Exploration & Production
Fragile oil price recovery
17 December 2018
The upstream benefited from higher spending in 2018, thanks to higher prices; but this increase was tentative, and signs of lower prices towards year-end forced a downturn in rig counts
Small players drive a revival in the North Sea
17 December 2018
Norway and the UK showed increasing appeal for E&P firms in 2018, with M&A moves propelling investment into the North Sea—but Brexit was a concern for some in the UK side of the play
African deep-water makes progress
14 December 2018
Drillers began to renew their interest in African projects that were once deemed too costly and risky
Moscow calling the shots
14 December 2018
Russia ramped up production in 2018, with Arctic developments playing a major role
East Med rides the waves
13 December 2018
Egypt, Israel and Cyprus all saw progress in their ambitions to develop the prodigious East Med basin in 2018
North American capacity boost
13 December 2018
The region experienced decisive additions to oil and gas capacity in 2018, with soaring natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica basins outpacing the infrastructure required to move it to market
Madagascar unveils new offshore acreage
11 December 2018
The island nation hopes it can emulate hydrocarbons finds in neighbouring Mozambique
IOCs stay committed to south Iraq
16 November 2018
IOCs are pushing ahead with plans for output expansion—and the phasing out of flaring—despite Basra violence this summer
Good news and bad for India
16 November 2018
India is taking two steps forward, one back in its quest for energy independence
Smaller FLNG vessels showing outsized potential
7 November 2018
Transborders Energy is pioneering small-scale LNG development for markets looking to buy modest volumes
Madagascar seeks to emulate Mozambique
1 November 2018
After a protracted process, new licenses have been signed, while onshore LNG projects are edging closer to realisation
Are reports of Canada's oil sands demise greatly exaggerated?
25 October 2018
Canada is looking to boost oil sands output by 2020, in spite of the major political and environmental challenges
Africa is back on the deep-water agenda
4 October 2018
Drillers are starting to renew interest in African projects deemed too costly and risky
Slow rise for Asia's deep-water sector
4 October 2018
Deep-water exploration in the region is expected to see an uptick in investment in the coming decade
India enters new deep-water era
24 September 2018
India’s plans for its deep waters could take its energy industry into a new phase
Deep-water hopes still high in northwest Europe
24 September 2018
Efficiency savings and the use of existing infrastructure mean deep-water prospects look more promising than they have done in recent years
NLNG's race for Train 7
14 September 2018
Nigeria LNG CEO Tony Attah says timing is critical to the success of its planned Train 7 project
Israel faces upstream reform challenge
11 September 2018
A government committee has failed to tackle the root causes of a slump in upstream expansion, argues energy analyst Gina Cohen
Ades announces major rig expansion plan
10 September 2018
The Egyptian firm, while benefiting from the country's own upstream boom, is moving into new markets
Transocean deal a sign of rising confidence
6 September 2018
Betting on better times ahead, the rig supplier is building a stronger fleet
The Caspian neither sea nor lake, apparently
17 August 2018
An agreement of sorts has been reached on how to carve up the Caspian
Continental contrasts
9 August 2018
Oil and gas production in North America is continuing its rising trend. Mexico's prospects are looking up, while Venezuela's hydrocarbon sector is collapsing
Cabo Delgado attacks threaten gas developments
27 July 2018
Oil firms have slowed work on new Mozambican export projects due to security concerns
IEA sees upstream spending revival
25 July 2018
After investor confidence plummeted in the wake of crashing oil prices, upstream spending may finally be on the comeback trail
Extending the life of the North Sea
19 July 2018
Oil and gas production is likely to sag in the coming years, but the industry won’t go without a fight
Growing pains for the Permian
7 June 2018
The Permian is primed for years of booming production—if a range of infrastructure problems can be solved