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- Raoul LeBlanc
The intense economic distress of the COVID pandemic created a near-death experience for North American oil and gas companies. Yet it also accelerated a change in the shale business model—a change that produced dramatic returns as prices rose in 2021. Can the shale business model really deliver through the entire cycle—what are the biggest risks for failure? Are current valuations fair and how will the North American system react to rising prices? How should companies think about the tradeoff between reinvestment and returning cash to shareholders? What is the "right" way to return cash to the "right" shareholders? What role will private capital play in future energy investment? How do companies and financiers square the ambition, policies, and investor demand for new energies with the current reality of the hydrocarbon world?
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A key finding from emissions reduction projects in oil & gas to date has been that a major step-up in analytics capability is required to make sense of copious and diverse types of data from various sensors. There are multiple levels of integration—from basic time matching of inputs to the interface with operational and safety systems, ERP systems, and with decision-support systems to address remedial actions. What does this mean for the design of analytical tools to be deployed as part of an emissions management system?