Production

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March 10, 2024
The Petrobras delegation visited oil fields in Lake Maracaibo this week in what people familiar with the matter described as a courtesy trip. Maracaibo is a key production region for Venezuela and an opportunity for the country to resuscitate the linchpin of its economy after years of underinvestment.
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March 07, 2024
The market is expected to tighten further as the year goes on, CEO Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah, said in an interview. U.S. shale production has helped meet some of the recent growth in demand, he added.
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February 2024
Water quality and quantity
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February 2024
Despite escalating tensions in the Middle East, a significant OPEC+ output reduction and the war in Ukraine, crude prices fell in 2023, with WTI down 17.7% to average $77.60/bbl, $16.73/bbl less than the $94.33/bbl average for 2022.
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February 2024
Active natural gas wells saw a slight increase in the U.S. during 2023 of 0.9%, to 496,756 total wells, compared with 492,197 in 2022. Accordingly, total marketed gas production in the U.S. also saw an increase.
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March 04, 2024
The curbs — which on paper total roughly 2 MMbpd — will remain in place until the end of June, according to statements from members such as Saudi Arabia, which accounts for half of the pledged reduction. Russia promised to strengthen its role by focusing more on cuts to production than exports.
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March 01, 2024
The group’s production rose by 110,000 bpd to 26.68 MMbpd as the North African nation ramped up the Sharara field, which was closed earlier in the year due to protests. Iraq pared supplies slightly but, along with the United Arab Emirates, continued to pump above a new quota set at the start of the year.
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February 27, 2024
Combining the capabilities of ALP’s flagship Pump Checker™ software with ChampionX’s XSPOC™ production optimization software delivers a comprehensive suite of advanced analytics across all major artificial lift types and chemical applications, enabling operators to gain invaluable insights and make informed decisions to meet their business objectives.
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February 26, 2024
In 2024, APA plans to invest $1.9 to $2 billion in upstream oil and gas capital. APA will invest for the long term by directing $100 million of the upstream budget toward exploration activities, predominantly in Alaska, and $50 million toward progressing a large scale FPSO project in Suriname. 
Article
February 2024
Despite a 4.6% reduction in U.S. drilling activity on an average yearly basis, U.S. crude production climbed to an all-time high of 12.93 MMbopd in 2023, an 8.8% increase compared to the 11.88 MMbopd average of 2022. The increased output was augmented by U.S. operators completing a large backlog of DUCs in three major oil shale plays.
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February 26, 2024
Shipments from the Wafa oil field, which produces 40,000 to 45,000 bpd, are back up after being halted on Sunday as guards at the facilities demanded better pay, according to a person familiar with the operations.
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February 25, 2024
Chief Executive Officer Mario Mehren said, “in a difficult year for Wintershall Dea, our team delivered stable operational performance, and robust financial results despite macroeconomic headwinds.” The company produced 323,000 boed in 2023.
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February 25, 2024
Saudi Arabia and its partners plan to decide early next month whether to extend roughly 2 MMbpd of curbs beyond March. With global demand growth slowing and U.S. crude production climbing, OPEC+ may need to persevere.
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February 20, 2024
Earlier this year, Romania's largest oil and gas company and Oil Dynamics GmbH signed two additional five-year supply and service contracts for over 180 Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) to Romania
News
February 18, 2024
Set to deliver first LNG cargo this quarter, the Republic of Congo is transforming its industry through gas-focused investments and new E&P programs.
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February 18, 2024
The acquisition reflects Gabon’s broader oil and gas sector revitalization strategy, which will be explored at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum in Paris this May.
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February 15, 2024
The OPEC+ alliance, which is led by Saudi Arabia, agreed to slash production during the first quarter to avert a global oil surplus and shore up prices. While several countries appear to have complied, Baghdad and Astana were once again delinquent.
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February 15, 2024
Palantir’s Foundry Platform and Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) will be deployed in a three-year agreement to help Bapco Upstream maximize its return on investment on energy production in the country and support its mission to connect the energy infrastructure of the Kingdom of Bahrain in an unprecedented way.
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February 13, 2024
World consumption will increase by 1.2 MMbpd to 1.3 MMbpd in 2024 as economic growth slows in China and elsewhere, Executive Director Fatih Birol said. This will be easily matched by swelling production from the Americas, predominantly the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Guyana.
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February 13, 2024
The acquisition of Coretrax will enable Expro to expand its portfolio of cost-effective, technology-enabled well construction and well intervention & integrity solutions, particularly across the North and Latin America, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions.
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February 11, 2024
The world’s third-biggest oil importer behind China and the U.S., India is set to be the single largest source of global oil demand growth between now and 2030 thanks to a booming economy, growing middle class and youthful demographics, according to the International Energy Agency.
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