[okfn-discuss] [Project-discussion] Oil Industry

Gustavo Silva gustavosantaremsilva at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 23:26:49 UTC 2015

Hi all,

After regaining my strength after a tough breakdown at another project, I
thought about what we could do to re-start the group. Most of the people
previously involved left the group and/or moved away to other things and,
thus, the group is kind of stumbling upon itself.

It is crucial to rapidly get involved with a couple of projects and get
some results so that people realize we're alive and kicking.

The oil industry is a very peculiar one and so I believe it is a great
start - specially since the literature is vague and not very concise in
specific matters. That is why the group has previously done a model of an
oil contract
partnering up with Open Oil group. However, that research was not concluded
and we must proceed.

In this specific thread, there are two main things I wish to know from you:

 1. Who's interested to get involved in this topic? I know Samira and
Rodney want to help, even though their contribution is kind of limited due
to real life commitments. However, as you understand, as more people get
involved, better for us.
 2. Which particular topics would you like to develop? Personally, I would
vote for theoretical models to, first, explain some firm's behaviors in the
market and, later, proceed with empirical analysis, using open data - of

Please let us know your thoughts. Even if we are only a few collaborating,
we can deliver amazing things, I am sure!

Thank you in advance and I apologize to spam the OK's main mailing list,
but thought others would like to get involved with us.

Best Regards / Obrigado e com os melhores cumprimentos,
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