GlobalData’s latest multi-theme report, ‘Top 20 Oil and Gas Themes 2022’ provides an assessment of how the leading macroeconomic, industry and technology themes will impact the oil and gas industry in 2022 and discusses the likely way forward while highlighting 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 2022 into three categories: industry, technology and macroeconomic themes. The macroeconomic themes of Covid-19 and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) continue to matter to the industry in 2022, as oil and gas companies look to navigate the energy transition and adapt to the impacts of carbon emissions, renewable energy, hydrogen, electric vehicles (EV), energy storage, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas flaring, circular plastic economy, shale, subsea, and integrated refineries.

This report also features disruptive tech themes impacting the oil and gas industry in 2022, which will be of paramount importance as the industry looks to become more efficient. These are robotics, industrial internet, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, Cloud computing, and cybersecurity.