So, overnight, the world has another 29 billion barrels of oil after Iraq decided to upgrade its proven reserves from 114 billion to 143 billion barrels based on new evaluations of West Qurna and Zubair fields in the south. That’s pretty much an entire year of global demand right there. Although the details are a more »
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Last week I attended a conference, the “Forum for Media and Development 2011, called “Hype or hope; the impact of digital media on journalism and development”. As many of you will already know, at OpenOil our projects cover quite a range of topics and areas, from transparency assessments in Tripoli for Revenue Watch Institute, to, in this case, journalism with regards to the oil industry. Naturally, telling people I was from a company called OpenOil invited some obvious questions; what do you have to do with journalism?