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Oil Hovers Below 2-Year Highs With Focus On US Output
Friday, December 15, 2017 Oil prices were mixed, lingering below two-year highs.

What Goes Up Must Come Down: the Challenge of Rig Decommissioning
Friday, December 15, 2017 Decommissioning oil rigs is quickly becoming a major financial and logistical problem for virtually every oil company.

Survey Projects Shortage of Skilled, Competent Contract Workers for 2018
Friday, December 15, 2017 What's driving demand for more outsourced work in oil and gas?

Aker BP Submits $1.8B Field Development Plans
Friday, December 15, 2017 Aker BP ASA has submitted development plans for the AErfugl (formerly Snadd), Valhall Flank West and Skogul (formerly Storklakken) fields to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

UKCS Operating Costs Drop
Friday, December 15, 2017 Operating costs in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) dropped by 14% in 2016, with operators securing reductions of approximately $1.5 billion.

Oil Prices Up Slightly On Pipeline Outage Support
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Oil prices rose almost 1% as a pipeline outage in Britain continued to support prices.

BLOG: Attitudes About Age Cut Both Ways
Thursday, December 14, 2017 What are two ways that you can protect yourself against age discrimination?

The Oil and Gas Industry Wakes Up to Blockchain
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Blockchain has emerged as a powerful ledger platform that reduces enormous complexities in the supply chain.

Subsea Sector Still Supports Around 45,000 Jobs in UK
Thursday, December 14, 2017 The subsea sector still supports around 45,000 jobs in the UK, despite the recent downturn in oil and gas, according to Subsea UK's latest business activity review.

OGTC Launches Fund to Find New Digital, Decommissioning Technologies
Thursday, December 14, 2017 The Oil & Gas Technology Centre launches a $2.6 million (GBP 2 million) fund to find new digital and decommissioning technologies.

Oil Slips As US Gasoline Stock Build Overshadows Crude Draw
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Oil prices slipped for a second straight day.

Will Oil Producers Do As They Say Or Do As They Sell?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 North America's oil producers have adopted a meek tone of late. But the numbers suggest they're locked and loaded heading into 2018.

OPEC Sees Balanced Oil Market By Late 2018 As Cuts Erode Glut
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 OPEC expects the world oil market to be balanced by late 2018.

Petrofac Secures Almost $1B in New Contracts
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Oil and gas services company Petrofac has secured almost $1 billion in new contracts from Basra Oil Company (BOC) and BP plc.

Crude Slips as Worries Soften Over North Sea Oil Pipeline Crack
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Fears subsided that a hairline crack in one of the world's most important oil pipelines would cause a major supply disruption.

Rigzone Poll: Age Discrimination a Concern in Oil and Gas
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Two-thirds of poll participants report first-hand experience with age discrimination.

Saudi Aramco Lifts Spending Plans To $414B Over Next Decade
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Saudi Aramco plans to raise its spending to $414 billion over the next 10 years.

Industry Body Welcomes Arrival of New North Sea Player
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Industry body Oil & Gas UK welcomes the arrival of new exploration and production joint venture Spirit Energy.

Oil, Gas Firms Could Lose Millions Due to Forties Pipeline Shutdown
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Oil and gas firms could lose millions of dollars in the event of a prolonged shut down of the Forties Pipeline System, oil and gas analysts at GMP FirstEnergy have confirmed.

Brent Reaches Highest Since 2015 After Forties Pipeline Shutdown
Monday, December 11, 2017 Brent crude jumps to its highest since June 2015 as a key North Sea pipeline shut down.

Nodding Donkeys Fail as Long Shale Wells Make Pumping Oil Harder
Monday, December 11, 2017 Some of oil reserves may get stuck underground if the industry's pumps keep failing.

Robotics Process Automation Benefits and Challenges Oil, Gas Workforce
Monday, December 11, 2017 The oil and gas industry has used RPA to solve many workforce problems following the downturn, but challenges still exist.

UAE Says OPEC, Allies To Announce Exit Strategy From Oil Cuts In June
Monday, December 11, 2017 United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui says OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers plan to announce in June an exit strategy from global supply cuts.

Oil, Gas to Continue to Play Key Role in North East Scotland Growth
Monday, December 11, 2017 The oil and gas industry will continue to play a key role in North East Scotland's growth, Derek Leith, EY office managing partner for Aberdeen, has confirmed.

Oil Rises Nearly 2% On China Demand, But Weekly Losses Loom
Friday, December 08, 2017 Oil prices rose almost 2%, helped by rising Chinese crude demand and threats of a strike in Africa's largest oil exporter.

S&P Director of Analytics: Energy Sector Balanced on a Knife Edge
Friday, December 08, 2017 From the prolific shales of the Permian to the prevailing peace within OPEC, the global oil industry seems to have come to a place of balance.

US Jobs Report: Slight Increase in Oil, Gas Jobs
Friday, December 08, 2017 After a month of slight declines, oil and gas employment inches up in November.

Global Oil Sector Will Shift to Upcycle in 2018
Friday, December 08, 2017 The global oil and gas sector will shift from downcycle to upcycle in 2018, according to a new report from BMI Research.

Crude Oil Inches Back Up Amid Dearth of Negative Data Points
Thursday, December 07, 2017 The bad news bears took a deep breath on a day when there was no price-rattling data to agonize over and oil inched up as a result.

BP: 2017 'Massive' Year for Global Upstream Projects
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Senior leaders from BP's Global Projects Organization say the company's project performance was positive for 2017 and have high expectations for the future.

BLOG: What do Rigzone Readers Think of the OPEC/NOPEC Deal?
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Was the latest OPEC/NOPEC agreement sufficient?

Texas' Austin Chalk Booms While Shale Plays Remain Mostly Dormant
Thursday, December 07, 2017 New technology applications are breaking records in the Austin Chalk.

Nigerian Oil Union PENGASSAN Threatens Nationwide Strike
Thursday, December 07, 2017 One of the country's 2 main oil unions threatens to stage a nationwide strike from Dec. 15 over a 'mass sacking of workers'.

Chevron Capital, Exploratory Spending to Total $18.3B in 2018
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Chevron Corporation's capital and exploratory budget will be $18.3 billion in 2018, down from $19.8 billion in 2017.

Crude Drops in Face of Gasoline Hoard Traders 'Can't Hide From'
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Oil had its worse day in two months.

Investigation Underway for Offshore Fatality
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 The BSEE and US Coast Guard are conducting an investigation into a fatality in the Gulf of Mexico.

JPMorgan Calls $60/Bbl Magic Number for New Shale Surge
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 For America's shale drillers, the tipping point to boost production looks to be $60 a barrel.

Executive Search in Oil and Gas, Part 2: Regional Differences & Challenges
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 In the final part of this two-part series, executive search professionals discuss unique challenges and the role technology will play in the future energy workforce.

Report: Offshore Oil, Gas Helicopter Expenditure to Hit $16B to 2022
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Offshore oil and gas helicopter expenditure will total $16 billion over 2018-2022, according to a new report published by Westwood Global Energy Group.

Total, Sonangol in Angola Pact
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Total, Sonangol sign several agreements covering both upstream and downstream activities in Angola.

Oil Climbs as OPEC Tightening Dovetails With US Supply Drop
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Crude rose as lower OPEC production and signs of shrinking US oil inventories bolstered expectations for an end to the global surplus.

Official: South Sudan Owes Sudan $1.3B From 2012 Oil Deal
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 South Sudan still owes neighbouring Sudan $1.3 billion from a 2012 deal that ended a dispute over oil payments.

Statoil Greenlights $6B Flagship Arctic Oil Project
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Statoil gave the final go-ahead to a flagship Arctic oil project after slashing costs by half.

Executive Search in Oil and Gas, Part I: Young Leaders & Diversity
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 In the first part of this two-part series, Rigzone speaks with executive search professionals about young leaders in the industry and diversity initiatives.

UKCS Supply Chain Collaboration Improving
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Collaboration within the UKCS upstream supply chain is improving, according to an annual sector survey published by Deloitte and Oil & Gas UK.

Oil Eases 1 pct on Profit-Taking as U.S. Output Eyed
Monday, December 04, 2017 Oil falls more than 1 percent on profit-taking as the market eyed signs of rising U.S. production, though prices remained close to recent two-year highs thanks to last week's decision by OPEC and other producers to extend output cuts.

Big Shale Turns OPEC Ally From Foe With Focus on Oil Returns
Monday, December 04, 2017 Don't expect Big Shale to rush and fill the hole left by OPEC in the oil market.

Will Capital Allocation Get More Exciting in 2018?
Monday, December 04, 2017 Will the upward trend in commodity prices prompt more risk-taking?

HSBC: Important to Turn Positive Sentiment Into Benefits for North Sea
Monday, December 04, 2017 It is important to turn positive sentiment into lasting, tangible benefits for the North Sea oil and gas sector.

Oilfield Services Collaboration Set to Continue
Monday, December 04, 2017 The collaboration employed by services and equipment companies in the oil and gas sector during the oil price downturn is set to continue.