Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category

Business in Conflict Zones: Libya Outlook

Via Frontier Strategy Group, commentary on opportunities in Libya: All eyes are on Libya as some positive headlines have come out of the country over the past several months. ISIS was driven out of its stronghold in Sirte in December 2016; oil production more than doubled from 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to around 700,000 […]

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Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Via the Foreign Policy Association, a look at the impact of Libyan oil re-entering the global market: After a series of skirmishes, frantic deal making now looks to have brought about the surprise return to force of Libya in the oil export market. However Libyan oil coming back online could jeopardize a fragile production cut […]

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The Struggle For Libya’s Oil Wells

Via Global Capital, a look at the ongoing struggle for control of Libya’s oil wells: On September 11th, Libyan National Army (LNA) forces under General Khalifa Haftar have launched an offensive on the oil facilities in Ras Lanuf, al-Sidr, Az-Zuwaytinah, and Berga in the Gulf of Sirte. Until that moment, the sites had been under the jurisdiction […]

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Libya’s Rival NOC Oil Companies Agree To Merge

Courtesy of Reuters, an article on consolidation in the Libyan petroleum sector: Libya’s state energy company National Oil Corporation has agreed to merge with a rival company established in the east by one of the country’s two former competing governments, the NOC said in a statement. The merging of the two NOCs is a positive […]

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Libya’s State Oil Company Declares Independence

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report on Libya’s National Oil Company’s statements of neutrality in the conflict between the government based in Baida and the Libya Dawn movement: Libya’s state-owned National Oil Co. has issued a declaration of independence. The company said on its website Thursday it was neutral in the conflict between an […]

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Oil Companies In The Cross Hairs Of Libyan Violence

Via the Wall Street Journal, a look at how Libya’s violence has upended long-term hydrocarbon investments by Western operators, driving down the nation’s production: The violence roiling Libya has increasingly targeted oil companies and their assets, upending long-term investments by Western companies and driving down production in a country that helped trigger the world-wide rout […]

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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.