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Oil’s $1 Trillion Question

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Oil’s $1 Trillion Question

Unread postby AdamB » Fri 03 Nov 2017, 19:20:24


How much is Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest energy company, actually worth? If it wasn’t a sales pitch, it really sounded like one. “Aramco is by far the lowest-cost producer,” said Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi oil minister, at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh. The October gathering, dubbed “Davos in the desert,” brought together a who’s who of business and finance, including the bosses of Blackstone Group LP and Credit Suisse Group AG. Al-Falih was talking up Saudi Arabian Oil Co., also known as Aramco, the state-owned oil company the kingdom is planning to sell shares of. Aramco is the world’s largest energy company. With a monopoly on exploiting a good quarter of the planet’s oil reserves, it pumps more crude than Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and Royal Dutch Shell combined. Regardless of the rise of electric vehicles and the fight against


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Re: Oil’s $1 Trillion Question

Unread postby Plantagenet » Sat 04 Nov 2017, 16:28:22

About 5 million bbls of oil are produced EACH DAY from the supergiant ghawar
Oil field. If this oilfield starts declining—which could happen any day now——-then the value of the KSA oil company will take a hit

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Re: Oil’s $1 Trillion Question

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Sat 04 Nov 2017, 19:06:52

About 5 million bbls of oil are produced EACH DAY from the supergiant ghawar
Oil field. If this oilfield starts declining—which could happen any day now——-then the value of the KSA oil company will take a hit


They have spare capacity of around 2.5 MMbl/d currently and have a plan to add in another 300 K/d capacity at Shaybah. Given there is zero technical reason to believe decline at Ghawar production rate would be immediately catastrophic (lets say 6% - 10% year likely) they have a lot of wiggle room for some time.
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