OilVoice  May 10  Comment 
It's been a purple patch for Nigeria's indigenous oil sector of late. After playing second fiddle to ...
Financial Times  May 4  Comment 
First-quarter results for all five supermajors have beaten market expectations
The Economic Times  Apr 24  Comment 
The oil major had reported a net profit of Rs 7,220 crore in the March quarter of last year.
Yahoo  Apr 11  Comment 
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and international oil companies have discussed gas venture opportunities inside the kingdom and abroad as part of the top crude-exporting country's drive to diversify investments before the listing of national...
CNBC  Apr 10  Comment 
Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Eni reiterated on Monday that neither they nor their personnel had been involved in any wrongdoing in Nigeria.
Forbes  Apr 3  Comment 
The agreement for the North Sea Forties Pipeline System to change hands also brings home the truth that with the region's heydays behind it, the oil majors are retreating from maturer prospects.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 31  Comment 
Oil major Shell plans to add another 1,500 researchers in India.Addressing reporters, Nitin Prasad, Chairman of Shell Companies in India, said that currently the company has 5,500 employees across C...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 30  Comment 
Upstream oil major Cairn India has re-appointed Aman Mehta, Omkar Goswami, Naresh Chandra and Edward T Story as independent Directors. A company release said that the Board has approved their appoint...
The Economic Times  Mar 24  Comment 
In his budget speech two month ago, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the plan to restructure state oil firms to create an integrated ‘oil major’ but didn't give much detail.


The oil majors are vertically integrated oil and gas companies involved in all stages of the oil industry - exploration, production, refining, trading, marketing, and, sometimes, transportation.

The supermajors are the six largest non-state owned oil companies, formed during the consolidation of the oil industry during the mid-1990s:

In the middle of the 20th century, the world's most powerful oil companies were known as the "Seven Sisters". On March 11th, 2007, the Financial Times named a "New Seven Sisters" (most of which are state-owned):

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