Blockchain Technology Within The Oil And Gas Industry

A link of chains to represent blockchain technology.

As a concept, blockchain can be hard to get your head around. Even for those people that truly consider themselves “geeks”, it can be a bit of a headscratcher. In layman’s term, though, this technology – initially created to prop up the (now astronomically successful) digital currency Bitcoin – is based on several key principles; […]

The Role That Offshore Rigs Can Play After Being Decommissioned

Coral to represent how abandoned offshore rigs can be used.

Everything comes to an end at one point or another, that’s just the way of life. Offshore oil platforms are no exception to this. Once they stop producing oil or gas on an economically viable level, they’re decommissioned. You’re then left with a big platform in the middle of the ocean. Typically, not much that […]

What Are The Most Globally Traded Commodities?

Gold bars to represent traded commodities

Commodity. The OED defines it as “a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee”. And put simply, commodities make the world go around. They’re the foundations around which global economies have prospered and built themselves over hundreds, if not thousands of years. As an oil […]

The Future Of The Oil Industry Lies In Technology

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If you look at the era now known as the Anthropocene, the period of time that humans like you and me have inhabited the earth, then serious technological advances only came about relatively recently. If you were to map it on a graph, you’d see a sharp rise in new technologies around the time of […]

What Is OPEC And Why Does It Have Such Influence On Crude Prices?

An offshore oil platform to represent OPEC

For many of us, when we hear the word ‘cartel’ our minds instantly jump to illicit drug rings and smuggling. OPEC, however, is a cartel of a different kind. In fact, it’s the world’s biggest cartel, is entirely legitimate and exerts an extraordinary amount of power and influence on oil prices, globally. What is it? […]

Oil In The North Pole?

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Last time, we did a festive piece on the oil well equipment known as the ‘Christmas Tree’. Whilst Christmas might have now passed, we thought we’d stick to the wintery topic. Lets ask the the question: is there any oil in the North Pole? There’s got to be a reason, after all, that that jolly […]

Oil Prices Set To Recover In 2021

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As an oil investment company, we believe that the oil and gas industry has seen both periods of immense success. This is as well as slumps that have shaken the sector’s very foundations. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, a global pandemic led, earlier this year, to something more closely approaching the latter. Back in March, monthly Brent performances […]

What Is A “Christmas Tree” In The Oil & Gas Industry?

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We’ve written several pieces before, here at TriStone Holdings Ltd, that bust some of the jargon prevalent within the oil and gas industry. From the differences between upstream, midstream and downstream to the comparison of conventional and unconventional drilling, we’ve done our best to add clarity to what can be a very confusing sector. With […]

What Is A Petroleum Play?

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It’s time for another jargon-busting session, here at TriStone Holdings, and this week we’re looking at petroleum plays, often simply known as plays. Whatever commodity in which you’re looking to invest, it’s important that you’re as fully educated on its particularities, as possible. With oil? Well, it can be amongst the more intimidating assets for […]

Top Ten Interesting Products Made From Crude Oil

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The chances are, whether you know it or not, you’ve used oil in your daily life, it’s almost impossible not to! If you don’t drive or use any form of public transport, then you might be scratching your head as to what we’re talking about, but the reality is that a huge number of products […]