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Today's Stunted Oil Prices Could Cause Oil Price Shock In 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil's immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated marke ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > oilpriceOPECSaudi Arabia

The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia's Manifa problems grabbing the headlines. Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated that the outlook for oil supplies is “increasingly worr ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco

Abu Dhabi finalizes once in a generation deal: Fuel for Thought

At the start of last week, Abu Dhabi finalized a 40-year deal that formally cemented the UAE's shift to Asia and struck a delicate balance in tailoring the deal to fit the needs of most stakeholders already in the concession. The Asia pivot has been ongoing for some time in terms of oil flows, but ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsAbu Dhabi

How to Narrow the Gap - Getting Established (or Ahead) in the Oil & Gas Industry

More than five years after a profile article was originally published on RigZone.com (original source) and cDiver.net - and after a recently released interview on Drillers.com ( https://drillers.com/eric-roth-interview/ ), and here on OilVoice.com - I still often receive emails from either young p ...

Eric Roth


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Career DevelopmentCareer OpportunitiesCareers in Oil & gas +3

Shift happens: The slow apocalypse coming for the shipping industry

Take a seat, Nostradamus: I've got some news. To quote the rock band REM, it's the end of the world as we know it. Like the recent gatherings preceding it, speaker after speaker at the Platts 5th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens last week discussed the ifs, whats and hows of th ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsShipping

Libya: an OPEC wildcard?

Libya has the potential to upset the OPEC apple cart, and early expressions of high levels of compliance with the cuts agreed by OPEC and associated non-OPEC producers should be taken with a pinch of salt. According to an interview with S&P Global Platts' Eklavya Gupte January 24, chairman of Li ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsOPECLibya

Full steam ahead for SOCAR Trading’s LNG-to-power strategy

The startup in January of LNG supplies to the small Mediterranean island state of Malta could be considered a mere drop in the ocean for the global LNG market. But for Azerbaijan's SOCAR Trading, it represented the beginning of a strategy that could see it partner with more energy-poor countries t ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsLNGSOCAR

Building a prosperous and free Somalia through the Rule of Law

Opinion article by His Excellency Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, The Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources of The Federal Republic of Somalia As Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no r ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > SomaliaLawOil Blocks +5

Relief in Vienna as Nigeria takes a step back from the brink

OPEC has agreed to extend cuts in oil production by nine months to March 2018, following their meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Exempting Nigeria from the cuts may have avoided political meltdown in West Africa. Nigeria and Libya were once against exempt from making any such cuts, as they recover fro ...

Bayo Okoya - Delta Analytics Lagos


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > OPECNigeriaoil price

Robotic Drilling - Change the Face of Onshore and Offshore Operations

The increased drilling activities due to the development of unconventional hydrocarbon resources and the adoption of automation and robotics in oil and gas drilling, which results in higher efficiency drilling and improved safety in rigs will drive robotic drilling industry in the coming year. The ...

Shravan Deshmukh


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Robotic Drilling MarketRobotic DrillingRobotic Drilling Industry +5

Uganda’s Second Oil and Gas Licensing Round Will Attract Investment, Infrastructure Development

The country's second oil and gas licensing round for the exploration of five blocks in the Albertine Graben – Uganda – aims to increase international investment into Uganda's oil-rich energy sector, with the government expecting to sign Production Sharing Agreements and issue exploration licenses t ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > UgandaLicencing RoundFrank Mugisha +6

Spotlight on SPE Offshore Europe 2019

On the 3 rd September I will be taking the journey north to Aberdeen, Scotland, where the SPE Offshore Europe conference will be held. Gathering together an array of experts and leaders across the oil and gas sector's entire value chain, the conference sets out to explore some of the trends, pat ...

Danabek Zhanayev - World Monitoring


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > aberdeen oil and gasAberdeenArtificial Intelligence in Oil and Gas +6

Day 1 Report: SPE Offshore Europe 2019

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 has drawn to a close and truly delivered on its promise to keep attendees ‘up to date with the most significant technologies and connect with a global network of 36,000+ attendees.' After 3 days on the ground , I think I met with most of them! The conference brought toget ...

Danabek Zhanayev - World Monitoring


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > SPE Offshore EuropeKazakhstanoil and gas recruitment +3

Developing talent in Oil & Gas

Several of the best-attended panels at the SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference took time to address and explore the future of the oil and gas sector and the changes that can be expected.  Since the conference finished, I've been thinking a lot about one of the questions posed that concerned: “ wha ...

Danabek Zhanayev - World Monitoring


Posted 24 days agoOpinion > Talent ManagementTalent resourcingAberdeen +3

Nord Stream 2: with Europe already divided, the US adds a new layer of geopolitical complexity

When Gazprom officially launched plans to build the second Nord Stream gas pipeline system to Germany in June 2015, the accusations that Gazprom's main aim was to increase its dominance over European gas came thick and fast. When five European majors from five EU member states (Austria, France, ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > PlattsNord Streameurope +2
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