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PUBLISHED ARTICLES

AUTHORED BY LANCE MORTLOCK

A selected assortment of Lance’s research and points of view working with a variety of experts at EY and the Haskayne School of Business.

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October

2021

Canada's hydrogen future - Risks and rewards

Climate change is becoming increasingly threatening globally and hydrogen can play an imperative role in reducing carbon emissions. This report provides a thought-provoking perspective on hydrogen’s role in our future and its impact on climate change....

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June

2021

Cost excellence - Managing the bottom line in times of disruption

This report examines the value in achieving cost excellence while exploring key steps and frameworks organizations should consider before deploying their cost programs....

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August

2020

Rethinking the oil and gas workforce in 2040

The oil and gas industry faces an unprecedented shift in its workforce as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) continue to transform the way companies operate. Now more than ever, oil and gas organizations are using technology to drive down production costs to...

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November

2019

Transformation Leadership in a Digital Era

In this report, we discuss the concept of a Transformation Management Office (TMO) and its associated components to create business models that can be used to enhance customer and employee experiences like never before. In the 1990s, TMOs were primarily focused on...

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October

2019

Canadian electric vehicle transition – the difference between revolution or evolution?

Whether Canada’s EV adoption is rapid, moderate or slow, the shift is already well underway. To understand how the oil and gas and power and utilities sectors will be affected as transportation in Canada evolves between now and 2030, EY used a scenario planning...

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January

2019

AI in oil and gas: Extracting collective value by humanizing data

While many sectors have capitalized on the vast potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), Canadian oil and gas companies have lagged behind. For a sector that’s been burdened by years of low commodity prices,the inability to get resources to tidewater, and....

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December

2018

The DNA of the Chief Strategy Officer: Don’t wait for the perfect move before making your first move

EY Strategy in Canada conducted a survey of senior strategy leaders from Canadian companies in various industries to gain insight into the role of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). This comes at a time when strategy has never been more important to Canadian companies...

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May

2018

Oilfield services at a crossroads - Structural changes ahead

In response to the most recent decline in oil prices, many operators are taking measures to reduce their break-even points. Many of these measures, however, can be classified as short-term and cyclical initiatives, such as downsizing and lowering unit costs, and are only...

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May

2018

Business resilience: weathering the next storm - Canadian oil and gas market study

In the first quarter of 2018, EY in association with the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business conducted a survey of 70 executives from organizations in Canada’s oil and gas industry to gain insight into how those organizations achieved resilience during the past...

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April

2018

The green light: Canadian cannabis retail market entry strategy

The long-anticipated move to legalize cannabis in Canada will create an entirely new sector of the formal economy, and presents an enormous opportunity for retailers looking to be at the forefront of a new industry. This point of view looks at how organizations must tactfully...

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August

2017

Evolving asset challenges and opportunities in Canada’s oil and gas downstream sector

This Canadian specific report is based on a recent market study of downstream asset reliability and integrity. The sustained lower price of oil means operators at Canadian upgraders and refineries will continue to see reduced budgets for maintenance over the ...

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February

2017

Canadian oil and gas reorganizations: From surviving to thriving in challenging times

EY, in association with the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business conducted a survey of more than 70 organizations in Canada’s oil and gas industry to gain insight into how those organizations responded to continued low commodity prices. In this report, we’ve...

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February

2017

Public Sector Innovation: From ideas to action

This thought leadership highlights some of the catalysts for government innovation, including the five reasons to effectively innovate in order to serve citizens better and more efficiently, and our four-step approach to accelerate their innovation journey...

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December

2016

Market Studies: Using Information to Guide Your Strategy

In this report, we share our three-step market study approach and share insights on how market analysis enables unbiased, fact-based decision-making to support an organization’s most complex strategic issues...

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November

2016

Accelerate your 3D journey in oil and gas

This report outlines how oil and gas organizations can accelerate the 3D technology journey and looks at how Canadian energy companies can reduce costs and lower risk by adopting 3D printing and scanning for their remote operations. This content is based on a recent global...

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August

2016

Operating models - Delivering on strategy and optimizing processes

In this report we show how a well-defined and well-articulated operating model is the bridge between strategy and day-to-day operations, guiding the team, providing the context and enabling behaviors that help companies realize the strategy and vision. In addition, we also...

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June

2016

Rapid innovation maturity assessment for oil & gas

Following more than 12 months of cost management measures, innovation is now coming to the forefront for oil and gas companies in Canada. In the face of lower-for-longer oil prices and fewer, easier cost management opportunities available to harvest, organizations now...

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November

2015

Innovation: from ideation to activation – A Canadian cross-sector market study

In summer 2015, EY, in partnership with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, conducted a market study of more than 250 Canadian organizations to gain insight on how organizations approach innovation as a driver of business success. Executive level...

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October

2015

Integrated Business Planning – Unlocking business value in uncertain times

This report looks at how, in a complex and uncertain environment, conventional approaches to business planning are no longer flexible or sophisticated enough to respond to dynamic changes in business – and failure to adapt business planning processes to reflect the...

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