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US LNG to Asia Has Lower Emissions Profile than Coal, Rystad Says

LNG emissions are up to 50% lower on average than for coal-fired power generation, even when the fuel is shipped over long distances, according to new research from Rystad Energy.

TotalEnergies Reserves Hull for Development Offshore Suriname

TotalEnergies operates Block 58, with partner APA Corp., and expects to make a final investment decision in fourth quarter 2024, while initial production is slated for 2028.

Despite Sanctions Russia Still World’s Fourth Largest LNG Exporter

Russia ranked as the world’s fourth-largest LNG exporter in 2023, sending out cargoes of 30 mtpa. Russia’s LNG capacity could surpass 74 mtpa capacity by 2030, according to details published by Flex LNG.

SUPER DUG: Shale 4.0 Era about Building Scale- Rystad

The Shale 3.0 era or capital discipline era will be followed by the Shale 4.0 era, which will see companies focused on building scale, according to Rystad Energy Senior Shale Analyst Matthew Bernstein.

Permian Gas Finds Another Way to Asia

A crop of Mexican LNG facilities in development will connect U.S. producers to high-demand markets while avoiding the Panama Canal.

US Decision on Venezuelan License to Dictate Production Flow

The outlook for Venezuela’s oil industry appears uncertain, Rystad Energy said April 4 in a research report, as a license issued by the U.S. Office of Assets Control (OFAC) is set to expire on April 18.

Mighty Midland Still Beckons Dealmakers

The Midland Basin is the center of U.S. oil drilling activity. But only those with the biggest balance sheets can afford to buy in the basin's core, following a historic consolidation trend.

Rystad: More Deepwater Wells to be Drilled in 2024

Upstream majors dive into deeper and frontier waters while exploration budgets for 2024 remain flat.

Pitts: Is Vaca Muerta Argentina’s Permian?

Can Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale play truly garner the title of the Permian 2.0, which is a play that replicates the Permian Basin’s success? Yes, in terms of geology and game-changing potential, but no in terms of eventual production volumes.

Shale Outlook: Scarce Inventory to Drive Upstream M&A in ‘24

Permian Basin well productivity has trended down. Top-tier drilling locations are scarce. Capital is at a premium. E&Ps need low-cost inventory and scale, and they’re willing to pay big bucks to get them.

Analysts: Permian Basin Rigs Plummeted on Record Upstream M&A

A land grab for top-quality drilling locations fueled record Permian Basin M&A activity in 2023. To preserve inventory, E&Ps are radically slashing drilling activity on their new assets, East Daley Analytics reports.

Achieving Energy Self-Sufficiency: Argentina’s Game Changing Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta or “dead cow” shale formation represents a game-changing opportunity to convert the South American country into a major exporter of piped-gas and oil to the Southern Cone region as well as oil and LNG to world markets.

Artificial Barriers Keep World Markets Starved of Appalachia Natural Gas

Despite a massive uptick in U.S. LNG exports since 2021, the Appalachia Basin remains a sleeping giant of production as politics, protests and litigation keep billions of cubic feet of natural gas cut off from world markets.

Which Assets Will Chevron Shop After $53B Hess Deal?

Chevron is entering the Bakken Shale play in a big way through its $53 billion acquisition of Hess Corp. After closing, will the supermajor be in North Dakota to stay?

Rystad CEO: Renewables Outcompete Hydrocarbons, but Oil, Gas Persist

Rystad CEO Jarand Rystad, speaking at a Texas conference, said solar, wind and other renewables will outcompete fossil fuels but halting oil and gas production would be disruptive.

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IndustryVoice: Will a Biden presidency mean an energy reset?

Rystad Energy dives into what Biden’s election win means for short and long-term forecasts, fracking, and renewable energy for the United States.