Regions

  • Comrades in oil

    A proposed crude deal between Russia and China will complicate their relations with the West, argues Anthony Woolich, a partner at law firm Holman Fenwick Willan


  • Time to take a new approach to manage cost margins

    As upstream margins grow tighter, energy firms are taking a much closer look at their spending. Rather than fighting a rearguard action against spiralling costs, taking on a new suite of cost management tools may very well be the right approach, say Jerome Sevin and Pierre-Antoine Fliche from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)*


  • Geopolitics on the back burner


  • The fracturing of Iraq

    Vast swathes of Iraqi territory are under Islamist insurgent control, the chasm between the Kurds and Baghdad has widened again, and the country's divisive prime minister has stepped down. Kirk Sowell explains how Iraq has reached the brink