Ask most people about Russian oil and gas production, and they’re likely to bring up the two giants: Rosneft and Gazprom. But private companies are possibly in a position to see their roles change in the country’s oil landscape, as Rosemary Griffin describes in this week’s Oilgram News column, Regulation and Environment.
Posts Tagged ‘Arctic oil and gas’
By Rosemary Griffin | April 13, 2015 06:00 AM Comments (0)
By William Powell | April 13, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
Shell has become the first major to take proper advantage of the low oil price, taking out a company that it has long been interested in buying: BG. And the reason is a good one: not growth for its own sake but using BG’s assets to help it achieve its own goals faster. The transaction is underpinned by BG’s asset value, it said.
By News Desk | October 7, 2013 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By News Desk | May 27, 2013 07:20 AM Comments (2)
The possibility of producing oil and natural gas from the Arctic region was always seen as a possibility, one that became more likely as the polar ice cap receded. But the pace of interest has surged, as Gary Gentile discusses in this week’s Oilgram News column, New Frontiers.
By News Desk | March 4, 2013 01:37 PM Comments (0)
The untapped oil and natural gas reservoirs of the Arctic, and specifically, the Barents Sea, are one of the next battlegrounds for companies seeking new reserves. In this week’s Oilgram News column, New Frontiers, John Roberts looks at that search, and a small company that is trying to be a leader in this effort.
By News Desk | February 27, 2012 09:37 AM Comments (0)
By News Desk | October 7, 2011 04:21 PM Comments (0)
We took the occasion of this week’s Americas Assembly of The Oil Council to do not just one, but two joint Platts-Oil Council Oil Matters podcasts. But both had a common theme: Alaska.
In the first, Buccaneer Energy’s CEO talks about how a shallow water Gulf of Mexico explorer chose to turn its attention to drilling in the Cook Inlet, and how various state tax changes have helped make the economics work.
By John Kingston | September 22, 2011 02:40 PM Comments (0)
They talked about a lot of things at the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress in Anchorage earlier this week. There’s the issue of a gas pipeline to take natural gas away from the North Slope. Does it go to Alberta and into the North American grid, or does it go to Valdez for export as LNG?
And what about the tax system? Is it discouraging production from existing fields? And how about the federal government? Will it bless more production in places long guarded by an environmental velvet rope?
But at the end of the day, there’s really only one issue in Alaska.
By News Desk | September 21, 2011 12:05 AM Comments (0)
As the Alaska state government announced Tuesday that the state’s residents were going to get their smallest dividend check since 2006 from its permanent oil fund — $1,174 compared to $1,281 last year — many of the industry’s leaders were just down the street, talking about a future both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time.
By News Desk | June 24, 2011 04:57 PM Comments (1)
A few thoughts on this week’s IEA decision to release strategic oil stocks around the world: