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Latest licensing rounds
19 January 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Guyana—at the frontier
19 January 2018
ExxonMobil and its partner are racing ahead with their major Liza discovery in Guyana, at Latin America's exploration frontier. Others are struggling to replicate the success
Majors come calling for Brazil's pre-salt
16 January 2018
Shell and Petrobras were the big winners in Brazil's latest upstream bid round, along with backers of Brazil's oil reforms
Kenya's oil: trucking along
16 January 2018
With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
North Sea oil's rock hoppers
19 January 2018
Shell is happy to give the Penguins project a helping hand
North Sea oil's rock hoppers
19 January 2018
Shell is happy to give the Penguins project a helping hand
Guyana—at the frontier
19 January 2018
ExxonMobil and its partner are racing ahead with their major Liza discovery in Guyana, at Latin America's exploration frontier. Others are struggling to replicate the success
Kenya's oil: trucking along
16 January 2018
With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
Where did it all go right for Senegal?
12 January 2018
Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer
African competition hots up
11 January 2018
It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway
Latest licensing rounds
19 January 2018
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Majors come calling for Brazil's pre-salt
16 January 2018
Shell and Petrobras were the big winners in Brazil's latest upstream bid round, along with backers of Brazil's oil reforms
Bumpy start for Brazil's auction
1 December 2017
ExxonMobil bet big in the Campos Basin, but foreign interest was tepid and just 13% of blocks drew winning bids
Brazil beckons with new oil auction
13 October 2017
The first bid round in two years will test investor interest after a tumultuous period for the country
Exxon's Brazil play
4 October 2017
The US supermajor made a splash in Brazil's oil auction, snapping up deep-water acreage and signalling its interest in the upcoming pre-salt round
Lebanon: tired of waiting
12 September 2017
The country has postponed its offshore bid round deadline amid continuing domestic and geopolitical uncertainties
FLNG—a quiet revolution
19 October 2017
Shell and Petronas pushed the technology first, but African developers are poised to transform the continent into an FLNG production hub
Technology and the oil industry
13 April 2017
Automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other new technologies could transform the oil industry
Oman's greenhouses to grow oil
27 February 2017
Oman is a leader in EOR and will soon bring in a powerful friend to help pump more oil—the sun
Game-changing FLNG to set energy markets alight
25 March 2016
In the final survey conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas at OTC Asia, we learnt that FLNG is going to reshape a growing industry as opportunities abound
Asian advantage drives offshore technology
24 March 2016
According to the second of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas, Asia is leading the way in upstream oil and gas
Technological advances in the offing
24 March 2016
The first of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas found a strong future – soon - for offshore technology