Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:51

What is a Blue Barrel?

In view of the ever-increasing oil price, always expressed as being so much per barrel, 25º in Africa thought it was a good idea to define exactly what is meant by ‘a barrel ’.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:50

Peak Oil?

Contrary to the theory, oil production shows no sign of a peak, according to ExxonMobil.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:49

The Hubbert ‘Peak Oil’ Theory

The late Dr M King Hubbert, geophysicist, and authority on the estimation of energy resources and on the prediction of their patterns of discovery and depletion, was probably the best-known geophysicist in the world to the general public because of his startling prediction, first made public in 1949, that the fossil fuel era would be of very short duration.
“Energy from Fossil Fuels” (Science)(February 4, 1949).
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:48

Pouring troubled waters on the oil

Most of the offshore operations that are crowding the Gulf were vulnerable to the impending Rita, 605 platforms and 87 rigs were evacuated ahead of the storm, with a production loss of 1,4-million bbl of oil and 170-billion litres of gas each day.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:46

What is Peak Oil?

Peak Oil refers to Peak Oil Production, the point at which oil production will be at its highest and will quickly drop off leading to cataclysmic economic deterioration.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:22

Oil from Plankton

A Spanish company claims to have developed a method of breeding plankton and turning these marine organisms into oil, thus providing a potentially inexhaustible source of clean fuel.
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 14:39

Uganda strikes oil

Heritage Oil, recently announced the com-pletion of the third site in a series of three exploration drillings in Uganda


Wednesday, 08 April 2009 14:38

Tullow Oil plc enters next phase of growth

Tullow Oil plc (Tullow), an independent oil and gas exploration and production group, recently announced its results for 2008.

Moving these massive structures out to sea, poses a significant challenge

The existence of high seas and winds offshore means that it is easier to construct oil and gas platforms on land. Moving these massive structures out to sea, however, poses a significant challenge.

Wednesday, 08 April 2009 10:55

Refiners’ meeting a huge success

The third African Refiners Week took place in Cape Town during March this year, and was attended by over 200 refiners, importers, sponsors, journalists and representatives of the World Bank.
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