Oil companies should improve their use of IT, says Bichsel
22 April 2015
Damon Evans talks to Matthias Bichsel, former director of projects and technology at Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell about the prospects for innovation and collaboration in the oil and gas business
Investors unconvinced by Eni's 'solid budget' plan
20 April 2015
Claudio Descalzi's strategy to reduce debt and focus on upstream has yet to convince investors
Australian shale dream stalls as Chevron walks
15 April 2015
The US company is leaving as it tries to balance the books amid low oil prices
Companies should target efficiency while oil prices are low
26 March 2015
Hugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Jim Pearce, of A T Kearney, highlight the opportunity offered by lower prices to reset portfolios and get costs down - and to come out leaner and stronger
Smaller drillers face tough financing conditions
26 March 2015
All firms are looking for financing, but some will face more difficult times than others
Back to the future for reserve based finance amid downturn
26 March 2015
Jason Fox and Olivia Caddy, from Bracewell & Giuliani, consider the debt markets for E&P companies and the changes to the financial landscape since the last oil price rout
Shale operators struggle to balance books
26 March 2015
With low oil prices, companies are seeking financing to help stay afloat
China reforms could mean opportunity for private capital
26 March 2015
President Xi Jinping has revealed a new mixed ownership model for the state sector
Asian players push ahead despite oil price fall
26 March 2015
Petronas have raised $5bn, challenging fears that lower prices would threaten the Asian oil markets
Africa players look to London for finance
26 March 2015
Adam Dann and Tim Sumner of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) look at the financing options available to Africa-focused companies
Islamic structures growing prominent in Middle Eastern oil
26 March 2015
Oil and gas companies have grown more comfortable with Sharia structures, which now figure prominently in some sizeable Middle Eastern financings
Oil service companies bear brunt of downturn
20 March 2015
Pessimism has arrived as oil companies continue to make cuts
ExxonMobil bets big on Russia despite drop in spending
13 March 2015
The drop in oil price and increasing costs have led the US company to minimise spending by 12%, but not in Russia
Shell seeks exploration momentum despite oil price plunge
20 February 2015
The head of Shell's conventional oil and gas exploration says they won't lose sight of the long term
Majors make cuts as oil price sparks tough times
20 February 2015
Low prices and poor earnings mean the majors are cutting spending, jobs and projects
Shell's earnings up but investors remain cautious
16 February 2015
The company faces challenges despite the $3.3bn Q4 earnings
Total keeps PNG prize after Oil Search loses court battle
13 February 2015
Oil Search lost a court battle with InterOil, writing a another chapter in the debate over Papua New Guinea's gas scheme
Beldine faces challenges at crisis struck Petrobras
12 February 2015
New chief executive, Aldemir Beldine, faces long to-do list at the corruption ridden Brazilian company
BP optimistic for UK Kinnoull economics
16 January 2015
Despite falling oil prices BP is retaining a positive outlook of the North Sea field
Shell to exit from Malaysia Port Dickson refinery
13 January 2015
A business review concluded margins would remain small due to the global oversupply of oil
Shell agrees $84m Nigeria compensation package
7 January 2015
The deal is for the losses to the fishermen and community after two pipeline spills seven years ago
Energy companies should consider climate change in business plans
6 January 2015
Energy producers should take climate change policy more seriously for their long term strategy
Santos could sell Gladstone LNG pipeline due to financial pressure
15 December 2014
The combination of the Australian firm's low share price and falling oil prices could push the company to sell assets
Total blames high prices for loss of reserves at GLNG
8 December 2014
The French major says high-costs are to blame for a gas shortage at Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project
Petronas slams brakes on $11bn Canadian LNG scheme
4 December 2014
The company is deferring an investment decision on the LNG project
Total and Shell push ahead in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale
3 December 2014
The companies will invest $550 million in the Argentinian projects