Tag Archives: supply chain

China’s Electric Conversion – The Energy Transition is Accelerating

China is taking a leadership role in solar and wind deployment for electricity generation: this will accelerate the global energy transition from the thermal system. By 2020 solar and wind could supply over 50% of China’s marginal electricity demand, and non-fossil fuels all … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Technology, Oil and Gas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peak Investment Has Probably Already Happened

Peak Oil and Gas Investment Has Probably Already Happened – So What does that Mean? The subject of Peak Demand remains a top-level oil and gas issue. Peak Investment should be one too – especially as it’s probably already happened. The IEA … Continue reading

Posted in Industry Activity, Oil and Gas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The post-Megaproject Era: an end to Magical Thinking

In his major tome on Industrial Megaprojects[1] in 2011, Ed Merrow poured decades worth of empirical assessments and statistical analysis into this largely unresearched field. Merrow’s work on megaprojects is worth revisiting, as the oil industry perches over a new … Continue reading

Posted in Industry Activity, Oil and Gas | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Oil and Gas | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beating Betteridge’s Law

The Oil and Gas Project Supply Chain Can Deliver at $40/bbl Betteridge’s Law states that if a news headline is posed as a question, then the answer to it is – No. That’s because such headlines are often implausible or … Continue reading

Posted in Oil and Gas | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment