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Editor's note: Updated Feb. 3, 2022.
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McKinsey Partner Kassia Yanosek details private equity’s unique role in the climate transition, despite corporate uneasiness at partnering with firms, and the need to quadruple funding while government ramps up support.
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A global LNG supply gap will begin to open up in the 2030s, according to a McKinsey & Co. analysis but the U.S. might lose its competitive edge if red tape, particularly around pipeline permitting, isn't addressed.
Regulatory uncertainty, data security are also speed bumps on the road to the technology’s adoption.
From the oil field to the back office, AI is helping the industry speed up workflows, improve worker safety and better maintain assets.
AI capabilities are evolving and helping optimize workflows and aiding E&Ps with the vast troves of data they collect daily.
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Energy companies that have fully embraced ESG, emissions goals and the energy transition still see little premium from investors, panelists said at a recent industry event in London.
Attracting and retaining women in the oil and gas workforce is key to ensuring different perspectives in the executive ranks, which results in higher profitability, say diversity leaders.
Oil and gas producers have an opportunity in the low-carbon future. And there’s capital—and returns—ready.
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There are fundamental market shifts and implications—but more importantly, strategies—for oilfield services and equipment companies confronting the energy transition.