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Low Oil Prices: Don’t Eat the Seed Corn!

March 5, 2015
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The old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention” is proving true in the independent E&P oil sector. Faced with low oil prices, independent oil producers are introducing oil price “optionality” into their crude oil sales contracts. Crude producers reeling from low prices are offering […]

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Swing Low, Sweet US Shale

February 26, 2015
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I have tried really hard over the last few months not to be the old bore saying to the young traders: “Call this a price slump? Now 1986, there was a price slump.” But there are some intriguing facets to the current oil price kaleidoscope that are calling […]

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A Game of “Pass the Parcel” with Assets

February 26, 2015
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At the individual field level, the timing of the oil price collapse has in many cases compounded its overall impact. Prices started to fall at the beginning of 4Q 2014 just as joint venture partners all around the world got together to agree budgets for 2015. In many […]

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When Shutting-In Production is Not an Option

February 26, 2015
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I have read several glib remarks about current low prices signalling the final demise of the North Sea. I can quite easily see a dip in production as start-ups are put back and maintenance work overs are deferred, but the cost of abandonment will always act as […]

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