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Leaders in oil and gas are transforming how they operate to anticipate innovative forms of upstream energy, government regulation, energy transition, and digital disruption. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on oil and gas for insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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Oil & Gas in Nordics

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Capturing Norway's Digital Opportunity

Norway has the opportunity to become a leading digital hub for oil and gas and other asset-heavy industries. BCG has identified five key areas that would accelerate Norway’s global value proposition.

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Green Leadership: A Practical Guide to Winning in the Green Economy

While the “green shift” has been on Norwegian business leaders’ agenda for several years, we are now starting to see real impact. Companies are shifting their approach to sustainability from avoiding negative consequences to building competitive advantages through green efficiency (increased resource efficiency) or green growth (innovation in products or services).

Turning Adversity into Opportunity: A Business Plan for the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is in a critical state due to eutrophication, hazardous substances and overfishing, but the region is also well positioned to find solutions. Measures to restore the health of the Baltic Sea could create up to 550,000 jobs and €32 billion in annual value added to the region by 2030, in addition to introducing “blue and green” business opportunities. The report is produced by BCG for WWF within a global pro-bono partnership.

Value Creation

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For Big Oil, Retail Is the New Black

By tapping into nonfuel value pools and boosting their energy transition efforts, players can diversify away from hydrocarbons and offset the volatility of their traditional businesses.

Oil & Gas Investor Survey

Despite maintaining a positive outlook on future demand, investors want the O&G industry to meet emissions reduction targets and seek green portfolio alternatives.

Energy Transition and Climate

BCG-WEF Project: Mission Possible

BCG-WEF Project: Mission Possible

Government procurement agencies must take steps to abate their greenhouse-gas emissions. They have the buying power to encourage heavy-emitting industries to abate theirs as well.

What’s in the Pipeline for Natural Gas?

Growing demand for hydrogen will impact transportation and distribution networks differently. Players must plan ahead if they are to successfully navigate the coming disruption.

The Last Oil Price Boom May Be in Sight

A dramatic upsurge could start later this year and end within 18 months. What’s more, it could be the world’s last—a boon for efforts to combat climate change.

Digital and Technology

Reduce Carbon and Costs with the Power of AI

Reduce Carbon and Costs with the Power of AI

Artificial intelligence has the potential to reduce companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and cut costs by monitoring their carbon footprint and then reducing it through increased efficiency.

Women in Energy

Ensuring Commitment from Senior Leadership to Achieve Gender Balance

BCG's Tina Zuzek demonstrates how companies can retain their best female employees.

How Gender Bias Has Changed over the Last Few Years

BCG's Whitney Merchant highlights the benefits of promoting women to senior leadership positions.

A Commitment to Gender Balance

BCG's Alan Thomson speaks to the tangible benefits of gender balance in the workplace.

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

BCG's Anne-Charlotte Quercia reinforces the need for gender-neutral policies.

Strengthening the Future Organization

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