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Mexico may compete with Brazil for investment in energy sector

The outlook and opportunities facing existing and potential investors in Brazil’s energy and infrastructure sectors – including discussions about exploration and production and oil and gas mergers and acquisitions activity in the country – were the focus March 25 of a seminar in Houston, Texas, hosted by the global energy law firm Baker Botts and the Brazilian-based law firm, Demarest Advogados.

PwC: Engineering, construction firms help maximize shale development returns for oil and gas sector

As oil and gas companies continue developing new shale wells across the US, engineering and construction (E&C) firms have a vital opportunity to optimize these plays using their existing core competencies, according to a new report by PwC US.

Acacia Research launches Houston energy practice

Acacia Research Corp. has opened a Houston office to support the company’s focus on intellectual property partnerships in the expanding energy marketplace.

Baker Hughes reports November 2013 rig counts

Baker Hughes Inc. reports that the international rig count for November was 1,311, down 4 from the 1,315 counted in October 2013, and up 44 from the 1,267 counted in November 2012.

SMU scientists to deploy seismic monitors in North Texas

Seismologists from Southern Methodist University (SMU) near Dallas, Texas, will deploy a variety of seismic monitors in and around Azle, Texas, to study the recent burst of small earthquakes that have been occurring in the area northwest of Fort Worth.

Statoil and NASA finalize research agreement

Statoil and NASA have formed an agreement to explore a wide range of technologies to assist Statoil in the search for oil and gas exploration and production efforts, which are increasingly moving into frontier regions.

IEA, partner companies join forces on mutual interests

The International Energy Agency and six “partner countries” – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa – have formed a multilateral cooperation agreement to work together regarding shared interests.

Is the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale the next Bakken? - Part 2

The potential for the TMS to become the next big thing in US oil production is attracting exploration and production companies willing to put some money at risk in the hope of big payoffs. In this second part of an RBN Energy series on TMS, the author examines what the E&P pioneers have accomplished so far in drilling and production, what they’re learning from their experience, and what it would take to turn TMS’s potential into reality.

EIA forecasts oil prices for 2014

In its “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” the US Energy Information Administration forecast that prices for crude and oil-based fuels will continue to fall through the end of the year and will average lower in 2014.

WTI falls, Brent rises as differential widens

The price differential between West Texas Intermediate crude and Brent widened to $14/bbl “as each benchmark diverged for geopolitical and fundamental reasons,” according to analysts at Barclays Capital Inc.