11 Mar '12, 2pm
Tech Talk - a recap in light of Iranian Sanctions and Canadian production estimates
This series of posts has just completed a review of the different regions of Russian oil production, with the conclusion that while Russia may maintain current production levels of around 10.4 mbd for a short while, it faces rising domestic consumption levels at the same time that it is not replacing existing production at a fast enough rate to be able to sustain exports. Without more investment than is likely available, the rate of new field development (given the harsh and remote nature of the sites) means that there will be a slow decline in available oil to the market starting fairly soon. (Given the large supplies of natural gas that are coming available, this series is going to focus a bit more on oil as we continue the review). As the series continues, and moves slightly down the list to consider the future of the oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia, it is worth noti...