Editorial: Two futile agendas
For the International Energy Agency, conflict with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries comes naturally. IEA began life as a response to the targeted export embargo by Arab oil-producing countries in 1974.
OTC: focus on deepwater costs, lands access, environment and safety norms
Deepwater cost containment, US lands access, global environmental concerns, and the standardization of safety and environmental practices were the dominant themes that emerged at last week's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Kerr-McGee outlines leveraged leasing plan for Gulf of Mexico spars
Operators financing long-term deepwater projects must build trust relationships with bankers just as they build relationships with contractors, a Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Co. official told an Offshore Technology Conference breakfast May 1.
Petrobras plans to restart production from Roncador in 2002
Petroleos Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) plans to restart oil production from Roncador oil field, site of the worst offshore oil industry accident in recent years, in second half 2002.
Canada's East Coast emerging as key energy exporter
The East Coast of Canada will be a growing exporter of oil, natural gas, and electric power to US markets within the next few years, the premiers of Nova Scotia and of Newfoundland and Labrador provinces said May 1 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
BP to US Senate: No price gouging on West Coast
Oil companies are not gouging motorists on the US West Coast, industry officials told Congress Apr. 25.
Watching Government: Elks and elephants
Oil companies can usually rely on a lawmaker from an oil-producing state to endorse their legislative agenda, but that support is far from unconditional.
Company News: Canadian oil and gas firms continue merger frenzy
Merger and acquisition activity remains heated among Canadian oil and gas companies.
Watching the World: 'Petrophobia,' price stability
To judge by several of the presentations made at the recent Interna tional Oil Summit in Paris, the claim repeated at various government and industry gatherings over the last year that the world's oil producing and consuming countries were entering a new era of understanding-or even solidarity-risks looking increasingly shaky (See Editorial, p. 17).