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Lukoil’s Strategic Interests in Turkmenisan

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Lukoil’s strategic interests in Turkmenistan: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on February 5 in Ashgabat received Vagit Alekperov, President of the largest Russian private oil company LUKOIL. During the meeting, Alekperov said that LUKOIL has strategic interests in Turkmenistan, which has significant hydrocarbon reserves, the Russian company […]

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Russia’s Three Gas Pipelines to China and The West

Via Oil and Gas Daily, an article on Russia’s three gas pipelines to China and the West: Russia, the world’s top gas exporter, is planning to launch three major natural gas pipelines in the near future. – Power of Siberia – Billed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as “the world’s biggest construction project,” the giant pipeline will send […]

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Iran Makes Oil Discovery Almost as Big as U.S. Reserves

Via The Wall Street Journal, a report on Iran’s discovery of an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil, a discovery almost as big as the U.S.’s proved reserves of 61.2 billion barrels: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that a new giant oil field had been discovered in the country’s south. With an estimated […]

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New Major Gas Field Discovered in Southern Iran

Via Tasnim News, a report on the discovery of a new major gas field in southern Iran: The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that a massive gas field has been discovered south of the country. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Reza Dehqan said the huge gas field named […]

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Warning Signs Over Libya’s Oil Production

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on Libya’s oil production: HIGHLIGHTS Any attempt by the National Oil Corporation to further restrict supplies of kerosene, diesel and jet fuel to eastern Libya risks upending the balance of Libya’s oil sector, which has maintained production of about 1 million barrels per day despite the outbreak of […]

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Foreign Investment In Turkmenistan’s Petroleum Sector

Via Eurasia.net, commentary on Turkmenistan: State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan this week divulged some interesting and closely guarded information about the level of foreign investment into the nation’s energy sector.  According to an article published on August 14, Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has invested at least $11 billion. China’s CNPC has invested more than $8 billion in the past […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.