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24 мая, 15:51

Shell (RDS.A) Rejects Emissions Reduction Target Proposal

Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) was recently criticized for failing to set an annual greenhouse gas reduction target in line with the Paris climate agreement.

23 мая, 11:59

Бильдербергский клуб: что обсуждают истинные хозяева мира

Бильдербергский клуб считается одной из самых могущественных на планете неофициальных организаций, которую в прессе нередко называют мировым правительством. Ежегодно эту знаменитую конференцию посещают десятки влиятельных политиков, бизнесменов, ученых, представителей аристократических семейств, а также главы крупнейших банков, корпораций и ведущих средств массовой информации. Заседания, как правило, проходят в мае-июне с беспрецедентными мерами безопасности под надзором спецслужб. Точные даты очередной встречи не знает никто, кроме организаторов.

22 мая, 18:06

Oil Giant Shell Warns U.S. Not To Withdraw From Paris Accord On Climate

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Royal Dutch Shell has issued its starkest warning yet to the Trump administration to not pull out of the Paris Agreement addressing climate change. The Anglo-Dutch oil behemoth said withdrawing from the historic 2015 deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions “would be unhelpful on a number of fronts,” sacrificing diplomatic leverage in international trade deals and impeding U.S. companies. “What I think would happen as a consequence of [withdrawal] is that the U.S. would weaken its own hand by basically uninviting itself from a number of [negotiating] tables,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the Financial Times in an interview published Monday morning. President Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to “cancel” the pact, signed by all but two countries. The White House is split on whether to move ahead with that promise, but sources told HuffPost earlier this month he is leaning toward withdrawal. He could announce a decision by next month, after the conclusion of a G7 summit of the world’s most industrialized democracies. U.S. departure from the Paris Agreement would weaken the accord, despite pledges by other countries, including China, to forge ahead, van Beurden said. “The U.S. has a major crop of companies that deliver technologies that are going to be relevant in the energy transition, and one way or another they will also find themselves probably more disadvantaged than advantaged by the U.S. pulling out” of the agreement, he said. “So I cannot see where the upside is.”   Shell did not respond to a request from HuffPost for comment. Most Americans support the agreement, with 61 saying the U.S. should stay in the deal, while just 17 percent supported backing out, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll taken last week. Even deposed Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly urged Trump to keep the U.S. in the pact last November. Most major oil, gas and coal companies, including U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp., back the deal. So do a bevy of other corporate titans, such as Walmart, General Mills and DuPont. But Shell may be the pact’s most vocal proponent in the fossil fuel industry. And with good reason ― the company has money on the line. “With the U.S. being the largest investment destination for a company like Shell, yes, I think I would regret having a lot of business here that potentially could be at a disadvantage because of [the] implications of that decision to pull out’’ of the accord, van Beurden said. It takes years, sometimes decades, for oil and gas firms to yield profits on drilling exploration, and the White House has little effect on current investment decisions that van Beurden said would “probably only become economically relevant after the current president’s term.” But he said the company would consider drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area Trump reopened to offshore exploration with an executive order last month. Last December, President Barack Obama blocked offshore drilling in the Atlantic and the Arctic oceans with an executive order the Trump administration has since reversed. In 2015, Shell failed to find a big enough oil reserve in the waters off Alaska, and van Beurden said the company would not return to the region. “Arctic offshore? No. We’re done with that,” he said. “We had our episode there. We know what it takes, how difficult it can get.” Shell’s loud opposition to a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement comes amid a growing fight at the United Nations over fossil fuel companies’ role in climate negotiations. Environmental groups and negotiators from developing countries most at risk from climate change proposed new rules on lobbying and conflicts of interest that could limit the corporate presence at the talks. Big companies cannot participate directly in the negotiations, but nearly 300 industry groups attended the talks this month in Bonn, Germany, potentially influencing the scope of regulations and agreements developed there. “With the U.S. being the largest investment destination for a company like Shell, yes, I think I would regret having a lot of business here that potentially could be at a disadvantage ... Proponents of the new guidelines cite the exclusion of cigarette companies from the global tobacco treaty that came to fruition in 2003. Fossil fuel firms play a much more critical role in the global economy than tobacco companies, so the situations are not perfectly analogous. Tobacco firms spent years undermining studies that linked smoking to lung cancer and other diseases, and negotiators disqualified the companies from joining treaty talks based on admissions that they covered up evidence. Shell publicly denied fossil fuels’ role in global warming for years, but a corporate film, published by a Dutch news site last February, showed that the company understood the link between burning oil and climate change as far back as 1991. Still, Shell has more of a stake in a low-carbon future than cigarette companies do in ending the smoking epidemic. “Successful outcomes of climate policymaking will have a big impact on the fossil fuel industry,” Lawrence-Samuel, international policy director at the watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, told HuffPost. “We have to be realistic and recognize that economies are largely dependent on the fossil fuel industry still.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=591f1134e4b03b485cb119cf,5908f524e4b05c397683d404,582e0043e4b058ce7aa9c938,590a0729e4b02655f8433860,58b5e9ade4b0a8a9b786d428 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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22 мая, 18:06

Oil Giant Shell Warns U.S. Not To Withdraw From Paris Accord On Climate

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Royal Dutch Shell has issued its starkest warning yet to the Trump administration to not pull out of the Paris Agreement addressing climate change. The Anglo-Dutch oil behemoth said withdrawing from the historic 2015 deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions “would be unhelpful on a number of fronts,” sacrificing diplomatic leverage in international trade deals and impeding U.S. companies. “What I think would happen as a consequence of [withdrawal] is that the U.S. would weaken its own hand by basically uninviting itself from a number of [negotiating] tables,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the Financial Times in an interview published Monday morning. President Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to “cancel” the pact, signed by all but two countries. The White House is split on whether to move ahead with that promise, but sources told HuffPost earlier this month he is leaning toward withdrawal. He could announce a decision by next month, after the conclusion of a G7 summit of the world’s most industrialized democracies. U.S. departure from the Paris Agreement would weaken the accord, despite pledges by other countries, including China, to forge ahead, van Beurden said. “The U.S. has a major crop of companies that deliver technologies that are going to be relevant in the energy transition, and one way or another they will also find themselves probably more disadvantaged than advantaged by the U.S. pulling out” of the agreement, he said. “So I cannot see where the upside is.”   Shell did not respond to a request from HuffPost for comment. Most Americans support the agreement, with 61 saying the U.S. should stay in the deal, while just 17 percent supported backing out, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll taken last week. Even deposed Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly urged Trump to keep the U.S. in the pact last November. Most major oil, gas and coal companies, including U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp., back the deal. So do a bevy of other corporate titans, such as Walmart, General Mills and DuPont. But Shell may be the pact’s most vocal proponent in the fossil fuel industry. And with good reason ― the company has money on the line. “With the U.S. being the largest investment destination for a company like Shell, yes, I think I would regret having a lot of business here that potentially could be at a disadvantage because of [the] implications of that decision to pull out’’ of the accord, van Beurden said. It takes years, sometimes decades, for oil and gas firms to yield profits on drilling exploration, and the White House has little effect on current investment decisions that van Beurden said would “probably only become economically relevant after the current president’s term.” But he said the company would consider drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area Trump reopened to offshore exploration with an executive order last month. Last December, President Barack Obama blocked offshore drilling in the Atlantic and the Arctic oceans with an executive order the Trump administration has since reversed. In 2015, Shell failed to find a big enough oil reserve in the waters off Alaska, and van Beurden said the company would not return to the region. “Arctic offshore? No. We’re done with that,” he said. “We had our episode there. We know what it takes, how difficult it can get.” Shell’s loud opposition to a U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement comes amid a growing fight at the United Nations over fossil fuel companies’ role in climate negotiations. Environmental groups and negotiators from developing countries most at risk from climate change proposed new rules on lobbying and conflicts of interest that could limit the corporate presence at the talks. Big companies cannot participate directly in the negotiations, but nearly 300 industry groups attended the talks this month in Bonn, Germany, potentially influencing the scope of regulations and agreements developed there. “With the U.S. being the largest investment destination for a company like Shell, yes, I think I would regret having a lot of business here that potentially could be at a disadvantage ... Proponents of the new guidelines cite the exclusion of cigarette companies from the global tobacco treaty that came to fruition in 2003. Fossil fuel firms play a much more critical role in the global economy than tobacco companies, so the situations are not perfectly analogous. Tobacco firms spent years undermining studies that linked smoking to lung cancer and other diseases, and negotiators disqualified the companies from joining treaty talks based on admissions that they covered up evidence. Shell publicly denied fossil fuels’ role in global warming for years, but a corporate film, published by a Dutch news site last February, showed that the company understood the link between burning oil and climate change as far back as 1991. Still, Shell has more of a stake in a low-carbon future than cigarette companies do in ending the smoking epidemic. “Successful outcomes of climate policymaking will have a big impact on the fossil fuel industry,” Tamar Lawrence-Samuel, international policy director at the watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, told HuffPost. “We have to be realistic and recognize that economies are largely dependent on the fossil fuel industry still.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=591f1134e4b03b485cb119cf,5908f524e4b05c397683d404,582e0043e4b058ce7aa9c938,590a0729e4b02655f8433860,58b5e9ade4b0a8a9b786d428 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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04 мая, 12:25

Shell увеличила квартальную прибыль более чем вдвое, результат превысил ожидания

Британо-голландская нефтяная компания Royal Dutch Shell Plc увеличила прибыль в первом квартале 2017 года более чем вдвое, в частности, благодаря улучшению показателей в сфере геологоразведки и добычи (upstream).

04 мая, 10:12

UK service sector growth hits four-month high, but car sales slump – as it happened

Britain’s dominant services sector has posted its strongest growth of the yearLatest: UK Service PMI beats forecastsCar sales dive 20% as tax changes biteEurozone growth hits six-year highEarlierStocks up after upbeat Federal ReserveFrench market hits nine-year highBut Next shares take a dive 2.43pm BST Time for a quick recap.1) Britain’s economy looks healthier than a few days ago. Growth in the dominant service sector has hit a four-month high this morning, following similar strong data from the manufacturing and construction sector this week.Who's more popular in France - Obama or Farage?There’s been no let-up in the rout in crude oil today. The benchmark WTI contract is down close to 2.5% this afternoon while Brent has slumped below $50. Both contracts trading at their lowest levels since late November last year, just after OPEC and other major producers agreed to their 1.8 million barrel per day output cut. Today’s sell-off accelerated after Russia said that there’s no decision to date on extending the production cut beyond June.#BREAKING Brent crude oil drops through $50 a barrel and hits new low for 2017 of $49.69 #OOTT #OPEC pic.twitter.com/DkyI75MIzZ 2.37pm BST Over in New York, the stock market has opened cautiously as traders await another vote in Congress over healthcare.The Dow Jones industrial average is up just 20 points, or 0.1%.US stocks open slightly higher after strong earnings; Wall Street awaits health care vote https://t.co/cNrRVw9eGR pic.twitter.com/7g6ZWmWknd Related: House Republicans plan Thursday vote on bill to repeal and replace Obamacare Continue reading...

27 апреля, 21:24

IT NEVER IS: We Will Hit Peak Oil By 2030 But It’s Not What You Think. In fact, they’re saying …

IT NEVER IS: We Will Hit Peak Oil By 2030 But It’s Not What You Think. In fact, they’re saying will hit “peak oil” by 2030, but it won’t be because our supply of oil won’t be increasing. It’s because they anticipate demand will plummet as electric cars become more and more enticing. Joel Couse, […]

14 апреля, 17:20

Dakota Access To Start Carrying Crude Oil Across State Lines In May

Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline will begin carrying crude oil from the Bakken play to Illinois on May 14, the company said in a regulatory filing. The pipeline was loaded at the end of March, after months of protests from indigenous communities and environmentalists. Initially, the protests led the previous administration to suspend the project, but when Donald Trump became President, the launch of the Dakota Access was the first executive order he signed. Now protests are continuing, with acts of vandalism…

14 апреля, 01:32

North Dakota Oil Output Hits 1 Million Bpd

Crude oil production in North Dakota exceeded 1 million barrels daily in February for the first time in three months, but the increase is temporary as thaw season will prompt strict weight restrictions on trucks servicing the oil patch. Production should rebound later in the year, most likely in the last quarter, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources. In March and April, the department expects average output to be around 950,000 bpd before again starting to climb up in May, undoubtedly helped by the start of operation…

13 апреля, 18:07

Nigeria On Track To Expand Oil Output Further

As OPEC discusses a six-month extension of the oil production cut agreement that it struck in November, Nigeria plans to continue ramping up its own output. The country, which is exempt from the agreement because its market share was severely affected by militant activity in the Niger Delta, is planning to complete repair work on the Forcados pipeline and maintenance at the Bonga field by July. Following these, crude oil production should rise to 2.2 million barrels daily, from 1.27 million bpd in March. Last month’s figure was affected by…

13 апреля, 18:07

Chevron Ponders Sale Of $2.5 Billion Stake In Athabasca Oil Sands Project

Chevron is pondering the sale of its 20 percent stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands venture in Canada for $2.5 billion, according to anonymous sources cited by Reuters in a recent report. The company, which is the United States’ second-largest oil producer, has already spoken to investment banks regarding the logistics of a potential deal, one of the sources said. Royal Dutch Shell agreed to sell a majority of its assets in Canadian oil sands projects to Canadian Natural Resources last month for a total of $8.5 billion. Low-but-recovering oil…

13 апреля, 00:56

BP CEO’s Salary Package Remains Europe’s Highest After 40% Cut

Even with a forty percent salary cut for CEO Bob Dudley last year, the British Petroleum head remains the highest paid amongst European oil bosses, according to a new report by Bloomberg. This year, Dudley is on track to receive $11.6 million in salary and benefits – a package that surpasses Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s compensation, which is the second-highest on the continent, by $2.5 million. BP also recently reduced the cap on Dudley’s maximum earnings over the next three years, in light of tough times…

06 апреля, 17:42

Oil struggles to enter the digital age

Off to new platforms IT SOUNDS like a spectacular feat of engineering. Employees of Royal Dutch Shell located in Calgary, Canada, recently drilled a well 6,200 miles (10,000km) away in Vaca Muerta, Argentina. In fact, the engineers of the Anglo-Dutch oil major were using computers to perform what they call “virtual drilling”, based on their knowledge of Fox Creek, a shale bed in Alberta, which has similar geological features to Argentina’s biggest shale deposit. They used real-time data sent from a rig in Vaca Muerta to design the well and control the speed and pressure of the drilling. On their second try, they completed the well for $5.4m, down from $15m a few years ago. “It’s the cheapest well we’ve drilled in Argentina,” says Ben van Beurden, Shell’s chief executive. Shell is not alone in deploying computer wizards alongside geologists in an attempt to lower costs in an era of moderate oil prices. The industry as a whole is waking up to the fact that digitisation and automation have transformed other industries, such as commerce and manufacturing, and that they have been left behind. Technology firms and consultancies are knocking on their...

13 марта, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Canadian Natural Resources, Marathon Oil, TOTAL and Statoil

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Canadian Natural Resources, Marathon Oil, TOTAL and Statoil

10 марта, 18:43

Should Energy Stock Investors Worry About Public Relations?

Public trust deficit in the energy sector is rising with investors increasingly uncomfortable with greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels.

09 марта, 20:49

Переход с нефти и газа на "чистую энергию" займет десятилетия

Отказ мировой экономики от газа, нефти и угля в пользу энергоресурсов с низким уровнем выброса углеводородов растянется на десятилетия. Об этом заявил генеральный директор англо-голландской нефтегазовой компании Royal Dutch Shell Бен ван Берден во время конференции CERAWeek в Хьюстоне. По его словам, для перехода на источники "чистой энергии" необходима последовательная государственная политика, в том числе установление тарифов на выбросы углеводорода.

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09 марта, 14:11

Зарплата главы Shell в 2016г выросла на 61%, несмотря на падение прибыли компании

Британо-голландская нефтяная компания Royal Dutch Shell Plc повысила размер вознаграждения своему CEO Бену ван Бердену за 2016 год на 61%, несмотря на сокращение прибыли до минимального уровня более чем за десять лет.

04 марта, 08:45

Американские сланцевики снова в деле

Значительно снизив расходы и себестоимость сланцевой нефти, сланцевики сейчас стремительно наращивают добычу черного золота. Они вполне могут помешать выполнению соглашения о сокращении добычи нефти членами ОПЕК и нефтедобывающими странами, не входящими в картель. На встрече с американскими коллегами в Хьюстоне в прошлом году министр нефтяной промышленности Саудовской Аравии Али Найми посоветовал своим злейшим врагам, американским сланцевикам, снижать расходы, занимать деньги или закрываться. Тогда считалось, что аравийские нефтяники берут верх в ценовой войне. Однако сейчас расклад сил явно изменился. Сланцевики последовали его советам, пережили сильнейший кризис 2015-16 годов, и вновь готовы к бою. Более сотни компаний, добывавших нефть при помощи метода гидроразрыва пласта, в 2015-16 годах обанкротились. Однако уцелевшие стали работать эффективнее за счет новых технологий, сократили издержки и стали конкурентоспособнее. Сейчас они прекрасно чувствуют себя при цене нефти 50 долларов за баррель.

02 февраля, 18:15

Shell может поучаствовать в "Северном потоке-2"

Нефтегазовая компания Shell готова инвестировать в проект "Северный поток-2" при условии, что он послужит обеспечению газовой безопасности Европы, заявил финансовый директор компании Саймон Хенри.

02 февраля, 15:26

Shell может поучаствовать в "Северном потоке-2"

Нефтегазовая компания Shell готова инвестировать в проект "Северный поток-2" при условии, что он послужит обеспечению газовой безопасности Европы, заявил финансовый директор компании Саймон Хенри.

01 сентября 2016, 08:01

bloomberg.com: Впервые с 1947 года. Разведка новых месторождений на минимуме

В 2015 году открыто новых месторождений в 10 раз меньше, чем в среднем в 60-е годы прошлого столетия, сообщает агентство Bloomberg. Вполне вероятно, что в этом году их будет еще меньше.Источник: Bloomberg.comНа фоне двукратного падения цен на нефть, компании в целях выживания сокращали расходы на разведку новых месторождений. Как результат в 2015 году было обнаружено 2,7 млрд. баррелей новых запасов, что является наименьшим показателем с 1947 года, согласно данным консалтинговой фирмы Wood Mackenzie Ltd. По данным на конец прошлого месяца в этом году было найдено только 736 млн. баррелей нефти.Общемировые расходы на разведку новых месторождений сократились со 100 млрд. долларов в 2014 году до 40 млрд. долларов в текущем, сообщает вице-президент Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Эндрю Латам. Забегая вперед, по его мнению, компании не увеличат данные затраты аж до конца 2018 года.За август текущего года было пробурено только 209 новых скважин, в 2015 году – 680, в 2014 году – 1167.Источник: Bloomberg.comДля обеспечения спроса нефтяным компаниям необходимо ежегодно инвестировать до 1 трлн. долларов, заявил CEO Royal Dutch Shell Plc. По его ожиданиям мировой спрос будет ежегодно увеличиваться на 1-1,5 млн. баррелей в сутки, в то время как предложение снижаться на 5%.Таким образом, мир в ближайшие несколько лет может столкнуться с существенным дефицитом нефти.http://investbrothers.ru/2016/08/30/oil_exploration/Другая статистика:Общемировое количество буровых вышек http://investbrothers.ru/world_rig_countДобыча сланцевой нефти http://investbrothers.ru/shale_oil/Баланс спроса и предложения на рынке нефти http://investbrothers.ru/баланс-спроса-и-предложения-на-рынке-н/ August 30, 2016 Oil Discoveries at 70-Year Low Signal Supply Shortfall Ahead http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-29/oil-discoveries-at-a-70-year-low-signal-a-supply-shortfall-aheadExplorers in 2015 discovered only about a tenth as much oil as they have annually on average since 1960. This year, they’ll probably find even less, spurring new fears about their ability to meet future demand.With oil prices down by more than half since the price collapse two years ago, drillers have cut their exploration budgets to the bone. The result: Just 2.7 billion barrels of new supply was discovered in 2015, the smallest amount since 1947, according to figures from Edinburgh-based consulting firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd. This year, drillers found just 736 million barrels of conventional crude as of the end of last month.That’s a concern for the industry at a time when the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that global oil demand will grow from 94.8 million barrels a day this year to 105.3 million barrels in 2026. While the U.S. shale boom could potentially make up the difference, prices locked in below $50 a barrel have undercut any substantial growth there.New discoveries from conventional drilling, meanwhile, are “at rock bottom,” said Nils-Henrik Bjurstroem, a senior project manager at Oslo-based consultants Rystad Energy AS. “There will definitely be a strong impact on oil and gas supply, and especially oil.”Global inventories have been buoyed by full-throttle output from Russia and OPEC, which have flooded the world with oil despite depressed prices as they defend market share. But years of under-investment will be felt as soon as 2025, Bjurstroem said. Producers will replace little more than one in 20 of the barrels consumed this year, he said.Global spending on exploration, from seismic studies to actual drilling, has been cut to $40 billion this year from about $100 billion in 2014, said Andrew Latham, Wood Mackenzie’s vice president for global exploration. Moving ahead, spending is likely to remain at the same level through 2018, he said.Exploration is easier to scratch than development investments because of shorter supplier-contract commitments. This year, it will make up about 13 percent of the industry’s spending, down from as much as 18 percent historically, Latham said.The result is less drilling, even as the market downturn has driven down the cost of operations. There were 209 wells drilled through August this year, down from 680 in 2015 and 1,167 in 2014, according to Wood Mackenzie. That compares with an annual average of 1,500 in data going back to 1960.10-Year EffectTen years down the line, when the low exploration data being seen now begins to hinder production, it will have a “significant potential to push oil prices up," Bjurstroem said.“Exploration activity is among the easiest things to regulate, to take up and down," Statoil ASA Chief Executive Officer Eldar Saetre said Monday in an interview at the ONS Conference in Stavanger, Norway. “It’s not necessarily the right way to think. We need to keep a long-term perspective and maintain exploration activity through downturns as well, and Statoil has."The Norwegian company will drill “a significant number” of wells in the Barents Sea over the next two to three years, exploration head Tim Dodson said Tuesday at the same conference. Given current levels of investment across the industry and decline rates at existing fields, a “significant” supply gap may open up by 2040, he said.Oil prices at about $50 a barrel remain at less than half their 2014 peak, as a glut caused by the U.S. shale boom sent prices crashing. When the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to continue pumping without limits in a Saudi-led strategy designed to increase its share of the market, U.S. production retreated to a two-year low.Global benchmark Brent advanced 0.6 percent to $49.57 a barrel at 2:12 p.m. in London on Tuesday.Price Spike“Considering the reduction in the prices, you have to be looking to every dollar you are spending,” Pedro Parente, CEO of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said Tuesday in an interview outside Stavanger. "It can’t continue forever, because then what we’ll see is a spike in prices in the future.”Kristin Faeroevik, managing director for the Norwegian unit of Lundin Petroleum AB, a Stockholm-based driller that’s active in Norway, said it will take "five to eight years probably before we see the impact" on production from the current cutbacks. In the meantime, he said, "that creates opportunities for some.”Oil companies will need to invest about $1 trillion a year to continue to meet demand, said Ben Van Beurden, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, during a panel discussion at the Norway meeting. He sees demand rising by 1 million to 1.5 million barrels a day, with about 5 percent of supply lost to natural declines every year.Less RiskPersistently low prices mean that even when explorers invest in finding new resources, they are taking less risk, Bjurstroem said. They are focusing on appraisal wells on already-discovered fields and less on frontier areas such as the Arctic, where drilling and developing any discovery is more expensive. Shell and Statoil, among the world’s biggest oil companies, abandoned exploration in Alaska last year.“Traditionally, it’s the big companies that have had the means to gamble, and they might be the ones that have cut the most,” Bjurstroem said.Overall, the proportion of new oil that the industry has added to offset the amount it pumps has dropped from 30 percent in 2013 to a reserve-replacement ratio of just 6 percent this year in terms of conventional resources, which excludes shale oil and gas, Bjurstroem predicted. Exxon Mobil Corp. said in February that it failed to replace at least 100 percent of its production by adding resources with new finds or acquisitions for the first time in 22 years.“That’s a scary thing because, seriously, there is no exploration going on today,” Per Wullf, CEO of offshore drilling company Seadrill Ltd., said by phone.

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