Company profiles
Assailed at home, Petronas looks abroad
1 August 2008
Petronas has received some domestic flak following fuel-price rises in Malaysia, but continues its impressive international expansion, writes NJ Watson
Market looks down on Lukoil
1 July 2008
Despite a slump in its share price, many analysts believe Lukoil is undervalued, their optimism is based on substantial Caspian resources, writes NJ Watson
ConocoPhillips: The conservative
1 April 2008
ConocoPhillips, like all the majors, is feeling the pinch of petro-nationalism. It's prepared to wait it out, writes Derek Brower
Total: the controversialist
1 March 2008
Peak oil, human-rights controversy, nuclear power: Total has its own way of doing things, writes Derek Brower
Chevron: still an oil company
25 November 2007
Like its peers, Chevron has had to acclimatise to a world where life is increasingly difficult for private-sector energy investors. It is making a good fist of it, writes Derek Brower
Gains tempered by North America caution
25 November 2007
RISING oil prices and strong demand for production increases worldwide ensured a strong third quarter (Q3) for the international oilfield services sector. But weakness in North America is keeping market exuberance in check, writes Ian Lewis.
Brazil: Targets missed as costs rise
1 October 2007
Petrobras will miss production targets because of cost inflation and tightness in the services sector. Robert Cauclanis reports
Back to petroleum
1 October 2007
The last two years have been rough for BP, its employees and its shareholders, writes Derek Brower. Can its new leader, Tony Hayward, turn the company around?
A positive picture
1 July 2007
With a budget of $25.7bn this year, Petrobras is outspending most of the world's supermajors, writes Robert Cauclanis
Oil's number one
1 June 2007
Saudi Aramco is the world's biggest company, but it is not resting on its laurels: it is continuing its ambitious expansion to retain its surplus-capacity buffer well into the future. Profile by James Gavin
Responding to market needs
1 June 2007
Saudi Aramco is revising its downstream ambitions. It claims it may be involved in a quarter of additions to global refining capacity in the next five years. James Gavin writes
The boss moves to Dubai
1 April 2007
Born in the USA it may have been, but Halliburton is becoming less American. Tom Nicholls talks to Andy Lane, chief operating officer, Vikram Rao, head of technology and Lawrence Pope, head of HR
Eastern promises
1 April 2007
Eni's ambitious growth targets are designed to put the firm in the top flight of IOCs. But its business in the former Soviet Union is putting it under the spotlight. Derek Brower reports from Milan
Chandler: there's no excuse
1 January 2007
Geoffrey Chandler, a former director of Shell International and founder chair of the Amnesty International UK Business Group, says companies with no moral basis do not deserve to survive and probably won't. Interview by Tom Nicholls
Punching its weight
1 October 2006
In five years as chairman, Subir Raha turned a failing, domestic-oriented ONGC into a powerful international operator. But ONGC needs to branch out downstream. Interview by Tom Nicholls
Mind the gap
1 September 2006