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The Oil and Gas sector's path to investment - Demonstrate Strong Financial Management

In order for Oil & Gas companies to secure funding during these challenging times, investors will be seeking evidence of robust financial management. Utilising best-of-breed financial management system Infor SunSystems can help your business to effectively compete for a share of the limited investm ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 8 days agoOpinion > Oil and Gas InvestmentsFundingInfor SunSystems +2

The oil industry needs to get used to dwindling demand

Earlier this year, crude oil consumption fell by as much as a third as a result of the coronavirus crisis. But falling demand has been a worry since long before this year. While many in the industry may stick their head in the sand or plug their ears, they need to realise that demand may never full ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 28 days agoOpinion > CoronavirusDemandRenewable Energy +7

COMMENT: Lloyd's Register welcome OGA Energy Integration Project Report

This year, Lloyd's Register (LR) conducted a detailed technical study on behalf of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) into potential options for decarbonising the offshore energy system, looking at how we can move to an integrated energy future.    The findings of this study underpinned the Energy ...

Saffron Cummings


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Oil and GasEnergyOffshore +6

The decline of the family-owned oil company

Since the first US oil well was drilled in 1859, countless families have made a name for themselves in the industry. There were many private, family-owned oil and gas firms across the US. America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, built his fortune from the founding of Standard Oil in 1870. ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > family businessfamily planningsuccession planning +3

Open market oil sales is the new normal in South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan is in a period of transition – both politically and economically. The Transitional Government of National Unity is in place, and agreement was recently reached over governance of the country's states. The Ministry of Petroleum is also driving change, implementing a ...

Claudia Padayachy


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > South SudanOilpetroleum +4

Can Oilfield Suppliers Save Themselves?

Few sectors have ever fallen farther over any extended period than oilfield suppliers have since the beginning of the current industry downturn in  June 2014 . Relative to the broader market, the sector's decline may be totally unprecedented. Six years ago, Saudi Arabia fired the round felt around ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > WeatherfordSchlumbergerHalliburton +4

Alternative Technologies To Produce Alternative Fuels

As the energy sector accounts for nearly 90% of CO2 emissions globally, it is the dominant contributor to climate change. To reach the United Nations' sustainable goals the sector should transform from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of the 21st century. One of the main areas to in ...

Julia


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > ReginaChislovaPRC Europealternative fuels

Carving out a new identity for oil and gas

As the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc across the globe, no industry has been safe from its effects. Oil and gas are no exception. April 20 th , 2020 was the first day in history where oil recorded negative prices . Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a loss of one third of total de ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > United KingdomBPAustralia +3

Building Back Better: Climate Crisis, Oil Price Crash and Covid-19

Stakeholder pressure, falling unit costs, a heightened sense of moral and social responsibility (perhaps) - if you had asked observers six months ago to list the factors they deemed responsible for driving the energy transition , these are, inter alia, the responses you may have received. Whilst t ...

Owen Rolt


Posted 3 months agoOpinion

Oil & Gas Separators

Separators reside on onshore well pads and offshore platforms and can be horizontal, vertical, or a sphere. They're used in upstream oil and gas applications for periodic well testing (as a test separator) or continuous production measurement (as a production separator ), and  can function in ...

Josh Waters


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > coriolis flow metercoriolis meterseparator oil and gas +5

Five Predictions as We Enter the Age of the Energy Transition

For the previous few centuries, humans have been burning through fossil fuel reserves with somewhat reckless abandon. Yet in the 2020s, and based on extensive peer-reviewed research, we make five big and bold predictions linked to the future of energy systems and the social infrastructures that nee ...

Garth Jones


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > energy transition

Five oil tanker full of sanctioned

Five oil tanker full of sanctioned fuel are currently making their way across the Atlantic Ocean. On the 2nd of June 2020 , Major Failur for the Trump administration What scenario will happen? Trump either has to think about the bad domestic situation caused by COVID-19 Or he should be thinking ab ...

Masih Rezvani-Ph.D


Posted 4 months agoOpinion

Big Data Analytics: Learning From Oil And Gas Majors

Oil and gas companies face many challenges: lack of operational processes visibility, predictive maintenance and performance improvement, logistics complexity, environmental regulations restriction, and other. Data generated by a company may be used to overcome them, but it should be properly ana ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > AutomationDigitalizationOil&Gas +3

4 ways digitalization can help the Oil and Gas industry to survive the crisis

Companies involved in oil extraction and processing are now facing significant risks caused by Covid-19. The International Energy Agency reported that oil demand may shrink by 23.1 bpd in Q2 as oversupply worsen the price crash; oil prices have decreased by around 50% since January, 2020. These c ...

Julia


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > AUTOMADigitalizationcovid-19

Taking stock of the COVID-19 Energy Crisis

For many, 2020 will definitely be a year to remember…unfortunately not in a fond manner. In the first quarter of the year we have seen free falling crude oil prices, stranded crude cargoes of some of the most sought after crude grades, negative prices for crude futures, global economic shut down; ...

Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel - Asharami Energy


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > covid-19EnergyCrisis +4
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