Archive for the ‘Petrochina’ Category

China Looks West To Solve Energy Riddle

Via The Petroleum Economist, an article on how Chinese NOCs are forging ahead with challenging ultra-deep drilling and shale projects in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, underlining the far western province’s potential importance to the country’s drive to meet ambitious energy security plans: PetroChina, one of China’s ‘big three’ NOCs, completed Luntan 1, Asia’s deepest well at […]

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PetroChina Bids on Singapore Petroleum

Via China Knowledge, a report that PetroChina offered to purchase a 45.51% stake in Singapore Petroleum Company from Keppel Corporation for S$ 1.47 billion.   PetroChina noted that a mandatory general offer for the remaining 54.49% stake will be made if approval for the initial bid is received on or before 24 July.  Singapore Petroleum is […]

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Original Seven Sisters: Old & Struggling

From Newsweek, a timely reminder of the struggles facing the original Seven Sisters and the rise of the new oil majors.  As the article notes: “…The escalating [BP] dispute is emblematic of the problems facing Big Oil—shrinking access, falling profit margins, underinvestment in equipment and technology and a business model that’s increasingly questioned. Major Western […]

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Chavez “Oils” Venezuela’s Ties with China, But At A Cost

Via Stratfor (subscription required), very interesting analysis of PetroChina’s deal with Venezuelan oil company Petroleos de Venezuela to build a 400,000 barrels per day refinery in China’s Guangdong province designed to process Venezuelan bitumen oil (extremely heavy, sour oil) into orimulsion, a fuel developed and patented by PDVSA. The deal allows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez […]

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Dinosaurs at the Tar Pit (4) / Needed: A Refined Approach to Refining

Another day and more articles on the demise of Big Oil and the rise of The Seven Sisters. As Rig Zone points out: “…Three years ago, the top six names on the PFC Energy 50 ranking of the world’s largest oil & gas industry companies were ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Chevron and Eni. […]

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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.