Commentary, 11/12 2008Dec 18, 2008
One thing is certain when it comes to trying to understand economic maters – the more you know, the more likely you are to accurately predict and react to trends. Automated trading and panicked reactions to events have aggravated already serious situations, and we’ve seen unimaginable amounts of value wiped out in a single day – and at times, for several days running.
From the Editor, 11/12 2008Dec 18, 2008
Ring in the New
Traditionally, we here at Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine take the opportunity of the final issue of the year to look towards the coming year – as well as looking back over the year that’s ending – to try to provide context for how the new year’s activities might play themselves out. And this year is no different. The current economic situation makes for a wealth of possible discussion topics, and we have a great line-up of context-building articles to ponder in these long winter nights.
Oil Price, Credit Crunch and the Offshore IndustryDec 18, 2008
This brief commentary from Infield Systems Limited – an independent energy research and analysis organisation dedicated to the provision of accurate and up-to-date data, market sector reports, mapping, analysis and forecasts to the offshore oil and gas and associated marine industries – explores the current market turmoil and outlines its potential and expected impact on current activity and forecast activity within the offshore oil and gas industry.
Brazil’s Massive Pre-Salt Discoveries Fuel Boom in Oil Sector Interest from AbroadDec 18, 2008
Ten years after Brazil opened its oil market for the private sector, 72 companies are exploring for oil in Brazil, half of which are foreign. Although only a few started producing, foreign firms are flocking to close deals with Brazilian partners attracted by opportunities emerging due to discovery of huge ultra deep offshore oil and gas pre-salt reservoirs by Petrobras, the state-owned oil giant.
LNG: Powering the Future – A USD 106 Billion Market 2008-2012Dec 18, 2008
Results from The World LNG Market Report 2008-12
, published by energy industry analysts Douglas-Westwood. In this article the authors give some of the thinking behind their views.
Media: The Road to SevenDec 18, 2008
This year, Microsoft launches the latest version of their Windows operating system, the seventh version to hit the market since the first introduction in 1985. Let’s take a look at the history of the desktop that covers 90 percent of the world’s personal computers.