Exploration & Production
Senegal's offshore oil plans inch ahead
26 April 2017
Cairn seeks to manage expectations, as reserve estimates grow
Argentina looks to recapture Vaca Muerta shale momentum
26 April 2017
Investment in Vaca Muerta has slumped. A deal between Shell and YPF shows government efforts may be turning things around
Finding the sweet spot: Canadian conventional oil
19 April 2017
The oil sands get most of the attention and investment, but there is life in the country's oil sector beyond bitumen
Pioneer's startling Permian output-growth plans
29 March 2017
Pioneer Natural Resources' growth plans will transform the company and points to a long bull run for Texas's prolific shale play
Kuwait still drilling
1 March 2017
Kuwait is plugging away in its upstream and will seek more IOC help to do so
Pertamina unleashed
21 February 2017
Back outside Opec again, Indonesia's oil and gas giant will spend heavily
Guyana's new crude frontier?
1 February 2017
The Liza oil find offers the promise of an economic boost for the country but the government must plot its course carefully
North Sea struggles in a new era
1 February 2017
Higher oil prices would help, but they won’t restore glory to an increasingly marginal play
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
Opening up Trinidad's tar sands
5 January 2017
The island holds large bitumen reserves. The head of a company wanting to develop them says the resource could help fix the country’s energy-import problem
CEE oil & gas companies embrace Energy Union
12 December 2016
By working together, regional energy markets can feel the benefit of scale economics
Iran - now it gets harder
8 December 2016
Iran has made the big post-sanctions output gains. Now it must make its upstream attractive to outside investors
Keeping a tight belt
7 December 2016
Upstream companies must make cost savings structural and permanent in 2017, not short-term and reactionary
Tunisia struggles on
7 December 2016
A fresh energy minister and new discovery offer glimmers of light
Kazakhstan's credibility (almost) restored
7 December 2016
After repeated mishaps, Kashagan's restart could do wonders for the local energy industry's image
Full speed ahead for Kuwait
6 December 2016
Kuwait is on the road to boosting oil-production capacity to 4m b/d, but lifting fuel subsidies will be trickier
Ready or not, Guyana nears oil output
6 December 2016
The country's Liza find is among the most promising in Latin America, though some pitfalls lie ahead
Corporate wrangles in Senegal
5 December 2016
Senegal's upstream is showing promise, though developers are arguing over drilling rights
Soldiering on in the Gulf of Mexico
5 December 2016
The oil-price slump has crimped activity in the Gulf of Mexico, but output will still rise in 2017
Some pain, some gain for Africa
2 December 2016
Crude prices hurt exporters and LNG plans idled. Violence flared in the Niger Delta. East African oil and Senegal were bright spots
The slippery slope
2 December 2016
Europe's upstream struggled in 2016, leaving the continent more dependent on imports
Stress tested
1 December 2016
North America's oil and gas sector suffered in 2016, but survived its trial of strength
Post-traumatic efficiencies in order
28 November 2016
In 2017, the E&P sector needs to sharpen its focus. A price recovery, when it comes, will only reward low-cost explorers
Things can only get better for Canada
23 November 2016
For Canada's oil industry, 2017 will surely be an improvement on last year's annus horribilis
North Sea - comeback basin?
22 November 2016
Thanks to the innovation of independent producers, predictions of the UK North Sea's death may be premature
Caspian Sea - better late than never
22 November 2016
After much delay, a surge in Caspian Sea production in 2017 will take the oomph out of any Opec cuts