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One day at SPE Offshore Europe 2019

Last week we spent a very informative day at P&J Live in Aberdeen, Scotland. This airy, modern and environmentally friendly building is the new home of SPE Offshore Europe, one of the most significant international events for upstream of oil & gas companies Spotlight on energy transition     ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > OE19North Seaenergy transition +6

Diversity in Energy and Technology

Progressive TSL are key sponsors of the Diversity in Energy Summit 2019 taking place this week in London. We are looking forward to exploring with fellow delegates the challenges for increasing and maintaining diversity in the energy sector, including the empowerment of women. A Better Balance for ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > MaximoDiversity and inclusionDiversity in Energy +15

Oil Prices Set to Fall in January – But Could 2018 See a Major Collapse?

There have been four major modern oil price collapses: 1986, 1998, 2008, and the most recent in 2014. Most market watchers agree that prices will fall in January 2018, but could we be on the cusp of another collapse? To spot the signs we need to go back to June 2014. Between 2000 and 2008 , oil p ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Oil Price predictionscollapseUS Shale +7

Whether We Like It Or Not, Events Do Impact Oil Prices

This last week we've seen a number of significant events in the oil industry. A tanker fire and oil spill off the coast of China, President Trump's decision to ban drilling off the coast of Florida, and oil prices have now risen to their highest level since 2014. In the oil business it's easy to ma ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceIranDonald Trump +2

Are Family Firms in the Energy Sector Fueling the Future?

As Reuters has recently reported , oil production and prices worldwide are feeling the pinch. This gave me cause to reflect on whether family-owned businesses in the energy sector can step up to the plate and drive another generation of growth. Some of the world's largest and most successful ener ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Koch IndustriesKinder MorganReliance Industries

On the way up: The trends that will impact oil in 2019

The price of oil has been on a bullish trend since the start of the year. This is despite a steep decline at the end of last year because of a significant US shale industry output, which pushed down prices. The prices have recovered at the start of this year because the market has bet that supply w ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > OilVenezuelaChina +5

Three reasons Africa will determine the oil price in the long term

Africa might only be home to just 4 percent of the world's oil supply but, as many of its oil-rich nations begin taking advantage of this natural resource, it's starting to have an impact on the price of crude oil. This uptick will be good news for the continent's high-profile investors and entrepre ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > Africamiddle classGeopolitics +4

Why is oil security suddenly a top priority in Africa?

Just this week, South Africa announced a new oil and gas policy is in the pipeline. This will be music to the ears of individuals involved in African energy and infrastructure such as Sebastian Wagner , Mzi Khumalo and Olusegun Okubanjo . But questions surely remain as to how the continent can t ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > Nigeriaenergy securitySub-Saharan Africa +2

Will Brexit affect the UK oil industry?

This week the UK took one step closer to Brexit with the appointment of Boris Johnson as prime minister. While most in the oil and gas industry remain calm about Brexit, some investors involved in activities such as logistics and technology like Tom Chapman , Greg Herrera and Susan McDonald , mu ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > United KingdomEuropean UnionBrexit

Keeping the oil business in the family

The oil industry is a constant source of stories for the media but one aspect still takes a back seat: the role of family oil businesses, and the unique challenges they face. This is a surprise in an era where people are starting to recognise the positive and vital role played in economies round t ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > Oilfamily businessUnited Kingdom +1

Are oil companies doing enough for local fishing communities?

Oil, especially upstream, is a tough business and potentially impacts not just on the environment but also on communities. There is a tendency to think that oil companies don't do enough to counter the fears of local people. But is that really true? Outside of the oil business, companies, and thei ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > OilFishingCSR +2

Europe's Rising Energy and Oil Prices!

Extreme freezing temperatures across Europe and the countries that pay the most to keep warm Experts at Heat Traders reveal the most freezing temperatures ever recorded across Europe and how much it costs to stay warm in each country Russia is the coldest country across Europe with temperature ...

Duncan Colman


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Oil

Oil price, Sound Energy, Providence Resources, Faroe Petroleum, CEO Interview, And finally...

WTI $47.96 -7c, Brent $48.95 -17c, Diff -$0.99 -10c, NG $3.03 +4c Oil price A very Happy Thanksgiving to the many readers over the pond.... If I had written a blog yesterday the oil price piece might have said that the Opec technical committee had proposed that a 4-4.5% cut excluding Nigeria ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > oil priceSound EnergyProvidence Resources +2

Oil price, Sound Energy, Independent Oil & Gas, David Morrison, And finally...

Oil price The fact that the prices above, being the Friday night close, are out of date by well over two dollars indicates that the meeting in Vienna on Saturday between Opec and Non-Opec countries was deemed to be a success. As I write, WTI is $54.09 and Brent is $56.77, indicating that for the ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > Malcy's Blogoil priceSound Energy +1

Oil price, Shell, Petrofac, Sound Energy, And finally...

Oil price Traders told me yesterday that the market was looking to have a correction so when the EIA inventory stats came out, although initially pleasing, they found some dirt. That was in the fact that although there was a useful draw of 2.6m barrels, better than forecast and the API number it ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 3 years agoOpinion > Malcy's BlogShellSound Energy +1
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