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Sea Change

Navigating the choppy waters of new oil and gas E&P investments in the North Sea. Recently, there's been a slew of news supporting new acquisition activity in the North Sea  o il and  g as   upstream  sector. The Financial Times reported on a ‘changing of the North Sea Guard' to new enterp ...

Gayle Meikle


Posted 1 day agoOpinion > North Sea EnergyNorth Seaaberdeen oil and gas +4

What could a ‘No Deal’ Brexit entail for the gas industry in the UK?

Currently, in the UK, no Brexit scenario seems implausible – including that of the UK leaving the EU with a ‘No Deal'.  But, just what would this scenario mean for the UK's gas industry? In this article, Flogas, a LPG gas tank , bottle and cylinder supplier across the UK, offers an overview: Th ...

John Hannen


Posted 9 days agoOpinion > BrexitGas IndustryUK

Why Oil and Gas Companies Will Pursue Big data, Connectedness, and IoT Devices 2019

The oil and gas industry is evolving in the digital age but many producers, especially the enterprise ones are aggressively catching up. Their antiquated operational processes have already begun to lag behind in this modern age of rising efficiency and high labor costs. Those companies that have re ...

Shiva Rajagopalan - Seven Lakes Technologies


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Big DataconnectednessIoT +1

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 month agoOpinion > OilVenezuelaChina +5

Analysis: Electric cars and the Permian: Saudi Arabia in Lea County by Dr. Daniel Fine

Some 30,000 children marched in Belgium weeks ago against Climate Change. It is only a matter of two years before a few members of Congress, alone with only cameras today, will march at the head of crowds of 500,000 down Pennsylvania Avenue. It will have its colors; green  — and yellow for the Frenc ...

Will Fine


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > weekly oil newsWorld NewsElectric cars +20

Managing the transition from legacy to modern systems in Oil & Gas

Legacy IT Systems, either software or hardware that were commissioned between the 1980's and early 2000's, are a significant obstacle in any Oil & Gas organisation's drive towards modernisation. Whilst the age of these systems is not necessarily an issue, continued product support is a challenge f ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > OilandGasE&P SoftwareBusiness Process +8

Analysis: Things are flat in the Permian, and there's a push for renewables in Santa Fe by Dr. Daniel Fine

The Permian-Delaware Basin rig count should start falling as oil operators, large and small, are flat for 2019. Spending has been sharply reduced as supply now dominates the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) used by many commodity traders in oil.    The large or integrated oil companies have all the ...

Will Fine


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > Santa Felatest oil and gas newsNew Mexico +69

Why Oil and Gas companies need to consider an Enterprise Asset Management solution

You may well already be using some form of asset management system, it may work well for you, so why would you need to look at anything else? At TouchstoneEnergy we firmly believe that in order to have the edge over your competition, you need to be looking forwards as well as back. It is all very ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > Asset Managementasset management systemOilandGas +4

The top Oil & Gas industry trends to watch in 2019

The last year has seen significant transformations for the global oil and gas industry, and we're expecting 2019 to herald even more transformative changes. The oil and gas industry has weathered the crash in oil prices since 2014/15 thanks to a variety of factors including improved break-even point ...

Matt Donnelly


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > oil industryonshoreOffshore +1

Could Perennials solve the oil industry's looming skills gap?

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials.  If you're in any way involved in the recruitment of technical and engineering professionals for the oil industry you're sure to be familiar with these terms. These various generational cohorts all have their own contributions to make to the industry as we face ...

Matt Donnelly


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > oil industryWorkforcerecruitment +2

Oil Price, Savannah, Range, Pantheon, and Finally…

WTI $45.88 -$2.29, Brent $54.35 -$2.89, Diff -$8.47 -$1.57, NG $3.58 -14c Oil Price Whether you call it a risk off moment after the Fed and others warned about the economy next year or just a supply worry that Opec+, ie Russia won't cut production next year the oil price retreated and will li ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > oil priceSavannah PetroleumSVP +6

Alternative Facts About OPEC & U.S. Shale From The Wall Street Journal

Posted in The Petroleum Truth Report on December 19, 2018 The Wall Street Journal's recent editorial “ How America Broke OPEC ” shows that even high-quality journalism is susceptible to the contagion of alternative facts. It is a propaganda piece about how the underdog U.S. oil industry miracul ...

Art Berman - The Petroleum Truth Report


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > OPECUnited StatesUSA +3

Nigeria has highest capex on crude and natural gas projects in sub-Saharan Africa Over Next Seven Years, says GlobalData

Nigeria accounts for more than 34% of the proposed capital expenditure (capex) on planned and announced crude and natural gas projects in the sub-Saharan Africa over the period 2018–2025, according to GlobalData , a leading data and analytics company. The company's report: ‘H2 2018 Production ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > GlobalDataNigeriaCrude +5

Oil Price, Faroe, President, Range, Wentworth, and Finally…

WTI $47.20 +96c, Brent $57.24 +98c, Diff -$10.04 +2c, NG $3.73 -11c Oil Price A rally yesterday after a handy set of inventory numbers but oil is down again today after world markets did not like the rate rise from the Fed. The EIA announced a crude draw of around half a million barrels which ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > oil priceFaroe PetroleumPresident Energy +6

Reactions to Delaware Basin News Shows Misunderstanding of Petroleum Economics by Dr. Daniel Fine

News of the size of oil reserves in the Delaware Basin (New Mexico's share of the Permian) while OPEC was deciding how many barrels it will cut from the world market to lift prices caused epic confusion – and revelations of how little “authorities” and the media understand petroleum economics. The ...

Will Fine


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > OPECNon-OPECNOPEC +91
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