19 January 2021
The energy transition is set to transform the economic fundamentals of energy production over the next 30 years. The paradigm is shifting from being dominated by finite hydrocarbon resources to virtually infinite renewable energy, which also offers extremely low marginal costs.
3 December 2020
That the Eastern Mediterranean has sufficient volumes of discovered and discoverable gas reserves to become a globally relevant supply centre has not been in doubt for several years. The challenge has always been how to monetise discoveries that lie in multiple jurisdictions and often in deep water, in a region that has both geographic advantages but also geopolitical challenges.
25 November 2020
Energy transitions around Asia Pacific are as varied as the countries of the region, but several themes are emerging. Gas is set to play a major role in displacing coal, new renewable projects are emerging regularly and the potential of hydrogen is being seriously considered in the most developed economies. While there are huge differences in the pace of transitions around the region, the direction of travel is now indisputable.
18 November 2020
Committing to the Paris Agreement is just the first step in the move to a lower-carbon future. Energy and industrial companies must soon commit, in a world of unprecedented uncertainty, to long-term strategic decisions that may have existential consequences.
5 November 2020
Since the landmark energy reforms were introduced in late 2013, sweeping change has reverberated across Mexico’s oil and gas industry. After 75 years of tight government control, the energy sector was pried open to foreign involvement for the first time as international companies surged to participate in a series of breakthrough bidding rounds.
29 October 2020
The International Maritime Organization has set an ambitious target to reduce the CO2 emissions of international shipping by at least 40pc by 2030 and towards 70pc by 2050. But how can the industry be decarbonised at a cost that is not unduly detrimental to global trade?
21 October 2020
Digital technologies are rapidly transforming every aspect of oil and gas value chains. New tools are being leveraged to help drive down costs, improve efficiencies and disrupt legacy business models and strategies. Covid-19 and volatile market conditions have only accelerated the importance of laying down the digital groundwork for future value creation.
16 July 2020
Production of low or zero-carbon hydrogen on an industrial scale needs to be built in tandem with the emerging sources of demand across the economy. The ultimate goal is to be able to create hydrogen on a cost-competitive basis with grey hydrogen, which uses a carbon-intensive methane steam reforming process and currently dominates industrial supply, as well as conventional fuels/sources for power generation.
9 July 2020
The widespread application of hydrogen solutions will be an essential contributor to countries being able to achieve their carbon-emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Hydrogen has vast potential as a versatile fuel that can be applied to a wide variety of sectors, from heavy industry to urban settings, and is particularly useful in sectors unsuitable for electrification.
18 June 2020
The science behind the hydrogen economy has been around for many years, but only now are the necessary real-world factors coming together to support its implementation. Is this the right time to start building a hydrogen economy?
4 June 2020
It has certainly been an eventful year for the global economy and energy markets. Many oil and gas producers had set out plans to transition to lower carbon fuels—but will this trend accelerate or lose momentum?
21 May 2020
This webcast looks at the positives that remain for the UKCS even during the depressed price environment, but also examine the risks it poses for the MER strategy. We will ask what happens to assets that have changed hands in recent years and how the M&A landscape looks for the future.
14 May 2020
The OFSE sector is under severe pressure globally - given sharply lower oil prices, c.30pc capex cuts across the industry and continuously declining rig counts - and the challenges are particularly acute in the US shale oil sector. How should participants respond and how will the industry evolve?
23 April 2020
The relationship between oil and gas producers and their customers is going through the biggest change in a generation. Petroleum Economist, in association with King & Spalding, is hosting a webcast on how the Covid-19 pandemic and oil price crash is impacting existing contracts and the negotiation of new ones in this new era.
14 April 2020
The second webcast of the 'PE Live' series, in association with Shearman & Sterling will cover:
- The prospects for and challenges of M&A in the current swiftly evolving market
- The way forward for M&A as the post-coronavirus picture becomes clearer
- The strategy of majors and other large IOCs
- Learnings from the aftermath of previous price collapses and their relevance this time round
- Potential acquisition targets
7 April 2020
Join Petroleum Economist and special guests on the first PE Live webcast on Tuesday 7th April.
Some key questions our expert panellists will be answering:
• Is there a scenario where a sustained production war combined with unprecedented global demand impact changes the oil market forever?
• Do Saudi Arabia and Russia have any choice but to step back, given the escalation of Covid-19’s demand impact?
• What does the future of the US shale patch look like in various supply and demand scenarios?
• How do other production centres cope in the new price environment?
• Is cheap feedstock enough to protect refined products and petchems markets from the demand shock?
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