Scenario Planning: Regional Shifts

Scenario Planning: Regional Shifts

Date: August 27, 2015

Time: 10:00am CDT

The drop in oil price has created interesting dynamics in the global downstream markets for both refining and petrochemicals. These dynamics are affecting regional competitive positions in the downstream sectors.

In this webinar, Karl and Paul will review broad factors affecting the refining and petrochemical industries' planning cycles.

  • What if there are regional over-investment of capacity (or under-investment)?
  • Is it wise to assume that China will need the same volume of imported products from other regions?
  • How may the lifting of sanctions and investment in Iran affect the global markets?
  • Will the turmoil in Brazil's oil & gas sector continue, and how will that impact its downstream growth plans?
  • Do long-term joint ventures in the downstream industries still make sense in this new oil price environment?
  • What could be the next opportunities for investment in refining and petrochemicals in the next decade?

Karl and Paul will go through different scenarios that may help answer these concerns. Using ICIS' Global Supply & Demand Database to provide fundamental drivers, they will present the context and expertise needed to help you successfully plan for 2016 and beyond.

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Scenario Planning: Regional Shifts

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Karl Bartholomew VP Consulting, Americas

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Paul Ray

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In 2015 we have seen a recently unprecedented volatile market, with OPEC allowing the oil price to fluctuate. Planning for 2016 and beyond will require major decisions on what to budget and spend, and where.

In this webinar, Karl will review broad factors affecting the refining and petrochemical industries' planning cycle:

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