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    • Podcast: Oil Spills, Oil Challenges, Oil Solutions

      by Tina Olivero

      Publishers Commentary: By Tina Olivero PODCAST LISTEN TO THE FULL COMMENTARY HERE! Simply press this link and press play.     The solution to climate change is not eliminating cars and the solution to oil spills is not eliminating oil production or pipelines. Oil is the foundation of our world. It’s the most sought-after commodity on […]

    • The Oil Industry – Progress and Challenges

      by Tina Olivero

      Publishers Commentary: By Tina Olivero PODCAST LISTEN TO THE FULL COMMENTARY HERE! Simply press this link and press play. The solution to climate change is not eliminating cars and the solution to oil spills is not eliminating oil production or pipelines. Oil is the foundation of our world. It’s the most sought-after commodity on the planet […]

    • Total: Starts exploration on Guyane Maritime license

      by Tina Olivero

      Total is ready to start its exploration campaign on the Guyane Maritime license, located 150 kilometres off the French Guyana coast, in the days following the arrival of the drilling ship on site, as authorized by the prefectoral decree dated October 22, 2018. Conscious of the questions that this campaign could raise, Total wishes to highlight […]

    • Robert Richey: Oil price, on the way up!

      by Tina Olivero

      By Tina Olivero – The OGM – Robert Glenn Richey, Jr., Ph.D. is a Harbert Eminent Scholar in Supply Chain Management. Having followed international oil and gas distribution for two decades, he branched out to teach supply chain management, distribution, and import-export on six continents including the oil and gas-rich regions in the Middle East, […]

    • DIGITALIZATION: Siemens and Aker Collaborate

      by Tina Olivero

      The collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle. In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens’ Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help customers […]

    • QUICK LOOK: Offshore Newfoundland Mega Potential

      by Tina Olivero

      Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador is predicted to be one of the world’s hot spots for exploration and production in the coming decade. With record-breaking land sales, new basin discoveries and unprecedented seismic offerings and showings, this region is destined for success. The latest entrant to the offshore scene in Newfoundland is BHP Petroleum division. Steve Pastor, BHP President […]

    • Chinese growth predicted 100,000 b/d next year

      by Tina Olivero

      According to ESAI, energy experts predict that 2018 will end with the oil market in surplus.  The surplus could increase in 2019 but OPEC+ will put together a deal to cut production and lift prices. Regions like China are expecting to rebound. China LPG Imports to Rebound Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) imports from China is […]

    • Total inaugurates the Kaombo project in Angola

      by Tina Olivero

      The Kaombo project Located 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda, on Block 32, in water depth of around 2,000 meters, Kaombo is the biggest offshore development in Angola. The first FPSO, Kaombo Norte, came on stream in July 2018, with a production capacity of 115,000 bopd. The start-up of the second FPSO of similar […]

    • Lloyd’s Register: How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas?

      by Tina Olivero

      57 of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas firms are using, or have plans to use predictive analytics. How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas? Are we ready? A new industry report produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) – reveals the pace, development and adoption of predictive analytics in the oil and gas sector. […]

    • BHP: Offshore Newfoundland Has A New Player

      by Tina Olivero

      By Tina Olivero – The OGM – Steve Pastor, BHP President Operations Petroleum said the successful bids offshore Newfoundland are an exciting opportunity for BHP to explore for world-class conventional oil assets as an early mover in this prospective region. He envisions, “This frontier opportunity has large oil resource potential which we identified through our […]