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Kazakhstan needs robust reforms to boost productivity and growth

Kazakhstan needs to boost productivity to reverse the slowdown in economic growth.

12 November 2018 , 00:02Neftegaz.RU3000

Russia eyes rapid Middle East energy expansion

Iran, Iraq and possibly even Syria will become the new hub of Russian oil-related investments.

14 August 2017 , 00:02Viktor KatonaNeftegaz.RU9940

Calgary Woes Spread as Oil Patch Budget Cuts Deepen in 2016

Crime is rising, home prices are falling and food banks are overwhelmed in Calgary as job losses spread. And the worst isn't yet over in the heart of Canada's oil patch.

24 December 2015 , 12:45Jeremy van Loon & Rebecca Penty|Bloomberg10230

The War Over Syria's Gas Fields

While much of the world's attention has recently focused on the threat of pillage and destruction posed by Islamic State forces to the ancient Syrian desert city of Palmyra, damage to the energy supply and potential earnings is probably a bigger concern for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

06 August 2015 , 17:45YEZID SAYIGHNeftegaz.RU9140

Global Oil Exploration Nears $1 Trillion - Where Are The Finds?

Two years ago Total's chief Christophe de Margerie launched a "high risk, high reward" oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his rivals had failed to make big discoveries.

11 July 2014 , 12:07Editing by William HardyRigzone11030

China, Indonesia to Join Exxon at Giant Iraqi Oilfield

China and Indonesia are set to join Exxon Mobil's $50 billion project to develop Iraq's West Qurna-1 oilfield, company and industry sources said on Thursday.

23 August 2013 , 09:56Rigzone11260

U.S. Oil Boom Eases OPEC Supply Problems - IEA

North America's shale boom is insulating the world from steep oil price spikes as several OPEC members struggle to maintain production due to unrest and infrastructure problems, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday.

12 August 2013 , 10:38Dmitry Zhdannikov and Christopher Johnson, Editing by Peg MackeyRigzone10060

Products from Oil and Gas Make Our Lives Better

Everyday we use products made from crude oil and natural gas. Some of these products are rather obvious like the gasoline we use in our cars and trucks and the natural gas we burn to heat our homes. However, there are many other products that we consume that most people never think of coming from oil and gas.

16 November 2012 , 17:22http://www.petrostrategies.org17300

Russian Gas Exports to Asia to Increase as Europe Plays Hardball

European resistance to oil-linked gas prices will drive Russia to seek Asian export partners, predicts a new report by international business intelligence firm GlobalData.

16 August 2012 , 15:33Neftegaz.RU10320

How Mozambique could shake up Putin's world

Among the news from East ,the last two days: Italy's ENI raised its estimated natural gas reserves in Mozambique to the oil equivalent of 6.5 billion barrels, a full third greater than the 5 billion barrels it previously estimated.

29 March 2012 , 17:55Steve LeVine, oilandglory.foreignpolicy.comNeftegaz.RU12410

Ukraine – Oil and Gas potential is large – A market for minor and medium sized oil and gas companies to explore and produce?

Ukraine represent a market for minor to medium sized oil and gas companies as no major international player has made permanent presence there yet in the exploration or production phase

20 September 2011 , 18:18Neftegaz.RU29960

Norwegian Oil Production through 35 Years

Twenty billion barrels of oil have been pumped up from the Norwegian continental shelf since production started in June 1971. It all began at the Ekofisk field, which in 2006 is Norway's most productive oil and gas field and a national cultural heritage monument.

17 August 2011 , 11:23norway.org23290

Oil and the Iranian-Saudi "Cold War"

One of last month's most interesting developments in Persian Gulf power politics played out not in the Middle East, but in Vienna, Paris, and Washington.

06 July 2011 , 11:42Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann LeverettMonthly Review,USA20070

Natural gas to take us into the future

WINGAS firmly believes in the growing importance of natural gas in the European energy mix.

18 May 2011 , 22:02Gerhard KönigWINGAS GmbH & Co. KG20190

Kazakhstan: the new “Great Game” in Central Asia

In the whole 19th century, Central Asia was in the heart of a complex geostrategic game which saw strong rivalries and conflicts between the British and the Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia.

25 March 2010 , 12:57Gregory PereyNeftegaz.RU74010

Iraq offers new business opportunities

Doors of opportunity have been flung open on Iraq's collossal upstream developments.

03 March 2010 , 13:09Oil & Gas Middle East44340

March OPEC Oil Output Fell to 27.98 Mil. Barrels Per Day

The 12 members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pumped an average 27.98 million barrels per day (b/d) in March, as the oil producer group continued its efforts to slash oversupply and prevent oil prices falling further, according to a Platts survey of OPEC, oil industry officials and analysts just released. This is down 90,000 b/d down from February’ s 28.07 million b/d.


10 April 2009 , 12:21PlattsPlatts32710

The End of the «Paper Oil” Era

The world community has entered a period that will determine the future development of the economy and, possibly, the entire arrangement of the global system. Manifestations of the crisis are wide-reaching and multifaceted, while the unstable situation makes forecasting barely possible. Dynamical systems theory experts link such phenomena to the “ points of bifurcation,” at which the smooth trajectory of development ends and the system’ s behavior undergoes a restructuring, the results of which are hard to predict.

07 April 2009 , 14:53Vladimir FeyginRussia in Global Affairs30980

Global oil and gas transactions review 2008

During 2008, oil and gas M&A activity levels and transaction values were principally impacted by three factors instability in inancial markets, volatility in oil prices and a weakening global economy. In the high oil price environment of the irst six months of the year, oil and gas M&A activity was buoyant with 670 deals announced with a combined value of US$90b.
27 January 2009 , 15:37Ernst & YoungErnst and Young38200

A Comeuppance For Dirty Oil Sands?

As direct contributors to global warming, it is fair to say that the oil industry struggles to attract the ethical investor. In recent years however, even as we try to move towards a low-carbon economy, there has been a grudging acceptance that the world will remain dependent on oil for a long time.
19 November 2008 , 14:49Jo AmeyNeftegaz.RU19920

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