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(Revised December 2012)
Foro Energy (A)
Foro Energy developed proprietary and patent-pending fiber-laser technologies that could disrupt existing processes and services for the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. These breakthrough laser technologies were protected by a strong intellectual property (IP) portfolio, which provided Foro with the flexibility to pursue a number of different business models. The market potential for oilfield applications was large, as global spending in the O&G E&P industry was expected to approach $600 billion in 2012.
Keywords: Disruptive Innovation;
Growth and Development Strategy;
Lassiter, Joseph B., III, William A. Sahlman, and James McQuade. "Foro Energy (A)." Harvard Business School Case 812-136, March 2012. (Revised December 2012.)