Exploration & Production
Caspian neither a sea nor a 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
Uganda's oil dreams move closer to realisation
29 May 2018
Production, pipeline and refinery projects are moving forward
Further finds needed in Ghana's offshore
29 May 2018
Exploration and production projects are being fast-tracked
Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan: Caspian output set to rebound
29 May 2018
Both countries signed up to the Opec deal in 2016. Neither seems destined to stick to the terms
New rigs from old
25 May 2018
Ades chief executive Mohamed Farouk reveals his firm’s formula for offering oil companies rigs at lower-than-market rates
An East Med gas renaissance
17 May 2018
After years of inertia, the prospects for the region's gas finally moving towards markets are improving
BP ploughs lonely shale gas furrow in China
2 May 2018
China is inviting foreign operators to develop its vast deposits
Can Novatek lure Aramco to Arctic LNG-2?
1 May 2018
Closer Russia-Saudi relations could bring new investment
Namibia's revival
27 April 2018
The majors are starting to take strategic offshore positions
South Sudan eyes Western oil investment
27 April 2018
Decades of civil unrest, a plunge in oil prices and international sanctions have spooked investors. Now the country's oil minister wants to lure them back
Better times for oilfield services
26 April 2018
Revenues at the sector's big firms are picking up, but the global outlook remains uncertain.
Gazprom Neft mulls new projects
24 April 2018
The Russian firm had stellar production growth of late, but it urgently needs to find new resources
Russia eyes sulphur stream
24 April 2018
The government is considering supplying high-sulphur crude in a separate stream to improve Urals export quality
Mixed fortunes in Mauritania—Senegal
19 April 2018
Drilling for the gas export project between the two countries has been disappointing
Cyprus: long wait for celebration
19 April 2018
The rising prospect of East Med natural gas sales is lifting Cyprus' hopes of finding a market, despite Turkish threats
Fracks and facts
3 April 2018
Daniel Raimi's book sifts through the bluster and rhetoric. The result will please and annoy both sides
Venezuela's unprecedented supply collapse
29 March 2018
Production is likely to flirt with 1m barrels a day as the country's problems mount
Libya's oil output restrained
28 March 2018
Investment is needed to boost production capacity
Papua New Guinea fails to step on the gas
28 March 2018
Despite promising resources, disputes over payment terms are stalling progress
US still driving oil investment recovery
26 March 2018
Executives see plenty of enticing opportunities, but spending will be heavily weighted to the US and they can't commit without signs of a sustained path toward higher-priced oil
Trump's offshore oil ambitions sinking
23 March 2018
A clumsy roll-out has imperiled a plan to open nearly all of America's waters to drilling