Two new studies released by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development.
Brazilian oil and natural gas output rose 1.89% in May from April to 2.78 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent a day (boepd) as crude output from giant, new offshore fields increased, Brazil's oil agency ANP said on Thursday.
Britain’s declining oil and gas industry may be a minnow on the world stage, 20th largest oil producer and 15th largest gas producer in 2010, but it is still remarkably important for jobs and the UK economy, reports Citywire.
Royal Dutch Shell has said it will launch a major investment drive in an effort to boost falling production. The oil giant said it would spend 30bn dollars on new oil and gas projects this year, compared with 24bn in 2011.