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Research and Markets: Crude Oil Industry

DUBLIN, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d9c1bf/crude_oil_industry) has announced the addition of the "Crude Oil Industry" report to their offering.

Last three to four years have been truly eventful for global oil industry. The global oil demand slumped amid the economic slowdown followed by a crash in supply due to the OPEC production cuts and massive upstream capacity cancellation/deferral. Oil prices showed unprecedented volatility, fluctuating in $35-147 per barrel range. The global crude oil market has become increasingly important for India in the last few years given its surging crude consumption and over 80 per cent dependence on oil imports.

The report gives valuable insight of the industry encompassing the basics of crude oil, its characteristics, uses and reserve estimation methods. A detailed discussion on various stages of exploration and production chain along with types of offshore rigs is also provided. Critical insights about the global and domestic supply-demand situation are provided. The report has a dedicated section for Infrastructure which deals extensively with global tanker market, domestic crude oil pipelines and India's import policy. The policies and regulation section, apart from providing the current regulatory structure, also includes extensive analysis of India's various production sharing regime and its comparison with global practices. The pricing section discusses historic and current crude oil pricing mechanism along with very useful pricing data. The company section provides detailed profiles of key players in the industry with major portion of revenues derived from production and/or distribution of natural gas.

The report provides forecasts on global oil supply, demand and pricing till 2011-12. The authors have used its indigenously developed Oil Intensity Model and Oil Projects Database to project the global supply-demand situation.

Furthermore, they have gone into minute details of more than 230 global upstream projects to build its upstream project database. Our pricing outlook is derived from our forecasts on various factors including global oil demand, non-OPEC supply, OPEC capacity growth and OPEC spare capacity. The authors have taken into account the opinions from the industry players in its outlook.

The report also gives other useful data related to the industry as annexures.

Key Topics Covered: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY I. OUTLOOK SECTION II. INDUSTRY SECTION III MARKET PLAYERS IV ANNEXURES LIST OF TABLES LIST OF BOXES Companies Mentioned: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited ONGC Videsh Limited Oil India Limited Cairn India Limited Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d9c1bf/crude_oil_industry.

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India

Asia Pacific

North America

New York INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Energy

Oil/Gas