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Industry Trend Analysis - Stronger Military Role Will Deepen Production Declines - FEB 2018

Americas December 2017 / Venezuela / Industry

The shakeup at PdVSA will expand the role of the military within the upstream to cement its support for the regime. A lack of skilled workers will exacerbate development challenges, informing our production downgrade for 2018.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Output Declines, LNG To Drive Long-Term Oil Decline - FEB 2018

Asia December 2017 / Australia / Industry

Australia's crude oil production will remain on structural decline over our 10-year forecast period due to significant cost and regulatory barriers to greenfield and onshore oil developments, coupled with shifting investment focus towards natural gas and LNG.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Upgrades Key To Remaining Competitive - FEB 2018

Emerging Europe December 2017 / Europe / Industry

Refining upgrades to minimise residual fuel production and maximise higher value products will be essential to maintaining competitiveness in the European refining sector as global competition rises over the coming five years.

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Industry Trend Analysis - First LNG Delayed To 2018 - FEB 2018

Middle East & Africa December 2017 / Cameroon / Industry

The delay to Perenco's Kribi project in Cameroon will push the start of the country's first LNG production into 2018, adding to the expected supply glut.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Quick View: Budget Boost For Late-Life Asset Transfers - FEB 2018

Western Europe December 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

Following the UK's Budget, oil and gas companies are set to benefit from new legislation allowing for the transfer of tax histories of fields in the North Sea. Previously, potential buyers were dissuaded from purchasing these assets because the purchasing companies did not have a history of profits from the field from which they could claim tax relief.

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