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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 2 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 1 month agoOpinion > MaximoDiversity and inclusionDiversity in Energy +15

Oil rebounds after major producers announce meeting

Oil rebounds after major producers announce meeting Oil made a comeback as the OPEC extended an invitation to Libya and Nigeria to join other major oil producers for a meeting in late July. Both nations had previously been exempted from the recent agreement which capped oil production, and their i ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Oil Price predictionsoil price

Rising Oil Prices Lift BP's Fortunes

Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at www.cityindex.co.uk The rising oil price has certainly lifted BP's fortunes, though the extent of this bumper profit increase is testament to the company's cost-cutting efforts.  Getting its break-even cost down to $49 a barrel is no mean feat and has hel ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > BP

Brent Above $65 Market Update

Brent above $65 Brent has continued to charge northwards this morning, adding to yesterday's impressive gains and pushing the black stuff over $65 the barrel for the first time since 2015. This is Brent's fourth straight positive session, which has seen Brent climb over $4.5 dollar since last Thursd ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > United Kingdom

FTSE Lower as Oil Sinks

FTSE lower as oil sinks A stronger pound, weak commodity prices and National grid weighed on the FTSE, keeping the index in the red across the day. Even Wall Street rebounding from yesterday's heavy sell off hasn't managed to pull the FTSE out of the doldrums. Oil tumbles to 14 month low With co ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 10 months agoOpinion > Oil88 Energy

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 8 months 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 5 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 2 months agoOpinion > OilFishingCSR +2

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 1 year agoOpinion > Oil Price predictionscollapseUS Shale +7

Evolution of the major oil company logos

BP In May 1908 a group of British geologists discovered a large amount of oil at Masjid-i-Suleiman in Mohammerah, today the Iranian province of Khuzestan. It was the first commercially significant find of oil in the Middle East. William Knox D'Arcy, by contract with the Emir of Mohammerah, Sheikh ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > BPTexacoChevron +2

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 2 years agoOpinion > oil priceSound EnergyProvidence Resources +2
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