Back at the dawn of 2017, I wrote up a set of predictions for the year. Let’s see how well I did in forecasting the digital oil world.
A big digital outfit (and you know who) is looking for a host city for their second HQ. A couple of oil towns claim to be in the running. How might a Big Oil town persuade Big Digital to give them a look?
Has China co-opted Elon Musk’s vision for an emissions-free transportation future? It certainly looks like it. And there are big implications for the global oil industry.
A shrinking share of blue collar jobs and the increasing reliance on foreign outsourcing are driving political debate and making blue-collar-dependent companies take note. As you’ll soon find out, the prognosis is for these trends to not only increase, but to accelerate due to the rise new ways of working. These new ways of working include the increasing prevalence of automation, crowdsourcing, onshore outsourcing and offshore outsourcing.
Unless you’ve recently been hiding out in a sealed cardboard box (and not a Google Cardboard box at that), you’ll likely have heard of augmented reality and virtual reality; especially in their application as toys. But these virtual reality “toys” are being used to deliver real-world savings in the operations of oil and gas companies.
This special post was written by Dominika Warchol Hann.
European think tanks are forming scenarios on the race to deliver digital energy, or the digitalisation of energy. Here’s some of the evolving thinking, based on a workshop I attended recently with the IEA.