Exploration

Download Ebook: Top 5 Tips To Successfully Engage In Arctic Oil & Gas Operations

Download Ebook: Top 5 Tips To Successfully Engage In Arctic Oil & Gas Operations

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Exploration with 0 Comments

Captain David Snider is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Martech Polar Consulting LTD, providing global ice pilotage and navigation services. He has worked for many years in the Arctic and has a deep understanding of the current E&P activity within the region, alongside the trends for the future. With the region above the Arctic […]

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Key O&G African Opportunities

Key O&G African Opportunities

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Exploration, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Drake Newsbase – The promise of major discoveries across many parts of Africa continues to draw oil and gas companies to the continent. In recent months, attention has turned to new frontier acreage offshore, including technically challenging pre-salt plays off West Africa, which come in addition to the region’s historical production. One major trend that […]

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Gas

Western Sanctions’ Impact on Yamal LNG Project

Western Sanctions’ Impact on Yamal LNG Project

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Financing, Gas with 0 Comments

  U.S. and E.U. sanctions issued at the end of July have targeted Novatek, the main shareholder in the Yamal LNG (liquefied natural gas) project, among other Russian oil and gas companies. Sanctions regarding technology exports could be crucial in complex projects such as LNG production, which may rely on U.S. components and technology.“Yes, we need […]

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Download: Energy Aspects on Key Challenges in European Shale Development

Download: Energy Aspects on Key Challenges in European Shale Development

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Financing, Gas, Reports, Shale, Unconventional with 0 Comments

If safely and economically extracted, shale gas can develop a new onshore gas industry, ensuring a security of supply for the UK and other European countries. But where will the funding for these projects come from? In this report we ask Trevor Sikorski, Head of Gas, Coal and Carbon at Energy Aspects, his views on […]

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National Companies

EU Sanctions Aim at Russia’s South Stream and Yamal Projects

EU Sanctions Aim at Russia’s South Stream and Yamal Projects

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Financing, Gas, National Companies, Oil with 0 Comments

  Last week, EU foreign ministers asked officials to present proposed sanctions against Russia. The restrictions regard Russia’s access to capital markets, defence, dual use goods and sensitive technologies, including in the energy sector. The EU’s sanctions aim at Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline project, and at Novatek’s Arctic Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. […]

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EOC to Acquire Offshore Support Fleet from Ezra

EOC to Acquire Offshore Support Fleet from Ezra

Written by on July 10, 2014 in Featured on App, National Companies with 1 Comment

Ezra and EOC to create one of Asia Pacific’s largest offshore players EOC Limited earlier today entered into an agreement with its largest shareholder Ezra Holdings Limited as they plan to consolidate the EMAS offshore support fleet. Ezra Holdings Ltd will sell its offshore marine supporting operations to Oslo-listed affiliate EOC Ltd for $520 million […]

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Independent

Download: Baker Botts on UK and EU Incentives for European Shale

Download: Baker Botts on UK and EU Incentives for European Shale

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Independent with 0 Comments

  If safely and economically extracted, shale gas can develop a new onshore gas industry, increasing European countries’ security of supply. But where will the funding for European shale projects come from? With high initial CAPEX and a more difficult risk profile than traditional oil & gas investments, how will the development of a UK […]

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Guest Blog: A New Horizon – Decommissioning in UK North Sea

Guest Blog: A New Horizon – Decommissioning in UK North Sea

Written by on July 28, 2014 in Independent with 0 Comments

This guest blog has kindly been contributed by Richard Heard, Managing Director of Strategic Decom. Richard co-founded Xodus Group in 2005 and joined Oil & Gas UK in 2011 to lead a number of major  decommissioning initiatives on behalf of industry. In 2014 he founded Strategic Decom, a specialist decommissioning consultancy. A New Horizon – Decommissioning […]

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Mexico

Mexico’s Historic Energy Reform Opens Sector to Private Investors

Mexico’s Historic Energy Reform Opens Sector to Private Investors

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Mexico with 0 Comments

President Peña Nieto’s energy reform received final approval by Mexico’s Senate on Wednesday 6th August. This is an historic achievement for Mexico which now opens its energy market to international oil companies for the first time since the industry was nationalized 76 years ago (on March 18,1938). This is the end of Pemex’s monopoly and […]

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Download: Mexico’s Energy Reform – How to Participate in the Tendering Process

Download: Mexico’s Energy Reform – How to Participate in the Tendering Process

Written by on June 6, 2014 in Mexico, Reports with 0 Comments

David Jiménez, Partner, Corporate Finance and Infrastructure at KPMG in Mexico spoke at the Mexico Oil and Gas Briefing. Download his white paper and find out: General overview of the energy reform The role of PEMEX The basic contractual models to conduct E&P activities in Mexico How to participate in the tendering process The key […]

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Downloads

Download Ebook: Arctic Oil and Gas, Myth or Reality?

Download Ebook: Arctic Oil and Gas, Myth or Reality?

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Reports with 0 Comments

Andreas Østhagen is the Norway Director for The Arctic Institute and works on the geopolitics of Arctic oil and gas potential resources. With the region above the Arctic Circle estimated to account for as much as 25% of the world’s undiscovered but recoverable oil and gas reserves, it is a key focus for oil and gas. […]

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Download: Top 15 Influencers in the North Sea Oil & Gas Industry

Download: Top 15 Influencers in the North Sea Oil & Gas Industry

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Gas, Oil, Reports with 0 Comments

As the North Sea becomes an increasingly mature basin, the industry is coming up against major challenges including declining production levels, rising costs and decommissioning. However, there are still significant opportunities and many have presented an optimistic outlook if the industry becomes more collaborative and efficient. So which leading figures are defining strategy for securing the region’s […]

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Iran

Iran Offers Europe “Big Volumes” as Russia Threatens to Cut Supply

Iran Offers Europe “Big Volumes” as Russia Threatens to Cut Supply

Written by on May 6, 2014 in Gas, Iran, National Companies, Oil with 1 Comment

This weekend, Iran’s oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has announced the Islamic republic’s willingness to supply natural gas to Europe and help the continent diversify its energy supply away from Russian gas. Iran has the world’s second largest natural gas reserves, and this announcement is most welcome at a time when Europe’s energy security is […]

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60 Seconds with Thorsten Ploss from EY on Iran’s Oil & Gas Industry

60 Seconds with Thorsten Ploss from EY on Iran’s Oil & Gas Industry

Written by on April 4, 2014 in Featured on App, Iran with 0 Comments

At the Iran Oil & Gas Briefing in London on the 25th of March Thorsten Ploss from EY Bahrain spoke about financing Iranian oil and gas as well as technology transfer and local content. During a break, we asked Mr Ploss for his thoughts on Iran’s oil and gas sector. What do EY see as […]

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Videos

Chinese Oil and Gas Puzzle

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

FT – China’s ruling party has revealed that ex-Politburo member Zhou Yongkang, with oil and gas sector ties, is under investigation for graft. Lex’s Lucy Colback and Joseph Cotterill discuss the implications for investing in country’s oil and gas companies. Keep up to date with The Oil and Gas Post and subscribe to the newsletter […]

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Expert Views on the State of Regulation around Shale in the UK

Expert Views on the State of Regulation around Shale in the UK

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Featured Videos, Shale with 0 Comments

Shale gas regulation – What is the state of regulation around shale in the UK? We asked: Hamish McArdle, Partner, Baker Botts Dan Byles, Member of Parliament Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG Angela Knight, Chief Executive, Energy UK Paul Stevens, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace Keep up to date […]

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Financing

How Much Revenue Could the North Sea Really Generate?

How Much Revenue Could the North Sea Really Generate?

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Financing with 0 Comments

Debate over the revenues that could be generated from the North Sea has continued with business group N-56 claiming that recent forecasts from the UK Office for Budget Responsibility are too pessimistic. The OBR has forecast North Sea revenues at £61.6bn between 2013/14 and 2040/41. N-56 has claimed that the figure could in fact be […]

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Aker Commits £150 million to North Sea Oil & Gas Industry in Aberdeen

Aker Commits £150 million to North Sea Oil & Gas Industry in Aberdeen

Written by on August 15, 2014 in Financing with 0 Comments

Oil services firm, Aker Solutions has announced a deal worth £150 million to develop a new office complex in Aberdeen, as reported by Energy Voice. The business park, which is currently under construction, will accommodate around 2,400 employees from different business areas within the firm. This investment is a significant, long term commitment to the […]

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Human Resources

People Killed in an Explosion at GAIL India site

People Killed in an Explosion at GAIL India site

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Featured on App, Human Resources, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

It has been reported that a gas pipeline of the state-run company GAIL India exploded in Andhra Pradesh killing 15 people and injuring 10 more. Investigations have been opened to understand what caused the blast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently expressed his intention to accelerate the development of major energy projects in India. But, […]

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Increasing Visibility of Risk in Operations with Big Data

Increasing Visibility of Risk in Operations with Big Data

Written by on June 18, 2014 in Exploration, Gas, Human Resources, National Companies, Oil with 0 Comments

How to improve health, safety, and environmental impact of oil and gas operations? That is the question Australian oil and gas operators are now trying to answer by investing in big data technologies. For large oil and gas operations such as LNG production, numerous control systems are required to control well-flows, liquefaction process, storage, loading, […]

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Other Recent Posts

Woodside Posts Record of $1.105bn

Woodside Petroleum revealed that in the first part of the year the company delivered a net profit of $1.105 bn, a 26.6% increase compared to its performance during the same period in 2013. Revenue increased by 24% compared to last year, reaching £3.551 billion. This great result has been reached mainly by higher LNG prices […]

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What Europe Can Learn from U.S. Third Phase Shale Development

  Wood Mackenzie’s latest report: “Unconventional 3.0 – A new discernible outlook”, shows that more opportunities for unconventional oil and gas developments are now available than ever before, and Europe can learn from the U.S. third phase shale development. This in-depth analysis shows that the U.S. is entering in its third phase of shale development, […]

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West of Scotland Oil and Gas Prospects

The Scottish government have planned to team up with academics and members of the oil and gas industry to discuss the West of Scotland oil and gas prospects. A workshop will be set up to take place at the end of the year to look at the potential for oil and gas discoveries in under-explored […]

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