas industry, information technology is playing an increasingly vital role to make operations more integrated and efficient. Growing evidence of this comes from the findings of the latest Ac...
 
 
 
 
Unless the Euro crashes and everyone’s worst fears come true, the oil industry seems to be moving into another significant growth phase.   Several reasons prompt me to strike an optimistic note amid the general gloom. While some organizations, ...
 
 
 
 
2012 has been a challenging start to the year for refining in Europe. 2011 saw refiners dealing with overcapacity issues, operational inefficiencies and falling demand, all combined with the pressure of costlier supplies to offset the loss of Liby...
 
 
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Arthur Hanna
Mr Hanna is the Industry Managing Director of Accenture's global energy practice. He has led a wide portfolio of work for a variety of international ...
 

Tracey Countryman
Tracey leads Accenture’s Plant and Commercial Business Service in North America helping to deliver transformation improvements in client manufacturin...
 

James Arnott
James Arnott is managing director, Accenture's Resource Operating Group, and leads Accenture Capital Project Services for Europe, Middle East, Africa...
 

Susy Tamminga
Susy Tamminga is a senior manager in Accenture’s Resources group. She has extensive experience in global business transformation, talent, change mana...
 

Richard Holsman
Mr. Holsman is the Global Energy Technology Managing Director and leads Accenture’s Europe, Africa and Latin America technology business for resource...
 

Dean Forrester
Dean is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Energy industry group based in Houston. He has been involved in many major upstream programs including imp...
 

Colin Sloman
Colin Sloman is a managing director, leading Accenture’s Global Human Capital Strategy Group. He has over 25 years’ experience spanning a number of s...
 

Julie Adams
Julie Adams leads Accenture’s Resources and Energy global research team and provides original research support and market insight for the Accenture E...
 

Jeff Miers
Jeff Miers, managing director for Energy—Analytics, is based in Houston, North America. He has 16 years of experience leading consulting and systems ...
 

Kevin Donaldson
Kevin Donaldson, managing director for Energy—Analytics for Europe, Africa and Latin America is based in London. He has responsibility for the coordi...
 

Senthil Ramani
Senthil Ramani, managing director for Analytics—Technology for Asia Pacific, is the Accenture Enterprise Services (AES) Business services and Digital...
 

Valerie Jalufka
Valerie is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Energy industry group based in Houston. She has over 14 years of experience in the Energy industry incl...
 

Zahra Bahrololoumi
Zahra Bahrololoumi, managing director, Accenture Energy, is based in London. Zahra has deep transformation and delivery experience spanning multiple ...
 
 
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