GlobalData’s latest multi-theme report, ‘Top 20 Oil & Gas Themes 2021’ provides an assessment of how the leading macroeconomic, industry and technology themes will impact the oil and gas industry in 2021, and discusses the likely winners in each theme.

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.

The report classifies the 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.