Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Why Britain doesn't frack


 
Shale gas has revolutionised America’s energy industry. Produced via a process called hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, in which water is forced into rock, cracking it to release the valuable gas it contains, it’s provided a much-needed boost to America’s economy. Britain, however, hasn’t joined in on the action. Restrictions on fracking in Britain were lifted in 2012, but no onshore sites have been drilled in the past three years.

Why not?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Alberta faces growing backlog of abandoned oil and gas wells


 
As Alberta's energy companies struggle through a bout of low prices, more and more are walking away from their oil and gas wells.

What changes are needed in the oil and gas industry today?


 
In this clip Michael Fry, President and CEO of Deepwater Subsea tackles the question so many people are asking and that is "what changes are needed in the industry today?"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oil Companies May Be Slow to Invest In Upgrading Iran's Oil Infrastructure


The deal between Iran and the international community to prevent the
Middle Eastern country from making nuclear weapons is significant for
the oil markets in terms of long-term supplies which could see Iran
pumping 1 million barrels a day by 2017. Energy Aspects' Richard
Mallinson says that Iran has big ambitions to increase its oil exports,
but it will not happen overnight. 'When you look at the state of Iran’s
upstream, it has been starved of foreign investment for a couple of
decades and it’s going to take a long time to bring those fields back up
and increase production.'
President Obama said,

Iran’s breakthrough nuclear deal | FT Comment


 
FT editor Lionel Barber and foreign editor Roula Khalaf discuss the breakthrough agreement between world powers and Iran on the country’s nuclear programme, what it means for the region and who the winners and losers are.

Iran’s breakthrough nuclear deal | FT Comment


 
FT editor Lionel Barber and foreign editor Roula Khalaf discuss the breakthrough agreement between world powers and Iran on the country’s nuclear programme, what it means for the region and who the winners and losers are.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Downtrend starting in crude oil after surprise US inventories build?


 
Market Analyst, Jasper Lawler looks at this week’s surprise build of US oil inventories and a breakdown in price action in West Test crude oil

Energy: As BP Greases Palms, Greece Is Officially In Default


For years consumers have been curious about how BP will fair after the Deepwater Horizon incident, and with today’s events you’ll be pleased to know: it has nothing to do with Greece.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Shell justifies £55bn BG Group deal | FT Business


 
Christopher Adams is joined by Ben van Beurden to dicuss Shell's £55bn deal for BG Group and whether it represents good value for money.

Shell: Going underground | FT Business Notebook


 
Royal Dutch Shell's disused Goldeneye gas platform could soon get a fresh lease of life, pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into depleted reservoirs deep below the seabed, in what would be the world's first carbon capture and storage project involving a gas-fired power plant.

Israel’s gas potential | Lex


 
What are the possibilities with Israel's gas resources?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Webinar: Energy Technology Perspectives 2015


 
The IEA publication, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015, is focusing on mobilising innovation to accelerate climate action. Despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C.

Gas & Power Watch: Financial or non-financial? Why EU financial rules matter


 
Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.

Energy: Oil Companies Just Can't Seem to Learn from Past Mistakes?


 
As oil drilling has become much less lucrative than it was just a year ago, many smaller companies in the business are starting to fold up shop. Although had they read their oil history text books they would have been ready for this.

On today's episode Tyler and Taylor take a look at why this was probably inevitable and what it could mean for investors long term.

Energy Perspective - a number of milestones and debates


 
In Statoil we make decisions today that have an impact several decades in the future.

Energy Perspective - a number of milestones and debates


 
In Statoil we make decisions today that have an impact several decades in the future.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fair bid for Dragon Oil


Emirates National Oil Company has improved its bid to buy out minority shareholders in Dragon Oil. Lex's Jonathan Eley and Alan Livsey discuss whether the 750p a share offer is still low.