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MARKET: Why Don’t OSVs Get Scrapped?

Mar 01, 2021

The OSV sector will be reliant on a hitherto unseen amount of scrapping to balance the market, writes Gregory Brown, Associate Director – Offshore, Maritime Strategies InternationalThere is a consensus that an OSV market recovery will only be driven a supply side rationalization. As well as a lack of newbuild activity, that rationalization will have to include unprecedented levels of scrapping in a market which has historically witnessed only limited levels of attrition…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Oil Market On Track to Rebalance Around Mid-2021

Jan 29, 2021

U.S. petroleum inventories have continued to converge down towards the five-year average, a sign that oil market rebalancing remains on track, despite the resurgence of the coronavirus since the end of 2020.Total stocks of crude oil and products…

Oil Market Stalls as Absence of Signals Compounds Summer Slowdown

Aug 10, 2020

Hedge funds' oil trading largely dried up last week as the normal summer holiday slowdown was compounded by an absence of price or fundamental signals about the future direction of the market.Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the…

Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysis

Jul 24, 2020

A free webinar will deliver latest forecasts and market intelligence for the global floating production industry, offering insider access to business and investment opportunities in the deepwater sector.Floating Production Systems: 2020 Forecasts & Analysis…

How Will the Asia Pacific Upstream Sector Emerge from the Crisis?

Jun 17, 2020

The oil price crash has transformed the outlook for the region’s E&P sector. Globally, governments and operators have been forced into action to rework investment plans in response to the dual impact of the precipitous fall in both demand and oil prices…

Oil Futures Markets Need More Transparency

May 01, 2020

Recent turbulence in the price of light sweet crude oil futures has highlighted how little is known about the positions of traders and their impact on the formation of prices.Exchanges and regulators see the positions of all members and traders…

Oil Price Crash - Where Does Asia Go from Here?

Mar 17, 2020

Energy companies across the Asia Pacific responding to unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts 2020 has hit us like a fist. Coronavirus is already the most severe shock to hit the world economy since the financial crisis over a decade ago…

Australia's Best Option is LNG Imports

Mar 06, 2019

Australia has painted itself into a corner with its natural gas industry and faces the stark reality that there are no easy choices to alleviate the dual problem of a looming supply crunch and the associated higher prices.Australia is far from the first country to find itself with an energy issue…

US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

US Crude Inventory Levels Off

Dec 31, 2018

U.S. crude inventory has leveled off after declining three weeks in a row. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates U.S. crude inventory as of December 21 was the same as seven days earlier.The past…

US Crude Inventory Drops for Third Week

Dec 20, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates an inventory fall of 0.5 million barrels in the week ended December 14. While only a small drop, it is the third decline in a row…

​​​​Crude Inventory Drops Again, Brent Stays Around $60

Dec 12, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week, reducing fear of a repeat 2014/16 oil glut occurring. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a small inventory fall of 1.2 million barrels in the week ended December 7…

Crude Inventory Growth Reverses

Dec 07, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined last week. The latest weekly survey results by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a fall of 7.3 million barrels in the week ended November 30. This follows a 10-week streak of crude inventory…

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