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Latest licensing rounds
22 November 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Iran to lead Middle East gas expansion
15 November 2017
With a focus on developing the South Pars field, Iran is set for a major expansion of natural gas production
Iraq's crazy goings on
14 November 2017
Shell's dissatisfaction with its Iraq operations exposes flaws in the country's contract model for IOCs
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
Sea of possibilities
9 November 2017
Collaboration will be the key to maximising the North Sea's remaining potential
Bullish or bearish on Canada's oil sands?
21 November 2017
International oil companies are fleeing the oil sands, but the Canadian producers that have plugged the gap have reason to be optimistic
Bullish or bearish on Canada's oil sands?
21 November 2017
International oil companies are fleeing the oil sands, but the Canadian producers that have plugged the gap have reason to be optimistic
Iran to lead Middle East gas expansion
15 November 2017
With a focus on developing the South Pars field, Iran is set for a major expansion of natural gas production
Iraq's crazy goings on
14 November 2017
Shell's dissatisfaction with its Iraq operations exposes flaws in the country's contract model for IOCs
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
Sea of possibilities
9 November 2017
Collaboration will be the key to maximising the North Sea's remaining potential
US—revival in the north
7 November 2017
Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge
Latest licensing rounds
22 November 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
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
UK licensing round goes back in time
25 July 2017
Mature UK acreage is up for grabs on improved terms, but attracting the explorers could still prove difficult
Brazil on the block
14 June 2017
The coming slate of oil auctions in Brazil will give the industry its biggest crack at developing the country's crude in two decades. But nothing in Brazil comes easy
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