Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security advisor on Iraq and Afghanistan under President George W. Bush, says a shift toward nationalism or de-globalization will affect global oil markets.
In this interview with Hart Energy’s Jessica Morales and Len Vermillion, O’Sullivan, who currently serves as the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and a board member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, also discusses what we might expect for the U.S. shale market in the wake of the oil price crash and COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, she touches on what to expect from the upcoming election and whether an administration change could have a significant effect on U.S. oil and gas.
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- Global oil's unprecedented moment (0:50)
- Shift toward nationalism (2:20)
- Venezuela's challenge (5:07)
- Iran and Middle East stability (8:44)
- Nigeria and Mexico (11:01)
- U.S. production and policy (13:10)
- Effects of a potential administration change (15:59)
Whiting Petroleum, an oil and gas producer with operations in North Dakota and Colorado, is in deal talks with San Antonio-based Abraxas Petroleum, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Here’s a snapshot of energy deals from the past week including Williams’ $3.8 billion JV in the Marcellus/Utica and a Delaware Basin bolt-on by Contango Oil & Gas.
Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including properties in the Permian Basin from Encana and Lilis Energy plus an ORRI package in the Eagle Ford Shale from Hess.