Finance
Sinopec's $17.4bn retail stake sale disappoints
15 September 2014
The sale was long-awaited, but in the end the move failed to attract investors
YPF strikes Vaca Muerta deal with Petronas
1 September 2014
The two companies are to jointly invest in a pilot project
Firms need effective cost management amid pressured margins
21 August 2014
As upstream margins grow tighter, energy firms are taking a much closer look at their spending. Rather than fighting a rearguard action against spiralling costs, taking on a new suite of cost management tools may very well be the right approach, say Jerome Sevin and Pierre-Antoine Fliche from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)
Chevron exits Lithuania shale gas acreage
10 July 2014
After two years the company has closed office in Vilnius
Rising costs and low returns are testing Australia’s gas players
8 July 2014
The country’s major energy firms are looking further afield for growth
Collaboration on cards for Santos and GDF Suez LNG amid rising costs
8 July 2014
Surging development costs have put the next wave of projects on ice, but gas players are finally teaming up to help trim costs
Upstream companies facing budget and time pressures
5 July 2014
The biggest difficulty facing upstream companies is not finding reserves – it is bringing fields on stream on time and on budget, argue Antoine Rostand, Tamás Seregi and Arnold Volkenborn, from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)
Chevron departure from Doba marks Chad decline
26 June 2014
The company has sold its interest to the government for $1.3 billion
India's Essar could sell UK’s Stanlow refinery
26 June 2014
According to Reuters reports, the refinery's future could be under threat as Essar hopes to raise money
Venezuela oil industry woes hit China’s Petro-King
19 June 2014
Services provider Petro-King warned investors of a slowdown
Shell bags nearly $6bn for Woodside stake
17 June 2014
Shell will cut its stake to less than 5%, with half going to Woodside and half to institutional investors
Services firms fast to take Russian opportunities
30 May 2014
The country’s shift to trickier reserves and enhanced oil recovery is behind a surging oilfield services sector
Energy companies could face risks by using third parties
29 May 2014
Integrity compliance and integrity due diligence are crucial to companies with international operations. David Lister and Gavin Proudly of EY look at the key issues, and at how oil and gas companies are tackling them
Chevron needs more gas in the tank after 27% fall in profits
14 May 2014
The US major's figures were worse than expected, but the company is pushing forward with gas
Russia's Lukoil announced a drop in profits in 2013
15 April 2014
The company's net profit in 2013 dropped by 29% to $7.83 billion
Santos' production fell, but LNG projects are on schedule
6 March 2014
Start-up of the Australian company's flagship LNG projects may give it the boost it is looking for
China's oil companies tightening their belts
21 February 2014
The growth-at-all-costs approach has hindered the country's financial performance
Panama Canal deadlock threatens new US-Asia energy trade
7 February 2014
The project to expand the Panama Canal is in crisis over cost overruns
Optimism despite Petrobras' production decline
5 February 2014
Brazil's state-controlled flagship has, of late, been long on promise but short on return. However, its long-term outlook is increasingly bright
Asian oil firms face squeeze, but gas offers opportunities
22 January 2014
Subsidy reforms and rising prices add up to a good deal for investors
OGX plots its comeback from corporate bankruptcy
15 January 2014
The company filed for bankruptcy protection in October while it negotiated with creditors
North Sea decommissioning to offer new market to contractor
11 December 2013
Field decommissioning work, particularly in UK waters, is due to accelerate over the next few years, offering a large new market for offshore contractors
First contract for Pieter Schelte on Brent field
11 December 2013
Allseas' decommissioning, installation and pipelaying vessel has its first contract for the Brent field
Services firms poised to pounce as shale gas grows
5 December 2013
The shale boom might be restricted to North America in the short term, but investment could change that
Chevron eyes permit sell-off in Australia's Browse basin
4 December 2013
US producer Chevron is set to shake up control of Australia's gas-rich Browse basin as it seeks to offload its exploration permits in the region
Shareholder forces chairman to resign from Dart Energy
28 November 2013
Dart Energy faces an uncertain future after a dissatisfied shareholder forced the company chairman and three directors to resign