Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

02/08/2010
Volume 108, Issue 5
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

    • Editorial: Obama's message
      President Barack Obama to the US oil and gas industry: Get out of town. That's the message in the president's budget proposal for fiscal 2011.
    • Chinese oil companies invest heavily abroad
      Chinese oil and gas companies have boosted their investments abroad since 2008 despite the global economic downturn, having committed billions of dollars into developing large fields in the Middle East and elsewhere.
    • Obama's speech contains good, bad news for industry
      US President Barack Obama called for more domestic offshore oil and gas development in his 2010 State of the Union address on Jan. 27. He also said that it's time to end tax cuts for oil companies.
    • Obama renews call for oil taxes in 2011 budget
      The Obama administration proposed $36.5 billion of new oil and gas taxes as it released its proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
    • Watching Government: Rendell's plans in Pennsylvania
      Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell gets it. His state is on the verge of a natural gas development boom, so he has ordered the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to hire 68 new inspectors and other employees. He also plans to ask the Keystone State's general assembly to enact a severance tax.
    • US Interior budget request contains cost increases
      US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the nation's oil and gas industry will remain an important contributor to resource management as he presented the Department of the Interior's proposed fiscal 2011 budget on Feb. 1. He also said industry would have to pay more to produce those resources.
    • UK offers tax boost package as 26th bidding round opens
      The British government announced a package of tax incentives worth up to £12 billion aimed at unlocking oil and gas reserves in the Atlantic frontier west of Shetland—an area estimated to contain 20% of the country's remaining unexploited oil and gas reserves.
    • Watching The World: Swordfish? Not likely!
      The oil and gas industry does not usually have to worry too much about swordfish, but might that situation have to change after reports from Angola last week?
    • Three companies submit oil sands EIAs to Alberta
      Korea National Oil Corp., Osum Oil Sands Corp., and Shell Canada Ltd. recently submitted to Alberta environment impact assessment reports concerning planned oil sands projects.
    • Iran condemns US Senate for gasoline sanctions
      Iran has condemned the US Senate for approving gasoline import sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, saying it follows Washington's traditional line of ineffective policy-making.
    • Indonesia rejects development plan for LNG project
      Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator BPMigas rejected a plan of development for an LNG project proposed by Energy Equity Epic Sengkang (EEES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy World Corp. (EWC).
    • Indonesia seeks to purchase LNG carriers
      Indonesia's state-owned PT Pertamina said it will open a bidding round to procure ocean-going vessels to be converted into floating LNG-receiving terminals in East and West Java.
    • IADC/SPE: BP changes training, development focus
      To meet the increasing complexity of drilling and completing wells in higher pressure and temperature environments that are deeper and have longer deviations, Scott Sigurdson, vice-president of drilling and completions for BP PLC said the company's focus now is on training and development of engineers as specialists rather than its previous emphasis on generalists.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Technology

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