Good, Bad and Ugly; World Energy Investment Outlook 2014

How can world invest wiser on energy? Problems, risks and opportunities in 2014-2035 world energy investment outlook.   Bad (I know, bad comes first here!) According to IEA in World Energy Investment Outlook 2014, 80% of  upstream oil & gas investment offsets output declines at today’s fields. Also one-third of power generation investment is to replace plants […]

Canadian Oil sands; Suncor, Cenovus, and CNRL; Strategy Lessons to Share.

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 […]

7 Factors to Succeed in Canadian Energy Sector

With the ramp up of the crude prices, rush to the Canadian oil sands accelerated in 2006. The market observed multi-billion dollar upstream deals mainly driven by Asian NOCs taking over a complete corporate or an asset. Often the takeover indicated premium price uptick that fueled the speculation that the buyers must have a different […]

Innovation in Renewable Energies

Technology improvement is about “doing things differently”, but innovation is about “doing different things”. The IEA report about additional natural resources in US has created a lot of excitement in US. Nevertheless, the fact that the resources are by nature widely unconventional means that every barrel of the shale-oil or shale-gas (boe) will require more […]

Has America Lost It’s Ability to Compete?

Well, the Harvard Business School’s survey suggest that it has (HBS survey). The survey is very comprehensive and covers not only the school’s alumni, but also it includes the business community. Interestingly enough, president Obama’s recent speech about the fiscal budget at Knox College (report on BBC) touched on a few key areas of the […]

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