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Exxon Profit Nearly Doubles, but Falls Short of Expectations

(Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, said on Friday its quarterly profit nearly doubled on surging margins at its operations outside the United States, but results fell shy of Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of Irving, Texas-based Exxon fell about 1.9 percent in premarket trading to $79.30. While Exxon’s […]

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New Technology Could Recover More Oil From Early Bakken Wells

Oil companies are applying new hydraulic fracturing techniques to early Bakken wells, a process industry leaders say has the potential to recover more oil without increasing the footprint on the land. Operators are targeting wells drilled between 2008 and 2010, the early years of Bakken development before fracking technology advanced to where it is today. […]

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Texas Oil and Gas Jobs on the Upswing

  Oil companies across Texas increased payrolls by nearly 12,000 jobs in the six months through April. Experts attribute the increase to the industry’s steady recovery along with the shale boom in the Permian basin of West Texas. The latest gain over the last six months pushed the total number of oil and gas jobs […]

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Oil Rises 2% After Saudi and Russia Back Longer Supply Cut

  Oil jumped more than 2 percent to its highest in more than three weeks on Monday, topping $52 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia said that supply cuts need to last into 2018, a step toward extending an OPEC-led deal to support prices for longer than first agreed. Energy ministers from the world’s […]

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The DNA of Oil Wells: U.S. Shale Enlists Genetics to Boost Output

A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as 50 percent over two years, […]

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Gas Discovery Near North Sea Valemon Field

  Two years after Valemon came on stream Statoil has made a new gas discovery on the field, called Valemon West. The discovery is estimated to contain between 20 and 50 million barrels of oil equivalent. “This is an important discovery for the further development of Valemon,” says Gunnar Nakken, Statoil’s senior vice president for […]

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Big Oil Back on the Acquisition Trail as Outlook Brightens

The world’s top oil companies are back in acquisition mode, targeting smaller exploration and development firms to boost oil and gas reserves rather than the mega-mergers that followed previous slumps in crude prices. Since late November, major oil companies have announced 11 deals worth more than $500 million each with a combined value of $31 […]

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Oil trader who predicted slump sees bull run starting

LONDON (Bloomberg) — Pierre Andurand, a hedge fund manager who predicted the oil collapse, said crude is starting a “multi-year bull run” because low prices have curbed supply. Crude futures, currently trading near $40/bbl, will rebound to $60 to $70 this year and $80 in 2017, the chief investment officer of London-based hedge fund Andurand […]

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Industry Leaders to meet in Argentina for Senior-Level Shale Summit

The second annual Argentina Shale Gas & Oil Summit (A-SGOS) will be held in Buenos Aires on May 9th & 10th 2016. The summit will provide a two-day conference, exhibition and networking event to address the current challenges and future possibilities for the shale industry in Argentina. The summit will bring together the unconventional resource […]

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Conoco Phillips ships first LNG from Australian mega project

HOUSTON January 11, 2016 — The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has sailed from the mammoth Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland,  ConocoPhillips and its partners in the project announced early Monday. The shipment, carried on the 935-foot meter tanker Methane Spirit and bound for customer in Asia, is among the first in a wave of […]

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U.S. rig count rises by 10, international count down 28

HOUSTON — The U.S. oil rig count increased by six this week, with more rigs added in the Permian basin, according to Baker Hughes. The count had declined for 29 weeks until July 2, when oil companies began sending rigs back to oil fields in Texas and elsewhere. After U.S. oil prices settled near $60 a barrel for an […]

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Oil Rises Most in a Week as U.S. Crude Surplus Seen Easing

(Bloomberg) — Oil advanced the most in a week as a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles bolstered speculation that the country’s surplus is easing. Futures climbed as much as 2.4 percent in New York to the highest in four days. Crude inventories shrank by 2.9 million barrels in the week ended June 12, the industry-funded […]

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