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.
 
 
As the North American unconventional oil and gas market continues to boom, upstream independents are seeing increasing pressure on the back office resources, systems and tools required to support this unprecedented growth. Finance and hydrocarbon ...
 
 
 
 
Standing on the cusp of profound and disruptive technological changes that allow machines and people to work together, faster and smarter, the energy industry is transitioning digital technologies from the periphery to the core to radically change...
 
 
 
 
There’s been an upsurge in the fortunes of gas and it is not only to do with shale. But, the jury is still out on whether this will translate into an improved outlook for oil and gas companies.   The supply forecast for gas continues to be stron...
 
 
 
 
For oil and gas companies, information is the largest untapped resource. Remote locations, geographically dispersed workforce, logistics, sensors... so much is happening in the fields that the data must flow back regularly to the back office to be...
 
 
 
 
Imagine an oil well that acts like a patient calling a doctor, initiating and even participating in a conversation with an expert regarding an abnormally high temperature or an unusual vibration it is experiencing. Imagine digital technologies hel...
 
 
 
 
Despite a continuing volatile economic environment, 19 percent of CEOs surveyed in a recent Accenture-sponsored research said they felt optimistic enough to significantly increase capital investment in 2014. More than $38 trillion is expected to b...
 
 
 
 
Energy companies are increasingly using digital technologies to radically disrupt traditional ways of organizing work. Digital also demands—and enables—a fundamentally different workforce. Technology-enabled talent drives integrated, customized an...
 
 
 
 
The ability to understand and accurately capture production at every well in an operation is critical to managing production and correctly reporting revenue to partners and government regulators.   At least three sets of key stakeholders rely o...
 
 
 
 
With the growing number of unconventional wells providing new opportunities for the energy industry, efficiency and productivity of wells are key components to the success of oil and gas companies. In an ideal world, what is forecast for wells and...
 
 
 
 
In 2014 we continue to see disruptive trends as the energy industry continues its transition. The first is the continued incredible supply situation driven mainly by non-OPEC production growth.  In the United States, the EIA is forecasting oil pro...
 
 
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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 ...
 

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...
 

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

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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