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About this blog

I started this blog to express what I sense about the highs and lows of the oil realm, while cautiously analysing historical data, taking into account the geo-political development at the time of recording them.

I got into this field, having been a passive observer of fluctuations of crude oil prices and their global consequences for years.

Then, when on the day of Great Oil Crash in April, 2020, I made a decision to make my own blog, with the motto, ‘analysing data that really matters’.

Having come from an academic background in mathematics and physics, I analyse data using my own tools, created with JavaScript and Python, taking my decision on board while making decisions.

My website where I analyse data that really matters

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SPE/IADC keynote: Driving change toward a digital, low- carbon future

“We understand the industry is under political pressure from office-holding authorities and special interest groups, who want us to slow down on oil and gas activities, or change focus entirely to renewables. We cannot ignore this pressure, or the serious threat of climate change," said Equinor’s Executive Vice President, Technology, Arne Sigve Nylund. View the full article
 

Socar Trading projects oil prices to hit $80 in 2021

Hayal Ahmadzada, Socar’s chief trading officer, said the glut of excess oil stocks that built up in 2020 in response to the pandemic will be fully drawn down by the summer. At the same time, soaring prices for steel used in pipes, wells and fittings as well as the high cost of capital for producers will crimp a meaningful supply response by an already hobbled industry even as demand returns. View the full article
 

Shell, Exxon sign $2.6B deal to store Dutch CO2 in subsea reservoir

The project at the Port of Rotterdam could sequester about 2.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually by storing it in depleted gas fields in the seabed. The four companies involved—Shell, Exxon, Air Liquide SA, and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.—will receive state backing for the plan, according to Sjaak Poppe, a spokesman for the port. View the full article
 

Shell to freeze staff salaries, warns of layoffs in green energy pivot

Shell is starting one of the biggest reorganizations in its history as it pivots from a century-long structure that prioritized oil and gas production. There will be as many as 9,000 job losses over the next two years, with cuts already announced in The Netherlands, the UK and Malaysia. A second round of voluntary redundancies is also underway, Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden said last week. View the full article
 

Shell signs $926MM deal to sell Egyptian onshore assets to Cairn Energy

The deal consists of Shell’s interest in 13 onshore concessions and in Badr El-Din Petroleum Co. The U.K.’s Cairn, together with Cairo-based Cheiron Petroleum Corp., will buy the assets for $646 million and make additional payments of as much as $280 million by 2024, “contingent on the oil price and the results of further exploration." View the full article