India’s government is attempting to revive investments in its upstream sector, following several years of decline. These efforts are focused on achieving a policy objective of reducing energy imports by 10 per cent over current levels by 2022. Following an auction of marginal fields held by its National Oil Companies (NOCs) in 2016, an open […]
In May 2016, the Indian government launched a bidding round for Discovered Small and Marginal Fields (DSF), as part of a push to attract investments into the development of oil and gas discoveries in fields previously held by India’s National Oil Companies (NOCs) as part of their ‘legacy’ assets. The DSF round was especially significant […]
This paper forms part of an OIES Gas Programme research theme focusing on the most important national gas markets in Europe (and elsewhere). The rationale behind these papers is that individual markets have specific characteristics and complexities which are essential to understand in order to look at future trends. This paper follows the previous publications […]
This paper analyses the fundamental drivers of Russian oil production in the current low oil price environment, highlighting a number of dichotomies currently at work. The low oil price has forced Russian oil companies to cut dollar expenditure and to re-assess their investment strategies, apparently putting oil production and exports at risk. However, the impact […]
Oil production from Russia’s core regions is in decline and the government is keen to encourage the development of fields in new areas in order to keep the country’s output above 10mmbpd. A series of joint ventures between state oil company Rosneft and various IOCs offshore in the Arctic has caused much excitement in this […]
This article presents an overview of the impact of the current world economic crisis on natural gas markets in Russia and the CIS. It will discuss two types of changes that reflect broader international trends. First are the initial consequences of the recession that was triggered by the US financial crisis of September 2008: sharp […]
Since at least 2006, concern has been expressed by a number of commentators, both western and Russian, that Gazprom has not invested in future production sufficiently to guarantee that it can meet its market obligations and, particularly, its long term contract export obligations to European customers.1 This argument runs that, although Gazprom may have huge […]
In this presentation, Christopher Allsopp and Bassam Fattouh discuss the recent rise in oil prices to around $135 per barrel, arguing that the diminution of feedbacks has destabilised long term expectations of oil prices. This has resulted in an unlocking of the back end of the futures curve, leading to ‘indeterminacy’ and great uncertainty about […]
For 2005, total United States natural gas consumption as reported by the US Energy Information Administration (USEIA)2 was just below 22 Tcf3, which was about 1 Tcf less than the historic high of 23 Tcf reached in 2000. At roughly 19 Tcf, the total figure for marketed production reported by USEIA was lower than the […]
In this comment, Professor Robert Mabro provides a critical assessment of the peak oil theory and how by focusing on the wrong questions, peak oil can shift attention away from more pressing and vital issues.
This presentation discusses the evolution and performance of the institutional framework underlying oil activities in the GOM region. It characterises the two systems that have defined the rules for offering and assigning GOM acreage: Tract Nomination (TN) from 1953 to 1982 inclusive,and Area Wide Leasing (AWL) from 1983 to the present. Finally, it discussesthe effects […]
This paper was presented at the OPEC International Seminar, Vienna on 17th September 2004, by Adrian Lajous, Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
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