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CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

Apache Cuts 2019 Capital Spending

Feb 07, 2019

U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp said on Thursday it expects to spend much less on exploration and production this year than originally planned, becoming the latest shale producer to cut capital spending amid a fall in crude prices.Apache set a capital budget for oil production of $2…

Offshore Service Market to Outspace Onshore Shale

Jan 17, 2019

Spending on the offshore service sector will outpace spending on the onshore shale sector this year, said Rystad Energy.According to Rystad's Oilfield Service Research report, service companies exposed to the offshore subsea market and the maintenance…

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

Crude Oil Inventory Update

Nov 22, 2018

Crude inventory build has reared its head again. And fears of an oil glut returning have sent oil prices south.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD oil stocks increased by 58.1 million barrels in Q3 2018, the largest gain since 2015…

Oil Majors Spending 'Sweet Spot' to Last to 2020

Nov 13, 2018

Big Oil is today in a spending sweet spot as years of cost cuts and rising oil prices converge but investments will need to rise after 2020 to boost output, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, said on Tuesday.Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell…

US Drillers Add Rigs for Fourth Week in Five

Nov 09, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a fourth time in the last five, keeping the rig count at its highest in over three years even though crude futures were on track to fall for a fifth week in a row to their lowest level since February.Drillers added 12 oil rigs in the week to Nov…

ConocoPhillips Announces Leadership Changes

Nov 01, 2018

Houston based E&P company ConocoPhillips announced it has realigned its executive leadership team following news that its executive vice president, Production, Drilling and Projects Al Hirshberg will retire.Effective January 1, 2019, Matt Fox…

Modern Facies Analysis Brings Greater Accuracy to Reservoir Models

Oct 16, 2018

New facies-first technique provides greater geo-model accuracy to optimize reservoir appraisal and assessment.Deriving facies models from the outcomes of seismic inversions, and their derivatives, has become standard practice in reservoir characterization workflows…

BHI rig count not for the faint of heart

Apr 24, 2015

Baker Hughes Inc. issued its international rig count that showed 1251 rigs operating worldwide in March 2015 outside of the US and Canada. Unsurprisingly, global rig counts have dropped significantly due to an approximate 50% drop in crude oil prices since 2014…

Reform lifts Mexico’s energy prospects

Apr 09, 2015

Eckhard Hinrichsen analyses the race for oil and gas reserves as the market liberalizes. The Mexican energy industry is at last open to foreign companies. Investment opportunities abound as the important first licensing rounds loom. The…

Spotlight on Latin America

Apr 01, 2015

Heather Saucier examines the effect of regional energy policies on Latin America’s rich untapped resources, estimated to be some 126 billion bo and 679 Tcf of natural gas, a large majority of which is offshore. Piñon…

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