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  • End of Libyan oil blockade comes with risks

    An agreement to resume exports has reassured oil markets. But several hurdles remain, Chris Stephen reports from Tripoli


  • What now for Iraqi oil?

    The Islamist-led Sunni surge leaves Iraq on the brink of collapse. Derek Brower assesses what it means for the country’s oil industry


  • Requiem for a dream?

    Three years on, the euphoria surrounding South Sudan’s independence has ebbed away as the country slides deeper into civil war, writes Luke Patey


  • Take that, Russia

    Sanctions targeting key members of Putin’s inner circle are having an effect – but not necessarily the one intended


  • IOCs take the long view

    Despite the sanctions and friction, Western investors aren’t ready to turn their back on Russia’s upstream


  • Nimble services firms fast to take Russian opportunities

    The country’s shift to trickier reserves and enhanced oil recovery is behind a surging oilfield services sector