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    Re-election of Rousseff hampers Brazil’s oil and gas sector

    Frost & Sullivan Environment Research Analyst Maria Benintende comments on how the narrow margin re-election of President Dilma Rousseff will affect the Brazilian energy markets.


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    GDF SUEZ, BP discover new Central North Sea field

    GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP have made an exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f and BP operated block 30/1c was flow tested at a maximum rate of 5,350 boe/d.  


    Total CEO killed in Moscow

    Total chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed when his private jet collided with a snowplow shortly after 10:00 pm CET at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. On Wednesday, the company's board met to pay homage to the late CEO and name new governance.


    Statoil CEO resigns to take post at BG Group

    Statoil's president and CEO Helge Lund has resigned from Statoil to take up the position as chief executive and executive director of BG Group.  


    The future of shale: capital challenges and opportunities

    For US producers, shale success amid lower oil prices is increasingly dependent on the basin and operator, panelists explained during EY Oil & Gas Center’s Energy Executive Insight Session. In the longer term, continued improvements in technology, cost efficiency and productivity will drive shale sustainability and economic returns.


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