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[ANALYSIS] What The Gatwick 100 Billion Barrel Oil Bonanza Actually Means

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 4/13/2015

[ANALYSIS] What The Gatwick 100 Billion Barrel Oil Bonanza Actually Means - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

Last week, UK firm Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) announced they had discovered as much as 100 billion barrels of onshore oil in South East England. That is more than the proven oil reserves of Kuwait, the world’s sixth largest holder of crude oil. Whilst this seems like a Doctor Evil-like arbitrary number selection, it is a very serious one indeed. In the following piece look at the raw statistics and try to extrapolate what the Gatwick Oil Bonanza will actually mean for citizen and industry alike. Full Article »


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Gary Slagel, Director of Government Affairs for natural gas and coal producer CONSOL Energy, explores the range of regulatory issues facing upstream operators with regards to on site development and drilling in the shale gas fields. Full Video »


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The Optimism Bias - Megaprojects Fail Because We Are Hardcoded To Lie

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 2/25/2014


The Optimism Bias - Megaprojects Fail Because We Are Hardcoded To Lie - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

In this exclusive podcast for Oil and Gas IQ, Tim Haïdar speaks with Giorgio Locatelli, Member of EU Megaproject Initiative and Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. In the course of his interview, Giorgio divulges some of thefindings of his research, including the startlingfact that we may, as a species, be the fundamental reason why four out of five megaprojects come in late and over budget! Full Podcast »


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Editorial: The Tyranny of the Few in a world of dwinling opportunity

Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 2/17/2015


Editorial: The Tyranny of the Few in a world of dwinling opportunity - Timothy Haïdar, EIC

Oil prices have reached their highest value so far in 2015 as escalating violence in war-torn Libya and rumblings from OPEC members have pointed to lessened supply. Full Column »


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[INFOGRAPHIC] High Pressure High Temperate, High Costs, High Stakes?

The global oil price downturn has hit many areas of the hydrocarbons industry with varying degrees of severity. High cost, high complexity projects have been hard hit, so high pressure, high temperate (HPHT) drilling projects have seen more of an adverse reaction than more conventional developments. In the following infographic, we have collated the findings of a wide-ranging survey of our community of professionals working in the HPHT space to gauge where the industry finds itself in the current moment and where the potential kicks may come down the line. Full Whitepaper »


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A Global Resource Standard - the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009

Speaking at Oil & Gas IQ’s 8th Annual Global Reserves Conference in Mayfair, London, Charlotte Griffiths of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Sustainable Energy Division, delivers her presentation elucidating the latest update to the United Nations Framework Classification For Fossil Energy And Mineral Reserves And Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009). Full Presentation »


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