A perfect storm of events

The Oil & Gas industry has had to deal with a lot of situations that have come all at once. How will you take advantage of the opportunities and manage the risks?

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When speaking to leaders in the energy and chemical industry there are three questions that define the conversation. They are keen to know the challenges of digitalization, what's the most disruptive change and what's new. Our Head of Asset and Digital Transformation gives his view.

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Are wind and LNG in a race to the bottom?

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Why bother with a Digital Twin?

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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

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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

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Stephen George and Mark Routt

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

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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 Its processes may be complex and there’s more risk involved, but its outdated technology is in need of an upgrade if companies are going to move into the digital age.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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