Monthly Archives: June 2008

Seamus Milne on Iraq’s Oil

There is a good reason why Upstream Online is popular amongst workers in the oil and gas industry as opposed to say, Seamus Milne of the Guardian.  Via Tim Worstall, here is the latter: [F]our of the western world’s largest … Continue reading

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On Thursday 12th June I will be going back to the UK for a 10-day visit, for the first time since June 2006. The last time I saw any of my family was at my wedding in September 2006, and … Continue reading

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A Short Trip to Madrid

I’m now back in Sakhalin, where the weather is absolutely perfect, having returned from Madrid, where the weather was absolutely English. Madrid was a long way to go to give a presentation. My flight out of Sakhalin was delayed from … Continue reading

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Gazprom Stumbles

This story is telling: Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has blamed the Sevmash shipyard in the north of the country for delays in commissioning the drilling and production platform for the Prirazlomnoye oilfield in the Barents Sea. Speaking this week at … Continue reading

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