Exploration & Production
Drillers holding fire
30 January 2018
Unless oil prices surge, drilling activity will remain subdued next year. Any increase will breed cost inflation
Decommissioning faces a hefty clean-up bill
26 January 2018
The industry will spend tens of billions of dollars closing down old offshore fields
Nigeria's new oil industry bill ready to launch
25 January 2018
Almost two decades after a Petroleum Industry Bill was first mooted and after numerous revisions, the country is poised to finally enact key elements of it
A brighter year for Africa
24 January 2018
Senegal's and Mozambique's projects gained momentum, Nigeria's production started to rise again
North Sea oil's rock hoppers
19 January 2018
Shell is happy to give the Penguins project a helping hand
Guyana—at the frontier
19 January 2018
ExxonMobil and its partner are racing ahead with their major Liza discovery in Guyana, at Latin America's exploration frontier. Others are struggling to replicate the success
Kenya's oil: trucking along
16 January 2018
With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
Where did it all go right for Senegal?
12 January 2018
Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer
African competition hots up
11 January 2018
It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway
Where next for the Bakken?
9 January 2018
Producers are making the North Dakota tight oil play an attractive place to drill again, but it will struggle to compete with the Permian
Trump's offshore oil bonanza
9 January 2018
The administration has proposed a sweeping opening of America's waters to oil drilling. But politics and industry realities will rein in the ambitions
US tight oil turning over a new leaf?
18 December 2017
A shale sector that emphasised returns over production growth would be a win from both shareholders and oil markets
East Mediterranean—a mixed bag
12 December 2017
While Egypt's gas output is set to soar, Cypriot and Israeli exports are being curtailed by regional politics and low prices. It's a mixed outlook for East Mediterranean gas
How resilient has US shale become?
8 December 2017
Genuine gains have been made, but the industry will need further technological breakthroughs to overcome the geology
Qatar—steady as she goes
8 December 2017
Qatar's oil strategy is to stem further production declines, as it tightens its economic belt and keeps the investment focus on natural gas
Maersk’s Tyra field redevelopment secures Danish gas supply
7 December 2017
The country’s main gas-producing field is to get a costly makeover, extending the life of North Sea developments
South Africa's offshore open for business
6 December 2017
Eager to emulate its neighbours' success, the country is striving to reinvigorate interest in its deepwater potential
Israel's offshore in search of regulatory shake-up
5 December 2017
The country's latest licensing round failed to lure IOCs to its upstream
Petropolitics hang over Latin America's producers
5 December 2017
Elections next year in Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil have pivoted politics to the region’s fore again. Can it break the self-destructive resource-nationalist cycle?
Greece's eyes on the prize
5 December 2017
Greece's drive to attract investment to the hydrocarbons sector is gathering momentum
Republic of Congo bouncing back
30 November 2017
The central African nation looked to be a hydrocarbons has-been, but chunky discoveries in recent years have reversed the trend
Nigeria ready to launch?
30 November 2017
Nigeria has massive, but long under-used gas reserves. Now, it may be about to find a local market
Investors still feel the lure of North Sea
23 November 2017
Two major M&A deals and a boost from the Autumn 2017 budget may breathe new life into the UKCS
Bullish or bearish on Canada's oil sands?
21 November 2017
International oil companies are fleeing the oil sands, but the Canadian producers that have plugged the gap have reason to be optimistic
Iran to lead Middle East gas expansion
15 November 2017
With a focus on developing the South Pars field, Iran is set for a major expansion of natural gas production