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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…

Will US shale lose out to deepwater projects in oil’s 2015 pain game?

Dec 15, 2014

With oil prices plummeting to a five year low, and project cut backs likely in 2015, short-term funding for US shale may lose out to the country’s higher cost deepwater developments, the latest article by leading petroleum industry advisor Gaffney…

Wood Group wins $750m BP contract

Dec 11, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been awarded a five year contract worth about $750million by BP for engineering, procurement and construction services on six UK continental shelf (UKCS) offshore upstream assets and the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) onshore midstream facilities in Grangemouth…

Exxon chief: US in ‘a new era of energy abundance’

Oct 03, 2014

ExxonMobil chief executive officer Rex Tillerson spoke at the first-ever Greater Houston Partnership’s “State of Energy” event, giving his perspectives on the intrinsic ties between the energy industry and the city of Houston and highlighting North America’s…

Pemex oil production down, gas revenue up

Jul 29, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's national oil company, released 2Q 2014 financial results last Friday. Total sales increased by $15.9 billion pesos (US$1.2 billion), which represented 4% growth year-over-year. The growth is primarily attributed to a 27…

Proppant market forecast, 2014 - 2024

Jul 08, 2014

Continual expansion of unconventional oil and gas development seen over the next decade - most notably in the US, but also around the globe - will necessitate steadily increasing proppant sales over the next 10 years. In the US, proppant…

FTSI signs JV with Sinopec for hydraulic fracturing

Jun 10, 2014

FTS International, based in Ft. Worth, Texas, announced today that it has signed a 15-year joint venture agreement with Sinopec Group to bring its well stimulation capabilities and expertise to China. Hydraulic fracturing is recognized as one of the keys to unlocking production in shales…

Repsol divests final YPF stake

May 16, 2014

Last week, Spain's Repsol sold its remaining 12% stake in Argentine oil giant YPF SA for US$1.25 billion, and YPF's stock price jumped 10%. The Spanish oil company controlled a majority of YPF after it was privatized in the late '90s…

Colloquy: PECOM celebrates 20 years

May 01, 2014

The Petroleum Exhibition & Conference of Mexico (PECOM) recently celebrated its 20th year. The location in Villahermosa, Tabasco’s state capitol, is fundamental to the continuing success of the conference and convenient for many PEMEX personnel…

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