Oil and gas companies, including upstream, downstream and oil services companies
March 16, 2016

Utilities Warn of Rising Pressure on Electricity Reliability and Prices, Accenture Reports

MADRID; Mar. 16, 2016 – Almost half (45 percent) of utilities industry executives surveyed by Accenture worldwide, and 64 percent in Europe, reported that the traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit-for-purpose. Unless the industry undergoes a digital, regulatory and business model transformation, utilities warn of increasing pressure on supply reliability and prices, according to Accenture’s Digitally Enabled Grid research, now in its third edition.
March 09, 2016

Upstream Oil and Gas Companies Spend Smarter on Digital Technologies to Drive Value, Reduce Costs in Downturn, Accenture and Microsoft Survey Finds

HOUSTON; Mar. 9, 2016 – As upstream oil and gas companies scrutinize every dollar invested, they’re spending smarter today on digital technologies, seeking to drive value and reduce costs amid low oil and gas prices, a new survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reports. Respondents to the ”2016 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey” included international oil companies (IOCs), national oil companies (NOCs), independents and oilfield services firms.
January 28, 2016

Accenture Helps FirstEnergy Identify More Than $450 Million in Cost Savings Over Three Years

AKRON, OHIO; Jan. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has helped FirstEnergy  (NYSE: FE), a leading U.S. diversified energy company, develop its Cash Flow Improvement Program (CFIP) that is expected to help deliver $453 million in cost savings over the next three years. 
January 05, 2016

Talen Energy Selects Accenture to Support Its Transition

Allentown PA.; Jan. 5, 2016 – Talen Energy Supply, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to provide operations and technology services with an infrastructure-as-a-service model for business applications hosted in a virtual private cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Under the terms of a four-year agreement, Accenture, working with Avanade and the Accenture AWS Business Group, will migrate and deploy various Talen Energy IT assets to a new environment. In addition, Accenture will provide integration services including testing and change management and digital supply chain transformation.

 
December 21, 2015

Accenture Closes Acquisition of Cimation, Expanding Consulting, Digital and Cyber Security Services to Better Serve Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Clients

HOUSTON; Dec. 21, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon Companies and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) consulting company known for its work in process automation, information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) cyber security. 
December 10, 2015

Hundreds of Governments, Businesses and Financial Institutions Commit to Major Action on Energy Efficiency at COP 21, Finds Accenture and SE4All

PARIS; Dec. 10, 2015 – Leading companies have pledged to enhance their energy efficiency with an estimated impact of 62,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) over the next five years, enough to power the city of Paris for nine months, according to a report by Sustainable Energy for All and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). However, many companies are facing challenges in turning commitments into effective strategies.  
November 05, 2015

Low-Carbon Energy Transition Can Create Up To €380 Billion in New Annual Value for Utilities, Finds Accenture and CDP Report

VIENNA; Nov. 5, 2015 – The shift to an efficient and low-carbon energy system could create between €245 billion and €380 billion in new annual value for the global electricity utilities industry by 2030, finds a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CDP, which examines the sector’s opportunities to grow and improve competitiveness while meeting environmental targets. 
November 02, 2015

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC), Expands Accenture Strategy Capabilities in Upstream Oil and Gas

HOUSTON; Nov. 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of SBC (Schlumberger Business Consulting), the management consulting unit of Schlumberger. The acquisition was first announced on August 17, 2015. 
October 18, 2015

Middle East Already Embracing Five Technology Trends Affecting the Digital Transformation of Public and Private Sectors, Accenture Finds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates; Oct. 18, 2015 – In its annual global technology outlook, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has identified five technology trends that will re-shape markets by creating new digital ‘ecosystems’ and found that leading businesses and governments in the Middle East have new strategies and projects in place to capitalize on digital transformation opportunities.
September 23, 2015

Accenture Internet of Things Centre of Excellence for Resources Opens in Singapore to Help Companies in Asia Pacific Capitalise on Technology Innovations

SINGAPORE; Sept. 23, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened an Internet of Things Centre of Excellence for Resources in Singapore to help companies transform their businesses through a combination of deep industry experience and innovative technologies.