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Understanding asset values is the name of the game for early-stage resource plays—that's how investors in the Bakken made huge returns. But with the first round of shale plays largely maturing, where are the next big opportunities for junior explorers? In many cases, abroad, says James West, publisher of The Midas Letter. In this interview with The Energy Report, West rolls out the map and shows us where juniors are headed. He also names some companies who are thriving on North American soil. If boots-on-the-ground prospecting puts a glint in your eye, read on.
Reuters reported that a Brazilian judge has dropped the criminal charges lodged against Transocean Ltd and Chevron Corp, along with 17 of their employees in relation to the 2011 offshore oil spill.
Reuters reported that Brazil-based Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE:PBR), also known as Petrobras, said that its deepwater oil field south of Rio de Janeiro contains "good quality" crude that is a relatively light grade, meaning that it will be cheaper to refine than oil at Petrobras' other Brazilian operations.
Extension of the 4.5 billion barrel Franco field is confirmed by the latest discovery from Petrobras. The company is also looking to drive production growth with its prolific pre-salt prospects.
Although Chevron was fined $28 million and had its drilling rights in Brazil suspended for the recent offshore oil spill at their Frade field, some industry experts suggest the company will be able to avoid a long-term ban.
Oil companies are hoping this latest major find will provide further justification for speeding up the permit issuing process for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reuters reports that on Friday, Petrobras (SAO:PETR3) announced that the company will produce more than any at 6 million barrels of oil equivalent a day in 2020.
A brief look at 3 oil exploration hotspots, all of which have already produced multi-billion barrel finds of recoverable crude in the last few years, and that may still hold much more.
Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras declared that it has begun refining the first oil extracted from the ultra-deep Tupi field, one of the massive, “pre-salt” discoveries in the Santos Basin. For full story, click here