The dramatic decline in oil prices at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 is having major implications for the sector and the wider economy.
The presentation will cover:
· Slowdown in upstream investment - What will it mean for E&Ps and oilfield service companies?
· M&A activity - Will lower prices drive deal making?
· Downstream surges to the fore - Can players take advantage to drive longer-term gains?
· Impact of these changes so far and the potential developments in 2016.
Microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas
Various methods have been developed to remove CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Biological post-combustion capture is one of these. Microalgae may be used for bio-fixation of CO2 because of their capacity for photosynthesis and rapid growth. The ability of microalgae to withstand the high concentrations of CO2 in flue gas, as well as the potentially toxic accompanying SOx and NOx has been researched. Microalgal strains that are particularly suitable for this application have been isolated. Most of the research on algal bio-fixation has been concerned with carbon fixation strategies, photobioreactor designs, conversion technology from microalgal biomass to bioenergy, and economic evaluations of microalgal energy. This webinar considers current progress in algal technology and product utilisation, together with an analysis of the advantages and challenges of the technologies. It opens with a brief introduction to the theory of algal bio-fixation and factors that influence its efficiency especially in terms of flue gas characteristics, and then discusses culturing, processing technologies and the applications of bio-fixation by-products. Current algae-based CO2 capture demonstration projects at coal-fired power stations around the world are described.
Competition between coal and natural gas for power generation has been observed to occur in North America and Europe in recent years, where the costs of the two fuels have played a key role in determining the relative competitiveness. It is perceived that such a competition could also happen in Asian countries. More importantly, as these countries are expanding their generation capacity to meet growing electricity demand, a key question is raised of whether coal or gas power plants should be built with priority. This webinar is based on a recent report published by IEA CCC, where the authors investigate nine Asian countries to seek to understand the mechanisms that drive the competition between coal and gas for power generation.Read more >
Agility, Mobility, Innovation, Time-to-Market. Are these words that describe your ideal business application environment? Now, you can leverage the Salesforce1 Platform to rationalize your business applications. Join this webinar to:
-Learn how to improve application efficiencies while reducing operating costs.
-Hear a successful case study where a global Energy Company leveraged the Salesforce1 platform to reduce the number of applications used by one of its business units by 70% in just 4 months.
-Explore how this cross industry solution can help you rationalize your IT business application landscape.
Matthew Sheppard, Sr. Manager, Accenture
Matt Pitner, AVP, Oil & Gas, Salesforce
Who Should Attend:
-IT leaders interested in IT landscape rationalization and IT cost reduction
-Business leaders looking for improved efficiencies, agility, and mobility for their business applications
Transition towards smart capital expenditure (CAPEX) and innovative operational expenditure (OPEX) are imminent in the oil and gas industry, especially with highly unstable barrel prices. Frost & Sullivan's “2015 E&P CAPEX Outlook Model” estimates global E&P spending in 2015 to decline to $659.8 billion, down from an estimated $723.3 billion in 2014, if the price of crude oil remains around $60 per barrel.
Attend this briefing to:
- Learn about the 2015 top predictions for the oil and gas industry
- Understand the impact that oil price fluctuations will have on the future
- Discover how innovative solution providers are driving the adoption of - Totally Integrated Digital Oilfields (TIDO) to aid end-users overcome key industry challenges
Precipitous drops in oil processes and prices have resulted in declines in drilling and exploration, causing a round of layoffs to be announced by those hit hardest in the downturn. Earnings are down for companies that have made record profits in recent years, forcing them to decommission rigs and sharply cut investments in exploration and production.
Challenges related to commodity price shifts coupled with the impending retirement of senior leaders and skilled workers is forcing smart organizations to consider how they weather the downturn while still investing in talent development. How can leaders prevent the creation of supply gaps that will hinder their ability to take advantage of longer term energy innovation and sector growth?
Join us for our upcoming webinar, "Volatility in the Oil & Gas Industry: The Impact on Talent and Workforce" to learn about talent strategies to help you be successful in the short term while creating long term opportunity for your organization. We’ll discuss:
+ Talent strategies for balancing short term pressures with long term growth potential
+ Using career development and outplacement as workforce strategies
+ Strategies for Leadership to communicate how to succeed amidst the volatility and instability of commodity markets
Our thought leaders have over 30 years of experience building and delivering innovative talent strategies, development programs and outplacement services across the globe. Join us to hear them share their insights and recommendations for your organization.
2014 Global Eddy Current NDT Equipment New Product Innovation Leadership AwardRead more >
Join us for a 10-minute webisode to learn best practices on outplacement and organizational re-alignment!Read more >
Hermine Nalbandian presents her latest researchRead more >
It’s interesting to see how today, various macro-economic factors are changing the procurement dynamics in the Oil & Gas industry.
The strategic importance of sourcing, procurement and supply management has risen manifold with challenges encompassing; the need for a reliable knowledge and analytics ecosystems to handle vast quantities and scopes of capital project data, multiple risk factors related to workforce scarcity, stakeholder community, cyber-security, regional regulatory stringency and variability and global price volatility and increasing requirements for speed, agility and precision as energy companies compete to extract profits and advantage from the plethora of industry innovation opportunities now underway. Choice of an optimal procurement solution can impact the key operations & profitability of any and every company.
Click here to know more about how Dell's Procurement-as-a-service solutions specifically designed for Oil & Gas industry are pre-empting some of the key trends in the industry to bring to you the future-ready BPO solutions that creates measurable impact to you core business.
Please join this special ITR Webcast to gather key transfer pricing insights specific to the Oil and Gas Industry value chain. This dynamic presentation, led by Deloitte Tax LLP’s National Transfer Pricing Leaders of its Oil & Gas Industry, will cover three core areas:
•A primer on the O&G industry segments (e.g. upstream, mid-stream, etc.), transfer pricing fundamentals, and transfer pricing issues specific to the O&G industry to broaden the general knowledge base of international tax and transfer pricing professionals
•The rapidly expanding global shale/tight oil and shale gas play and highlight some of the transfer pricing issues inherent in these cross-border investments of oil companies.
•Transfer pricing considerations of intragroup financing that highlights the challenges of pricing cross-border loans in this capital intensive industry.
Given the complexity and variety of tax issues within this industry, this presentation should be the starting point rather than the finish line for all of your O&G Industry transfer pricing inquiries.
In December 2015, Moody's claimed a prolonged period of oversupply that will continue to keep oil and gas prices sharply low*. That means, oil and gas companies are faced with an enormous pressure to grow and stay profitable.
There is a great opportunity to increase your process efficiency by utilizing technologies in Dell’s SAP solutions for the oil and gas portfolio, such as the liberation of remote locations using SAP Transaction Availability for Remote Sites (TARS) and Predictive Maintenance on SAP HANA integrated with Internet of Things (IoT) functionality and infrastructure.
Join experts from SAP and Dell's SAP Practice for a free 45-minute webinar to learn how you can extend the use of SAP in remote, high-latency environments as a critical new piece in your ability to keep remote SAP users productive regardless of the connectivity issues or bandwidth of the environment.
We hope you’ll join us to find out how Dell can help you innovate your business processes with cutting-edge SAP solutions for oil and gas.
This webcast is interesting for all industries with remote locations, such as Utilities, Retail, Mining, Transportation, Farming, Forestry, Aerospace and Defense - and Oil and Gas will be used in this webinar as an example to explain how you can benefit from the integration of remote locations.
Like many companies, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) used to gauge its safety performance solely by traditional measures – incidents and injuries. When the company committed to an aggressive journey to safety excellence leaders learned that world-class organizations measure safety differently. They look at the quantity and quality of the activities and engagements that prevent incidents. They know that error-proofing those leading indicator processes will deliver improvement in lagging measures, too.
Join this event to learn how the MGE organization has involved everyone from its top leadership to front-line employees in shifting safety conversations from “what went wrong?” to “how are we going to do this right?” MGE Corporate Safety Manager Phil Nelson will join Caterpillar Senior Safety Consultant Kevin Ellison to share the step-by-step process behind the safety success story unfolding in Madison.
According the US Energy Information Administration, shale gas will provide half of the United States’ domestic gas by 2035. Shale gas is also well developed in Canada and being developed in South America and China. The economic benefits of shale are likely to cause other countries to look at this energy source. But shale gas is extracted by hydraulic fracturing which frees the gas from the tight shale and is different in scale and technique from more traditional ways of extracting oil and gas. What can local people expect from these sorts of operations and what do local planners, environmental engineers and health professionals need to know?
In this webinar, Mike Stephenson will consider five important issues: noise and visual impact, truck traffic, air quality, groundwater contamination and induced earthquakes. He will look at the reasons why they occur, the effects they have, and aspects of their regulation – all explained in simple non-technical language.
Prof. Mike Stephenson is Chief Scientist at the British Geological Survey. He has advised the UK government on shale gas and carbon capture and storage issues, and spoken at parliamentary events including at the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs. He has also contributed to debates at the UK Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, and the European Parliament.
European policymakers are renewing their attention to Europe’s energy sources.
Russia dominates the supply of gas to Europe, and Europe has looked to reduce its dependence on Russia by turning to the Middle East and Central Asia.
Now, new sources of gas from North America, Australia and even inside Europe offer the promise of increased diversity of supply. These include shale gas – both domestic and imported, and coal-bed methane deposits.
At the same time, Europe is looking to pipelines from the Middle East and Central Asia to bypass potential supply black-outs.
Join this European energy roundtable to assess the impact of European energy security concerns on infrastructure development and financing.
Dr Nigel Dong presents the findings of this report, which was co-authored with Hermine Nalbandian.Read more >
In the year since McAfee's first report on the state of global critical infrastructure, the professionals charged with protecting these systems report that the threat has accelerated – but the response has not. Cyber exploits and attacks are already widespread. Whether it is cybercriminals engaged in theft or extortion, or foreign governments preparing sophisticated exploits like Stuxnet, cyber attackers have targeted critical infrastructure.
In McAfee's pursuit to keep you safe in an ever connected digital world hear from experts who have witnessed the attacks firsthand and have been working with oil and gas customers to help secure their infrastructure against such threats.
John Dodd and Richard Hulf discuss the coming energy revolution that shale oil and gas is predicted to herald.Read more >
Short overview of Crystal Ball applications in the Oil & Gas industryRead more >
The organisers of ADIPEC and World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC) in partnership with the NATIONAL OIL AND GAS AUTHORITY (NOGA) bring to you MEHOC 2015 that offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear the latest trends, commercial issues and technologies through strategic and technical sessions focusing on the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and conversion) sectors.Read more >
Risk management is an increasingly important
business driver and stakeholders have become
much more concerned about risk. Risk may be a
driver of strategic decisions, it may be a cause of
uncertainty in the organisation or it may simply be
embedded in the activities of the organisation. An
enterprise-wide approach to risk management
enables an organisation to consider the potential
impact of all types of risks on all processes,
activities, stakeholders, products and services.
Implementing a comprehensive approach will
result in an organisation benefiting from what is
often referred to as the ‘upside of risk’.
The global financial crisis in 2008 demonstrated
the importance of adequate risk management.
Since that time, new risk management standards
have been published, including the international
standard, ISO 31000 ‘Risk management –
Principles and guidelines’. This guide draws
together these developments to provide a
structured approach to implementing enterprise
risk management (ERM)
The 50% decline in oil prices since August 2014 has shaken up the energy sector, with oil companies slashing investment in new exploration projects. However, the decline in price has raised wider questions about investment across the power sector, including gas and renewable energy.
The efficient use of resources continues to be a hot issue, and technologies related to buildings, lighting and water continue to increase in prominence.
Join the briefing to discover:
- The top 15 trends that will impact the Energy & Environment sector in 2015
- The role technology is playing in solving the challenge posed by global warming and scarcity of resources
- Details of the evolution in business models currently taking place
Sumit Bose and Chris Faulkner, CEO, Breitling Energy discuss fracking in the UK. Is the Shale Gas industry in the UK looking at good times just round the corner?Read more >
Global Thematic Analyst Max Burns discusses long-term investment opportunities in liquefied natural gas.Read more >
The new EPA METHOD 325 for sampling Volatile Organic Compounds from Fugitive and Area Sources was promulgated in September of 2015. The petroleum refineries have 2 years to comply with the new ruling. Benzene emissions are the focus of the new ruling, but other VOC’s can be monitored using the same sampling tube. The air samples are collected using thermal desorption tubes that are deployed along fenceline of the property and remain deployed for 14 days. The samples are collected passively, without the using of an air sampling pump. After sampling the diffusive endcap is replaced with a metal storage cap and sent to a laboratory where they’re analyzed by thermal desorption gas chromatography. This is the first of a two series presentation that focuses on the analysis side of the workflow. It provides users the steps required to comply with the new EPA fence line regulations and what is needed to optimize the method for high sample throughput. Refineries and testing laboratories will benefit by gaining valuable information on the optimum techniques to perform this method and what it takes to comply. An introduction to the theory and operation of thermal desorption will also be included.Read more >