A well in the Vaca Muerta formation. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Argentina prepares to switch from tight gas to shale

Argentina suffered a production blip in 2017, but its focus on shale drilling might set it on the right path.

By The Wildcat 19 January 2018
LNG

Game-changing theories

The World Gas Conference wrapped up on Friday on a more optimistic note than three years previous in Argentina.

8 June 2012
Global Markets

The gas sector’s Chinese Olympics

Malaysia puts on a stellar show as 5,000 delegates pour in for the week-long 25th World Gas Conference.

5 June 2012
Companies & Finance

Whale watching

Gazprombank’s managing director sees a resurfacing theme in the project finance market.

1 June 2012
Supply & Demand

Drilling’s coming home

Hydrocarbon exploration’s centre of gravity has shifted to the western hemisphere, but it will receive a warmer reception further south.

1 June 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

28 May 2012
Companies & Finance

Buyer beware

Could the shock nationalisation of YPF and consequent share price drop for parent company Repsol be a precursor to a takeover of the Madrid-based company? This idea may seem fanciful to some, but Interfax understands that analysts at major oil companies in Europe and the US are running the numbers over the Spanish oil group. Even so, these number c

25 May 2012
Global Markets

Energy, according to Nickelodeon

Forget Gasland; the battle for the hearts and minds of energy consumers has been waged in animation studios for decades. As well as shaping the sense of humour, language, and attitudes of a whole generation both sides of the Atlantic, some cartoons have also taken a strong stance on energy policy.

23 May 2012
LNG

The Japanese LNG Cocktail

It is no surprise that Japan is – far and away – the largest buyer of Australian LNG, both from existing facilities and planned ones. But, after crunching some numbers this morning, Wildcat was somewhat captivated by the sight of just how many Japanese utilities have already been buying from Australia’s two operational plants – North West S

22 May 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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21 May 2012
Gas for Transport

SUGAR rush

On 1 May 1967, the same day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, NASA published technical memorandum TMX-52282, Liquefied Gas as a Fuel for Supersonic Aircraft. Written by Cleveland-based scientist Richard Weber, the 10-page document left few all shook up.

18 May 2012
LNG

Iran LNG: the witnesses

Most people believe that politics will be the death of Iran’s LNG export ambitions, but few know the circumstances of its birth.

14 May 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

14 May 2012
Policy & Regulation

Catch of the day

Recent ‘taste tests’ of fish near the fated Elgin platform in the North Sea have shown no hydrocarbon contamination. But who tastes the fish?

11 May 2012
Policy & Regulation

Resource nationalism – it’s the way you do it

If you prefer logic to coincidences, you won’t be surprised that Latin American governments are calling for a bigger slice of the energy pie just as oil prices return to pre-crisis levels.

8 May 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

8 May 2012
Companies & Finance

Dead cows and crazy horses: the industry’s top ten names

BP likes Scottish saints, mountains, sunken cities and rock bands. Total chooses flowers. Shell names their prospects after birds. Wildcat explores how the fields won their names.

2 May 2012
LNG

The great Aussie LNG dream

The long-delayed launch of the Pluto LNG plant – Australia’s third liquefier – is both a cautionary tale and a salutary parable for others chasing Australian LNG dreams.

2 May 2012
LNG

The thrill of the chase

Wildcat was thrilled to hear that after many tantalising months of bitty pieces and bad news, the Australian Pluto LNG plant has actually taken off.

1 May 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

30 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Return to Burma

As companies ready to re-enter Burma, conflicts in its periphery underscore the dangers still inherent to the country.

27 April 2012

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