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EIA: Tight Oil Stabilizes Brent Crude Prices
Friday, August 29, 2014 Production from US shale formations is making oil imports from OPEC countries less important.

Kemp: Why The Shale Revolution Is Not About To End
Friday, August 29, 2014 Doubts about the sustainability of the North American oil and gas boom center on rapidly declining output from many shale wells after they are initially drilled.

Aviation Logistics: ExxonMobil's PNG Air Bridge
Friday, August 29, 2014 Rigzone talks to Volga-Dnepr about the "air bridge" the Russian aviation logistics firm came up with to help ExxonMobil's Papua New Guinea LNG Project.

Russia's Lukoil Says 1H Hydrocarbon Production up 3.2% Year-on-Year
Friday, August 29, 2014 Russia's Lukoil says hydrocarbon production during its first half improved by 3.2 percent year-on-year.

PacWest: Considerable Growth Expected for US Shale Formations
Friday, August 29, 2014 Shale plays in the US are expected to show significant growth between 2014 and 2016, PacWest says.



New Zealand Pushes Ahead to Grow Upstream Sector, Reap Economic Gains
Thursday, August 28, 2014 New Zealand continues with plans to boost its upstream petroleum sector as it is a potentially important contributor to the local economy.

Kemp: Joint Petroleum Development In The South China Sea
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Shared development of oil, gas and possibly other natural resources is the most promising option for reducing tensions in the South China Sea.

Kemp: Free Cash Flow Says Little About The Future Of Shale
Thursday, August 28, 2014 The independent companies at the forefront of the US shale boom will finally earn enough from selling oil and gas to cover their capital expenditures next year, for the first time since 2008.

Germany's Energy Transition Dream at Risk of Becoming Nightmare
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Germany's "Energiewende" (or Energy Transition) dream of pursuing an economy powered by renewables is in danger of turning into a nightmare, says Wintershall exploration and production director.

Musings: Further Proof Of Industry Change Due To Era of Austerity
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 In an Era of Austerity, changes reflect management views of the challenges in dealing with the capital cost/commodity price/investor return trifecta, as they assess business opportunities.

US Energy Boom Better Than Sanctions Against Russia
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Competition in the form of increased US energy exports is the last thing Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see, so that's exactly what we should do.

Wood Mac: 10B Barrels of Undeveloped Resources on NCS
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Research firm Wood Mackenzie says there are 10 billion barrels of hydrocarbons on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, of which 60% could be commercialized.

Kemp: East And South China Sea Disputes Need Creative Diplomacy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas.

Aker Solutions CEO: Oil Sector Should Simplify Tenders To Cut Costs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 The oil industry could cut down costs by simplifying the process of tendering for contracts, Aker Solutions CEO Luid Araujo says.

AWI Offers Alternative to Conventional Well Intervention
Monday, August 25, 2014 Alternative Well Intervention officials say its technology addresses the safety issues surrounding conventional hydraulic work over and well intervention solutions.

Wood Mac: Norwegian Incremental Projects Growing in Importance
Monday, August 25, 2014 Wood Mackenzie shows that favorable project economics compared to greenfield developments are driving incremental projects in Norway's upstream sector.

Wood Mackenzie: Shale to Keep US Dominant Oil, Gas Player
Friday, August 22, 2014 Shale formations are expected to keep the US in a prominent position over the next decade, Wood Mackenzie says at NAPE.

UK Oil Output Threatened By Platforms Running Out Of Juice
Friday, August 22, 2014 The UK's oil industry is facing the threat of a cascade of North Sea rig closures.

Consultancy: LatAm Attitude Shift Bodes Well for Upstream Investors
Friday, August 22, 2014 Two countries are at the leading edge of a new wave of upstream investment in Latin America, observes Wood Mackenzie.

Will Widodo Succeed in Reforming Indonesia's Upstream Sector?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Indonesia's upstream petroleum sector is poised for interesting times as the new president may introduce investment-friendly policies to boost domestic petroleum production.

Premier Oil Awaits End Of Summer Work Before Production Upgrade
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Premier Oil may upgrade its 2014 production forecast after better-than-expected output during the first half.

Orion: Finding Oil, Gas Talent from the Ranks of Military Veterans
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Orion is matching military veterans to career positions in the oil and gas industry.

North Sea Reserves Debate Heats Up Ahead of Scottish Vote
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Sir Ian Wood disputes Scottish government's North Sea reserves estimates while business group N-56 questions UK Office of Budget Responsibility's oil and gas revenue figures.

Wood Mackenzie: Third Wave of US Shale to Show Europe the Way Ahead
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Wood Mackenzie believes the third phase of unconventional oil and gas development in the US could show the way ahead for shale gas and oil projects in Europe.

Rigzone's CV/Resume Dos and Don'ts
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Rigzone talks to three recruitment professionals about how best to prepare your CV (or resume) for a job in the oil and gas industry.

Douglas-Westwood: Iran's Persian Promise
Monday, August 18, 2014 Douglas-Westwood discusses "Iran's Persian Promise" in its latest commentary.

Kemp: Petroleum Producers Shift Attention From Middle East
Friday, August 15, 2014 Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalization and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually adjusting to rely less on the Middle East.

Carbon Tracker: Billions in Oil Investments at Risk from Low Crude Prices
Friday, August 15, 2014 More than half a trillion dollars of investments in major oil projects over the next decade are at risk from high costs and low crude oil prices, an environmental think tank says, warning that shareholders' returns could suffer.

New Model Needed for Oil, Gas Data Communications
Friday, August 15, 2014 The increasing remoteness of global O&G exploration and production and number of devices and applications collecting data has created the need for a new distributed architecture for remote technologies.

Siemens PLM Software Offers Solutions to Asia Pacific Yards, Regional Views
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Siemens PLM Software eyes business growth in Asia Pacific, with the firm offering its software solutions to shipyards in the region.

Musings: Era of Austerity - The EIA Recognizes Importance of Profits
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The EIA has recognized that the shale revolution has led to a deterioration in the balance sheets of oil and gas companies. What further industry changes will be driven by the Era of Austerity?

Kinder CEO Sees Acquisition Opportunities; Units Soar
Monday, August 11, 2014 Kinder Morgan Inc. as a combined company will have the opportunity to make sizable acquisitions, Rich Kinder says.

After Offshore Oil Failure, Cuba Shifts Energy Focus
Monday, August 11, 2014 Cuba has shifted its focus away from offshore oil, concentrating on renewable energy and improving output from onshore wells, industry sources say.

Industry Insiders: What's Next for Mexico's Reformed Energy Sector
Friday, August 08, 2014 The opening Mexico's energy sector to investment is a positive step. But will its implementation of reform be enough to attractive the investment it wants?

Vietnam's Services Firms Look Overseas as Growth Slows at Home
Thursday, August 07, 2014 Slow growth at home is encouraging Vietnamese petroleum service companies to seek business opportunities overseas.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors Poised to Remap Upstream Sector
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) solutions are poised to empower the upstream oil and gas industry, improving such activities as pipeline monitoring, well monitoring and seismic acquisition.

A More Positive Mood towards Fracking in Europe?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 In spite of many Europeans' fears about what shale gas development could mean for their communities, a handful of European countries are taking small steps towards the introduction of fracking.

JKX Considers its Options following Increased Production Taxes
Monday, August 04, 2014 Ukraine government introduces emergency oil and gas taxes that has prompted junior oil and gas firm JKX to take another look at its investment program in the country.

New Oilfield Water Platform Serving Permian Basin
Friday, August 01, 2014 An energy industry veteran discusses with Rigzone the plans for a new oilfield water platform that will initially serve the Permian Basin.

Tintera Delivers White Paper On Water Usage
Friday, August 01, 2014 Water plays a critical role in the increased production of oil and natural gas in Texas.

Substantial Rise Seen in O&G Mergers, Acquisitions in 2Q
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Oil and gas merger and acquisition activity grew substantially in 2Q 2014 due to mega-deal activity and foreign and domestic interest in divested assets.

Wolfcamp CAPEX Spending to Exceed $12B in 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Wood Mackenzie estimates that capital spending in the Wolfcamp tight oil play will exceed $12 billion this year.

National Oilwell Sees Falling Demand For Deepwater Rigs
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 National Oilwell Varco forecasts falling demand for deepwater rigs, overshadowing robust demand for jackups, used in shallower waters, as well as land rigs.

Singapore's Major Offshore Players Hit by Slow Orders, Chinese Competition
Monday, July 28, 2014 Business for Singapore's two largest shipyards has been slow year to date, with the situation exacerbated by intense competition from China.

Kemp: Forecasts For Higher Oil Prices Misjudge The Shale Boom
Monday, July 28, 2014 "The world of energy may have changed forever," according to Professor James Hamilton of the University of California.

Exillon Production Slows Further in June
Friday, July 25, 2014 Exillon Energy sees slight improvement in its Timan-Pechora production in June, although fall in Western Siberia output means total average daily output fell.

Hawaii-based Firm Scaling Up Nanotech for Oil, Gas Apps
Friday, July 25, 2014 Nanotech surface treatment could boost pipeline flow assurance, says exec.

Visualization Techniques Enhance Oil, Gas Training, Operations
Friday, July 25, 2014 Oil and gas companies are using 3D animation and imagery to bolster training efforts and to better demonstrate technical concepts and techniques.

Q&A: GE's GirlsGetSET Initiative
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Rigzone talks to GE Oil & Gas's Kimberley Kirkham about the GirlsGetSET program to raise awareness among school girls about careers in science, engineering and technology.

North Sea Super Puma Crash: Lessons Learned
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Eleven months on from the Super Puma crash in the North Sea that killed 4 offshore workers, steps have been taken that should save lives in the event of a future helicopter ditching.

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