STO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  2. FMC Technologies, TOTAL Pen $1.2B Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    FMC Technologies Inc. entered into a deal with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd.
  3. Statoil Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    We reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on Statoil ASA on Jun 3, 2013.
  4. FMC Subsea Equipment in Demand - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    FMC Technologies Inc. has entered into a deal with Royal Dutch Shell plc for the supply of subsea equipment.
  5. Big News For U.S. Wind Energy

    June 5, 2013
    The recent Dept. of Interior decision to begin auctioning off blocks of federal waterways for offshore wind development does ...
  6. Statoil Quits Kazakh Offshore Plan - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Statoil ASA (STO) has finally decided to give up the Kazakh Caspian oilfield project, following unsuccessful negotiations ...
  7. TOTAL Lags on Lower Volume - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Integrated oil and gas company TOTAL S.A. (TOT) reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings of $1.76 per share (€1.36 ...
  8. BP, Oceaneering in Supply Pact - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    BP Exploration Operating Company Limited, a unit of the British energy giant BP plc (BP) has awarded a contract to oilfield ...
  9. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  10. BP Delivers First Oil at PSVM - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    BP Exploration Angola - an affiliate of the British energy major BP plc (BP) - has commenced production at its ultra-deep ...
  11. KMP to Extend Edmonton Terminal - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    A unit of leading master limited partnership Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP) - Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals - ...
  12. Statoil to Abandon Karama Block - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil ASA (STO) and its partner Pertamina Hulu Energi have decided to hand over their stakes in the ...
  13. STO Starts Spudding Nanna Prospect - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Norwegian major Statoil ASA (STO) has commenced the drilling of an exploration well at the Nanna prospect in the North Sea ...
  14. Statoil Contracts HHI for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil ASA (STO) awarded South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) a $1.1 billion contract ...
  15. Kinder Adds Trans Mountain Capacity - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP) unveiled plans for the expansion of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline in order ...
  16. FTI Wins Subsea Contract from CNQ - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Offshore oilfield equipment manufacturer, FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) has entered into a deal with CNR International - a ...
  17. Exxon Progresses with Hebron - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) along with its partners are moving ahead with the development of Hebron oil ...
  18. Statoil Buys 25% in Espirito Santo - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Norwegian energy major Statoil ASA (STO) has purchased a 25% participating interest from Brazilian metals and mining firm ...
  19. Statoil-YPF to Join Hands - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    Norwegian energy giant Statoil ASA (STO) intends to join hands with Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF SA to develop ...
  20. Cameron Wins Drillship Package Deal - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker Cameron International Corp. (CAM) recently received a supply contract from South Korea-based ...
  21. FMC Tech Gets $39M Order from STO - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) entered into a deal with Statoil ASA (STO) for the supply of subsea ...
  22. Anadarko Petroleum Ups Oil And Gas Resource Estimates

    November 5, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has increased the resource potential of the company's properties in offshore Mozambique and the Wattenberg ...
  23. Statoil Fails to Meet 3Q Estimate - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Statoil ASA's (STO) third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 63 cents per ADR failed to match the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  24. BP's Target in Azerbaijan Way Short - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    The U.K. major BP Plc (BP) seems to have another battle ahead with the development of the oilfield block Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli ...
  25. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  26. Stock Market News for October 9, 2012 - Market News

    October 9, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the red on Monday after the World Bank reduced growth estimates for East Asia and the Pacific region. ...
  27. Total Sets Up For Growth

    October 2, 2012
    Total expects oil and gas production to reach 3 million BOE by 2017 as it harvests growth from its many development projects.
  28. FMC Tech to Sell $800M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Offshore oilfield equipment manufacturer FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI) recently announced that it will be offering $800 million ...
  29. Hess to Offload ACG Stakes - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    Hess Corporation (HES) plans to shed its stake in oil fields in Azerbaijan and an associated pipeline to India's ONGC Videsh ...
  30. The Week Ahead In Energy

    September 4, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events that will have an impact on investing in the energy sector for the week beginning September ...
  31. Cost Overrun Dogs BP Skarv Project - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has incurred a huge cost overrun on its Skarv project off Norway, which got deferred mainly ...
  32. Statoil's Aasta Hansteen Update - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    Norwegian oil major Statoil ASA (STO) has awarded the contract for building the world's largest Spar platform for the Aasta ...
  33. Exxon Readies Kizomba Satellites - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    ExxonMobil Corporation's (XOM) subsidiary - Esso Exploration Angola Limited - began production from deepwater Kizomba Satellites ...
  34. BP in Talks Over Abu Dhabi Fields - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    British energy major BP Plc (BP) has denied Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports indicating that the company has been barred ...
  35. Chesapeake Offloads CHKM Stakes - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has wrapped up its asset sale deal with private equity firm Global ...
  36. Upcoming Energy Events You Should Know About This Week

    July 3, 2012
    Here's a look at upcoming events that will impact the energy sector this week, as well as a recap of last week's energy news.
  37. Kinder Morgan Files for Toll Terms - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) filed an application with the National Energy Board (NEB) for tolls and contract ...
  38. Talisman Energy Has More Charm Than The Market Thinks

    June 29, 2012
    Talisman seems unfairly maligned.
  39. Total Has More To Lose With Falling Oil Prices

    June 29, 2012
    Total's dividend yield is impressive, but the company's vulnerability to sub-$90 oil is worrisome.
  40. Cameron Wins Contract from BP JV - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Oil drilling equipment maker Cameron International Corp. (CAM) recently received a supply contract from the Iraqi firm Rumaila ...
  41. Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale

    June 28, 2012
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the results of the most recent auction for oil and gas leases in the Gulf ...
  42. Angola Oil And Gas Review

    June 13, 2012
    Angola is now one of the largest producers of oil and gas in Africa, and will continue to see production grow as new projects ...
  43. CHK to Sell $4B Pipeline Assets - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    Natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has struck an asset sale deal with private equity firm Global Infrastructure ...
  44. Loews Corp. Moves a Notch Higher - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Loews Corporation L) to Outperform from Neutral on the back of strong first quarter ...
  45. Playing The North Sea's Windy Potential

    June 8, 2012
    With its current energy production strategy showing signs of strain, the U.K. has unveiled ambitious plans to turn the North ...
  46. Exxon, Rosneft to Explore Siberia - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Energy major ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) has joined hands with Russian state oil company Rosneft for the appraisal of huge ...
  47. Is Second Place Good Enough For Petrobras Investors?

    June 1, 2012
    Petrobras has substantial reserve potential, but also rampant government interference. Investors looking for a cheaper (albeit ...
  48. Murphy Oil's Canadian Assets

    May 17, 2012
    Murphy Oil has an extensive inventory of Canadian oil and gas assets and plans to develop these assets to meet production ...
  49. Statoil Employs Seadrill Rig - Analyst Blog

    May 15, 2012
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil ASA (STO) has hired Seadrill Limited's (SDRL) rig -- West Aquarius -- for deepwater exploration ...
  50. Oil's Losing Streak Runs to Four Days

    May 8, 2012
    Given the weekend's political events in Europe and the way futures were acting in electronic trading on Sunday evening, it ...
  51. Statoil, Rosneft Explore Off Russia - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Statoil ASA (STO) and Russian state-owned oil company OAO Rosneft have entered into an agreement by which the Norwegian oil ...
  52. Couche-Tard Heads East

    April 20, 2012
    Alimentation Couche-Tard, the Canadian convenience store chain that tried to buy Casey's General Stores in 2010, announced ...
  53. Triangle Petroleum: Almost A Ground-Level Bakken Play

    April 10, 2012
    While Triangle is still a very risky story, the company is only just starting to develop its acreage in the Bakken region.
  54. Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    April 10, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners will invest $650 million in capital in 2012 on various growth projects across its business segments. ...
  55. Alaska Still A Player In Oil And Gas

    March 30, 2012
    Alaska is one of the leaders in oil and gas production in the United States, but it has lost the spotlight to the industry's ...
  56. Anadarko Petroleum And Mozambique

    March 23, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has reported success in offshore Mozambique, and plans to continue to invest in this prolific area.
  57. PetroChina As Much About Politics As Performance

    March 21, 2012
    PetroChina is too dependent on government directives.
  58. East Africa Yields Its Riches

    March 21, 2012
    Oil and gas operators are flocking to offshore East Africa as they look for new areas to explore.
  59. Anadarko Petroleum Hopes To Continue Exploration Success

    March 16, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum has a successful history of oil and gas exploration across its global portfolio. The company is planning ...
  60. Anadarko Petroleum Loves The Onshore United States

    March 15, 2012
    Anadarko Petroleum plans to spend most of its 2012 capital budget on exploring and developing the onshore United States.
  61. Chevron Starts Tengiz Expansion

    March 7, 2012
    Chevron has started up the initial stage of an expansion at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan.
  62. The Curse Of Foreign Investment?

    January 16, 2012
    Many pundits assume that foreign investors have terrible timing when purchasing assets in the United States, often buying ...
  63. Talisman Energy Sets Up For 2012

    January 11, 2012
    Talisman Energy is cutting capital spending, shifting funds away from the development of dry gas plays in North America and ...
  64. Energy Sector - 2011 In Review

    December 30, 2011
    The energy sector was full of deals and reorganizations in 2011, but that did not translate into great investment returns ...
  65. Some Things You Should Know About The Marcellus Shale

    December 8, 2011
    The development of the Marcellus Shale is likely to continue for decades as the play offers attractive economics.
  66. Ecopetrol Updates Strategic Plan

    November 30, 2011
    Ecopetrol recently updated the company's strategic plan and plans to accelerate growth for the balance of the decade.
  67. QEP Resources Makes Push Into Liquids

    November 28, 2011
    QEP Resources has lined up a number of promising oil and liquids plays that will help the company transition away from natural ...
  68. Is The Arctic Oil’s Last Frontier?

    November 16, 2011
    The Arctic circle is gaining much attention from E&P firms. For investors, this frozen gamble could pay off.
  69. Transocean Has Value, But Badly Needs Growth

    November 7, 2011
    Transocean has been underperforming, but the value is compelling.
  70. Exxon Mobil - Biggest And Best, But Blah?

    October 31, 2011
    Exxon is often overlooked, but its quality is top-notch.
  71. Eni Hits It Big Off Mozambique

    October 27, 2011
    Offshore drilling in Mozambique is offering Eni and other companies large reserves of natural gas.
  72. Petrobras Or Statoil: Which Is The Better Stock?

    September 22, 2011
    Both Petrobras and Statoil are selling for less these days. Find out which is the better stock.
  73. Libya Adds Some Good News To Energy Names

    August 23, 2011
    Rebel advances in Libya could pave the way for western energy names to return.
  74. Transocean Puts Billions To Work

    August 17, 2011
    Transocean makes a selective, but very strategic, acquisition.
  75. Momentum Building In National Oilwell Varco's Business

    August 3, 2011
    Strong order intake suggests the long-awaited capex binge may be beginning.
  76. Plum Creek Timber Is Still A Little Warped

    August 1, 2011
    Plum Creek is getting by, but there's no imminent reason to buy it.
  77. Say Hello To Kosmos Energy

    July 20, 2011
    Kosmos Energy recently went public and is involved with higher risk exploration in onshore and offshore Africa.
  78. Conoco Phillips Separation - Upstream Review

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips will be one of the largest public independent oil and gas companies after the spin off of its downstream ...
  79. Betting On Resource-Rich Nations

    July 11, 2011
    For investors looking for ways to protect against future inflation and stay invested for the strengthening global economy, ...
  80. Talisman Energy - North Sea Review

    June 6, 2011
    Talisman Energy will attempt to keep the company's North Sea production stable in a narrow band through 2020.
  81. Looking For Big Yields In Europe

    May 25, 2011
    Although debt worries are causing investors to shun European stocks, the country still offers high dividends and value for ...
  82. Petrobras And Brazil's Wall Of Worry

    May 18, 2011
    Petrobras deserves a discount for the risk of government interference, but this discount seems too large.
  83. Anadarko's Balance Paying Off

    May 4, 2011
    Anadarko takes few major risks and offers a very balanced production profile.
  84. Chesapeake Making The Best Of A Tough Situation

    May 4, 2011
    Chesapeake is an aggressive (but savvy) operator in natural gas, which will hopefully pay off in the long run.
  85. High Oil Should Make For A Healthy Halliburton

    April 19, 2011
    A strong North American market has tided Halliburton over as international activity picks up.
  86. Conoco Phillips Explores For Future Growth

    March 30, 2011
    Conoco Phillips has assembled dozens of exploratory prospects across the globe, and will spend billions over the next few ...
  87. Apache A Good Bet In Oil & Gas Sector

    February 21, 2011
    Apache may not be the favorite E&P stock, but this well-run company trades too cheaply.
  88. Searching For Gains In Scandinavia

    February 4, 2011
    Rich in natural resources, industrial expertise and fiscal conservatism, Scandinavia is a perfect for a developed market ...
  89. Will 2011 Be The Year That Deepwater Gulf Drilling Restarts?

    January 7, 2011
    Recently clarified regulations on the Government approval process for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico may lead to ...
  90. Noble Energy Advances In Israel In 2010

    January 1, 2011
    Noble Energy advanced its exploration and development program in offshore Israel, and it became a promising leader in an ...
  91. 3 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Momentum

    November 26, 2010
    These three dividend-paying stocks have been performing above expectations as of late, and show great promise in the near ...
  92. Chesapeake Energy's Other Natural Gas Plays

    November 18, 2010
    Its biggest natural gas play is in the Haynesville Shale in Texas and Louisiana, but Chesapeake is in other areas as well.
  93. BANC Some Inflation Protection With These Nations

    November 15, 2010
    The BANC nations of Brazil, Australia, Norway and Canada offer investors a way to add natural resource production and inflation ...
  94. Chesapeake Energy Loves The Eagle Ford Shale

    October 25, 2010
    Chesapeake Energy is rapidly developing its vast holdings in the Eagle Ford Shale as the company seeks to increase production ...
  95. Foreign Investors Tap Into U.S. Shale Gas Play

    October 15, 2010
    One of China's leading oil companies takes a major stake in a U.S. shale gas field.
  96. Foreigners Agree: Eagle Ford Shale The Place To Be

    October 12, 2010
    Two major deals highlight the level of foreign interest in this promising Texas oil and gas field.
  97. Algeria Moves To Develop Oil And Gas Reserves

    July 23, 2010
    Algeria is aggressively developing vast reserves of oil and gas as it seeks to offset the decline of its existing base.
  98. Noble Energy Still Hot For The Deepwater Gulf

    June 7, 2010
    Despite the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Noble Energy is still counting on this area to drive ...
  99. Occidental Petroleum Steps Up Production Growth

    May 24, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum seems set to boost production growth above its recent historical average.
  100. Safe Dividends In Oil And Gas

    May 3, 2010
    Dividend investors looking to have their cake and eat it, too, will want to check out four companies with strong balance ...
  101. Investing In Scandinavia

    April 29, 2010
    The Scandinavian region is often overlooked from an investment perspective, but it shouldn't be.
  102. Anadarko Petroleum Analyst Meeting Review

    March 12, 2010
    Anadarko Petroleum held its annual analyst meeting and outlined the company's strategy to achieve its production and reserve ...
  103. North Sea Exploration And Development Forges On

    January 20, 2010
    The North Sea is still a hub of activity for the oil and gas industry, despite production declines.
  104. Oil Companies Making Moves In Iraq

    January 18, 2010
    American oil companies were supposed to benefit more than others in a post-war Iraq, or so conspiracy theorists told us.
  105. Shale Plays Go International

    December 1, 2009
    The U.S. business model of unconventional resources is about to jump the Atlantic as Europe and Africa realize the potential ...
  106. Emerging Carbon Capture Plays

    November 12, 2009
    These companies all got into carbon capture for financial reasons, and it's paying off.
  107. First Movers In Shale Plays Benefit

    November 3, 2009
    Exploration and production companies that were early into North Amercian shale plays have lower land acquisition costs.
  108. Oil And Gas Discoveries Flying Below The Radar

    August 12, 2009
    Recent oil and gas discoveries contradict the conventional wisdom that all oil and gas has already been found.
  109. If Cuba Can Drill Off The Coast Of Florida, Why Can't We?

    August 4, 2009
    Cuba has allowed companies to explore off its Northern coast, closer than U.S. companies are allowed in waters under our ...
  110. Will European Shale Come To The Rescue?

    June 22, 2009
    Western Europe has some promising unconventional oil and gas shales similiar to ones in the U.S.
  111. The Oil Sands Slowdown

    April 22, 2009
    The drop in oil prices and the widening of the discount for heavy crude have caused the cancellation of many projects in ...
  112. Bill And Warren's Excellent Adventure

    August 27, 2008
    Are Bill Gates and Warren Buffett ready to invest in the Alberta oil sands?
  113. Oceans Of Oil

    June 21, 2007
    Explorers and drillers are set to profit from the ongoing search for deepwater oil.
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