Company profiles
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
Ex-BG Group chief joins PNG focused explorer InterOil
11 August 2014
InterOil is developing one of the largest natural gas fields in Asia
MOL sees INA slip from its grasp as production falls
5 August 2014
The Hungarian oil and gas firm is struggling with corruption allegations
Gazprom losing its gas grip on Europe
31 January 2014
The company's grip over European gas markets is loosening because of weak demand and its shrinking share of Russia's domestic energy market, industry leaders said
Total continues strategy despite not getting the big find
15 January 2014
The French major faces a juggling act with its high-risk, high-reward growth strategy
Scandal-hit PetroChina continues overseas dealmaking
2 December 2013
Despite a suspected corruption scandal, PetroChina is continuing business
Management key to operating firms well amid risks
21 November 2013
Oil and gas firms operate in high-tech, often hazardous, and increasingly complex regulated environments. A management system with integrity ensures compliance and provides greater control and transparency across the enterprise, writes Wood Group Intetech's Liane Smith
Investors question their love for BG as problems persist
8 October 2013
BG revealed problems at key projects, after a share price drop earlier this year
National oil companies on top of the world
23 August 2013
Their domination of global reserves has put NOCs in control of the oil industry. But they must do more to keep their advantage
Ghana's GNPC benefits from rapid production rise
23 August 2013
From modest beginnings, Ghana’s state firm is now in a position to capitalise on the country’s thriving upstream
Adnoc hunting large discoveries to build output
23 August 2013
As Abu Dhabi renews decades-old contracts with IOCs, the state firm plans to build up its output capacity
Angola's state firm Sonangol: Africa’s rising star
23 August 2013
With new gas exports and plans to increase oil output, Angola’s state firm is trying to overcome recent setbacks and vested interests
NNPC pushes forward despite awaiting restructuring
23 August 2013
Nigeria is revamping its state firm and hopes a new petroleum law will rejuvenate its upstream. Investors aren’t so sure
George Mitchell leaves larger-than-life legacy
19 August 2013
The godfather of fracking passes away aged 94
Tullow hopeful for a big summer after recent disappointments
18 June 2013
Analysts hope the struggles of late will pass, and Tullow's major successes of the past will be seen again
GE steps up oil and gas game with services provisions
5 February 2013
As oil and gas companies have stepped up their spending on major oil and gas projects in recent years, GE, one of the world's largest conglomerates, has carved out an increasingly prominent role providing the equipment and services for some of the industry's most ambitious ventures
Aubrey McClendon quits Chesapeake Energy
1 February 2013
The chief executive will leave Chesapeake Energy, the company which he founded
Noble makes a splash with major production goals
16 January 2013
The US independent has set itself major production goals – and has piqued investors’ interest.
Russia’s grandmaster Igor Sechin is back at Rosneft
31 October 2012
Sechin was originally forced to resign from the company, but on 22 October a deal was made that proves he still holds influence in the Russian energy industry
BP and Rosneft shift the Russian landscape
23 October 2012
A new agreement gives the UK major another crack at Russia’s upstream, ends its fraught TNK-BP partnership, and may turn Rosneft into the world’s largest oil company
North America becomes Statoil’s growth engine
22 June 2012
Statoil will look to North America as the driver of future growth, with plans to triple oil output by 2020
New book by Steve Coll looks inside ExxonMobil’s Empire
18 May 2012
Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll’s corporate biography is a meticulously researched and incisive analysis tracing the shifting fortunes of the US’ biggest and most powerful oil company
Woodside Petroleum has a renewed drive to succeed
10 May 2012
The Australian firm has a new chief executive and, it seems, a renewed drive to succeed
Lukoil's ambitious plans face execution risk
20 April 2012
Russia’s second-largest oil producer has high hopes for its future growth, but there are difficulties ahead