Publications

  • Oil slump reverberates in chemicals

    February 09, 2016 | Oil and Gas | Chemistry World | Media mention

    With companies announcing sharp falls in profits and extensive job cuts, the oil industry is suffering, but for petrochemicals it's a mixed bag. "The whole basket of petrochemicals generally will sell at a lower price in an environment where oil prices are low," says Mark Porter, a partner with

  • Russia's much-needed oil price bump unlikely to come any time soon

    June 18, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Globe and Mail | Media mention

    , the leader of Bain & Company's Oil & Gas practice, said industry capital spending is down 20% or more over a year. He said the reduced spending means 1 million to 1.5 million barrels a day of capacity will not be built every year.

  • Exxon underlines downstream values

    April 30, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Times | Media mention

    , the leader of Bain & Company's Oil & Gas practice, told The Times, "As we start to see the impact [of lower prices], oilfield services and pure upstream players are harder hit, while those with downstream and long-term gas are benefiting from a natural hedge against falling oil prices.

  • What "good" looks like: Creating an operational excellence management system

    October 15, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    Unlike individuals, companies can’t simply decide one day to act more efficiently. Complex organizations need a systematic approach to improvement. An operational excellence management system is a set of rules that, when implemented with measurable accountability, can guide a company on its journey

  • 2014 oil and gas industry planning cycle: Getting it right

    September 26, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    As commercial and national oil and gas companies begin their annual planning cycles in September, they will assess the macro business environment and make careful assumptions about the industry and their companies’ positions in it. Bain & Company offers a critical checklist of 10 key issues,

  • UK oil revival beckons as new technology, investors halt decline

    April 04, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Declining returns in Britain's North Sea oil and gas output are set to be reversed by new operators and improved technology. The decline is important for the British government to address, as drop in production has held back GDP growth.

  • Nuclear's best friends turn cold shoulder after Fukushima

    September 14, 2012 | Oil and Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Gas stands to gain as new producers enter the sector and Japan and France announce plans to scale back on nuclear power. According to Luis Uriza of Bain & Company, "Regulators (in Japan and France) are not being irresponsible because with gas generation there is a credible alternative.

  • Asia's dash for gas still has legs says Bain

    August 30, 2012 | Oil and Gas | The Wall Street Journal's Deal Journal Australia | Media mention

    In a blog post in Deal Journal Australia, John McCreery, head of Bain & Company's Asia Pacific oil and gas practice, explains the growth potential and challenges for the various players and projects in Asia's LNG industry.

  • The role of LNG imports in the Middle East

    August 15, 2012 | Oil and Gas | Natural Gas Daily, Interfax | Media mention

    In an interview with Natural Gas Daily, Interfax, Luis Uriza, head of Bain & Company's oil and gas practice for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discusses the shale gas impact on the LNG market.

  • Luis Uriza to head EMEA Oil & Gas practice for Bain & Company

    April 23, 2012 | Press release

    NEW YORK – April 23, 2012 – Luis Uriza, an expert in energy sector strategy and financing, has been named head of Bain & Company’s EMEA Oil & Gas Practice, effective immediately. His appointment was announced today by Peter Parry, head of Bain’s Global Oil & Gas Practice.