Finance
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
Kogas looks to sell assets to cut debt and go upstream
6 November 2013
As it plans to cut debt by selling off assets, NJ Watson looks at the South Korean gas firm's plans
Brazil's OGX files for bankruptcy after assets disappoint
31 October 2013
A series of unfortunate events has spelled the end for one of Brazil's most high profile companies, writes Justin Jacobs
We need new thinking for new realities, says Saudi Aramco boss
15 October 2013
Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Khalid Al-Falih tells WEC Congress News that the energy industry must work together to find solutions to the challenges that lie ahead
OMV enjoys summer of exploration and discoveries
16 September 2013
It's been a good summer for OMV and its strategy to move away from the lower-margin downstream sector to focus on the more profitable upstream
Texas Keystone wins $1.6bn suit over Kurdish assets
12 September 2013
Excalibur Ventures claimed it was entitled to $1.6bn for a 30% share in Gulf Keystone’s oil assets due to a signed collaboration agreement
Petrobras hopes for strong output growth
23 August 2013
Having over-promised and under-delivered in recent years, Brazil's state firm thinks its pre-salt is at last primed for strong output growth
Argentina's YPF struggling to find investors
23 August 2013
With most of its oil and gas producing fields maturing, Argentina's oil company needs to find investors for the Vaca Muerta to change fortunes
Statoil balances state demands with shareholders interests
23 August 2013
Statoil is a model for other NOCs, neatly balancing the needs of its state controller with the urges of its private shareholders
Lower oil prices and weaker refining margins bludgeon majors' profits
13 August 2013
The majors all saw their results take a hit as lower crude prices and weak refinery margins ate into second-quarter profits
Egypt troubles weigh on BG Group financial results
29 July 2013
The results for quarter two of 2013 were mixed, with BG's half year operating profit 38% higher than 2012
US firms sell up assets worth $3 billion in Asia
24 June 2013
The independent firms are aiming to rebalance their global exploration portfolios
BG streamlines operations as part of growth plan
20 May 2013
By 2015, BG hopes to prioritise value over volume by developing upstream assets
ONGC looks overseas to help increase oil production
14 May 2013
The Indian state-run player is looking overseas to diversify its production base, while acting to tackle problems at home. NJ Watson weighs up whether the company is doing enough
Petrobras' production showing signs of a turnaround
30 April 2013
The company's production has been on a steady decline, but that is likely to change in the next year, says head of upstream
Self insurance in the spotlight for oil and gas companies
23 April 2013
Oil and gas companies are responding to rising premiums by setting up in-house insurance operations, but the strategy carries risks, writes Stephen Breen from Rein4ce
Stormy waters ahead for Brazil's OGX amid low production
15 April 2013
Disappointing production levels have cut the company's credit grade, leaving questions about the company's future
PetroChina posts sharp fall in financial results
5 April 2013
Hit by rising import costs and increased government pricing control, Petrochina has posted a sharp fall in results
Deutsche Bank keeps the faith in BP to overcome problems
27 March 2013
Analysts think BP will overcome its problems after several years of decline