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Speculators' oil inventories at record 5 days of world demand

Every oil trader has known the feeling. You've done your sums, talked to everyone, and decided the market is going to be short of product. So you start buying discreetly, building up inventory to sell in the future at higher prices. But then the messages from other traders start coming: ''What would...
» Written by Paul Hodges on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oil price, Sundry-Pacific Rubiales-BP/Halliburton-BPC-Range-Andes Energia- And finally...

Oil price Plenty to talk about on the oil price this morning as oil and products held key support levels yesterday and kicked on, aided by the overnight API inventory stats and later the EIA numbers. They showed that crude stocks fell by 2.7m barrels, higher than analysts forecasts of 730/- whilst ...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oil price, Faroe, Sound, Sundry-Gulfsands-Gulf Keystone- And finally...

Oil price Another bad day in the crude markets yesterday as a combination of continued dollar strength, absorption of Saudi export numbers and profit taking in WTI as the June contract expired. Indeed volumes of the next month July contract were noticeably higher than usual as traders saw more than...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Now Is the Time to Own the Oil & Gas Leaders

U.S. shale oil producers have responded to the oil price collapse so quickly, and with such discipline, that they've shown they are able to turn production on and off as if with a light switch. As Keith Schaefer tells The Energy Report, that means it's time to be nimble, and to keep small positions ...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Oil price, Falklands-Premier/RKH/FOGL, Chariot, San Leon, Sundry-Far-Northern-Aminex- And finally...

Oil price Oil prices drifted yesterday as the dollar rallied, international growth appears sluggish despite lower oil prices and the Saudi's exported more in March, 7.898m barrels the highest since 2005. Retail gasoline trades up again, it is now $2.74 a gallon which is up another 5.3 cents on the w...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Conformance control for clever clogs

What do I mean by conformance control, well it's just a fancy engineering term for producing, or injecting, more of what you want and less of what you don't want. In the oilfield we use the word to indicate that we have done something to the downhole configuration to direct fluids where we want them...
» Written by Stephen A. Brown on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Oil price, Bahamas Petroleum, Sound Oil, Providence Resources, Primeline, And finally…

Oil price As we start the lead-up to the Opec meeting on June 5th the usual pre-meeting stories are doing the rounds as one might expect. On Friday the Venezuelan President announced that 'some sort of deal is being worked on' which is probably fair enough as it would be foolish of the 'have nots' ...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Monday, May 18, 2015

Oil price, Sundry-BP, Shell, Afren-Premier-RKH-Ithaca-Europa-Cairn-Cape-Wood-EnQuest-Caza-IOG-Panoro-President-Range- And finally...

Oil price It has been a busy fortnight, almost entirely away from my desk but all the time visiting companies and seeing their operations. Today is really a summing up blog as I try to cover as much as possible that has gone on while I've been away, if I have missed something get in touch and I wil...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, May 15, 2015

What if Oil Is the Best Investment of 2015?

Investors can't say definitively that the price of oil bottomed in the third week of March, but some very recent data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that supports the premise that a bottom is in. More on that in a moment. From a low near $43 per barrel WTI has been bumping around...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Friday, May 15, 2015

Shallow Discussions Versus Complex Oil Price, Economic Realities

It has been a very good year so far for European and Asian naphtha cracker operators, as the chart above illustrates. As you can see, in the case of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), naphtha-based integrated margins in 2015 are turning out to be a better so far this year than those in 2013 and 2014....
» Written by John Richardson on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Your Seven-Point Guide To H2 2015 Oil Prices

Before you get carried away with the wholly misguided notion that we have entered into a 'new normal' of oil prices in the region of $60-80 a barrel for the rest of this year, see below for a further and updated guide to why this kind of thinking is very, very dangerous. Complacency, as always, is t...
» Written by John Richardson on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Global Production Up One Million bpd in March

The main oil production changes from February to March are: World total liquids up 1,000,000 bpd OPEC up 890,000 bpd N America up 80,000 bpd Russia and FSU up 40,000 bpd UK and Norway down 50,000 bpd (compared with March 2014) Asia up 60,000 bpd Global oil production rose sharply in March by 1 Mbpd...
» Written by Euan Mearns on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

US Fed Reinvents 19th Century Boom And Boost Oil Markets

One way of looking at the world is that central bankers know exactly what they are doing as they are Masters of the Universe. These bankers have excellent degrees and doctorates from top universities bursting out their CVs, along with fantastic track records of rescuing the global economy, I have o...
» Written by John Richardson on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How Can Oil Stocks Be Cheap AND Expensive?

Is it time for investors to load up on oil shares-or time to sell? The answer is-it depends what metric you're looking at. On a cash flow basis, they're expensive. But based on Net Asset Valuations (NAV), they're cheap. How can oil stocks be both expensive and cheap? I'll tell you. First-where are ...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This Play is Big. This Play is Timely. This Play is FREE

One of the largest undeveloped shale plays in the world will get its First Big Test next month-June-the Beetaloo Basin in northern Australia. It's timely, it's big, and for shareholders of Falcon Oil and Gas (FO-TSXv), it's free. CEO Philip O'Quigley (yes he lives in Ireland) has done a novel-worth...
» Written by Keith Schaefer on Monday, May 11, 2015

Who's who in steam

When we have been talking with potential investors and partners about steaming the Pilot oil field, we have often been asked who else steams oilfields, and does anyone do it offshore? Most people knew about the Canadian oil sands and the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) schemes which are comi...
» Written by Stephen A. Brown on Monday, May 11, 2015

Malcy's Flash Blog: Sound Oil

I am at Heathrow waiting to fly to Houston to spend some time with Dennis Proctor and the guys at Hunting, after that I am seeing a couple of smaller exploration plays. Sound Oil Sound has announced this morning that it has been granted a 30 day period of exclusivity from OGIF the Moroccan Oil and...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Monday, May 11, 2015

Oil price, IGas, Sound, Amerisur, Pantheon, Plexus and finally...

Oil price While I have been away this week the oil price has been quite volatile partly due to the fluctuations in the dollar, its strength certainly knocked the price yesterday. The weakness followed a day when the the first stock draw for a long time gave the bulls a chance to shine but the reali...
» Written by Malcolm Graham-Wood on Friday, May 8, 2015

Why The New Belief In Oil-Price Stability Is Wrong

The new consensus view on oil prices, based on my discussions with many delegate on the side lines of this year's Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Seoul, South Korea, seems to run roughly as follows: OK, most of us completely missed the H2 2014 collapse of crude, but never mind, we ...
» Written by John Richardson on Friday, May 8, 2015
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