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DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER "If you read the press these days you know that there is no shortage of theories pertaining to the price of oil and the associated impacts to the overall market. For all those whose crystal ball is working and are confident in the prediction of the…

Have We Reached the Bottom at Last?

Written by Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00
Oil and Gas price forecasting is a very dangerous game. I once worked with a large oil and gas company which discovered that, over a 25-year period, its forecasts were worse than the average of 27 other industry forecasts. They considered abandoning their own team, but didn't, because what credible…

Alfredo Pareto and Oil

Written by Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00
I once co-authored a book with a more successful writer than I, Richard Koch. It was called "Managing Without Management"and written in a previous era, prior to ERP and information systems, when a lot of middle management was simply a very expensive means of collecting and processing data and information.…
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER In this White Paper: Since the beginning of 2016, oil prices have slipped another 15 percent to their lowest level for more than 12 years. Production continues to be resilient, though as Stein’s Law suggests, if a trend cannot continue, it won’t. The new environment of…

Low Prices Should Drive NOC Innovation

Written by Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00
With oil prices dropping below $30/bbl, the depth and duration of the current low price environment is taking a major toll on OPEC members.  Despite adjusting their budgets and cutting popular benefits like fuel subsidies, member states are running significant deficits, and the lack of cash flow is starting to…


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