Europe & Eurasia
UK warned on exploration decline
17 September 2018
The country’s watchdog isn’t happy after just four exploration wells were drilled last year
East Med's best is yet to come
11 September 2018
The East Med has enjoyed deep water success over recent years and there are new developments to watch out for
Rosneft courts trouble with Sakhalin partners
5 September 2018
Chief executive Igor Sechin has sharpened his knife for another corporate spat
Greece presses the E&P button
3 September 2018
Plans for deep-water exploration have raised hopes of an eventual major natural gas discovery, while onshore oil development is progressing slowly
Battling the Brexit blues
28 August 2018
The UK's planned withdrawal from the EU in 2019 is causing uncertainties for the North Sea industry at a time when it could do without them
Tech firms ride North Sea revival
14 August 2018
Rising technology firms are offering innovations that meet the efficiency needs of North Sea operators
UK industry looks to tech collaborations
14 August 2018
An Aberdeen-based group is encouraging tech-based solutions to maximise recovery from the UK continental shelf
Iberia waits on Europe's LNG sidelines
3 August 2018
Spain and Portugal want to become a gateway for Europe’s LNG imports, but cheaper pipeline gas is a formidable competitor
Ukraine is key to unlocking Nord Stream 2
3 August 2018
Europe’s desire for cheap, stable energy clashes with the political need to maintain cordial US relations and support Ukraine
Cuadrilla makes headway with UK shale project
30 July 2018
It's taken seven years, but hydraulic fracturing is set to be resumed in northern England
Serica sanguine on Iran sanctions
13 July 2018
The firm's historic links to Iran are in the spotlight as US sanctions resume
The return of cautious optimism in the North Sea
13 July 2018
The UK’s North Sea hub, braced for production declines, has received a boost from new investments and revived interest from the supermajors
Shah Deniz 2 gas kickstarts southern corridor project
5 July 2018
The pipeline network joining the Caspian to Europe isn’t finished yet, but the gas is, at least, now flowing part of the way
Kazakhstan wakes to hydrocarbon promise
4 July 2018
After years of foot-dragging and energy policy flip-flopping, Kazakhstan is putting its oil and gas aspirations back on track
Barents comes into focus for Norway
22 June 2018
There's a lot more gas and oil to be found in the Norwegian Arctic, if the explorers can be persuaded to look for it
Sechin's role in Magomedov arrest under scrutiny
15 June 2018
The arrest of another oligarch with links to the energy industry has raised questions over the motive
A Rhum deal: US sanctions threaten North Sea project
24 May 2018
Uncertainty over US sanctions is causing jitters among oil and gas project developers
Gazprom finds it hard to break with Ukraine
18 May 2018
An international court ruling over gas supply contracts has done little to resolve differences between Gazprom and Naftogaz
BP developments extend North Sea bounce
11 April 2018
The supermajor bucks the trend by investing in two smaller fields.
Horizontal drilling comes to the UK, but fracking must wait
6 April 2018
Pioneering driller Cuadrilla is optimistic over shale gas well prospects
UK gas security safe from Russian reprisals
29 March 2018
Russia is in a weak position to directly hinder UK gas supply in response to diplomatic disputes. Brexit creates more risk for future energy security
UK's unclear post-Brexit emissions strategy
23 March 2018
The shape of future EU carbon trading hangs in the balance
North Sea oil and gas bounce may be short-lived
22 March 2018
The UK oil industry’s trade body is cautious over prospects for the maturing oil province
UK shale sector seeks revival
21 March 2018
Sentiment towards fracking remains lukewarm
Short shrift for Gazprom’s portfolio investors
19 March 2018
The world’s largest gas producer is once more likely to ignore calls to increase dividends
Russian energy giants face contagion risk
19 March 2018
Constrained by sanctions, firms are tied to the fortunes of domestic banks