According to Jill Feblowitz, vice president, IDC Energy Insights, "The oil and gas (O&G) industry is looking to its professional services teaming partners to bring innovation. Professional services firms with a strong focus on the O&G vertical and a strategic plan in line with the future needs of their clients are Leaders. They have a local presence in most of the O&G capitals and the ability to attract and retain O&G specialists in this talent-constrained market."1 IDC Energy Insights, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services 2012 Vendor Assessment, (Doc #EI237328) October 2012. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com. About IDC MarketScape IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.