2020


All posts for 2020

Financial Review: First-Quarter 2020

With just over two weeks to go before the largest coordinated crude oil supply cut in the world is set to expire, the 23-nation club that is OPEC+ gathered to discuss that very issue. OPEC itself predicts that world oil demand by rebound by 7 mmb/d in 2021 from an average of 90 mmb/d in 2020, wit ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > MarketFinancefinancial review +6

OPEC And The Journey Back to Normal

With just over two weeks to go before the largest coordinated crude oil supply cut in the world is set to expire, the 23-nation club that is OPEC+ gathered to discuss that very issue. OPEC itself predicts that world oil demand by rebound by 7 mmb/d in 2021 from an average of 90 mmb/d in 2020, wit ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +4

The Oil World’s Ongoing Impairments

Either way, this has thrown a spanner in the works of the giant, multi-billion oil and gas projects that were announced over the past two years as the energy world began to wake up from its post-2015 price crash investment hibernation. Further impairments were made in April 2020 when the Q1 finan ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > ExxonMobilShellBP +5

The (New) Force Behind Upstream Asset Buys

In times of crisis, oil and gas company default to two things: staff layoffs and asset sales. Factor in the strengthening climate change argument that is changing the core strategies of energy supermajors, the idea of buying a (potentially distressed) oil or gas asset is now quite unappealing, no ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > ExxonMobilShellBP +9

The Oil and Gas Industry in 2020 – Brief Summary

Attempts by the wider OPEC+ club to minimise the growing glut have only mitigated the situation; the power of these producers to influence the market has diminished as US production has risen. As long as OPEC+ tries to play the good cop in the market – yielding volumes to coerce trends – crude pr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +4