Top 20 Oil and Gas Themes, 2021 – Thematic Research

In this report, we identify the top 20 themes that would impact the oil and gas industry in 2021. For each theme, we offer a series of predictions, highlight the winners, and point you to further reading.

Scope

We classify our top 20 themes for 2021 into three categories – industry, technology, and macroeconomic themes. The macroeconomic themes of COVID-19 and sustainability continue to disrupt the industry in 2021, as oil and gas companies look to navigate the energy transition and adapt to the impacts of renewable energy, hydrogen, electric vehicles (EV), energy storage, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas flaring, circular plastic economy, shale, subsea, integrated refineries, gas to liquids (GTL) and IMO 2020.

This report also features disruptive tech themes impacting the oil and gas industry in 2021, which will be of paramount importance as the industry looks to become more efficient. These are: robotics, Industrial Internet, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

Key Highlights

"Top 20 Oil and Gas Themes, 2021 – Thematic Research" report identifies the top 20 themes that would impact the oil and gas industry in 2021. For each theme, we offer a series of predictions, highlight the winners, and point you to further reading.

Reasons to buy

Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. Given that so many themes are disruptive, it is very easy to be blindsided by industry outsiders who invade your sector.

This report is a multi-theme report covering 20 themes, drawn from industry, technology, and macroeconomics. It depicts a short-term outlook for the industry from the perspective of these 20 themes.

Companies mentioned

ADNOC, Aker Solutions, Antero Resources, BP, Cheniere Energy, Chevron, CompactGTL, ConocoPhillips, Eni SpA, EOG Resources, EQT Corp, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Gas Technologies LLC, Gazprom, General Electric, Greyrock, Haldor Topsøe, INFRA Technology, LG Corp, McDermott, Novatek, OneSubsea, Ovintiv, PetroChina, Petrofac, Primus Green Energy, Qatar Petroleum, Reliance Industries Ltd, Repsol, Rosneft, Royal Vopak NV, Saipem, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Siemens AG, Sinopec, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Total, Uniper, and Velocys.

Table of Contents

| Contents

Executive Summary 4

2021 Theme Map 5

MACROECONOMIC THEMES 6

COVID-19 7

Sustainability 8

INDUSTRY THEMES 9

Renewable Energy 10

Hydrogen 11

Electric Vehicles 12

Energy Storage 13

LNG 14

Gas Flaring 15

Circular Plastic Economy 16

Shale 17

Subsea 18

Integrated Refineries 19

Gas to Liquids 20

IMO 2020 21

TECHNOLOGY THEMES 22

Robotics 23

Industrial Internet 24

Artificial Intelligence 25

Big Data 26

Cloud Computing 27

Cybersecurity 28

Glossary 29

| Our thematic research methodology 30

| About GlobalData 32

| Contact Us 33

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