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Company Trend Analysis - Petrobras: On An Upstream Upswing - MAR 2018

Americas January 2018 / Brazil / Industry

Petrobras' 2018-2022 Business and Management Plan illustrates the company's improved financial and operational status while underscoring its offshore focus. Ambitious divestment and production targets will be offset by more conservative pricing assumptions, suggesting the company is well-positioned to achieve its targets.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Further Contract Reforms Needed To Boost Investment Appeal - MAR 2018

Asia January 2018 / Asia / Industry

Faced with depleting oil and gas reserves and declining production, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand will need to make further improvements to their respective licensing regimes and overall risk profiles to retain and attract much-needed private and foreign investment into the upstream.

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Oil Price Outlook - Brent: Q1 Weakness, H2 Strength - MAR 2018

Emerging Europe January 2018 / Global / Industry

In Q1, the balance of risk to Brent lies to the downside, with prices overheating, record net length built into the futures market and fundamentals set to weaken seasonally. We hold a bullish outlook for H218. High compliance with the OPEC production cut deal, constraints on US shale growth and strong EM demand growth will pull prices up to USD65.0/bbl on an annual average basis, an 18.7% rise y-o-y.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Export Plans Facing Further Hurdles - MAR 2018

Middle East & Africa January 2018 / Kenya / Industry

With plans to award a design contract postponed until the end of April, the construction phase of the Lokichar-Lamu pipeline project will see further delays, dragging on the timeline of the Lokichar oil project.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Caution Prevails As Mature Acreage Favoured - MAR 2018

Western Europe January 2018 / Norway / Industry

The results of the latest APA licensing round indicate that oil companies favour the lower-risk of more mature areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The return of oil majors suggests that Norway will continue to be an attractive region for oil producers.

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