Why include private entity contracts in a governance database?

on July 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

If you’re interested in public governance of the extractive industries, why bother with so-called “auxiliary” contracts, those between two private entities? In a word, because they may be useful. The third edition of OpenOil’s contract repository contains over 100 contracts relating to oil production in 30 countries. They include sales agreements for oil and gas, more »

Repository 3rd edition release – 723 contracts from 72 countries

on July 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

We are happy to announce the third edition of the contracts repository, with 200 new contracts and 18 new countries. The repository now totals 723 contracts from 72 countries. One feature of the new release we are excited by is the inclusion of what we call “auxiliary” contracts – those signed by two private oil more »

Come and get it! OpenOil publishes first open API for oil rights

on May 22, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

OpenOil is pleased to announce what we believe is the first open API applied to oil extraction rights around the world: the 20,000 “blocks”, “fields” and “concession areas” (we’ll get into naming problems a little lower down) from some 69 countries involving some 2,142 unique corporate structures as operators and contractors. We hope this Application more »

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