Monthly Archives: February 2016

Planning is not Forecasting

Oil and Gas companies face an uncertain time (yet again): they should avoid more scenarios and take more action In times of uncertainty, many corporations, especially major oil firms, use scenarios as a key tool for developing strategies to deal … Continue reading

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What’s Warming the World, really? The NASA / Bloomberg view.

This won’t close any debate – but lets try to keep to some facts. I note in various comments threads on major energy media sites, and blogs, a lot of erudite financial and economic responses. There is also a lot … Continue reading

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Oil Price and Industry Costs – Always Take A Closer Look

The Price and Cost Indices Are Now Very Far Apart – Remember This When Prices Rise Again (as they will, oil is a commodity) At a recent oil conference in London in February an ENI executive made a clear statement on the gap … Continue reading

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Waiting for Crew Change

The Energy Industry’s Crew Change Resource Model Is Not Working In Samuel Beckett’s famous absurdist play “ Waiting for Godot “, the two main characters constantly wait for another individual named Godot, assuming his arrival will bring some form of … Continue reading

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Boiled Frogs – Inaccurate Metaphor, Accurate Threat

The Oil Industry Has to Start Dealing Properly With Lower Oil Prices As a metaphor for a gradual threat that goes unheeded, the Boiled Frog has been around for a long time. It turns out that in actual experience, frogs … Continue reading

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