Upstream

Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
Opening up Trinidad's tar sands
5 January 2017
The island holds large bitumen reserves. The head of a company wanting to develop them says the resource could help fix the country’s energy-import problem
Latest licensing rounds
17 January 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
CEE oil & gas companies embrace Energy Union
12 December 2016
By working together, regional energy markets can feel the benefit of scale economics
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
Opening up Trinidad's tar sands
5 January 2017
The island holds large bitumen reserves. The head of a company wanting to develop them says the resource could help fix the country’s energy-import problem
CEE oil & gas companies embrace Energy Union
12 December 2016
By working together, regional energy markets can feel the benefit of scale economics
Iran - now it gets harder
8 December 2016
Iran has made the big post-sanctions output gains. Now it must make its upstream attractive to outside investors
Keeping a tight belt
7 December 2016
Upstream companies must make cost savings structural and permanent in 2017, not short-term and reactionary
Tunisia struggles on
7 December 2016
A fresh energy minister and new discovery offer glimmers of light
Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
Latest licensing rounds
17 January 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Israel tries to rejuvenate its gas-export plans
7 September 2016
New upstream terms will perk up interest in the upstream, thinks the government. But has Israel missed its chance?
Israel’s offshore open for business
2 September 2016
The eastern Mediterranean basin could replace depleting North Sea reserves on international markets, Israel’s energy minister tells Petroleum Economist. But it may struggle to find markets for its gas
Help is at hand
26 August 2016
India has revamped some upstream terms, much to the industry’s relief
Statoil drops leases in the US Arctic
18 November 2015
Norway’s state-controlled oil producer has followed Shell out of the high-cost, high-risk Arctic, but downplays the extent of the costs it has incurred there
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
Shell launches Canadian carbon capture plant Quest
10 November 2015
The company has officially launched its Quest CCS project in Alberta, designed to store more than 1m mt of carbon dioxide annually
CEOs criticise European laws on hydraulic fracking
30 June 2015
The controversial technology was slammed in Paris at the World Gas Conference
Statoil launches analysis of carbon outcomes
29 June 2015
The major launched its fifth annual Energy Perspectives in June to assess the scale of the carbon emission problem