Exploration & Production
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
Iraq's crazy goings on
14 November 2017
Shell's dissatisfaction with its Iraq operations exposes flaws in the country's contract model for IOCs
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
Sea of possibilities
9 November 2017
Collaboration will be the key to maximising the North Sea's remaining potential
US—revival in the north
7 November 2017
Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge
Canada's home-ice advantage
7 November 2017
Vast reserves are the oil sands' main advantage. Local producers think they can drive costs down where foreign entrants couldn't
Plenty of optimism in West Africa
7 November 2017
Nigeria remains West Africa's largest producer by far, but if you want an exciting exploration prospect then Senegal and Mauritania are the places to be
US growth machine
3 November 2017
The Permian has transformed from a dying giant to one of the world's most important oilfields in less than a decade
Liza opens the door
2 November 2017
ExxonMobil's find has opened a new frontier along South America's northeast coast
Brazil's pre-salt promise
2 November 2017
Brazil's offshore is making big strides on costs—crucial in the post-shale landscape
Cyprus catching up?
31 October 2017
Egypt is far ahead in the race to be the top East Med gas producer, but Cyprus is hoping it will soon move into second place