Exploration & Production
Statoil shuts production in Huldra after 13 years
3 September 2014
The field in the Norwegian North Sea was discovered in 1982 and has produced around 17.5 billion cubic metres (cm) of wet gas
Go-ahead hopes for Namibia's Kudu gasfield
29 August 2014
Exactly 40 years after it was discovered, the Kudu gasfield is moving towards a development decision
Middle East: Saudis lead the charge
27 August 2014
The kingdom should emerge as the region's first major shale gas producer. But not quickly
Norway reserves stash hits 10 billion boe
26 August 2014
The resources are spread across 206 discoveries over the region
In position for global shale boom
26 August 2014
From China to Europe and Argentina, international services firms will be at the centre of new unconventional output
International services firms optimistic for global shale boom
21 August 2014
From China to Europe and Argentina, international services firms will be at the centre of new unconventional output
Saudi Arabia: the Middle East's first major shale gas producer?
21 August 2014
The kingdom is pushing forward with unconventional gas should emerge as the Middle East's first major shale gas producer. But not quickly
North and South Africa hold shale gas potential
21 August 2014
The continent has lots of shale gas, but development will happen more quickly in the south than the north
YPF leading the development of Vaca Muerta shale
21 August 2014
Argentina’s YPF is leading the development of one of the world’s biggest shale plays. The majors are building their positions, too
European unconventional gas prospects hurt
21 August 2014
Poor data, bans on fracking and regulatory confusion are hurting prospects for European unconventional gas
Lack of Asian shale gas drilling outside China
21 August 2014
There is huge potential for investors, but it remains hard to say if and where the shale plays will work
Investment and production is rising for US shale gas
21 August 2014
Investment is still pouring into the unconventional gas sector and production continues to rise
US will remain bedrock of global shale supply for decades
21 August 2014
Despite patchy opposition to hydraulic fracturing, US output will remain the bedrock of global unconventional supply for decades
Shale gas firms invest in reserves around the world
21 August 2014
North America is still the world’s only significant producer. But explorers are stepping up activity elsewhere and a global business is emerging
Cobalt targeting go-ahead despite alleged links with officials
19 August 2014
Cobalt International is going ahead with Cameia development
Phoenix South find tipped as Australia’s biggest in 30 years
19 August 2014
There are high hopes for the well which is offshore Western Australia
Tricky politics for UK shale
18 August 2014
The UK government is making shale gas development a national energy priority
Global production stable as Opec output hits five-month high
18 August 2014
Higher Opec output is offsetting losses from outside
US Utica shale gas output growing fast
13 August 2014
The Utica shale in east Ohio is becoming one of the fastest-growing natural gas production plays in the US
Nigeria’s Bonga Northwest starts flowing for Shell
12 August 2014
Bonga Northwest will flow a peak of 40,000 barrels of oil-equivalent a day
High hopes for Gabon’s pre-salt after new discovery
11 August 2014
A discovery for Eni, a commercial field for Harvest and new licence awards raise the outlook for Gabon’s pre-salt play
Condor Energy to work with Beach and Chevron
6 August 2014
The Australian fracture simulation company will work on the unconventional venture in Queensland
Shale gas could be the next Australian mega resource
31 July 2014
The EIA estimates that the country holds 437 trillion cubic feet of shale gas resources
The next unconventional frontier?
25 July 2014
The potential of Australia’s coal-bed methane reserves will soon be realised and it could be home to one of the most prospective shale plays outside North America
Canada’s Duvernay shale hots up
25 July 2014
Now that the land grab in Alberta Canada’s Duvernay shale is largely over and companies have started developing their positions, the future of the play is coming into sharper focus, and for many that future looks promising.
Companies are optimistic about Canada’s Duvernay production
24 July 2014
Duvernay oil production is expected to average 1 million barrels of oil equivalent a day