FPSOs With More Plant FPSOs with more ‘plant’ – A New FLNG Era?

Whilst the concept of FLNG might not be entirely novel, what is new is the sheer scale of some of the projects currently proposed or under construction. According to our ...

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Nuclear or New Clear Iran Nuclear or New Clear Iran? Perspectives on Iran’s Oil Future

Iran’s government claims it can raise crude production by c. 1.2 million b/d within 3 months. We envision three production scenarios, depending on which, Iran's crude c...

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Hopes for a Mexican Easter Miracle Hopes For an Easter Miracle in Mexico — Reforms For Pemex & New Opportunities

Although endowed with a massive reserve potential, Pemex has struggled to maintain production levels and, to date, has relied on EOR efforts at its giant offshore fields ...

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Libyan Oil at a Standoff Libyan Oil at a Standoff Production Overshadowed by Uncertainty

  • Libyan crude output slightly improved, but still down by more than 50% due to protracted civil turmoil and the seizure of key terminals
  • Global oil s...

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West African Offshore Exploration and Development Trends Offshore West Africa Exploration & Development Trends

Regulations, local content requirements and cost inflation are still causing delays in oil field developments. The number of development projects is trending down. Deepwa...

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Allow the Market to Play a Decisive Role ‘Allow the Market to Play a Decisive Role’ — Signals for China’s Energy Reform

The Chinese government emphasised more comprehensive market reforms. We believe that the energy reform should not be evasive and that it must be about energy price reform...

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A Giant Burdened With A Dream_Petrobras Struggling in Brazil A Giant Burdened With A Dream — Petrobras Struggling in Brazil

  • Petrobras’ oil production down by c. 3% y-o-y for Q1-Q3, production targets revised down by up to 1 million b/d by 2020
  • Q1-Q3 E&P spending up ...

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Bright Lights Big Cities Bright Lights, Big Cities — The Dream of East African LNG

  • Australia, Mozambique and Tanzania all plan to bring significant LNG capacity to the market by 2018, not all of which seems completely realistic
  • Moz...

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Price Stabiliser with Uncertain Future Price Stabiliser with Uncertain Future — US Tight Oil

  • A broad range of US LTO production forecasts from 2.8 million b/d (EIA reference case) to over 6 million b/d (Credit Suisse) by 2020
  • US LTO producti...

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Deepwater West Africa_Diving for the Black Pearl Deepwater West Africa — Diving for the Black Pearl

  • Angola at the forefront of the deepwater oil boom
  • But pre-salt prospects have not yet yielded Brazil-like results
  • Ultra-deep floater mark...

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