Author: Ian Lewis
South Sudan's oil suitors still skeptical over security
11 December 2018
Major investments in the civil-war ravaged country are likely to depend on the success of a recently signed peace deal
Madagascar unveils new offshore acreage
11 December 2018
The island nation hopes it can emulate hydrocarbons finds in neighbouring Mozambique
Offshore oil miss fails to dent Gambian optimism
4 December 2018
The West African country’s most recent effort to find offshore oil came up short, but explorers hope to drill more wells in 2019
Tullow’s revival still faces production challenges
4 December 2018
Tullow Oil is to pay a dividend once more. But can it find the barrels to sustain its improving balance sheet?
Gabon’s new oil regime threatened by power vacuum
22 November 2018
The west African Opec member has moved fast to revise offshore licencing terms as it makes more blocks available
Lagos eyes LNG imports to launch private power plan
7 November 2018
Nigeria’s most economically successful state wants to go it alone, improving gas feedstock supply in a bid to woo private power project investors
Senegal’s energy hub ambitions gather pace
2 November 2018
Two big hydrocarbons projects are heading for FID with Woodside stepping up to take operatorship of the SNE development
Norway's offshore sector boosted by wave of mergers
29 October 2018
Strategic tie-ups are providing some badly needed lifeblood for the Norwegian offshore sector
IEA: Oil recovery lulls producer nations into economic stupor
26 October 2018
Hydrocarbons-dependent nations need to diversify their economies fast to make up for future revenue shortfalls
UK resumes fracking after seven-year hiatus
23 October 2018
Fracking is underway again in northern England, but don’t expect a US-style shale boom any time soon
Big guns boost UK North Sea commitments
12 October 2018
Shell and Equinor have bolstered their offshore presence in the UK, while Total has made a sizeable discovery
Africa is back on the deep-water agenda
4 October 2018
Drillers are starting to renew interest in African projects deemed too costly and risky
EV market accelerates on cost parity
19 September 2018
Not everyone is a friend of electric vehicles, but the sector is on a roll that will be hard to stop
Nigeria's oil sector reforms on hold again
14 September 2018
President Buhari’s decision to delay passage of a petroleum industry bill won’t help investment sentiment, but shouldn’t affect offshore activity in the near term
Transocean deal a sign of rising confidence
6 September 2018
Betting on better times ahead, the rig supplier is building a stronger fleet
FLNG enters new age
31 August 2018
Floating LNG developers are seeking to build on the momentum created by successful deployments
Angola loosens Sonangol’s grip on oil sector
23 August 2018
The new leadership in Luanda is pushing ahead with wide-ranging reforms
The Caspian neither sea nor lake, apparently
17 August 2018
An agreement of sorts has been reached on how to carve up the Caspian
Kenya project on track, despite unrest
16 August 2018
Concerns over revenue sharing and security have triggered repeated blockades at the remotely located oil development
Tech firms ride North Sea revival
14 August 2018
Rising technology firms are offering innovations that meet the efficiency needs of North Sea operators
UK industry looks to tech collaborations
14 August 2018
An Aberdeen-based group is encouraging tech-based solutions to maximise recovery from the UK continental shelf
China's solar curb
10 August 2018
Beijing's move to curtail solar power subsidies is far from terminal for the global market.
Oil firms wary despite South Sudan's peace deal
1 August 2018
Juba is seeking new partners after the government abandoned Total negotiations
Cuadrilla makes headway with UK shale project
30 July 2018
It's taken seven years, but hydraulic fracturing is set to be resumed in northern England
NLNG strikes while the iron's hot
20 July 2018
Plans are finally in motion to expand Nigeria's LNG export capacity
Targeting frontier areas in the North Sea
19 July 2018
Latest license round set to unlock stranded reserves