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Industry Insights 2017-09-06T11:38:06+00:00

Oil & Gas Industry Insights

Hear it before anyone else. Insights that are to the point and in plain English.

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Our Industry Insiders work full-time in the oil and gas industry for operators and service companies so they hear of project and contract information well before it has been officially announced. The majority of our submissions are short and to the point as opposed to long news articles.

Our objective is to ensure that you have easy access to the latest project and contract information to assist you with your day-to-day business decisions. In doing so we also hope that we can encourage transparency within the oil and gas industry.

Members come from a broad range of professionals in and out of the industry including executives, country managers, drilling teams, rig contractors, service companies, operators, business development, logistics, supply chain, contracts, government, finance, investing and media.

Insights can be easily sorted based on the type / category, company and country. We are currently providing coverage for the Asia Pacific region.

Truly, by the industry, for the industry.

Your insights help me ensure that I’m focusing on the right companies, assists with planning my BD trips and helps me to ensure that nothing is falling through the cracks. I’m not sure how you do it but keep it up.

Business Development Manager – Asia Pacific, International Service Company

I regularly check the insights to gain a better understanding of operations in the region particularly for countries where we are not overly active. Thank you.

Regional VP, Major Operator

As a procurement manager I am amazed how you access the information particularly on such a wide scale. It has proven a good tool to gain an understanding of the plans from other operators and to keep track of what is being released regarding our company.

Procurement Manager, Regional Operator

Just a quick note to inform you that your insights have proven to be a great complement to the various other industry sources I have access to. Bloomberg terminal and other systems are great however you cover topics often well before the news companies cover them.

Investor, Private Investment Firm

Thank you for the insights. They are particularly useful for me to gain contract updates since it can be a challenge to hear back from many operators. I have also found that they assist with identifying potential partner opportunities.

Tender & Contract Specialist, Local Service Company

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A Few Of The Companies Covered

Example Insights

Chevron Australia Semi Bid Deadline Extended Again

Chevron has extended its bid deadline a second time for its upcoming Gorgon Gas Stage 2 development drilling program off Australia. Bids are now due August 31, a week later than the previous deadline. The program has two potential work scopes; 11 wells over a two-year period plus four option [...]

ENSCO 106 Preparing For BP Indonesia Contract

Jackup ENSCO 106 (400'-IC) has completed operations in Block B15 for Sapura Energy, completing the contract. It is now mobilizing to Singapore where it will undergo contract preparations for its upcoming five-year plus three-year option program with BP in the Tangguh PSC off Indonesia, with work starting in December.

Atwood Finalizing Sale Of Atwood Eagle

Atwood are close to finalizing the sale of Korkut New Era design semi Atwood Eagle, built in 1982. The former Diamond M Eagle was removed from Atwood’s active fleet in May and put up for sale as scrap. The rig, which had long worked in the region, mostly in Australia, [...]

UMW Secures Contract With Repsol Malaysia

Repsol has awarded a contract for the provision of jackup UMW Naga 5 (400'-IC) for one year of work plus a one-year option, covering operations offshore Malaysia. The campaign will begin in mid-September, shortly after the rig completes its current contract with Petrofac offshore Malaysia.

UDW / Floater New Build News

The former Frigstad Kristiansand, now Bluewhale II, nears delivery and is currently on sea trials. The 7th generation Frigstad D90 design 12,000ft wd rated semi is now owned by CIMC Bluewhale Rig Ltd and is set for delivery at the end of this month. No charter has yet been announced [...]


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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes ToilOil’s industry insights different? 2017-07-08T18:16:51+00:00

It all comes down to our data sources specifically our Industry Insiders who work full-time in the oil and gas industry so they hear of project and contract information often well before it has been officially announced. The majority of our submissions are short and to the point as opposed to long news articles. Although we have contacts within the media industry we aren’t journalists or professional writers, which should be evident based on our writing styles not to mention our spelling and grammatical errors.

How do you gain industry insights? 2017-07-08T18:16:52+00:00

We have a range of data sources with the most valuable and unique differentiator being our Industry Insiders who are employed within the oil and gas industry. We also have access to private and publicly available media, company and government data sources.

When are insights published? 2017-07-08T18:16:52+00:00

Anytime of the day and night. Insights are published as soon as they have passed through our review process.

How accurate are the insights? 2017-07-08T18:16:52+00:00

We’re not perfect. Our respected contributors work in the industry for operators and service companies so they have direct access to insights. We pride ourselves on publishing insights before they have been formally announced but as the industry is always evolving that means that we occasionally get it wrong.

Can I submit my insights / updates? 2017-08-17T20:13:16+00:00

Absolutely. We have regular contributors covering specific companies and countries however we appreciate all submissions. Members will see prompts to submit their insights / updates whilst non-members can submit insights through our contact us page.

If I submit an insight will you share my name or other personal details? 2017-07-08T18:16:53+00:00

No! We respect your privacy and understand that you may be sharing confidential information so we will also keep your details confidential.

I submitted an insight / update but didn’t receive a response? 2017-07-08T18:16:54+00:00

We appreciate and review all submissions however we do not necessarily respond to every message / email. Please note that we also try to verify any submissions prior to publishing them. If however you feel that your submission may have been overlooked then we would encourage you to please resubmit it.

Why do the writing styles differ? 2017-07-08T18:12:02+00:00

Our Industry Insiders cover specific companies and countries and come from a range of backgrounds. We aren’t professional journalists so you will notice that writing styles differ from insight to insight. Hopefully all of our submissions are however legible.

Is there an Industry Insights newsletter? 2017-07-08T18:12:02+00:00

No. We pride ourselves on providing real-time updates, which can be easily searched and accessed 24/7 through the website. This also ensures that insights are exclusively for our members.