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The Wooden Spoon!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award ) Yet another article from the Daily Telegraph , this time reporting on the IEA's warning that “$1.3 trillion of oil and gas could be left stranded”. Now this is interesting as they are seeing that the Majors are recognising the risk and securing ...

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Posted 9 hours agoOpinion > Stranded ResourcesCarbon CaptureE&Ps +1

Using Analytics

I have previously expressed my scepticism about how some of the “big data” learnings from other industries can be applied in oil & gas and I confess that I still need paracetamol for my headache when one of the behemoths of the world, or even of our industry, addresses the topic! However, listening ...

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Posted 1 day agoOpinion > Oil and Gas AnalyticsBig DataSeismic +1

Understand your reservoir!

Some of you may have already browsed the OGA's five year review of (UKCS) major oil and gas projects . It is a sobering read, chronicling the various mishaps that beset 58 major projects executed between 2011 and 2016. On average: fewer than 25% of projects were delivered on time (average of 10 ...

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Posted 2 days agoOpinion > North SeaReservoirProject Delivery +1

If it's in the Telegraph...

….then it must be true! Hidden behind their ‘Premium' designation, the Daily Telegraph announced the other day that “Big Oil embraces carbon capture with the zeal of the converted” noting that “"We can't just keep our heads in the sand," said Bob Dudley from BP”. I would comment that this gives ...

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Posted 7 days agoOpinion > Climate ChangesCarbon CaptureEmissions

Regional opportunities in North Africa

Perhaps the starting point here is to recognise that there is manifestly no political coherence, no unifying political entity, which covers Morocco – Algeria – Tunisia – Libya – Egypt. Nevertheless Algeria, Libya and Egypt are major petroleum-producing countries, and Morocco has surprised industry i ...

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Posted 1 month agoOpinion > North AfricaEgypt
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