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Oil & Gas Industry Insights

The oil and gas industry has seen a significant increase in earnings, bringing new opportunities for companies in the sector. This rise in earnings is providing ample cash flow to fund their strategies in 2023.

This financial boost is enabling companies to overcome the energy underinvestment of recent years and help enable an accelerated energy transition. The positivity of this situation is reflected in a survey, in which 93% of oil and gas executives state they’re positive about the industry in the coming year.

The rising earnings are opening up opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, consolidation, and investment in new technologies and markets. Companies are now in a position to invest more heavily in their strategies, secure supply in the short term while transitioning to cleaner energy in the long term.

However, while the industry recognizes geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainty in the year ahead, they’ve also been given a clear mandate to secure supply in the short term while transitioning to cleaner energy in the long term.

In conclusion, the rising earnings in the oil and gas sector are bringing new opportunities. These include opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, consolidation, and investment in new technologies and markets. It’s an exciting time for the industry as it navigates the path forward.

Rising Earnings Opportunities

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors are increasingly being recognized as significant drivers of value in the oil and gas industry.
Companies that consider and invest in ESG concerns experience a positive return. Executing ESG effectively can help companies combat rising operating expenses and optimize investment and capital expenditures. The industry is well-positioned to be a leader in this movement with many larger oil and gas companies proactively developing ESG strategies to build value and increase operational efficiencies.

ESG is perceived by some to be difficult to implement, and it may seem like a profit-killer. However, the irony is that for most companies that implement ESG programs, including those within the oil and gas industry, it has the opposite effect.

As climate change continues to unfold around the globe, ESG concerns are increasingly driving investment decisions. This is especially true for investors in the oil and gas sector, which accounts for an outsized share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

ESG can help companies become more sustainable and efficient in the long term, and it is becoming an increasingly important factor to consider when selecting investments and partners in oil and gas.

In conclusion, ESG is not just a trend but a significant driver of value in the oil and gas industry. It presents an opportunity for companies to build value, increase efficiency, and positively impact the market perception of the industry.

ESG as a Driver of Value

Decarbonising supply chains in the oil and gas industry is a critical step towards achieving sustainability goals and reducing the industry’s overall carbon footprint.

Companies are implementing various strategies to decarbonise their supply chains. These range from low-cost actions such as improving efficiency and using renewable power, to larger investments in longer-term projects, such as switching fuels or carbon capture.

The decarbonization life cycle stretches across every aspect of an organization’s operations and value chain. This includes everything from the extraction and production processes to transportation and consumption.

For many companies, tackling supply chain emissions presents an additional layer of complexity, including opaque carbon-accounting and tracking practices; the need to work collaboratively with customers, supply networks, and industry groups; and the difficulty of keeping stakeholders engaged in a complex, multiyear change effort.

However, companies that successfully decarbonise their supply chains can expect to see a range of benefits. These include improved operational efficiency, cost savings, enhanced reputation, and increased attractiveness to investors.

Decarbonising Supply Chains