U.S crude production will dip by as many as 300,000 barrels per day until early 2016 before ramping up again, according to the Energy Information Administration’s latest short-term energy outlook.
The most significant development on the supply side in 2014 was undoubtedly the continuing revolution in US shale. The US recorded the largest increase in oil production in the world, becoming the first country ever to increase average annual production by at least 1 million barrels per day for three consecutive years.
ОАО «ЛУКОЙЛ» опубликовало консолидированную финансовую отчетность за 1 квартал 2015 г., подготовленную в соответствии с принципами бухгалтерского учета, общепринятыми в США (ОПБУ США). Чистая прибыль в 1 квартале 2015 г. составила 690 млн долл., что на 60,2% ниже уровня 1 квартала 2014 г. Показатель EBITDA (прибыль до вычета процентов, налога на прибыль, износа и амортизации) в 1 квартале 2015 г. снизился на 29,5% и составил 2 816 млн долл. Выручка от реализации составила 23 190 млн долл. (-35,0%). Снижение выручки, EBITDA и чистой прибыли произошло главным образом в результате снижения средней цены на нефть Urals за 1 квартал 2015 г. более чем на 50% по сравнению с 1 кварталом 2014 г.
EIA forecasts Brent crude oil prices will average $61/b in 2015 and $67/b in 2016.
More than $100bn of investment has been deferred or scrapped in response to the near-50 per cent plunge in crude over the past year.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on Tuesday said it expects Canadian crude output—mostly from Alberta’s oil sands—to reach 4.96 million barrels a day by 2025. That forecast is less than the previous estimate of 5.6 million barrels a day and the 6.0 million barrels a day it had forecast back in 2013.
The collapse in crude prices will pinch Canada’s long-term oil output growth by more than a million barrels a day, highlighting the lasting impact of energy companies’ capital spending cuts, said an industry group in the world’s fifth-largest producer.
China had surpassed the United States in oil imports. It’s true that overall, China’s oil composition growth has slowed, however, their new title does point to the fact that China will consume significant amounts of crude for years to come.
Oil & gas output from ultra-deepwater (>1,000m water depth) fields will continue the relentless growth seen in recent years. In the latest World Drilling & Production Forecast, Douglas-Westwood predict combined oil & gas production from such fields will grow 7.7% year-on-year over 2015-2021 from 6.5 mboe/d to 10.2 mboe/d.
U.S. Rig Count is down 7 rigs from last week to 868, with oil rigs down 4 to 642, gas rigs down 3 to 222, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 4.
Russia will begin importing Iranian oil under a long-heralded oil-for-goods barter arrangement in the coming week, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying, more than a year after negotiations began.
Compared with 2014, IHS expects investment capital in US shale oil plays to be 65% more efficient at the start of 2016 than the start of 2015 due to compounding productivity and cost cuts
The outlook in the U.S. Texas oil and gas sector remains negative as most companies expect low capital spending in 2016, the Dallas Federal Reserve said.
Nearly a year after oil markets entered a deep downward spiral, unmoored from the $100-a-barrel mark that had anchored them for years, some OPEC members are publicly talking for the first time about a new "fair" price for their crude.
U.S. oil production has grown rapidly in recent years. EIA data, which reflect combined production of crude oil and lease condensate, show a rise from 5.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2011 to 7.5 million b/d in 2013, and a record 1.2 million b/d increase to 8.7 million b/d in 2014.