Exploration

New O&G Exploration Licenses in Thailand

New O&G Exploration Licenses in Thailand

Written by on October 28, 2014 in Exploration, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Thailand’s Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee has announced the country will offer new licenses for oil and gas exploration for the first time since 2007. The auction will be hosted in February 2015 and will offer 29 onshore and offshore blocks. The Bangkok Post reports that Mr Narongchai said “Because of the very distorted prices, we […]

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ENI’s New Oil Discovery Offshore Angola

ENI’s New Oil Discovery Offshore Angola

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Exploration, Featured on App with 0 Comments

ENI announced it has discovered 300 million barrels of oil in place at the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Commenting on this discovery, ENI’s CEO Claudio Descalzi said “This important discovery, which will be brought into production in record time, adds even more value to Block 15/06. Like the recent discoveries in […]

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Gas

Croatia’s President Calls for End to Dispute between Zagreb and MOL

Croatia’s President Calls for End to Dispute between Zagreb and MOL

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Featured on App, Gas with 0 Comments

Ivo Josipovic, Croatia’s president, told the FT European Gas Summit that Europe must act to improve security of gas supplies. Following the latest gas disputes between Ukraine and Russia, it is thought that Russia uses gas as a strategic political tool. Considering that Russia is the biggest gas importer to the EU, it is important […]

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Download Ebook: Interviews with Leaders in the Biogas Industry

Download Ebook: Interviews with Leaders in the Biogas Industry

Written by on October 10, 2014 in Gas, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

We recently reached out to leaders in the Biogas industry to ask them their opinions on current issues surrounding biomethane to grid, long-term feedstock guarantees and political and technological industry developments. Download this Biogas opinions Ebook to find out some of the viewpoints from executives in the Biogas industry from ArcEnergy, Ludgate Investments, Iona Capital, […]

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National Companies

New LNG Carrier Pskov to Strengthen Gazprom’s Position in LNG Markets

New LNG Carrier Pskov to Strengthen Gazprom’s Position in LNG Markets

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Financing, Gas, National Companies with 0 Comments

  Gazprom and Sovcomflot have named their new LNG carrier with the name of one of Russia’s oldest cities: Pskov. It is the second vessel of its series, ice class Atlanticmax, specifically designed for harsh conditions, in accordance with Gazprom’s requirements. Pskov and Velikly Novgorod represent a new type of LNG carriers of the “Gaz Ice” […]

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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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Independent

Key Element to Create a Solid Platform for Gas Industry in Europe

Key Element to Create a Solid Platform for Gas Industry in Europe

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Featured on App, Independent with 0 Comments

What is the future of the gas industry in Europe? DNV GL-Oil & Gas CEO Elisabeth Torstad told the FT European Gas Summit’s audience why natural gas will play a key role in the energy portfolio of the future. During her speech, she highlighted that gas is available, affordable and clean. However, to make long-term […]

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BP Announces a Drop in Profits

BP Announces a Drop in Profits

Written by on October 28, 2014 in Featured on App, Independent with 0 Comments

BP has announced its third-quarter financial results have seen a decline compared to the same period last year due to declining oil prices and Western sanctions on Russia which have reduced Rosneft’s earnings affecting also BP. BP’s profits are at $3bn compared to $3.7 for the same period in 2013. However, the company said this […]

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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: Deepwater Developments: Trends, Challenges, Solutions

Download: Deepwater Developments: Trends, Challenges, Solutions

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Featured on App, Reports with 0 Comments

Richard D’Souza, Director at KBR gave a presentation at Oil & Gas Outlook North Sea 2014. Download his presentation here and find out: Key deepwater development trends Geologic, geographic and geopolitical trends that affect deepwater projects Projects’ main challenges such as geologic uncertainty and design risk How to improve project execution What to do to ensure […]

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PwC: The Future of North Sea Investment

PwC: The Future of North Sea Investment

Written by on September 5, 2014 in Reports with 0 Comments

Kevin Reynard, Senior Partner at PwC spoke at the North Sea Oil & Gas Briefing in London. Download his presentation here. Find out: How to evaluate risk and return – North Sea vs. frontier regions How to unlock the oil potential in the North Sea Six things to do to maximise the industry Why the […]

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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

US Oil and Gas Infrastructure Investment Boom

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

Tim Humphreys from AMP Capital says the opportunity in infrastructure is misunderstood in Australia. Generally domestic investors view infrastructure as a annuity style or bond proxy investment. However, Humphreys says that the level of investment required in infrastructure in Europe and the US is such that the asset class offers attractive growth as well as […]

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OMV – Drilling for Oil and Gas

OMV – Drilling for Oil and Gas

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

What does drilling for crude oil and natural gas involve?Which kinds of technology are used?What’s the difference between drilling on land or in water? How deep do the boreholes go? This film explores the dynamic world of these complex disciplines – from the architecture of a rig through to different offshore platforms. Keep up to […]

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Financing

BPO Launches LNG Bunkering Project in Baltic Sea Ports

BPO Launches LNG Bunkering Project in Baltic Sea Ports

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Financing, Gas with 0 Comments

The project is aimed at developing LNG bunkering best practices collaboratively across the region The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) has initiated a project aimed at building an LNG bunkering network across the Baltic Sea. Activities of this project group should include and harmonised planning and design of LNG bunkering facilities at the participating ports. The key regions […]

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How to Create Successful International Petroleum Joint Ventures

How to Create Successful International Petroleum Joint Ventures

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Featured on App, Financing with 0 Comments

The first day of The World National Oil Companies Congress Americas hosted by Pemex in Cancun featured a workshop led by Lou Shrier, Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. Mr Shrier gave an informative talk on how to create successful international petroleum joint ventures. Joint ventures (JVs) are business relationships that have become increasingly […]

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Human Resources

Total Mourns its Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie

Total Mourns its Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie

Written by on October 28, 2014 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

“Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine. Four people were found dead at the scene of the accident, including three […]

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Adding the Female Touch to Oil and Gas

Adding the Female Touch to Oil and Gas

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Featured on App, Human Resources with 0 Comments

Oil & Gas Companies Want More Women! There are many different pathways into the oil & gas industry for women, and 75% of women say they feel welcome working in the industry, according to the report “Attracting and retaining women in oil and gas engineering – a survey examining the gender talent gap.” Nevertheless, only 45% […]

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Other Recent Posts

Oiling the Path to Secession

Drake Newsbase – The people of Scotland have voted and will stick with the United Kingdom. The referendum, on September 18, demonstrated discontent with the marriage but the separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) fell short of convincing the undecided. In short, therefore, there was no clear victory and the outcome looks likely to be some […]

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Shell’s CEO on Balancing Growth & Returns

Watch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden talking about Shell’s business growth strategy. Keep up to date with The Oil and Gas Post and subscribe to the newsletter here.

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IEA – Oil Demand Growth Lower than Previously Expected

According to the IEA, global oil demand for 2014 has been revised and the agency expects demand to increase by about 650,000 barrels a day this year less than previously forecasted. In its latest Oil Market Report, the IEA highlights 6 main trends: The forecast of global oil demand for 2014 has been revised 0.2 mb/d […]

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