• Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Renewables
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 5/07/2011

Global Energy Survey

The KPMG Global Energy Institute energy survey provides quantitative findings on executives' outlook on the issues and challenges the industry faces.

KPMG's 2011 Energy Survey 

Energy executives expect continued volatility in oil prices for the remainder of 2011, according to the results of the ninth annual energy executive survey by the KPMG Global Energy Institute. Executives also expect shale oil and gas to have a transformative impact on meeting the world’s energy needs.
KPMG's 2011 Energy Survey
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The results of this year’s survey, which polled 550 financial executives from energy companies during April 2011, also show that executives have a positive outlook on Research & Development (R&D) investment, capital spending and hiring.


Key insights

  • The alternative energies expected to attract the most R&D investment are shale oil and gas, dollar and wind.
  • Just under 50 percent expect their firm to be involved in a merger or acquisition in the next 2 years.
  • The most significant industry challenges include regulatory concerns, commodity pricing and the economy.

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Global Energy Institute

Global Energy Institute

KPMG's Global Energy Institute helps identify and understand emerging trends, risks and opportunities in the energy sector.