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Oil & Gas Industry

Unlocking Solutions for Uncertain Times

The oil and gas industry is grappling with a range of complex challenges: energy transition, increasingly volatile oil prices, intensified global competition, the rise of disruptive technologies, and more sophisticated government regulations. These factors increase the complexity and risks for even the best-run firms. That’s why BCG is embracing new digital business models and an adaptive strategy, helping companies rise above industry perils to outflank competitors and thrive in the years ahead.

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How BCG Delivers Impact in Oil & Gas

Through digital technologies and advanced analytics, the pursuit of strategic insights, and deep experience and expertise, BCG’s oil and gas consulting delivers lasting change to clients around the globe. Read about the impact we’ve had and the solutions we bring.

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Containing Oil & Gas Decommissioning Costs

The Dutch government is facing a wave of decommissioning of oil and gas wells and facilities, driven by aging fields and the volatility of oil prices. The challenge: manage that decommissioning—estimated to cost a minimum of €6.7 billion—safely and efficiently.

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Helping an Oil Refiner in India Develop a New Petrochemical Strategy

One of India’s leading oil companies was facing a fundamental change in its core business: the shift away from traditional fuels toward electricity, natural gas, and other low-carbon energy sources for mobility. In response, the company wanted to aggressively expand into the faster-growing petrochemical market. But first it had to determine which particular segments of that market to target and develop a sound plan for moving into each.

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Global Refining Model

BCG’s global refining model is a tool that provides insight into the current and future refining and petroleum products markets.

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Performance Database of Unconventional Assets

BCG’s performance database for unconventional assets manages detailed information on leading shale operators and basins.

Women in Energy

A Commitment to Gender Balance

A Commitment to Gender Balance

A Commitment to Gender Balance

How Diverse Teams Improve Problem Solving and Success

How Diverse Teams Improve Problem Solving and Success

The Importance of Building a Culture of Equality to Achieve Gender Balance

The Importance of Building a Culture of Equality to Achieve Gender Balance

Ensuring Commitment from Senior Leadership to Achieve Gender Balance

Ensuring Commitment from Senior Leadership to Achieve Gender Balance

How Gender Bias Has Changed over the Last Few Years

How Gender Bias Has Changed over the Last Few Years

Learn More About the Oil & Gas Sector

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Value Creation in Oil and Gas 2019: Winning Back Investors’ Trust

Companies in the oil and gas industry must take aggressive steps to restore their once-strong relationship with investors.

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The Oil Price Shock(s) of 2020

On top of the demand shock in the oil market, sparked by COVID-19, is a supply shock that could flood the market. Even robust oil companies will face threats to their business.

Dispatch from Davos: Energy Companies and the Race to Save the Planet Energy companies are leveraging technology and collaboration to decarbonize their business, transition to new sources of energy, and build a cleaner future." Read on LinkedIn >>

Alan Thomson
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Houston

Energy transition: the new and necessary mindset for the energy sector At last week’s Mexican Energy Forum, I gave a keynote on a topic of serious importance to energy sector leaders everywhere: Disruption is coming, and you’re probably not ready. Read on LinkedIn >>

Paul Goydan
Managing Director & Partner
Houston

The Future of Oil and Gas The uncertainty surrounding demand amid a shift in the cost of supply creates challenges but also opportunities for companies. Read on LinkedIn >>

Jamie Webster
Senior Director, BCG Center for Energy Impact
Washington, DC

Oilfield Services and Equipment: Five Years, Five Themes Since 2014, BCG has tracked the performance of 100 companies across ten segments. Now, after five years of coverage, five themes characterize today’s market. Read on LinkedIn >>

Philip Whittaker
Partner and Director, Oil & Gas
London

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Advice on Global Warming As we mark Earth Day today, it can be easy to get discouraged about global warming and its impact to our planet. Read on LinkedIn >>

Alan Thomson
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Houston

Are Oil Companies Prepared for the Changing US Energy Landscape? Fundamental forces in mobility and power generation could pressure traditional oil and gas companies to transform the way they do business in the US. And these transitions may arrive faster than many executives expect. Read on LinkedIn >>

Marie-Hélène Ben Samoun
Managing Director & Partner
Houston

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