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Are wind and LNG in a race to the bottom?

Keeping a close eye on the key indicators of which way the Industrial Energy Transition is moving sees that LNG and wind are now intertwined – and that’s a problem for LNG.

October 8, 2019 Tim Shire, VP Energy Transition Read full blog post

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Why bother with a Digital Twin?

September 4, 2019

Joseph Ting and Duncan Micklem

Digital twin technology is not a new trend in the energy industry, yet there is still a lot of confusion as to what exactly these twins are and what is their use value. Here we provide an overview of the role of digital twins in the modern energy, chemical, and process manufacturing industries.

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Conference call bingo and Digitalization

June 8, 2019

Andrew McIntee

Digitally wise companies know that fusing technology and the organization is not straight forward. "Conference call bingo" provides great learning from early projects helping achieve the value sustainment desired from Digitalization.

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How should the oil and gas industry respond to the emergence of a market for EVs?

June 5, 2019

Stephen George and Mark Routt

The often-proclaimed electric vehicle (EV) boom is turning out to be more of a gradual growth. Yet, despite the slow pace, we can expect a decrease in demand for oil and gas. Here KBC’s chief economists, discuss how the industry should respond to the emergence of the EV market in order to protect investments.

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Electric vehicles: an evolution, not a revolution

April 26, 2019

Stephen George and Mark Routt

The trend in electric vehicle (EV) uptake is heading upwards. But are we really seeing the explosion in global ownership that is being predicted by the media? Are EVs seriously beginning to threaten the transport fuel markets? Here, Stephen George and Mark Routt, KBC’s chief economists, discuss the current state of the industry, and explain why the impact of EVs will be evolutionary, not revolutionary.

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Why Digitalization can be music to the ears of the energy and chemical industry

March 11, 2019

Duncan Micklem

The energy and chemical industry is a conservative one. Its processes may be complex and there’s more risk involved, but its outdated technology is in need of an upgrade if companies are going to move into the digital age. Find out what the process industries learn from the music sector in their Digitalization strategies.

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Four Digitalization projects to start today

January 29, 2019

Duncan Micklem, EVP Strategy and Marketing

All companies are at a different stage of their Digitalization journey and knowing how to get started can often prove challenging. Here, KBC's Duncan Micklem explores four Digitalization projects digitally wise businesses should start today.

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Digital twin technology and analytics - paving the way to flow assurance

January 21, 2019

Alessandro Speranza, Product Champion

Whilst previously upstream producers have focused on managing their assets for maximum production volume, in the current business environment the main thrust should be on growth. One key growth pathway is flow assurance in pipelines and networks. Here, Alessandro Speranza, Product Champion at KBC, explores how effective KPI setting, analytics and digital twin technology will drive flow assurance.

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The value of Digitalization

January 14, 2019

Duncan Micklem, EVP Strategy and Marketing

For many beginning their Digitalization journey, there is a strong pressure to deliver something big using one of the latest buzzwords – IIoT, Industry 4.0, Cloud, Edge, Big Data, Analytics. Proponents of this input-oriented approach risk applying technology for the sake of technology, without realizing its true value. Here we explore the outcomes and how Digitalization can deliver and sustain true value.

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Digitalization - Upstream's 'electric car' moment

December 7, 2018

Duncan Micklem, Strategy Director

A plant’s success is balanced on the collaboration between its engineers yet differing attitudes towards correlation-based analytics has driven reservoir engineers and process and production engineer’s worlds apart. Here, KBC's Duncan Micklem discusses how Digitalization could be the key to bridging this gap and unlocking trapped value within the upstream oil and gas industry.

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