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Reducing Onshore Well Failures: Advanced Chemical Management 2020

Technical Case Studies | Collaborative Dialogues | First-of-their-Kind Masterclasses This year, a leading market intelligence firm interviewed 350 unconventional E&P operators to determine the US producers' greatest challenges and priorities at this point in time. And the uniform response was: ...

Jad Farhat


    11 Feb 2020


Posted 11 days agoEvent > Shalecorrosion and chemical managementFlow Assurance +3

Q319 Financials: Weaker Oil Prices, Weakened Profits

Changing nature of non-OPEC supply types may be affecting the crude oil futures marketChanges in the oil investment and production cycle may be affecting trading dynamics for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures contracts. Similar research from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trad ...

Hui Shan


Posted 13 days agoLink > oil priceShaleUSA +5

China adds incentives for domestic natural gas production as imports increase

Natural gas production has recently grown in China largely because of increased development in low-permeability formations in the form of tight gas, shale gas, and to a lesser extent, coalbed methane. In June 2019, the Chinese government introduced a subsidy program that established new incentive ...

Hui Shan


Posted 27 days agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +9

Ecuador Exits OPEC

Citing a need to boost oil revenues by being ‘honest about its ability to endure further cuts', Ecuador is prioritising crude production and welcoming new oil investment (free from production constraints) as President Lenin Moreno pursues more market-friendly economic policies. Indonesia did rejo ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +4

BP Exits Alaska - An End of an Era

After over 60 years of operating in the frigid but productive wilderness of Alaska, oil supermajor BP has decided to call it quits. Once home to the largest crude oil field in America, BP's departure from Alaska is not a surprise but a trend of things to come. What Hilcorp purchases from BP incl ...

Hui Shan


Posted 2 months agoLink > AlaskaBPHillcorp +4

Did Occidental Overpay for Anadarko?

Now that Occidental Petroleum has beaten Chevron to the acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum – and the strategic assets it holds in the prolific Permian Basin – one would think that the deal is cut-and-dry. The Occidental purchase of Anadarko had all the signs of a classic takeover battle, swooping ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > OxyOccidentalanadarko +6

TODAY IN ENERGY: In 2018, 90% of the natural gas used in the United States was produced domestically

EIA's U.S. natural gas flow diagram helps to visualize the elements of U.S. natural gas supply (production, imports, and withdrawals from storage) and disposition (consumption, exports, and additions to storage). U.S. natural gas production and consumption have both generally increased since the ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +6

The ‘Argentine Permian’ Starts Shipping

But not only is it the first ever LNG sale for the country, it is also the first commercial output from the Vaca Muerta shale play – one of the world's largest shale formations and a potential game changer for the hobbling Argentine economy. The US EIA goes even further, estimating that the Vaca ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > ArgentinaVaca MuertaLNG +7

Upcoming OPEC Meeting: What to Expect

With Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov suggesting that there was a risk that oil prices could fall as low as US$30/b and the Saudi Arabia-Russia alliance preparing for a US$40/b oil scenario, it looks more and more likely that the production deal will be extended to the end of 2019. The maj ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > OPECoil priceShale +3

The Permian is Ripe for M&A Battle

Next is Diamondback Energy, a Permian pure-play firm that has valuable assets in the Midland Basin as well as the prized (and prolific) Delaware Basin. Brushing up against Pioneer's acreage is ExxonMobil and Chevron's own boundaries, and its new status as a Permian pure-play makes Pioneer particu ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > Pioneer Natural ResourcesEndeavor Energy ResourcesDiamondback Energy +8

The Battle for Anadarko

The deal would have given Chevron significant and synergistic acreage in the Permian Basin along with new potential in US midstream, as well as Anadarko's high potential projects in Africa. And so Oxy was victorious, capping off a two-year pursuit by Hollub for Anadarko – which only went public a ...

Hui Shan


Posted 5 months agoLink > OxyOccidentalanadarko +4

Shale Gas Opportunities Open-up in the Australian Outback

Power plants in Saudi Arabia burned an average 0.4 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil in 2018 directly for power generation, the lowest amount since at least 2009, the earliest year that data are available from the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI, Figure 1). Saudi Arabia relies ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > AustraliaShaleNorthern Territories +3

The Rise of a New Ultramajor?

The purchase of Anadarko gets Chevron into two prolific areas: the Permian Basin in the US and LNG. Through Anadarko, Chevron will gain major US midstream space, including a 55% stake in the Western Midstream Partners whose pipelines crosses all over Texas, linking the Permian to the processing a ...

Hui Shan


Posted 6 months agoLink > ChevronanadarkoExxonMobil Shell +7

Moving the Shale Revolution Offshore

With output of only 43,000 b/d last year – not including its 150,000 b/d share of the Abu Safah field shared with Saudi Arabia – Bahrain has been hit hard since the oil price crash in 2014. Last year, Bahrain announced its largest-ever oil and gas discovery in the Khalij al-Bahrain Basin – a find ...

Hui Shan


Posted 7 months agoLink > BahrainShaleUnconventional oil +1

Is The Saudi - Russia Oil Bromance Souring?

Prior to the meeting, Saudi Arabia had gone on record to state that the Kingdom believed that OPEC's job in rebalancing the oil market was far from over and that output cuts were necessary to continue into the second half of 2019. In the past, Saudi Arabia would most likely to be able to bully it ...

Hui Shan


Posted 7 months agoLink > OPECsaudiRussia +3