BUSINESS MOLDING PROVIDES FOCUS FOR UPSTREAM INTEGRATION
Steve Patterson, John Altieri Gemini Consulting Morristown, N.J. In the upstream end of the oil industry, profits are being squeezed from every direction. Overcapacity, modest demand growth, growing government ownership of reserves and control of products, declining discovery size, and escalating environmental costs are among the major factors pulling on the industry's purse strings. The need to address these issues is apparent. But how?