Exploration & Production
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
Kazakhstan's credibility (almost) restored
7 December 2016
After repeated mishaps, Kashagan's restart could do wonders for the local energy industry's image
Full speed ahead for Kuwait
6 December 2016
Kuwait is on the road to boosting oil-production capacity to 4m b/d, but lifting fuel subsidies will be trickier
Ready or not, Guyana nears oil output
6 December 2016
The country's Liza find is among the most promising in Latin America, though some pitfalls lie ahead
Corporate wrangles in Senegal
5 December 2016
Senegal's upstream is showing promise, though developers are arguing over drilling rights
Soldiering on in the Gulf of Mexico
5 December 2016
The oil-price slump has crimped activity in the Gulf of Mexico, but output will still rise in 2017
Some pain, some gain for Africa
2 December 2016
Crude prices hurt exporters and LNG plans idled. Violence flared in the Niger Delta. East African oil and Senegal were bright spots
The slippery slope
2 December 2016
Europe's upstream struggled in 2016, leaving the continent more dependent on imports
Stress tested
1 December 2016
North America's oil and gas sector suffered in 2016, but survived its trial of strength
Post-traumatic efficiencies in order
28 November 2016
In 2017, the E&P sector needs to sharpen its focus. A price recovery, when it comes, will only reward low-cost explorers
Things can only get better for Canada
23 November 2016
For Canada's oil industry, 2017 will surely be an improvement on last year's annus horribilis
North Sea - comeback basin?
22 November 2016
Thanks to the innovation of independent producers, predictions of the UK North Sea's death may be premature
Caspian Sea - better late than never
22 November 2016
After much delay, a surge in Caspian Sea production in 2017 will take the oomph out of any Opec cuts
West Africa revival
17 November 2016
More oil output can be expected from West Africa in 2017, even if the recovery in upstream activity will be modest
Deal? What deal?
17 November 2016
Russia is keen to coax Opec into a supply agreement, but is ramping up output in the meantime
What happened to Polish shale?
17 November 2016
Poor drilling results, weak gas prices and an expected supply onslaught have damaged Poland's unconventional hopes. Imports will rise
Oman - against the odds
11 November 2016
Oman hopes to sustain oil production by refocussing its upstream strategy, developing new technologies and securing international financing
Chinese light givers
10 November 2016
Chinese energy companies continue to expand across Africa, bringing infrastructure and power to regions needing both
Cracks appear in Brazil
9 November 2016
As Brazil competes for international investment it is opening up its trove of pre-salt reserves to foreign majors
Kurdistan's lustre fades
8 November 2016
The haste for the region's assets has given way to a much more realistic view of its potential
New frontiers for US energy
7 November 2016
Propelled by technological advancement, market forces and shifting political winds, change is coming fast to every corner of America’s energy business