Exploration & Production
Australia’s shale-gas journey begins
21 July 2011
The first shale-gas well in Australia was an ‘historic’ success and the sector has drawn ConocoPhillips’s investment. But the road to commercial development remains uncertain
Oil mixed on Eurozone debt crisis; natgas up on US heat wave
21 July 2011
Brent at around $118.75 a barrel; US WTI up by a dollar, at $99.80/b
Sweden gets a Gripen shale gas
20 July 2011
Local firm has won seven new licences to explore for unconventional gas
ExxonMobil joins Chinese shale hunt
20 July 2011
Deal with Sinopec to jointly research Sichuan province shale potential
China ups oil-sands holdings with Opti swoop
20 July 2011
CNOOC deal worth $2.1 billion takes control of Opti's Alberta holdings
Water: Managing a strategic resource
18 July 2011
Water is critical to the energy industry, especially for oil and gas extraction. But water issues carry significant business risk and require strategic planning
Tethys Petroleum leads charge into Afghanistan
14 July 2011
The UK independent could be the first company to re-enter Afghanistan's upstream
TransCanada confident of Keystone XL approval
14 July 2011
Russ Girling says the company has satisfied all the requirements of a US State Department review
Chesapeake’s boost for natural gas transport
14 July 2011
With abundant natural gas supplies depressing prices, Chesapeake says the time is right to invest in transport fuelled by natural gas. It’s putting its money where its mouth is
Indonesia CBM goes commercial
14 July 2011
Huge coal-bed methane resources could relieve Indonesia’s gas-supply shortfall and reinvigorate an upstream sector in decline
Opti opts for creditor protection
14 July 2011
Firm forced to file after it missed a debt payment on Wednesday
Oil up on US QE3 possibility, large crude withdrawals; gas rises with temperatures
14 July 2011
North Sea Brent trading around $118.75/b; WTI up by $1.50/b at $98.70/b
Forest Service pitches Marcellus fracking ban
13 July 2011
Parts of the George Washington National Forest of northern and West Virginia targeted
Trican goes for growth in Australian unconventionals
13 July 2011
Firm takes 100% stake in Viking Energy, a privately held firm based in Brisbane
Regulation: an acceptable cost for frackers
11 July 2011
Fracking companies must accept their environmental responsibilities if the world is to reap the benefits of shale-gas development
Bulgaria to launch shale-gas auction
8 July 2011
The country has sufficient estimated resources to halt imports altogether
Alberta’s economic growth threatens oil-sands costs
7 July 2011
Cost increases and labour shortages could reduce capacity expansions
Kinder Morgan races ahead for Canadian oil exports
7 July 2011
Possible 400,000 barrels a day (b/d) expansion of TransMountain pipeline
Pro-fracking agenda for Poland in EU presidency
7 July 2011
Role inherited for six-month period from Hungary
Shell eyes Asian partners for Canada LNG
7 July 2011
Plan to conduct feasibility study into facility on British Columbia coast
Oil firms, but Eurozone debt worries and China’s interest rate hike weigh on market
7 July 2011
Brent trading at around $114.40 a barrel in London; WTI firms to around $97.20/b
Alberta slams EU fuel-quality proposals
7 July 2011
EU plans to prevent oil-sands crude entering member states are discriminatory, and unscientific says the home of Canada’s vast heavy-oil reserves
UK tremors amplify unfair perception of fracking
6 July 2011
Cuadrilla Resources is in the media spotlight because of concerns that fracking operations in the UK caused earthquakes. CEO Mark Miller says this isn’t the case
Husky makes moves on leases in Canada’s Arctic
6 July 2011
Husky Energy has raised eyebrows with a C$376 million ($391 million) splurge on leases in Canada’s northern Arctic, prompting speculation it may have made a big oil discovery in the Northwest Territories (NWT)
OPINION: Keep the oil sands out of Europe
6 July 2011
UK Tar Sands Network: The UK should help Europe stop Canadian bitumen from crossing the Atlantic
Public backing vital for EU shale gas
6 July 2011
The future of shale gas E&P in Europe is in the industry’s own hands: it must accept and involve the public as a legitimate partner