Exploration & Production
Africa's upstream investment terms fail to impress
27 October 2017
The region will have to offer much more attractive investment terms to lure operators to its upstream
Greenfields galore for Russia
26 October 2017
Eastern Siberia will be the engine for rising Russian oil and gas output for decades
Bolivia's gas dream
24 October 2017
The country needs to boost its reserves and cashflow to realise its energy ambitions
North Sea under pressure
19 October 2017
The industry still thinks the mature province offers opportunities, but the good times may not have long to roll
Statoil's ray of North Sea sunshine
17 October 2017
The Verbier discovery is undoubtedly a welcome boost for the UK oil industry, but plenty more like it will be needed to arrest the region’s decline
10 lessons from a decade of exploration
17 October 2017
Finding big oil has got harder. An industry veteran has some advice
Vaca Muerta making moves
13 October 2017
Argentina's unconventional oil and gas play is gaining momentum, and drawing more international interest
Help at hand in India
13 October 2017
Conservation, EVs and renewables can play their part. But India wants much more yield from its own oil and gas resources too
Mexico's reforms start to bear fruit
2 October 2017
Mexico's energy overhaul is notching up successes after a slow start
Côte d'Ivoire's deep ambitions
29 September 2017
It's got the fiscal terms and even the domestic power market. Now Côte d'Ivoire just needs a major hydrocarbon find
Oil sands coping on the cusp of change
27 September 2017
Canada's big four producers are profitable at $50 oil, but the growth outlook is murky
Oman: gas gushes
26 September 2017
Natural gas production from the giant Khazzan field has begun, as Oman seeks new energy investors in a stable corner of the Gulf
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