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What next for Russia’s offshore oil and gas? 06 August, 2015 Russia hosts vast offshore oil and gas resources, estimated to be up to 100 billion mt of oil equivalent. But Western sanctions, a lower oil price and a lack of technological capabilities...

Poverty and plenty: dark days for South America's oil giant 22 June, 2015 The 'resource curse' is biting deep in Venezuela, where the oil price crash is laying waste to an economy entirely dependent on oil revenue. With import cuts forcing citizens to queue in...

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 32 19 June, 2015 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we discuss what the future looks like for Cairn Energy, find out what the falling oil price means for Venezuela and much...

Understanding risk: taking cues as corruption and scandal overtake Petrobas 28 May, 2015 The Petrobras Brazil corruption scandal is one of the biggest to come out of the oil and gas industry to date. Toby Duthie, co-founder of Forensic Risk Alliance, a forensic accounting...

Down to Mexico: analysing the energy financing agreement between the UK and Mexico 22 May, 2015 The recent unveiling of a financing agreement between the UK and Mexican governments to heighten collaboration in their energy production efforts could carry considerable benefits for...

UK budget 2015: Osborne backs oil & gas with tax cuts 18 March, 2015 UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced what he says amounts to £1.3bn of support for operators on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) in response to industry lobbying over fears...

Offshore Caribbean – a resource filled paradise? 12 March, 2015 Brimming with sun-drenched islands and a booming tourist trade, the Caribbean isn’t an obvious offshore oil and gas hub, yet many Caribbean countries have been trying to lure oil companies...

Offshore Lebanon – will the Levant Basin be a blessing or a curse? 26 February, 2015 Government delays, ongoing maritime border disputes and geopolitical instability have marred Lebanon’s bid to exploit its share of the gas-rich Levant Basin. But with the government keen to...

Taxed out the game – is the UK’s fiscal regime killing the offshore oil & gas industry? 17 February, 2015 Oil & Gas UK say fiscal reforms for operators in the UK continental shelf are not enough to sustain the industry in the long-term, especially in light of a low-oil price. Are tax breaks needed...

Platts London Oil Forum – what’s behind the oil price fall? 10 February, 2015 Increased supply, better innovation, slow growth in key markets and America replacing OPEC as the swing producer have all contributed to the fall in oil price, oil industry executives heard at...

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