Exploration & Production
Uganda's neighbours Kenya and Tanzania eye the oil club
24 February 2011
On the heels of Uganda's upstream success, Kenya and Tanzania are stepping up oil and gas exploration efforts
Ghana: World-class offshore discovery for Kosmos
24 February 2011
Offshore Ghana has another discovery, just two months after the Jubilee field started flowing
UK shale-gas development a distant prospect
24 February 2011
As Cuadrilla Resources, the UK's sole active unconventional-gas developer, drills shale in the unlikely hydrocarbon region of Lancashire, the government is debating whether to stop the whole process
Occidental Petroleum steps in at tricky Shah sour-gas project
24 February 2011
THE US' Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) has stepped into compatriot ConocoPhillips's shoes at Abu Dhabi's $10bn Shah sour-gas development, eight months after the major walked away
Oil sands stumbling block in EU-Canada trade deal
24 February 2011
EU fuel-emissions law may bar oil-sands imports; Alberta fears EU standards will be adopted elsewhere
Hillary Clinton should approve Keystone XL
24 February 2011
Pragmatism should prevail in the dispute over the controversial pipeline
Alberta joins the shale-gas stampede
24 February 2011
Firms jostle for position in Duvernay, Exhaw/Bakken; province in line for fresh E&P bonanza
BHP Billiton buys big in the Fayetteville shale
24 February 2011
Deal makes Australian firm a big player in US gas sector; Chesapeake continues asset sales to drive down debt
ExxonMobil signs up for Ukraine shale exploration
24 February 2011
Majors taking government reserves estimates seriously
South Africa’s shale ban not end of story
24 February 2011
Existing licensees free to continue exploration; government to reassess licensing process
Proppant makers ramp up to meet demand
24 February 2011
Exports to new shale plays put pressure on US production
Wet shale proves both a blessing and curse
24 February 2011
Producers weigh up costs of reaping liquids reward
Explosion in the Marcellus
24 February 2011
Three contract workers injured and five frac tanks damaged
Poland to know shale-gas feasibility by 2012-13
24 February 2011
Results awaited from 30-40 pilot wells
Shale-gas operators must disclose fracing fluids, says UK
24 February 2011
Authorities to decide whether a permit is needed
Sino Gas deal boosts China CBM
24 February 2011
Marketing deal for PetroChina’s CBM pilot project in Sanjiaobei
BC offers gas-output incentives
24 February 2011
Only for companies that “offer the highest economic benefits”
Gas-price recovery on the horizon
24 February 2011
Alberta oil-sands producers and processors and US power generators to drive rise
Australia relies on luck as well as resources sector
24 February 2011
PTTEP AA, responsible for Australia's worst offshore oil spill, has got away with it. The country remains too reliant on the resources sector, writes Anthea Pitt
Oman mulls over tight-gas price
17 February 2011
Huge tight-gas reserves need higher prices to make projects economic
Alberta’s change of leadership
17 February 2011
Oil industry wins battle for influence in Alberta; international needs come to fore
India plots move for Canadian unconventionals
17 February 2011
ONGC Videsh and Gail mull upstream acquisitions; oil sands, shale-gas resources and technology targetted
Pipeline plans bolster shale-oil plays
17 February 2011
Liquids boom prompts new midstream investments
Marcellus needs $5bn midstream spend
17 February 2011
Infrastructure lag takes shine off; US shale-gas bonanza
GE in $2.8bn Wood Group swoop
17 February 2011
Well-services division boosts US player’s unconventional offering
Keystone gets pricier
17 February 2011
TransCanada costs soar by $1bn