Reinventing the Energy Value Chain: Supply Chain Roadmaps for Digital Oilfields through Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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"This book is encyclopedic as well as a how-to manual, a gem for those interested in energy supply chains." — Dr. Jaydeep Balakrishnan, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Business Administration at the California State University, Sacramento, and former Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

"Academics, energy policy makers, energy economists, and investment advisors, as well as the current and future executives of the energy industry could make good use of this book. I see it also as a sound reference for the energy researchers in universities as well as energy and sustainability research institutes [and] for those working in the supply and demand spaces and in every part of supply chain including producers, suppliers and distributors of energy." — Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi, PhD, Senior Director, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

"An exceedingly valuable, encyclopedic, and well-written guide to clean energy value chains that will be extremely useful for industry newcomers as well as experienced practitioners." — Peter Fox-Penner, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer, Energy Impact Partners and author of Power After Carbon

"David and Alok conduct a remarkably comprehensive analysis of the energy industry from a supply chain perspective: from Capex to Opex, from risks mitigation to operation optimization, from centralized power to distributed generation. With valuable comparisons across the different energy sub-industries, they prompts us to widen our horizon beyond the traditional supply chain to the "value chain", considering additional potential opportunities for value creation from the ultimate supplier to the ultimate customer. Technology and digitalization are placed at the center of this exercise, given their ever-growing role, as well as ESG considerations, since policy and regulations can rapidly change. Regardless of whether you are an energy industry professional, a policy maker, an investor looking to invest in the energy sector or a supply chain expert, this book will provide you with a toolbox of techniques applicable and tailored to most energy technologies that will help you to better understand and manage trade-offs, and to implement concrete measures in the supply chain that shall create tangible value for multiple stakeholders." — Claudia Vergueiro Massei, CEO, Siemens Oman

As the push for diversification of energy sources continues, this book provides a toolbox of techniques to enhance top-line as well as bottom-line results by successfully optimizing capital projects and operations & maintenance trade-offs across the value chain. Built on the foundations laid in Jacoby's previous book Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas, and Power Generation and Guide to Supply Chain Management, it offers groundbreaking new ways to tap the power of supply chain management in conventional and emerging energy industries - from the small to the large project, and from solar to nuclear and everything in between.

The organization of the book makes it a handy reference resource. It starts with a conceptual framework for value chain and supply chain management in the energy sector, laying out objectives, key business processes, and performance metrics that provide useful guideposts. It offers principles that should guide investments in the energy industry and explains how to organize the supply chain to maximize their results. Chapters on capital project and operations management explain tools and techniques that are relevant to energy value chains broadly speaking. Technology-specific chapters show how these concepts apply to ten energy domains:

  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
  • Energy Storage
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream, each separate chapters)
  • Geothermal
  • Gas and Coal-Fired Power
  • Hydropower
  • Nuclear

Features and Benefits

  • Roadmaps for unlocking latent value in energy supply chains for each energy type
  • Concepts and principles to guide energy investments
  • Techniques for optimizing supply chains and systems using modern digitalization technologies
  • Tradeoffs and management techniques in capital project management
  • Tradeoffs and management techniques in operations & maintenance
  • Insights into opportunities and risks affecting the strategies


  • Energy industry executives
  • Energy policy makers
  • Energy economists
  • Energy lending and finance professionals, including venture capital and private equity
  • Academics
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets

About the Authors

David Steven Jacoby is the President of Boston Strategies International, a global strategy consultancy, and Managing Director of BSI Energy Ventures. He is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and serves on the advisory boards of New York Energy Week, WP Advisory (an M&A firm), and the International Supply Chain Educational Association. Previously he held international positions at Kearney and Oliver Wyman in the United States, France, Brazil, and Hong Kong. David taught Operations Management at Boston University's Questrom Graduate School of Business and earned his MBA and a Master of Arts from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied petroleum engineering and holds six supply chain certifications. His academic and professional contributions to the field of supply chain management span more than 300 publications and media events.

Alok Raj Gupta is an expert in energy and sustainability strategies focused on economic gains. He is the Founder & CEO of Envecologic, an energy & sustainability think tank, advisory, and training firm, and a Partner at Boston Strategies International. Alok holds a B.A. Honors in Economics from University of Delhi and MS degree in Economics (Resource & Environment Economics) from TERI University, India. He has been practicing as an energy and sustainability economist with a host of global corporations, multilateral agencies, and governments. Alok is considered to be one of Asia's emerging thought leaders, with over a hundred articles, essays and white papers in publication. He has delivered keynote talks and conducted training/workshops at numerous international platforms on addressing the most pressing energy and sustainability challenges of our times.


Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 391
Publish date: September 2021
ISBN: 9781955578004

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