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Oil price, Ophir, Ithaca and sundry- FOGL-Thalassa- And finally...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Oil price Technical differences to WTI and Brent yesterday, the latter fell as few physical buyers were around as the old contract expired but this morning the new contract is up over a dollar. I saw the North Dakota July production numbers yesterday which at 1.1m b/d of oil and 1.3m TCF of gas were clearly a new high. API stats tonight but September is always a spooky month, watch out for gasoline stocks as the retail price fell 5 cents last week to $3.41, down 14 cents year on year. Fed monetary policy tomorrow and that vote on Thursday... Ophir The Silenus East-1 well in Equatorial Guinea has come in as a gas discove... Read more

Yes or no? Implications for the UK Oil & Gas Industry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

After one of the longest political campaigns in British political history, the end is in sight. On 18 September, 2014, the Scottish people will vote on whether Scotland should leave the union and become an independent country. A “yes” vote would have enormous strategic, political and economic implications in the UK and will have effects beyond its borders. One of the sectors that would potentially feel the greatest effects, however, is the oil & gas industry. Let us assume that there is a Yes vote on 18 September. What then happens is that the Scottish and UK Governments will negotiate the terms of Scottish... Read more

Oil price, Scotland, Hurricane, Bahamas Petroleum, Tangiers and finally...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Oil price The fall in the oil price is relentless and shows no sign of changing although a bounce of some sort, either bear closing or of the dead cat variety will inevitably happen soon. Do not confuse this with equilibrium returning, that may take longer. This morning Brent is nearly a dollar easier at $96.21 as I write and with the contract expiring tonight more volatility is to be expected. The industrial production numbers from China are the latest knife in the back for the oil price, a substantial slow down in August resulted in the lowest number since 2008 at 6.8%, worse than economists had predicted. Supply remain... Read more

The Importance of Public Image to the Petroleum Industry

Monday, September 15, 2014

Public attention to the petroleum industry may never have been higher and more critical than it is today. The intrusiveness of operations in unconventional plays, the climate change debate, deepwater operational risk, growing interest in Arctic deposits and the search for renewables are all hot topics in the news and sources of broad concern to the general public. This in turn puts pressure on governments and institutions to be more active than ever in regulating and “managing” the industry. So what’s driving public opinion? Ordinary citizens may have valid concerns. These include community disruption ... Read more

How does BP's gross negligence affect the pending criminal cases against its 'company men'?

Monday, September 15, 2014

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s finding that BP was grossly negligent in the Deepwater Horizon disaster raises troubling questions about the criminal trial of the BP “company men” on the ill-fated drilling rig, Donald Vidrine and Robert Kaluza. As BP’s representatives, Vidrine and Kaluza face 11 counts of involuntary manslaughter, one for each of the men who died in the disaster. They also face a single count of violating the Clean Water Act. Barbier makes it clear in his ruling that BP was reckless in its handling of the events surrounding the accident, which led to the worst offshore oil spil... Read more

Big Data is a solution looking for an Upstream problem

Monday, September 15, 2014

According to my friend Neil McNaughton at OilIT, annual Upstream spend on IT may reach as much as $60bn by 2016. And if you were to believe everything you read, “Big Data” is going to swallow a big part of that, with even Aberdonian academics getting in on the act! After all, the argument goes, hasn’t Big Data transformed the retail business (forgive me, I thought that was more likely to be Lidl, Aldi, Poundland, Matalan!); and allegedly the financial sector, perhaps even for the better? Though on reflection, probably not for the better in the latter’s case! So the Big Data cognoscenti are sugges... Read more

Oil price and sundry round up - Eni-Amec-Premier-Alkane Energy and finally...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Oil price A very modest rebound, certainly in Brent yesterday and this morning, WTI is performing much better than most other crudes especially as Opec countries are touting big discounts for October deliveries. This small bounce is partly due to a rebound after five bad days and partly due to worries about Russian supplies that might be affected by the EU and US sanctions about to come into effect. Although they are promised to be lifted if the current truce is maintained the US in particular are showing few signs of backing off. The weakness over the last few days has been mainly down to the continued supply situation ... Read more

Oil price, Scotland, Aminex and finally...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oil price This could well be one of the shortest blogs on record so scarce is the news today. The oil price continues to drift as reports from Opec say that some trimming of production has occurred from Saudi Arabia, demand is weakening and October sales are down as prices are cut again. Barry spoke to the nation from the White House last night and has firmed up his war in IL, they are not safe even in Syria now which is quite a good way to sort out a bit of action there… Oil markets have taken this as being even more bearish for the oil price as ironically it may mean less geopolitical worries down the line, Bren... Read more

Recognizing the golden age of Texas oil and gas while we're in it

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

James Lebas, former chief revenue estimator for the Texas Comptroller’s office, made news recently when he told the state’s House Committee on Energy Resources that, working with the Comptroller’s office, he had determined that output from the oil and natural gas industry now accounts for fully one-third of the entire Texas economy. Given that the Texas economy would rank 12th among all nations on earth, that’s an amazing amount of economic activity for one industry to provide. Yet, it should not surprise anyone who has really been paying attention to the phenomenal boom the industry has undergone ... Read more

Oil price, BP, Genel, Tangiers, San Leon, Sundry Shell-Eland-Caza-Sound and finally...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Oil price Precarious it is, that is Brent, sitting like a tight rope walker on the brink of falling into the circus held up only by Chinese imports. Well it's not quite that bad but the US Labor data on Friday took away one of the few remaining props on the demand side although those Chinese imports, up 6% in August, have a familiar ring about them i.e. keep the buying order on near the big figure. The CFTC data last week showed a continuing fall in WTI net long speculative positions and there is no sign of that being any different for Brent. Indeed, there are signs that the world is beginning to get together like no... Read more

Oil price, BP, Sundry- Gulfsands-Tullow-Aminex-Northern Petroleum and finally...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Oil price Yesterday was all about the ECB and the rate cut and bringing in asset backed security purchases. Not that any of this has much influence on the oil price, we knew European demand was flat all the time, the biggest effect was that the Euro tanked particularly against the dollar making it dearer to buy crude oil. Today is all about the USA, it non-farm payroll day and a figure of around 225,000 would be in line and yet another above 200,000 number. Yesterday in the US the EIA inventory stats were better than the API numbers with a draw of 905/- in crude oil but more importantly the gasoline draw was 2.3m barrels... Read more

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Oil price, BP, Genel, Tangiers, San Leon, Sundry Shell-Eland-Caza-Sound and finally...

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