Ignatov & Company Group - Oil & Gas - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Oil & Gas since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies, several large state-run and private O&G upstream and downstream operators, including national companies, pipeline transportation operators, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Oil & Gas markets:

1. Upstream (Exploration & Production)

  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • By-products (sulphur, helium, etc.)
  • Exploration
  • Drilling
  • Extraction and recovery
  • Upstream chemicals
  • Upstream equipment
  • Upstream services

2. Midstream

  • Transportation
    • Pipeline
    • Rail
    • Marine
    • Truck
  • Oil warehouses
  • Gas underground storage
  • Crude oil
  • Natural gas
  • LNG
  • Midstream chemicals
  • Midstream equipment
  • Midstream services

3. Downstream

  • Oil refining
  • Natural gas
  • LPG
  • Petrol
  • Diesel fuel
  • Fuel oils
  • Petroleum coke
  • By-products
  • Asphalt
  • Downstream chemicals
  • Downstream equipment
  • Downstream services