Exploration & Production
Argentina's shale boom
20 February 2018
The country's play is set to witness a quick rise in gas output as drillers look to lock in higher subsidised prices
Shale starts giving (a little bit) back
16 February 2018
Producers are funneling more cash into share buybacks and dividends after months of pressure from shareholders to boost returns
US gas galore
16 February 2018
Returns have been more difficult to find than gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. New pipelines opening up fresh markets and better wells could help improve things
North Sea's golden years
15 February 2018
The region may be past its prime but is still running with the best
Central Asia on the move
15 February 2018
States are looking for energy output, Central European ones for diversification and integration
West Africa—ready to blossom
12 February 2018
The region looks forward to a year of intensified oil and natural gas activity
Calgary's hometown heroes
8 February 2018
Grim headlines obscure the progress ahead in 2018 for the oil sands, unconventionals and LNG
Tullow seeks rapid FID for Kenya oil project
8 February 2018
The London-based firm, which made an operating profit in 2017 for the first time in three years, says it is in talks with the government over a $1.1bn pipeline
Mexico in full swing
8 February 2018
A year of further energy liberalisation and continued upstream and midstream expansion lies ahead
Senegal's crunch year
7 February 2018
With two major projects ready for sanctioning, 2018 will be pivotal for the country's upstream aspirations
Pumping the US brakes
7 February 2018
Output will rise again in 2018, but less drilling and greater capital discipline will slow growth
The Gulf of Mexico's misty horizons
7 February 2018
While production will rise in 2018, the longer-term prospects are less positive
Kuwait's big energy spending plans
5 February 2018
The country is working towards raising crude oil production capacity by more than 1.5m barrels a day by 2040
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