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Kazakhstan refines its oil strategy
Reliance on hydrocarbons is increasing. While the government talks about diversification the reality is much greater emphasis and visible progress in expanding oil and gas activities.
Kashagan output rising steadily. The country produced an average of 1.73 mln barrels of oil per day last year, up by 10.5% from 2016. Most of that extra oil came from the Kashagan field, which finally started producing in late 2016 and will soon plateau at 370,000 barrels per day. Total Kazakhstan production is set to reach at least 2.15 mbpd by 2023. Kazakhstan is out of the OPEC deal.
Will politics, disruptions and the dollar continue to drive oil?
OPEC-Russia deal created a favorable backdrop … The price of Brent fell 16% in the first half of 2017 but rallied 40% through the second half. The continuation of the OPEC-Russia deal plus steadily rising demand, created a favorable backdrop but it was the combination of several other factors which created the price catalyst.
Russian Oil Sector Overview: Nothing so Crude
Analysis and forecasts of Russia’s oil industry
Oil Update October 2016
Are hopes for higher oil wishful thinking or the new reality?
Oil Update May 2016
Is the rally in oil and the ruble sustainable?