• Jorge Leis: Planning for the future in an uncertain oil and gas market

    May 27, 2015 | Bain video

    The oil and gas market is nearly impossible to predict. That's why strategic planners at leading oil and gas companies prepare for multiple potential outcomes rather than optimizing for one assumption, says Partner Jorge Leis.

  • Peter Parry: What low oil prices mean for natural gas

    May 27, 2015 | Bain video

    With oil prices down, natural gas will likely become a more important revenue source for many oil and gas companies. Some firms will go a step further by expanding their natural gas portfolios to position themselves as industry leaders in the years to come, says Partner Peter Parry.

  • Mark Porter: Chemicals and the effect of low oil prices

    May 20, 2015 | Bain video

    Scale, policy integration and portfolio diversification can help chemical companies weather shifts in oil prices, says Partner Mark Porter.

  • Peter Stumbles: Moving beyond lean in financial services

    May 13, 2015 | Bain video

    Hothouse programs—smaller, easily scalable pilot projects—can help financial services companies identify, test and deploy meaningful customer service improvements, says Partner Peter Stumbles.

  • Nirad Jain: Healthcare deal making and the power of category leadership

    April 15, 2015 | Bain video

    Healthcare companies have more to gain from pursuing category leadership, whether by acquiring assets that expand a company's footprint or by divesting non-core businesses, says Partner Nirad Jain in this short video.

  • Paul Cichocki: Zero-based budgeting

    April 08, 2015 | Bain video

    Zero-based budgeting offers companies a way to reconsider the entire cost structure and align resources with long-term strategies.

  • Lodewijk de Graauw: A holistic approach to cost reduction

    April 02, 2015 | Bain video

    When oil prices drop, oil and gas companies know they need to reduce costs quickly. In this short video, Partner Lodeweijk de Graauw cautions against quick, easy wins and outlines three steps executives can follow to find and execute more long-term, responsible cuts.

  • Luis Uriza: The acute need for cost reduction in a low-price environment

    April 02, 2015 | Bain video

    Oil and gas companies operate in a complex, unpredictable industry that will always require high costs. The current price reality, however, makes cost management a top priority for these organizations. Bain Partner Luis Uriza warns executives against making quick, easy cuts and instead suggests a

  • Michael Short: Unconventionals in a complex price environment

    April 02, 2015 | Bain video

    Bain Principal Michael Short explains that US onshore companies have always needed to be agile and cooperative across functions in order to compete successfully. The drop in oil prices has made this even more apparent. In this short video, he explains what companies need to do in order to weather

  • Olya Linde: Five themes for effective planning and performance management

    April 02, 2015 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Olya Linde explains how important robust planning processes are for oil and gas companies. During times of uncertainty, these habits become even more essential. In this short video, she shares five simple themes that can help companies be successful in their short-term, mid-term, and