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oil-gas1.jpgOne of the world's major industries, oil & gas is subject to numerous international pressures, such as availability and supply, price fluctuations, environmental regulations and political forces.  Frost & Sullivan's Oil & Gas Program Area follows these dynamic changes across upstream, midstream and downstream market opportunities, interpreting the interplay of forces across the value chain and what it means for the industry participants.

The Frost & Sullivan Oil & Gas Program Area looks at the new and shifting trends across the market such as:

  • Key equipment markets in extraction, processing and refining
  • Unconventional fuels, trends and environmental concerns
  • Service markets
  • Digital oil fields
  • Subsea trends and markets

Meet the Team

subbu.jpgSubbu Bettadapura


abhay_bhargava.jpgAbhay Barghava

Associate Director

Thomas_sm.jpgThomas Houareau

Consulting Director

chirag-rathi.jpgChirag Rathi

Consulting Director

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Consulting Analyst

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Oil & Gas research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

New Price Reality

New-Price-Reality.pngThe impact of low oil prices on global economies, market participants, and the geopolitical landscape.

Unconventional Energy

Unconventional-Energy.pngAlong with shale, oil sands and heavy oil continue to drive R&D and new activities in the market.

Global LNG Trade

Global-LNG-Trade.pngThe global race countries with abundant shale oil reserves look to sell energy to markets with higher demand.

Fossil Fuels Still Key

Fossil-Fuels-Still-Key.pngGas will continue to grow as a key fuel for power generation in the US and parts of Europe and Asia.

IoT & Big Data Analytics

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngLeveraging IoT and digital oil fields to reduce costs become more critical during times of lower margins.


The impact of low oil prices on global economies, market participants, and the geopolitical landscape is ushering in a new order for the industry – one of tightened spending and increased insecurity.  The industry is also seeing mounting pressure to reduce air and water pollution and overall environmental footprint.  Yet oil and natural gas will continue to fuel and power the world’s economy for decades to come.

Frost & Sullivan’s Oil & Gas program area looks at conventional and unconventional fuels,  E&P equipment, MRO and services, LNG, and digital oil field along with the growing role of data in the O&G industry.

Application of Drones and Robots in Oil and Gas Industry A Cost Effective and Safe Method of Inspection and Surveillance

With increase in urbanization and industrialization, demand for oil and gas is expected to grow at a relentless pace in forthcoming 10 years. Giant fields which were discovered 30 years back are declining in their production and this situation has encouraged oil and gas companies to discover new…

European Gas Storage Market: Will it be The Anchor point for Global Gas Supply

Global demand for natural gas is projected to increase from 3,599 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2015 to 5,749 bcm by 2040. The increase of natural gas share in the primary energy consumption is largest as compared to other energy source.

Slow-paced development of resources in Latin America has led to increased dependence on gas imports

Latin America is well endowed with natural gas resources and has a potential to produce enough gas to fulfil the regions burgeoning demand. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Latin America holds technically recoverable shale gas resources of around 1,978 trillion cubic feet…

South and East African Power Utilities, 2016

This research service contemplates the current scenario of the energy supply industry and its future developments in the target countries.To reduce the over dependence on the conventional methods of power generation, these countries are trying to diversify their power generation mix by adding more…

Turkish Generator Sets Market, Forecast to 2021

The Turkish genset market shrank because of challenging market conditions, the generator set market is expected to recover 2017 onward taking advantage of its strategic position as an import-export hub. Despite the market's settled structure, fierce competition and price-oriented approach combined…

Global Refining Market, Trends and Opportunities, 2017

The global refining industry is currently going through an overhaul, with the focus shifting from the west to the east. The epicenter of the refining industry will be moving towards the Asia-Pacific, with China and India as the front runners in the export-oriented market.The study aims to analyze…

Opportunities in the South African Natural Gas Market, 2015

South Africa s energy mix is dominated by coal, complemented by renewable and nuclear energy. The government of South Africa has set targets according to the IRP 2010, which forecasts an energy mix containing a greater contribution from renewable energy such as wind, solar, and hydro. This mix also…

South African Electricity Market 2016 Snapshot

The electricity sector in South Africa has witnessed dynamic changes over the past few years. Sharp increases in electricity tariffs have been a prominent feature of the electricity supply industry in South Africa. Declining global commodity prices and increasing electricity prices have had a…

Outlook of the Global Oil and Gas Industry, 2017

The study covers the outlook of the oil and gas industry for 2017, forecast to 2020. The study starts by looking at the oil and gas industry in 2016 and what led to the oil price crash, followed by key predictors for 2017 and determining when the rebalancing of oil demand and supply will take…

Annual Africa Utility Overview, 2016

This Research Service covers the key trends and thought leadership associated with the African Utility Landscape, both from a water and an energy perspective, analysed during the 2016 African Utility Week hosted in Cape Town. Public and private sector leaders were invited to attend streams focusing…

oil-gas2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



oil-gas3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.


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