SPONSORED White Paper: Optimizing Effciencies In Oil, Gas And Petrochemical With Mobile Computing

This white paper goes through the ways mobile computing can help teams work more effectively in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

11/13/2017


ZebraAn atmosphere of cautious optimism has returned to the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors of late. While it’s some way of the $115 reached in 2011, the barrel price of Brent Crude has now stabilised above $50. And though investment fell by between 40 and 60 percent from 2014 to 2016, one benchmark of industry confidence – mergers and acquisition activity – has risen again. The value of deals in the first half of 2017 topped $135 billion, compared to $87 billion in the same period in 2016. While consolidation accounts for some of the deals, the wider availability of credit, the need to rebuild reserves and cautious optimism are lead causes. 

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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