Upstream

  • East Africa: from niche play to key LNG supplier?

    As recent M&A activity suggests, Mozambique and Tanzania are in prime position to join the global gas business, write Brian Cassidy and Steven Fox


  • North Sea awaits an exploration lift

    The four-country North Sea area is an increasingly mature oil and gas province and needs a lift from stepped-up exploration work, Martin Quinlan writes


  • Slow oil

    Russia and Norway will lead the Arctic’s development, but the region will remain a marginal energy producer for decades


  • The Arctic land grab

    A region rich in oil and gas has many suitors, each with rival claims to the icy north


  • Russia's northern riches

    Russia's Arctic oil and gas wealth makes it the region's dominant player. But development will be very expensive


  • Northern exposure

    Norway's Arctic experience shows that development in the High North will take time - and a lot of money


  • Bright future seen for China’s oilfield service companies

    Increased unconventional oil and gas drilling and market reforms are creating new opportunities for China’s oilfield service companies, writes Justin Jacobs


  • North Sea decom whets contractors’ appetites

    Field decommissioning work, particularly in UK waters, is due to accelerate over the next few years, offering a large new market for offshore contractors, Martin Quinlan writes


  • Written in the stars?

    Brazil's prolific pre-salt fairway enters a new era as western majors team up with Petrobras and two of China's state-owned players to tap Libra's bounty. Justin Jacobs reports


  • Cairo looks to ease IOC pain

    With foreign oil companies owed about $6 billion, Egypt's interim, military-backed government must make tough choices as it looks to keep production and investment flowing, reports James Gavin.


  • On top of the world

    Their domination of global reserves has put NOCs in control of the oil industry. But they must do more to keep their advantage


  • UK safety regime in spotlight

    A quarter of century after the Piper Alpha disaster, offshore regulations are once again top of the industry’s agenda. Ian Lewis reports


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