Upstream

Latest licensing rounds
20 September 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
US shale—more where that came from
15 September 2017
America's shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year
US gas bulls beware
15 September 2017
US gas production has been stronger than expected. The market will be hoping for a scorching summer and a quick ramp up of LNG facilities
India: more to discover?
13 September 2017
Upstream reforms have lured 45 bidders to the country’s offshore—part of a plan to reduce imports
Lebanon: tired of waiting
12 September 2017
The country has postponed its offshore bid round deadline amid continuing domestic and geopolitical uncertainties
Don't hold your breath for Russian shale
21 September 2017
The Bazhenov deposit holds a lot of oil, but a repeat of the American shale bonanza is by no means imminent
Don't hold your breath for Russian shale
21 September 2017
The Bazhenov deposit holds a lot of oil, but a repeat of the American shale bonanza is by no means imminent
US shale—more where that came from
15 September 2017
America's shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year
US gas bulls beware
15 September 2017
US gas production has been stronger than expected. The market will be hoping for a scorching summer and a quick ramp up of LNG facilities
India: more to discover?
13 September 2017
Upstream reforms have lured 45 bidders to the country’s offshore—part of a plan to reduce imports
Angola's upstream is back to business
1 September 2017
With a new president elected, the country will be keen to bolster oil and gas exploration to compensate for flagging output from mature fields
Russia's greenfields ready and waiting
1 September 2017
Russia's greenfields hold abundant cheap reserves. How long can its companies resist the cash flow they offer?
Latest licensing rounds
20 September 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
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
Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
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?
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
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