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Iran, Iraq Put OPEC On Notice Of Big Oil Increases
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Iran and Iraq put OPEC on notice of substantial oil output increases to come, saying others in the producer cartel will need to give way to make room for them.
GE: The Age of Gas is Upon Us
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Rigzone talks to Michael Farina, a fuels market specialist at GE, about how gas is set to take the lead over oil and coal within 15 years.
Rosneft, Foreign-Led Firms Boost Russian Oil Output to Post-Soviet Record
Monday, December 02, 2013 Rosneft boosts Russian oil output to post-Soviet record with the help of foreign-led companies.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with T.J. Thom
Friday, November 29, 2013 EPL's Senior VP, CFO T.J. Thom discusses trends, thoughts and how the energy industry changed her career path.
Smart Pumper Offers Real-Time Production Automation, Monitoring
Friday, November 29, 2013 The Smart Pumper allows automated production and monitoring from a personal laptop or cell phone.
Mitchell Associate Discusses Shale Pioneer's Sustainability Views
Thursday, November 28, 2013 George P. Mitchell left a lasting impact on the oil and gas industry as well as the environmental sustainability cause.
PTTEP Keen to Add Hess' Southeast Asian Assets to Portfolio
Thursday, November 28, 2013 Thailand's PTTEP is interested in acquiring mature upstream Southeast Asia assets offered by independent oil and gas company Hess Corp.
US Shale Plays to Watch in 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 DrillingInfo CEO Allen Gilmer talks with Rigzone about shale plays to watch in the United States in 2014 and beyond.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Sarah Roberts
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Drilling engineer Sarah Roberts discusses trends, goals and how oil and gas makes the world go round.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Jenny Day
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Refinery electrician Jenny Day discusses trends, goals and how oil and gas makes the world go round.
Betting On Oil Spreads: From Money Spinner To Widow Maker
Monday, November 25, 2013 One of the most popular trading bets in oil markets, based on attempts to predict price differences between European and US oil benchmarks, is proving to be one of the trickiest.
Norway's 2014 Oil Investment Plan May Be Too Optimistic
Monday, November 25, 2013 Norway's 2014 oil and gas investment plans may need to be pared back because of capacity constraints, head of NPD Bente Nyland says.
Developing Middle East Upstream Talent: BP's Story
Monday, November 25, 2013 Rigzone catches up with Anand RV, VP for Human Resources for BP Middle East Exploration, to discuss the company's recruitment strategy in the region.
Wood Mackenzie: China Winter Gas Shortages to Last through 2020
Friday, November 22, 2013 China is likely to see natural gas shortages every winter until the end of the decade as domestic production fails to keep up with demand.
Ernst & Young: Scots Independence Will Mean Oil, Gas Tax Rise
Friday, November 22, 2013 A survey of oil and gas industry leaders and decision makers finds that 79 percent believe Scottish independence will lead to a tax hike.
Foreign Interest in UK Shale Gas Steps Up
Thursday, November 21, 2013 A recent shale gas deal in northwest England looks to be the start of several farm-ins involving large, international firms seeking exposure to unconventional oil and gas in the UK.
'Numerous Opportunities' for Production Buoys around World
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Shore Capital says 'numerous opportunities' exist around the world for a production buoy system developed by UK firm ABT Oil & Gas.
IEA and Emerging Countries to Collaborate More Closely
Thursday, November 21, 2013 The IEA and six emerging economies including China and India agree to pursue stronger cooperation, the IEA says in a bid to strengthen ties with non-members whose share in global oil demand has grown rapidly.
Total Says Norvarg Arctic Field Not Commercially Viable
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 France's Total says the Norvarg gas field in Norway's Arctic region is not commercially viable.
Scotland Exported $48B of Oil, Gas in 2012
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 The Scottish government estimates for the first time the size of Scotland's oil and gas exports to the rest of the UK and international markets.
Saudi Arabia Welcomes US Shale, Sees No Need To Cut Output
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia remains unconcerned by a rising tide of US shale output which threatens to eat into OPEC's market share, its deputy oil minister says.
IEA Lists Challenges Facing Southeast Asian Oil, Gas Sector to 2035
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 The International Energy Agency highlights challenges facing Southeast Asian oil and gas industry as the region gears up to cope with soaring energy demand, thanks to strong economic growth.
Wood Mackenzie: Russia Must Refocus In Order to Maintain Production
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 UK energy analyst Wood Mackenzie says Russia must refocus investment on conventional onshore projects to more difficult tight oil, LNG and Arctic projects.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Marcela Donadio
Monday, November 18, 2013 Marcela Donadio sat down with Rigzone to discuss trends and ideas in how to advance in the energy sector.
Kemp: Shale 2.0, Going Global
Monday, November 18, 2013 How quickly the shale revolution spreads from North America to the rest of the world is the single most important factor affecting the outlook for oil and gas markets over the next two decades, Kemp says.
KBR: Foreign Investors May Balk at Pemex's Sovereign Status
Friday, November 15, 2013 An ongoing legal dispute between KBR and Pemex units serves as a warning for any foreign company doing business in Mexico, contends a top attorney with KBR.
Lobby: Norway's Oil Spending To Ease Back After 2014 Peak
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Norway's oil sector will spend a record $36 billion on investments next year before spending eases back to more modest levels.
Azeri BP-Operated Oil Output in Jan-Sept Near 2012 Level
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Oil output at BP-operated oilfields in Azerbaijan during the first nine months of 2013 decline slightly from a year earlier.
Is Oil, Gas Capital Spending Really on the Wane?
Thursday, November 14, 2013 As third-quarter reporting season comes to an end, some European oilfield services firms say capital spending by operators is on the slide, yet medium-term forecasts suggest it will remain strong.
Unconventionals Drive Innovation in Seismic Software
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Rigzone talks with Dean Witte of DrillingInfo about the latest trends in seismic acquisition technology.
Three Hotspots in North America Worth Watching
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Several key areas that are building momentum in North America will remain popular for years to come.
ADIPEC CEOs Session: Global CEOs Share Perspectives
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The gas market is witnessing a real revolution and will play an increasingly important role in the rapidly changing energy landscape, according to CEOs speaking at ADIPEC.
Fastnet Says Moroccan Onshore Structure Holds 311 BCF
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Fastnet Oil and Gas says that an independent assessment of its Tendrara Lakbir structure, onshore Morocco, likely holds 311 billion cubic feet of gas.
Busy Time Ahead for New Zealandís Offshore Oil, Gas Industry
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 New Zealand's offshore oil and gas sector is set for a busier time in the coming year, thanks to more exploration work in the country.
OPEC Oil Output Remains Higher than 2014 Demand
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 OPEC's production remains higher than 2014's demand even after Saudi Arabia cut production from a record high level.
Musings: Safety Statistics Reporting Could Impact Offshore Regulation
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 OSHA's proposed database could be another chapter of the "new regulatory world" for offshore service companies, says G. Allen Brooks.
IEA: US To Become World's Top Oil Producer in 2015
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 The US will stride past Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil producer in 2015, IEA said, bringing Washington closer to energy self-sufficiency and reducing the need for OPEC supply.
ADIPEC: UAE to Spend $70 Billion to Boost Capacity
Monday, November 11, 2013 Minister of Energy Suhail Mohammed Al Mazroui says UAE's ongoing projects will boost output capacity to reach 3.5 million bopd by 2018.
Clear Gulf JIP Brings Technology from Aerospace to Subsea
Friday, November 08, 2013 The Clear Gulf JIP brings together the expertise of the oil and gas and aerospace industries for subsea oil and gas production.
Private Protection: Combating the Piracy Threat
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 As oil and gas vessels come under increasing threat from pirates offshore Africa, Rigzone talks to Protection Group International about how private security firms are helping to meet the threat.
South Korea Reviews Overseas Energy Asset Holdings
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 South Korea's state-owned energy companies have embarked on a review of their holdings of foreign oil and gas assets in a bid to improve their current financial situations.
US Shale Boom Will Boost LPG Exports and Bring Down Prices
Monday, November 04, 2013 A US energy drilling boom is revolutionizing the niche market for liquefied petroleum gas.
Four Oil, Gas Recruiting Trends Plague US Industry
Friday, November 01, 2013 E&Y's Adam Berk identifies four oil and gas recruiting trends that are plaguing the US industry's goal of meeting global energy consumption.
New Energy Secretary Has Energy Background
Friday, November 01, 2013 Through the years, we have had some people appointed to head the US Department of Energy who didn't have a strong background in energy. But, Obama's most recent appointment is different.
Divestitures Drive 3Q US M&A Activity
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Merger and acquisition activity for US oil and gas assets declined from second quarter to third quarter 2013, with divestitures driving most of the M&A activity.
Big Oil Faces Pressure From Shareholders Over Costs
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Oil industry shareholders concerned about poor returns and costly projects urge executives from Big Oil this week to return cash to shareholders.
Buoyant BG Group Signals Return to Output Growth in 4Q
Thursday, October 31, 2013 BG Group says production is set to rise for the first time in five quarters.
Shell CFO: Spending Cutbacks Will Damage Oil Industry
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Cutbacks in oil company investment to fund higher shareholder payouts will damage investors' long term interests and encourage boom-bust oil prices, a top Shell executive says.
OTC Brasil: Exploration, Production Perspectives in South Atlantic
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Petrobras' knowledge of geology and geophysics helped it overcome technological challenges and maximize exploratory success while it went deeper offshore, Petrobras' Jose Miranda Formigli Filho says.
Libya's Oil Exports Still Restricted, Little Improvement
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Exports from Libya fall to a trickle amid strikes and electricity supply problems.
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