Archive for the ‘Nigerian Petroleum Company’ Category

A Scramble to Exploit Africa’s Significant Gas Reserves

As reported in a recent Financial Times article, with Europe concerned over Russia’s political motives in exploiting its energy wealth and big international companies shut out or deterred from investing in the Middle East, many eyes have turned to Africa in the hope of securing future supplies of gas. However, as companies scramble to gain […]

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Scramble for Africa…The “Final Frontier” of Conventional Sources of Oil

As reported by Reuters, high oil prices and the onslaught of resource nationalism from Russia to South America have sent Western majors delving ever deeper into the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, triggering a new scramble for Africa.  As the article notes: “…Unlike more established oil-producing regions, the Gulf of Guinea offers easy access […]

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The Nigerian Petroleum Co. – Nigeria’s Aramco?

News from the Energy Daily that Nigeria will replace the Nigerian National Petroleum Co. with the Nigerian Petroleum Co., which analysts say will function more like a state-owned oil firm modeled after Saudi Arabia’s Aramco rather than a government agency. “….Nigeria’s energy minister, who only assumed his new post six weeks ago, said foreign oil […]

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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.