Company profiles
What is New Baker Hughes worth?
6 December 2016
The service industry’s favourite target has finally found a new home— and gets a new financial outlook to boot
Glencore - debt demons
5 December 2016
The dark days of 2015 may well be over, but Glencore still has a lot of work to do
ONGC's lucky mascot
16 November 2016
India's multinational oil and gas firm bought its first offshore rig in 1973. Since then, the Sagar Samrat has become a stalwart for the country's oil output
ExxonMobil - the oil world's champion
8 November 2016
ExxonMobil hasn't exactly sailed through the downturn. But it remains convinced by oil's long future and undeterred by commodity cycles
Petronas - an unusual NOC
13 October 2016
Low oil prices have hurt, but Petronas is adapting
Enbridge's new pipeline behemoth
5 October 2016
Enbridge's takeover of Spectra looks like a smart move at a time of shrinking opportunities for pipeline builders
Cairn India: Private oil dynamo
26 August 2016
Cairn India is deploying technology and human capital across the upstream, strengthening its place as the country’s leading private oil and gas firm
Lukoil: Russia's sleeping giant
8 July 2016
Lukoil’s move for Bashneft suggests the company is at last ready to use its cash pile and challenge Rosneft
Saudi Aramco's light in the desert
8 June 2016
A partial sale of the state-owned firm is just part of the plan for a world-beating company that also wants to find more gas, refine more oil and produce even more crude
Chopping up Saudi Aramco
3 June 2016
Selling part of the state-owned firm will be just the start of a broad divestment project that turns the firm into a huge holding company
Gazprom's clipped wings abroad
3 June 2016
New competitors are hurting Gazprom’s export strategy, which is also suffering from the Kremlin’s foreign adventurism
Gazprom's trouble at home
3 June 2016
Gazprom’s local rivals are taking an ever bigger slice of a shrinking Russian market
Exxon vs the world
1 June 2016
The US supermajor is once again under the cosh for its stance on the climate
Ali Moshiri: Chevron's Asset Manager
27 April 2016
The downturn has the supermajor's man in Latin America and Africa taking a fresh look at his portfolio – shale is up, deep water is down
How much would 5% of Saudi Aramco be worth?
27 April 2016
Saudi Arabia may sell a stake in its crown jewel, but raise much less money than its deputy crown prince thinks
Corporate adapter
6 April 2016
ConocoPhillips has reinvented itself again, exiting deep-water exploration and betting on flexible US production
Patience, investor
15 March 2016
Chevron’s bet on big-ticket projects will pay off, eventually
Shell and BG: 1 + 1 = 5
8 February 2016
LNG and Brazil will create immense long-term value for Shell and BG Group
Eni’s big bet on a recovery
22 January 2016
The Italian major faces a number of headwinds, but its upstream focus should leave it primed to capitalise on any oil-price revival
Austrian oil group OMV embarks on restructuring
27 October 2015
The company will divest almost 50% of its gas distribution network as part of the portfolio shake up
Chief Executive of Santos steps down after falling profits
24 August 2015
The Australian company is facing increasing debt and a takeover is on the cards
BP reaches US deal over Macondo disaster
29 July 2015
BP has closed the darkest chapter in its corporate history with an $18.7bn settlement deal over the 2010 Macondo disaster
Corruption threatens Petrobras' expansion plans
25 November 2014
An unfolding corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's Petrobras has shown up the dark side of Brazil's oil boom and is now threatening to derail the national oil company's ambitious expansion plans
Obituary: Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total
22 October 2014
The death of Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash not only robs Total of its charismatic chairman and chief executive, it denies the energy industry one of its most passionate advocates. We are far poorer for his loss.
Repsol's Antonio Brufau honoured at PE awards
24 September 2014
Antonio Brufau helped transform Repsol it into an outfit that punches well above its weight - and shepherded the company through its most serious crisis. Profile by Anthea Pitt
InterOil transformed by new leadership
1 September 2014
Having beefed up its balance sheet, InterOil is moving ahead under new management with Papua New Guinea's biggest ever drilling campaign to develop its vast frontier acreage as it eyes liquefied natural gas exports to Asian markets