Today, Grant Thornton LLP and JWN released its annual Service & Supply Outlook Report, entitled “Delivering Change – Aligning with a new normal”. Reflecting on insight from over 350 representatives of the oil and gas service & supply industry. To view full: 2017 Service and Supply Outlook Report
After two years of surviving, the service and supply industry is showing moderate and optimistic growth with increasing opportunity:
“It’s become clear that to be successful in the long term, service and supply companies have to learn how to adapt to this new normal of lower oil prices, tougher competition and technology disruption. Grant Thornton can help companies adapt and thrive,” said Jeremy Fearnley, Northern Alberta Leader, Oil & Gas, Grant Thornton LLP.
Recommendations for the service and supply sector:
Position for a possible recovery, while not betting on one, so that companies can prosper if forecasts prove correct and survive if they do not.
Companies who can deliver the change required by their customers – technological, process oriented or lowering costs – will likely be the ones who are successful.
Focus on what you can control – how you can prepare and position your organization to increase productivity and compete with a new normal:
“While there is significant uncertainty in 2017, expectations are that commodity prices will improve, leading to more activities and improved pricing for service providers,” said, Bemal Mehta, Senior Vice President Energy Intelligence, JWN.
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JWN has been Canada’s most trusted source of information, insight and intelligence on the energy industry for over 75 years. Buyers and influencers depend on the insight delivered by our products to make informed decisions that affect Canada’s oilpatch and the construction industry in Alberta. The JWN analysis team can build custom reports focused on market intelligence, company benchmarking, cost studies and more www.jwnenergy.com
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