Exploration & Production
China targets Australian CBM
4 August 2010
Coal-bed methane is putting Australia on course to be the world's biggest exporter of unconventional natural gas
Asia assesses its shale-gas potential
4 August 2010
Asia's growing economies hope domestic shale-gas resources can solve their energy security concerns
US shale-gas producers: Caught in the crossfire
4 August 2010
The fallout of the Gulf of Spill is now spreading to shale-gas drillers in the US
China arrives in North America's unconventional gas sector
4 August 2010
CNPC's deal with gas producer EnCana gives it a foothold in Canada's growing shale-gas business and heralds the arrival of China's state-owned oil companies in North America's unconventional-gas sector
Syncrude found guilty for duck deaths
4 August 2010
A provincial judge has found Syncrude guilty of failing to prevent the deaths of 1,600 waterfowl in a tailings pond
Regulator approves Suncor tailings plan as Pond One clean-up nears completion
4 August 2010
Canada's ERCB has approved Suncor's tailings-management plan, which the company says will accelerate the clean-up of tailings ponds by decades
Shale-gas revolution comes to Bulgaria
4 August 2010
Chevron has applied for a permit to explore for shale gas in the northeast of Bulgaria
Talisman: Poland shale drilling starts in 2011; production by 2013
4 August 2010
Talisman's first batch of wells targeting promising unconventional-gas deposits in Poland will be complete by 2012
France has real potential for shale gas development
4 August 2010
... but only if the industry can co-exist with the legions of tourists who help prop up the country's economy
Lobby harder and dirtier, UN Foundation chief tells shale-gas developers
4 August 2010
US gas producers must "take the gloves" off as they fight the coal industry's negative campaigning against shale-gas drilling
North American unconventionals dominate upstream M&A
4 August 2010
Global upstream M&A activity in the second quarter was driven by North American deals, particularly in the unconventional sector
Marcellus drilling promises wealth, but environmental impact remains a worry
4 August 2010
The Marcellus Shale could be the second-biggest gasfield in the world and may be worth over $2 trillion at today's gas prices
Bearish outlook for US natural gas prices, as shale gas output soars
4 August 2010
US shale-gas drillers have some time to wait before a resurgence in natural gas prices takes hold
India buying overseas shale-gas acreage
4 August 2010
Oil India is examining shale-gas investment opportunities in the US and Australia
The oil sands' environmental tests
29 July 2010
Canada's oil-sands operators must source water from the Athabasca River without damaging its ecosystem and clean up 40 years' worth of toxic waste. Can they handle their water problem?
BP deal suggests end to Egyptian gas-export freeze
29 July 2010
A ground-breaking deal with BP makes way for development of the Raven gasfield – and might mark the end of Egypt's two-year freeze on new gas-export agreements
Spill ramifications spread beyond the Gulf of Mexico
29 July 2010
The Deepwater Horizon disaster will have ramifications for deep-water drilling, not only in the Gulf of Mexico, but worldwide, as countries tighten their regulatory regimes
The North Sea: too-slowly does it
29 July 2010
Endeavour's dispute over UK North Sea infrastructure access is important for every oil or gas company operating in the region
BP's Macondo well capped at last
29 July 2010
Oil has stopped flowing out of control from BP's blown-out Macondo well in the deep water Gulf of Mexico
Greenland: Cairn Energy ventures into Arctic waters
29 July 2010
Cairn Energy has started exploration drilling offshore Greenland, sparking concerns about the environmental impact on the Arctic region's pristine waters
Poland: plenty of gas, but problems, too
4 July 2010
Local shale-gas reserves could heat Poland for 200 years, but a lack of infrastructure and other obstacles, not least politics, remain
A decade in energy
1 July 2010
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will impact more than just the economy, BP and the US oil patch
An oil industry problem
1 July 2010
President Barack Obama does not yet know what caused the Gulf of Mexico oil spill ("we need to know the facts before we allow deep-water drilling to continue," he said last month). But the force of his anti-BP rhetoric suggests he has already made up his mind
Venezuelan gas plans hit by rig sinking
1 July 2010
Venezuela's PdV found itself briefly in the spotlight when a contracted drilling rig sank in the Gulf of Paria
Falklands oil find piques Argentine anger
1 July 2010
The find in May was the first sizeable oil discovery near the islands, off the southern coast of Argentina
Tragedy for the US; disaster for big oil
3 June 2010
A MONTH after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil slick continues to spread