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Oil Production Vital Statistics January 2016

Market fundamentals point to chronic over-supply of crude oil throughout 2016. The technicals point to the makings of an oil price rally. A strong price rally from current levels may extend the situation of chronic over-supply that may have a debilitating impact on the oil price and the oil industry...
» Written by Euan Mearns on Friday, February 5, 2016

Electrification of the Automobile - The Challenges for the Oil & Gas Industry

Not too long ago, only the wealthy and well to do could afford television and only handful of households were connected with the direct telephone lines (a symbol of pride). In the 1950s and 1960 television was still largely in black and white, and for international calls one had to make special arra...
» Written by Dr. Salman Ghouri and Dr. Amjad Ansari on Friday, February 5, 2016

Oil price, Faroe, Velocys, Sound Energy, And finally...

Oil price The oil price drifted yesterday, concerns about the US economy after recent farcical statements from the Fed and of course today is Non-farm payroll day, much to watch. Also, Saudi Aramco announced that it was cutting prices to European, Asian and Mediterranean customers which doesnt sou...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, February 5, 2016

How Saudi Arabia's grip on oil prices could bring Russia to its knees

When Saudi Arabia led an OPEC decision to end a restraint put on oil production in November 2014, it marked the beginning of a new era in oil economics. It has given us a tumbling oil price, prompted huge losses and job cuts at oil firms like BP and might yet give us economic and political drama in ...
» Written by James Henderson on Thursday, February 4, 2016


The myth of US self-sufficiency in crude oil

Guest post by Matt Mushalik who runs the Australian Crude Oil Peak web site where The myth of US self-sufficiency in crude oil was first published. There is a wealth of information and brilliant charts below the fold. Google for 'US energy independence' and you will get 134k results, 'US self suffi...
» Written by Matt Mushalik on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oil price, Exxon, Rockhopper, Sundry-Andes Energia- And finally...

Oil price When the market feels upbeat it envisages a meeting between Opec and non-Opec producers which results in a supply cutback and a sharp rally in prices. When it wakes up and finds it is all a dream, reality sets in and the fundamentals still show varying degrees of misery. The Venezuelan Oi...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tips for Writing an Oil & Gas Resume or CV - Part 3: Writing an Oil & Gas Resume That Gets You Noticed

Is it time to dust off and revamp your old resume or CV? If so, here are a few tips that can not only help get you noticed, but also make sure that your profile is compatible with current technology so that once you send your resume in, the people within the company can find you. If you are wonderin...
» Written by Robert Berry on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Low oil prices, budget deficits and OPEC

In November 2014 the OPEC countries met in Vienna and agreed to keep pumping oil to maintain their market share rather than cut production to support the oil price. In a post written a month later I addressed the question of how these countries were positioned to withstand an extended period of low ...
» Written by Roger Andrews on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oil price, BP, Rockhopper/Premier, Sundry-Plexus-Premier- And finally...

Oil price As per the blog yesterday the oil market came to its senses somewhat and got back to fundamentals. So, poor Chinese data, increased activity from Iran and doubts about a non-Opec meeting taking place hit crude prices. BP BP's turn to produce 4Q and final year numbers today which were en...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tips for Writing an Oil & Gas Resume or CV - Part 2: Common Misconceptions about Resume Writing

Is it time to dust off and revamp your old resume or CV? If so, here are a few tips that can not only help get you noticed, but also make sure that your profile is compatible with current technology so that once you send your resume in, the people within the company can find you. If you are wonderin...
» Written by Robert Berry on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coming Decommissioning Boom to be Driven by UK

The oil price collapse has been bad news for nearly every company involved in the industry, but one group that could actually benefit from it are specialist decommissioning companies. For these companies there is an opportunity to be part of removing the huge tonnage of infrastructure that exists in...
» Written by Ben Wilby on Monday, February 1, 2016

Oil price, Chevron, Premier, Bowleven/Aminex, Sundry-Petroceltic-Amec- And finally...

Oil price The oil price had its week in the sun and as long as stories of an agreement continue to do the rounds we probably wont revisit 28 bucks quite yet. This agreement will take some getting even if Russia do come to the rescue which they can do, even in winter, by disguising a natural fall in...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Monday, February 1, 2016

Revising the Past - US Oil Production Data

This article is based on the EIA's Monthly Energy Review which was released on 27th January and which states November 2015 production was 9,181,000 bbls/day. Oddly, the Petroleum & Other Liquids monthly data which was released on 29th January says November 2015 production was 9,318,000 bbls/day. Whi...
» Written by Steve Brown on Monday, February 1, 2016

Tips for Writing an Oil & Gas Resume or CV - Part 1: How HR Uses Technology

Is it time to dust off and revamp your old resume or CV? If so, here are a few tips that can not only help get you noticed, but also make sure that your profile is compatible with current technology so that once you send your resume in, the people within the company can find you. If you are wonderin...
» Written by Robert Berry on Monday, February 1, 2016

Financial markets' volatility is much more than a monetary policy issue

It has been a bad start of 2016 for global stock markets. Since the beginning of the year, the Dow Jones index has decreased by 7.6%, the Nikkei 225 by 7.5% and the ASX 200 by 5.1%. In Europe, the FTSE100 has lost 3.6% and the Euronext100 3.9%. A quick recap of the events of the last few days migh...
» Written by Fabrizio Carmignani on Friday, January 29, 2016

Oil price, Providence Resources, Sundry-Results-BG- And finally...

Oil price Talk around the market place is all about the potential for talks between Opec and Russia or more accurately the Saudis and Russia. Whether or not you believe the likelihood of this actually happening probably defines your position in the market, at present the bulls have it by a whisker ...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, January 29, 2016

How oil and gas companies are dealing with low prices

Oil prices have tumbled to new lows in 2016. Slowing demand and a glut of supply has made the oil market incredibly bearish. But while prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not. And a surge in deal making can be expected over the coming yea...
» Written by Valeriya Vitkova on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Oil price, Shell, Kosmos, Victoria Oil & Gas, Sundry-IOG- And finally...

Oil price The market remains full of chatter about an Opec/non-Opec meeting to discuss production cuts but is acutely aware that expectations should not be raised too much. The EIA stats showed a build of 8.4m barrels against forecasts of 4.3 but a high number was expected after the API numbers, in...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Oil Data That Made No Sense

Something Doesn't Add Up In North Dakota's November Production Report If you want to find buried treasure, you have to dig. And even then you may find the treasure chest is empty. That's what happened to me this last two weeks as I realized one bit of oil data made NO sense to me at all-and spent...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Thursday, January 28, 2016
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