Here is world energy outlook by BP. Worth sharing it. Complete report is here.
What strategy have the major oil sands players hired? lessons learned from oil sands pioneers. Despite of a low political and social risk environment, Canadian oil sands is still under pressure. This is while a handful number of pipeline projects are at negotiation stage to provide higher takeaway capacity. The heavy differential has narrowed from highs […]
How organizational culture can be the biggest risk to strategy implementation, and how to mitigate it. Upstream companies are distressed to improve their net profit. They have each formulated an strategy, but how supportive are their culture to those strategies. Their bottom line next year will largely be determined by their current strategies and success of their […]
How organizational culture makes you behave when targeting a goal. I came across this article with HBR and thought that you may find it interesting. The concept is simple, yet very profound. It discusses two different styles that an individual, a team , or an organization may take (often naturally) towards targeting a goal or overcoming […]
How to Optimize Your Oil & Gas Upstream Portfolio; Upstream Portfolio Management (part 2/2) Portfolio management or optimization of the portfolio is being referred to by several leaders in energy sector. This article presents an introduction to the topic and intends to introduce how portfolio management is done in E&P sector.
How to Optimize Your Oil & Gas Upstream Portfolio; Upstream Portfolio Management (part 1/2) Portfolio management or optimization of the portfolio is being referred to by several leaders in energy sector. This article presents an introduction to the topic and intends to introduce how portfolio management is done in E&P sector. Part 1/2: Asset Level […]
The discussion about focus has received a lot of attention in the media recently. Daniel Goleman the mastermind behind the Emotional Intelligence has published a great book on the same topic. Then I came across a cartoon that it really stroke me out, a cartoon that has a track record back in 1985.
We are about to close 2013 and open the chapter to 2014. There are few hot discussions in the energy industry and in particular in upstream sector that worth pointing out.
We all live in styles. In facing challenges, in life or at work, we do the same; we tackle the matters and find our way out of the problems in a very distinct fashion. So, we all have our own leadership styles (also read about personality types here). This article reviews few of the leadership […]
I am thinking about writing on project development performance and the areas that can be improved to enhance the economics of the upstream projects. Your response to the following poll can help to determine the main areas of concern that I should focus on. Please pick the top 3 issues on each poll. Appreciate your […]