Accenture Energy Blog – Energy Transition Forum
Welcome to Accenture’s latest Energy Trends blog forum! This new discussion forum gathers and offers insights and opinions on upstream, refining and business activities in oil, gas and renewable industry sectors.
 
 
The downturn in the oil prices to their lowest level in over four years is largely a result of continued robust supply in the market with demand for oil having weakened considerably through 2014. The OPEC meeting at the end of November did nothing...
 
 
 
 
Oil and gas companies are increasingly being held more accountable for providing accurate and timely production forecasts. Consistently missing target forecasts can adversely impact companies—whether it is operational value lost on inability to ca...
 
 
 
 
Three-dimensional (3D printing) printing technology is set to permeate the enterprise as a mainstream digital capability. By taking steps to understand this technology and its relevant applications, oil and gas companies will be positioned to disr...
 
 
 
 
Vehicles are becoming increasingly capable of interacting with their environment.  It is estimated that by 2025, 60 percent of all cars on the road will be connected to the Internet.1 For fuels retailers, this presents a wealth of new opportunitie...
 
 
 
 
The Industrial Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything—whatever you call it, the universe of interconnected devices is expanding. By some estimates, the installed base of connected “things” will top over 200 billion, with more than 30 billi...
 
 
 
 
Retail trends are consistently pointing toward consumers' hunger for a consistent, relevant and convenient customer experience. The time-constrained and tech-savvy social media-tuned consumer is driving consumption patterns in line with their life...
 
 
 
 
Across the world, oil and gas pipeline operators are investing heavily in new technologies to address talent shortage, replace aging networks and achieve better control, inspection and maintenance of assets. Industry analyst IHS estimates an inves...
 
 
 
 
Despite geopolitical uncertainties, global oil supply continues to be robust at around 93 million barrels per day (b/d). However, the global oil demand outlook is much less certain and, according to the International Energy Association (IEA), migh...
 
 
 
 
Across emerging market economies, national oil companies (NOCs)—or national utilities and mines companies—are making big investments in resource development in collaboration with international or independent oil companies (IOCs). The NOCs and gove...
 
 
 
 
Have continued economic uncertainty and competition, fast-changing technologies and evolving consumer preferences driven businesses to be more agile than they were five years ago? Accenture’s latest worldwide business agility research, a survey of...
 
 
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About the Authors

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 ...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Monty Mumford
Monty is a manager in Accenture’s Energy industry group based in Houston. He has over 25 years of upstream and midstream experience having led many p...
 

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

Brian Richards
Brian Richards is a Senior Manager and Senior Technical Architect in Accenture’s Energy industry group. He is the Energy Innovation Lead for North Am...
 

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

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 
 
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