Finance
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
Statoil strategy unaffected by leadership change
7 November 2014
A new CEO has been named for the company, but cost cuts are unlikely to change
Russia's Surgutneftgas defies sanctions and scrutiny
16 October 2014
Thanks to its domestic focus, Surgutneftegas, Russia's fourth-largest oil company, is well positioned to weather Western sanctions. But other problems may lie ahead for this most secretive of companies
Colombia courts upstream investment to sustain oil output
30 September 2014
The country aims to reach 1 million barrels a day this year, but needs investment to make that happen
Cost inflation worrying Canadian oil sands producers
23 September 2014
Cost inflation has replaced market access as the biggest worry for operations in Canada's oil sands
Activist investors pressure Apache to scale back ambitions
19 September 2014
Apache Corporation plans to sell LNG assets as they scale back assets
Rosneft denies Bashneft talks as Sistema boss held over 2009 deal
17 September 2014
The founder of AFK Sistema has been charged with the fraudulent acquisition in of Bashneft in 2009