Exploration & Production
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?
BHP's shale for sale
23 August 2017
The mining company will bow out of its US shale venture after pressure from activist investors
Total and Maersk Oil: a perfect match?
22 August 2017
The multi-billion-dollar deal shows oil and gas M&A is back with a vengeance
Equatorial Guinea rebuilding bridges
17 August 2017
Relations between Malabo and international oil companies seem to be warming up again
Kuwait: oil on troubled waters
14 August 2017
An offshore oil spill in the Neutral Zone could complicate efforts to restart Kuwaiti-Saudi production
Egypt's IOU time
8 August 2017
Reducing Egypt's debts to foreign oil companies is part of petroleum minister Molla's strategy to attract further energy investment
More work to do for Algeria
4 August 2017
A new energy minister and a new Sonatrach investment plan are still not enough to make Algeria attractive to IOCs
Investors needed in Cambodia and Vietnam
31 July 2017
Both countries need investment to arrest declining domestic output and plug an impending supply gap—opportunities for China and LNG
Indonesia treading water
31 July 2017
The government wants higher oil production. The prospects are dim
US cost inflation: the comeback
26 July 2017
After three years of sharp declines, costs are rising again on higher drilling activity in America's tight oil patch
Greece's time for another look
19 July 2017
The country's offshore has been ignored for years, but discoveries in surrounding regions have piqued interest
India touts its upstream, again
17 July 2017
New database is latest initiative to encourage investors
Waste not, want not in Nigeria
17 July 2017
Niger Delta oil projects used to be among the world's worst offenders, but things are improving
Nigerian continuity and change
17 July 2017
Oil production is picking up and vital legislation affecting the future of the sector looks to be heading for the statute book, but Nigeria is not out of the woods yet
Gulf of Mexico treading water
12 July 2017
The Gulf of Mexico's breakevens have plunged, but the region is struggling to compete with low-cost shale
Upstream spending slides, cost-cutting kicks in
11 July 2017
The oil industry has tightened its belt several notches, getting better at extracting more oil for less money, says the IEA
China's tired fields
10 July 2017
China's output is continuing to slow, which is good news for exporters targeting the country
Calmer waters in Timor Leste?
5 July 2017
A new exploration deal should benefit Timor-Leste and may point to a breakthrough in a maritime dispute with Australia
North Sea firms under pressure to cut decommissioning costs
30 June 2017
Closer collaboration is essential to drive down the price tag for dismantling infrastructure, the UK's regulator says
Canada's cost cutters
28 June 2017
In the race to lower costs, Alberta's in situ oil sands producers are beating the miners
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook