Finance
Russneft polishes up
19 January 2017
Moscow's first energy IPO since sanctions puts the company on a solid footing – but may make it a target
The charge for funding
5 January 2017
Accessing energy sector cash from traditional sources has been difficult while oil and gas companies are cutting capital spending. But projects have been taking off
Deals and prayers in Venezuela
7 December 2016
A bond swap has staved off the immediate threat of default, but the downward spiral continues
Canada's high-flying juniors fall to earth
9 November 2016
Smaller companies that push at the frontiers of technology and geology are going bust
A new dawn for Petrobras?
2 November 2016
The government-controlled oil giant is trying to change strategy - and market perceptions
In Aramco's footsteps
14 September 2016
Kuwait's government wants to follow Saudi Arabia's and sell off some state energy assets. The move will face opposition
Pemex: time for turnaround
18 May 2016
Mexico’s state oil company is in terrible shape, but is far from a lost cause
Rise of the slashers
24 March 2016
Latin America’s oil majors are turning to bankers to cut fat and mend desperate finances
The big shale capital crunch
19 February 2016
US tight oil producers are pulling out all the stops to get through the sector’s first major test
The deepening crisis at Sete Brasil
12 January 2016
The Brazilian rig builder once had a bright future. Now the Carwash scandal and mounting debts have left it on the brink of bankruptcy
China’s Yantai Xinchao extends shale reach in $1.3bn Texas oilfield deal
7 December 2015
Producers Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum sell oilfields in Permian basin for around $1.3bn to Chinese firm aiming to make mark in US shale market
Hovensa enters deal after filing for bankruptcy
3 December 2015
The oil storage facility in the US Virgin Islands, a sought after site in the oil storage trade, could be back up and running soon after agreeing deal with Limetree Bay Holdings
MOL extends Balkan retail arm following positive Q3
11 November 2015
Hungarian company reports clean third-quarter, current cost of supplies profit before tax, interest, depreciation and amortisation of forints 198.7bn
Santos aims to raise money after failed takeover bid
10 November 2015
The company wants to raise A$3.5bn to strengthen balance sheet and keep opportunistic bidders at bay
Austria's OMV makes €1bn writedown on low oil prices
5 November 2015
Austria's OMV announced €1.031bn ($1.1bn) of upstream impairment charges in its third quarter results
US supermajors to face up to 'grim reality' of falling profits
3 November 2015
ExxonMobil and Chevron both saw a sharp fall in profits in the third quarter, but they are charting markedly different courses
Shell loses $6bn on Q3 writedowns
29 October 2015
Shell has reported a third quarter loss of $6.1bn - net of $8.2bn of upstream writedowns and charges linked to its unsuccessful Arctic drilling
Repsol signals $7bn asset sales and cost cuts
15 October 2015
The Spanish company plans to sell off assets by 2020 and cut capital expenditure by 40% in order to reduce debt
Petrobras debt rating downgraded to junk status
30 September 2015
Brazil’s national oil company saw its debt rating cut to junk status 10 September by Standard & Poors
Total aims to cut assets by $10bn by 2017
30 September 2015
Almost a year in the job, Total’s new CEO has made cost-cutting and disposals his priorities as oil prices give little encouragement
Gazprom exports less but earns more than 2014
1 September 2015
Despite weak European hub gas prices and less demand, Russia made more money from exports to Europe in the first half of this year than in the same period of 2014
Demand is rising fast, but prices won’t follow just yet
20 August 2015
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest oil-market report suggests the fundamentals are turning, led by demand
How to tackle corruption risk in M&A transactions
14 August 2015
Energy companies often conduct business in emerging markets, some of which may have a historically poor record of dealing with corruption. In this article, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright considers the risks of entering such markets; and how companies can protect the value of the deal