Reuters  Apr 3  Comment 
Western oil majors struggling to restart production at one of the world's biggest offshore oilfields in Kazakhstan have found that whole kilometres of pipeline are defective, two people recently returned from the $50 billion project say.     
Wall Street Journal  Apr 2  Comment 
Marcel van Poecke, head of Carlyle Group's EMEA energy investment fund, says oil majors have put refining and infrastructure assets worth more than $300 billion up for sale.
OilVoice  Apr 2  Comment 
Western oil majors struggling to restart production at one of the world39s biggest offshore oilfields in Kazakhstan have found that whole kilometres of pipeline are defective two people recently r
Commodity Online  Apr 2  Comment 
China is the world and rsquo;s largest consumer of energy and the second largest consumer of crude oil, slightly behind the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Many analysts expect China to become the world and...
OilVoice  Apr 1  Comment 
Mexico is considering rigid rules that would ensure a hefty cut of the spoils of a landmark energy overhaul go to Mexican firms but that could jeopardize billions of dollars in investment from oil ma
OilVoice  Mar 17  Comment 
Prosafe has been awarded a Letter of Intent LoI by an undisclosed oil major for the provision of the Safe Scandinavia semisubmersible accommodation vessel temporarily converted for tender support o
Wall Street Journal  Mar 15  Comment 
Oil major Total SA said a report into an incident which forced its Elgin gas platform in the North Sea to be evacuated in March 2012 recommends proceedings against the company for breaches of safety regulations.
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after the British oil major filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
Reuters  Mar 13  Comment 
Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending by a fifth and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, the company said on Thursday, in another sign that oil majors are struggling to profit from the booming U.S. shale sector.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 12  Comment 
Industry wants Govt to stay the course on diesel price deregulation


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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