Archive for the ‘Total’ Category

Oil Envy In Uganda

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report looking at the skirmish over an oil field on the shores of Africa’s Lake Albert which highlights Big Oil’s intense interest in Uganda—a rising star of African energy.  As the article notes: “…The battle centers on the Ugandan assets of Heritage Oil PLC, a small U.K.-based explorer, […]

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Total-ly Chinese

Via The Wall Street Journal, an article reporting that Total SA is looking to expand its cooperation with China’s leading oil producer on a range of fronts, including a multibillion-dollar natural-gas project in northern China and prospective overseas deals in Iran and Venezuela.  As the report notes: “…The French oil-and-gas company has been aggressive about […]

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A Total Experience in Yemen…

Via The New York Times, an interesting report on Total’s activities in Yemen.  As the article notes “…Yemen is a showcase for Total, whose experience here shows how far an oil company will go these days to unearth new energy supplies. Because of the endlessly complicated interplay of geology and geopolitics, access to petroleum resources […]

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KazMunaiGas and Shell Team Up For Kashagan Oil

According to Reuters, Kazakh state oil company KazMunaiGas will create a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell to handle the production segment of the Kashagan oilfield.  As noted in the article: “…Energy Minister Sauat Mynbayev said KazMunaiGas would take over production-related operations at Kashagan in five years and join its new operational structure, according to […]

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Gazprom’s South American Deals

Via The Moscow Times, a report that Gazprom was among eight companies that signed deals to develop offshore gas fields with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela.  As the article notes: “…The deals included U.S.-based Chevron, Italy’s Eni, Portugal’s GALP Energia, Qatar Petroleum, Malaysia’s Petronas, Argentina’s Enarsa and Japanese companies Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Itochu, in a sign […]

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Gazprom: Turning Western Partners into EU Lobbyists

As reported by The International Herald Tribune, Gazprom is working to turn its Western partners into a lobbying network to try to overcome the European Union’s worries about its aggressive expansion plans.  As the article notes: “…Companies working with Gazprom in its Siberian fields may be happy to oblige, analysts say, eager to strengthen their […]

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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.