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Podcast series: Fueling the Future

Welcome to our Fueling the Future podcast series, where our leaders converge to discuss the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the Oil, Gas & Chemicals sector.

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Future of work in chemicals

Duane Dickson, Senior leader, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Deloitte LLP
David Yankovitz, Chemical Consulting Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Bob Kumpf, PhD., Specialist Executive, Deloitte Consulting LLP
 

In this episode, we discuss what the chemical workforce will look like in the future and how the energy transition, innovation, and technology will play a role in this transformation. The panelists explore the future landscape and how the new work profile will likely need different skillsets, such as AI and machine learning, to replace the large significant number of retirements impacting the workforce in the chemical industry.

Hydrogen and the decarbonization puzzle

Kate Hardin, Executive Director, Deloitte Research Center for Energy & Industrials
Dan Vermeer
, Executive Director, Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Nichelle McLemore
(host), Managing Director, Oil, Gas & Chemicals at Deloitte and EDGE Advisory Board member

In this episode, in collaboration with The Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, we explore the role of hydrogen as part of the energy transition. Since there is recent interest and enthusiasm about hydrogen, especially for its use to reduce emissions, Nichelle discusses with Kate and Dan the value proposition of green hydrogen. How does the future of hydrogen look? What are the most promising pathways to get there?

Navigating the energy transition from disruption to growth

Stanley Porter, vice chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials leader, Deloitte LLP
Kate Hardin, executive director, Deloitte Research Center for Energy & Industrials, Deloitte Services LP  

Are we getting closer to a lower-carbon future? Deloitte’s energy transition survey reveals the drive to cleaner energy sources continues to sustain momentum, even amid economic headwinds. In this episode, Host Tanya Ott discusses the report findings with authors Stanley and Kate. They share how companies are engineering change across six key channels—and how the COVID-19 crisis could actually accelerate the clean energy transition.

Access the related report: Navigating the energy transition from disruption to growth

2021 Oil & Gas Industry Outlook

Stanley Porter, vice chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Duane Dickson, vice chairman, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With the survival of many companies at risk and the longer-term decline in petroleum demand, the next decade could look very different for the entire oil and gas value chain. 2021 will either be a leapfrog year or a test of endurance for many. In this episode, Stanley and Duane discuss the five trends that may challenge the traditional way of operating and working, determine the direction of the industry, and start separating the pioneers from the followers in 2021.

Read the report: 2021 Oil & Gas Industry Outlook

2021 Chemical Industry Outlook

Stanley Porter, vice chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Duane Dickson, vice chairman, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As the chemical industry moves into 2021, the changed economic, social, environmental, and political expectations are expected to play an even more important role in shaping its future.. In this episode, Stanley and Duane discuss the five trends that may challenge the traditional way of operating and working, determine the direction of the industry, and start separating the pioneers from the followers in 2021.

Read the report: 2021 Chemical Industry Outlook

Unpacking digital for oil and gas: why, when and how to adopt

Geoffrey Cann and Rachael Goydan

Estimates are anywhere between 15 and 20 percent gains on both costs and productivity, just through the application of digital.

Digital advances offer opportunities for oil and gas companies to lower costs of production, improve productivity, reduce carbon emissions and regain public confidence, but many companies have been slow to adopt. In this episode, we sit down with Geoffrey Cann and Rachael Goydan, the authors of “Bits, Bytes and Barrels: The digital transformation of oil and gas.” We discuss some of the reasons digital adoption is slow in the oil and gas industry, why digital is both an opportunity and a threat, the key technologies of the future, and how leaders can accelerate digital adoption within their businesses.

How can diversity alleviate "sharks and bandwagons" in the gas sector?

Sarah McAlister-Smiley and Joanna Spanjaard

Diversity can help oil and gas companies minimize risks in three ways.

In this podcast, Sarah McAlister-Smiley, Partner, Financial Advisory at Deloitte Australia and Joanna Spanjaard, Partner, Risk Advisory at Deloitte Australia explain what they mean by “sharks and bandwagons” in the gas sector. They also discuss how companies can meet their diversity goals and encourage diversity to better manage risks.

Midyear 2020 Oil, Gas, and Chemical Industry Outlook

Stanley Porter, Vice Chairman, US Energy, Resources & Industrials Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Duane Dickson, Vice Chairman, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

What are the prospects for the oil and gas industry and chemical industry in 2020 now that COVID-19 has disrupted the sectors? In this episode, Stanley and Duane discuss the major trends outlined in Deloitte’s midyear 2020 oil and gas and chemical industry outlooks—providing actionable insights to help organizations recover and thrive in the short- and long-term from the impact of COVID-19.

Read the report: Midyear 2020 Oil, Gas, and Chemical Industry Outlook 

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