Don’t expect $100 a barrel oil, says energy minister

<- 分享“投资美国石油俱乐部”微信公众号到您的社交圈,让更多的人知道!

收藏文章 赞一个 已赞 2016-05-26 投资美国石油俱乐部



如果您经常看到我们的信息,就考虑点击上面蓝字投资美国石油俱乐部直接关注呦!

寻:北美地区在产油田收购。要求收购规模1亿美金以上,常规非常规皆可。有一定的在产产量,并有较大的后续开发潜力。项目方的报价需符合行业定价惯例。

Source:  Fuelfix

The oil market is rebalancing, but don’t count on ever seeing prices at $100 a barrel again: that’s the clear message from Norway’s petroleum and energy minister.


Brent crude has surged more than 70 percent from a 12-year low earlier this year as a global glut shows signs of easing, bringing relief to oil companies and producing countries like Norway, which have been pummeled by the worst market downturn in a generation. While it’s “quite obvious” that the oil market will rebalance, it doesn’t mean Norway is planning — or even hoping — for prices to go back to what they were, Tord Lien said in a Bloomberg TV interview at the ministry’s offices in Oslo.


“It’s better to plan for $60 and let the people who want to hope for $100, hope for $100,” he said. “We saw oil prices hitting $140 a barrel, and that does not contribute to economic growth. So therefore I’m not hoping for it.”


The collapse in crude prices has put Norway, western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, at a crossroads, with investments in its offshore industry falling the most since 2000 and the government for the first time dipping into its $850 billion sovereign wealth fund to plug budget holes.


Even as 40,000 jobs disappeared in two years, the Nordic country resisted deploying drastic measures, like tax breaks for the oil industry introduced in the U.K. The Norwegian petroleum-tax system, which includes a top tax of 78 percent but offers generous deductions for exploration and development spending, is “the best” there is and remains attractive because of its very stability, Lien said.


Norway has instead kept offering new acreage to explorers, such as new licenses in a virgin area of the Arctic Barents Sea along the maritime border with Russia as recently as last week. It was the first time Norway opened entirely new blocks to the industry in more than 20 years. After crude production has dropped by half since a 2000 peak and as exploration results hit an almost 10-year low last year, the Nordic country is betting on the Barents Sea to help it maintain output in the coming decades.


Both Norwegian authorities and the companies involved “have a strong belief in the possibility of finding significant resources in the Barents Sea,” Lien said Tuesday.


Norway’s petroleum minister, himself a native of the country’s high north, hit back at environmental organizations’ criticism that it was unwise to open new swaths of the Arctic to exploration because offshore oil and gas in this region, usually more expensive to extract than in other areas, will have to remain in the ground if the world is to succeed in limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.


To state that all the oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea aren’t profitable does not have any scientific backing,” Lien said. “A huge part of the supply today comes out of offshore resources and huge fields that are in decline already.” Just to maintain production at today’s level 10 to 15 years from now “demands huge investments in oil and gas production.”


While the government has been willing to accept the postponement of new projects off Norway during the current downturn, such as the Johan Castberg oil field in the Barents Sea, it will continue to demand that oil companies maintain investments designed to maximize production from existing deposits and where decisions are time-sensitive because of existing infrastructure, Lien said.


Omee example is Statoil ASA’s Snorre 2040 project, designed to extract an additional 200 million barrels of oil from the Snorre field in the North Sea.


Producers in Norway must “make sure that no resources in place on the Norwegian continental shelf are wasted due to short-term decisions,” he said. “The companies involved in Snorre 2040 know quite well what we expect them to do. As always, I do expect the companies to follow up on the clear messages that we have given to them.”

 

    关于我们

投资美国石油俱乐部

全球第一个专注于美国石油天然气行业投资的华人微信公众平台。美国有超过400万平方公里的土地与矿产资源属于私人所有,是世界上最适合中小资本与个人参与原油开采投资的国家。自2006年美国爆发页岩气革命以来,美国的页岩油、致密油产量剧增,目前的原油日产量排名世界第三。预计2020年美国将成为世界上最大的石油出口国。美国原油生产成本大致在20~60美金/每桶之间,每口油井寿命达10年以上,通常直接销售原油带来的现金收入是初始打井投资额的3倍到10倍。本公众号介绍美国石油与天然气开采行业的资讯与动态、分享中国投资人参与投资的机会。如果想了解更多,可以加微信平台管理员的个人微信号teresa13264021820,为您解答更多问题哦。

免责声明:我们发布的转载资讯,对文中陈述、观点保持中立,不对所包含内容的准确性、可靠性或完整性提供任何明示或暗示的保证。请读者仅作参考,并请自行承担全部责任。如有版权问题,请联系我们,我们负责版权保护。

 


点击展开全文