A list of some of the industry and country reports I have written:
The New Shale Gas Countries The prospects for shale gas outside North America
NATIONAL OIL COMPANY CONGRESS
The seventh annual National Oil Company’s Congress, held in London during 20th and 21st June 2013. It included leaders from both national and international oil companies, together with representatives from national governments, energy consultants and energy support organisations. The role of partnerships was highlighted throughout the Congress. The conference explored partnership in all its aspects. This included covering operational, exploration and production, technological, knowledge sharing, innovation, managerial, project development, marketing and fiscal issues. In addition, there were presentations by various national and international oil and gas companies about on-going and future projects that demonstrated the need why partnerships are so vital in today’s world. In addition, there were discussions that include the impact of energy and economic policy, and how the market might in evolve by the end of the century. http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-national-oil-companies-congress/data/World-NOCs-Congress-2013-Post-Event-Commentary.pdf<??>
A new direction for hydrocarbons
Despite supplies of petroleum and petroleum products under concessionary ﬁnancing terms from Venezuela, oil and gas exploration work is taking place across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with the aim of addressing the energy supply deﬁcit, while CARICOM has drafted a fresh energy policy http://caricom.newsdeskmedia.com/Images/Upload/micro_sites/CARICOM/PDFs/CARICOM40-Full-web-book2.pdf page 55.
Exploring the vast potential for investors in helping the Region to exploit its mineral wealth, as recent discoveries of vast deposits place some countries on the verge of a mining boom. see page 50.
Sparkling prospects for minerals and mining
Kazakhstan possesses a treasure trove of metals and minerals, and ranks in the world’s top 10 countries for chromite, copper, iron ore, coal, gold, lead, zinc, manganese, cadmium and uranium reserves. It is estimated that it has around one-third of the world’s reserves of chrome ores and manganese, four per cent of its gold, 9.5 per cent of its zinc and 10 per cent of its lead. See pages 56 – 58.
Gas power plant operators are in the red.
Gas power generators face a crisis for several reasons, chief of which is that demand for power has fallen due to the eurozone economic crisis depressing manufacturing. The American shale gas revolution and reduced demand from China have led to bargain-basement coal prices, and its widespread availability has encouraged European power companies to switch to coal rather than expensive gas generation.
Datamonitor’s upcoming report “Why Investors and Operators of Gas Power Plants Face a Crisis” presents the prospects for gas power in Europe from the perspective of key industry sources.
Sub sea Power Grid Taking Oil and Gas Technology to New Depths
In science fiction stories such as Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and in televisions series Sea Quest. http://www.energy.siemens.com/br/pool/hq/energy-topics/living-energy/issue-3/Living_Energy_Issue3_SubseaPowerGrid.pdf
Coal’s dominant share cent of Australia’s generation mix (around 80 per cent) is poised to halve over the coming decades as more gas and renewable generation come onstream. But how far coal’s contribution slips will also hinge on advances in cleaner coal technology, with growing official concern over emissions signalled by a carbon tax due in force next July. http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/print/volume-19/issue-7/features/australias-clean-coal-drive.html
Russian R&D in Transition
Today, Russia is rarely out of the news. It is either stories about Russians busy buying up parts of London, Chechen terrorists’ attacks on Moscow’s Domodedovo airport or news of the latest Russian owned mega yacht. We rarely hear about the Russian Federation’s recent technological and innovative successes. In the Soviet era, Russian innovators had much to be proud, from the AK-47 Kalashnikov machine gun to the Soyuz rocket. Such products are still in high demand by customers around the world, in part because of their innovative design, reliability and low costs. http://www.oxfordprospect.co.uk/Russian-R&D-in-Transition.html
Arctic Innovation Offshore
Operating in the polar regions of the world poses incredible challenges for the offshore oil and gas sector. Thirty years ago, operating in such extreme weather conditions was considered almost impossible. In response to these challenges, the industry has become ever more innovative and increasingly automated, and operating in the world’s polar seas is now more commonplace. In the future, we are likely to see the industry operating even further north, above the Arctic Circle, but a traditional workforce will still be required for many dangerous and dirty tasks. Available to subscribers at http://www.energyinst.org/information-centre/ei-publications/petroleum-review/Petroleum-review-september-2011
The world’s deepest offshore oil rigs
As new oil resources become scarce, offshore companies are beginning to tap the very deepest deposits. Offshore-technology.com plumbs the depths to reveal the technology behind the world’s deepest offshore oil rigs. http://www.offshore-technology.com/features/featureinto-the-abyss-the-worlds-deepest-offshore-oil-rigs/
Striking it lucky
Covering every corner of the globe, we profile the most promising offshore oil discoveries. Nicholas Newman charts a course, covering finds in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s North shore, The Levant Basin, The Sea of Okhotsk, a treacherous find offshore of Angola and news of a massive find in Brazil’s Santos Basin. http://www.offshore-technology.com/features/featurestriking-it-lucky—most-promising-new-offshore-oil-discoveries/ .