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Norway's Arctic experience shows that development in the High North will take time - and a lot of money
While the far north has been both tempting - and, in some cases, profitable - for a number of majors, the sense of urgency that once drove Arctic exploration is waning
Arctic exploration is complex and expensive, meaning governments will probably have to join forces with companies to make it happen
Persuading the world that drilling in the Arctic can be done safely may be as difficult as the operating environment
Arctic melting is opening up new trade routes, but the impact will be smaller than thought
Brazil's state-controlled flagship has, of late, been long on promise but short on return. However, its long-term outlook is increasingly bright, as NJ Watson discovers
After a series of missteps, China’s CBM sector could finally be getting on track, writes Justin Jacobs
Angola has seen a substantial loss of production capacity as older fields decline. Martin Quinlan reports
Gulf supplies look set to help satisfy the country's rising domestic gas demand, writes Damon Evans
The one-time tiger of the oil world has lost its way, writes Martin Quinlan
BRENT has averaged $110.59 a barrel in the past three years. This is high by any historical measure. Even including the price run-up earlier this century, for example, the mean price in the 25 years till 2011 was just over $33/b.
Increased unconventional oil and gas drilling and market reforms are creating new opportunities for China’s oilfield service companies, writes Justin Jacobs
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
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
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.
Their domination of global reserves has put NOCs in control of the oil industry. But they must do more to keep their advantage
A quarter of century after the Piper Alpha disaster, offshore regulations are once again top of the industry’s agenda. Ian Lewis reports
THE latest developments in the tortuous Keystone XL pipeline review highlight the contradictions in US energy and climate change policies.