Author: Ian Lewis
Nervy times in Kenya's elections
11 August 2017
Oil companies will be hoping that the relatively calm passing of the country's presidential elections will pave the way for faster progress towards pipeline exports
Uganda-Tanzanian pipe dream
10 August 2017
The Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline route is close to becoming a reality. Kenya will have to go it alone
UK licensing round goes back in time
25 July 2017
Mature UK acreage is up for grabs on improved terms, but attracting the explorers could still prove difficult
Greece's time for another look
19 July 2017
The country's offshore has been ignored for years, but discoveries in surrounding regions have piqued interest
Abuja goes for gas, again
19 July 2017
Nigeria has long tried to develop a domestic gas market. The Buhari administration is trying again
Time to Shell out?
17 July 2017
The world hardly needs another LNG plant but a capacity expansion at Nigeria's NLNG looks more probable than it has for a while
Waste not, want not in Nigeria
17 July 2017
Niger Delta oil projects used to be among the world's worst offenders, but things are improving
Nigerian continuity and change
17 July 2017
Oil production is picking up and vital legislation affecting the future of the sector looks to be heading for the statute book, but Nigeria is not out of the woods yet
Upstream spending slides, cost-cutting kicks in
11 July 2017
The oil industry has tightened its belt several notches, getting better at extracting more oil for less money, says the IEA
Don't rely on trucking to prop up future oil demand
6 July 2017
By 2050, oil demand could fall by the combined current production of Russia and Canada, if the world gets serious about cutting emissions from the trucking industry
North Sea firms under pressure to cut decommissioning costs
30 June 2017
Closer collaboration is essential to drive down the price tag for dismantling infrastructure, the UK's regulator says
Oil firms need to come clean on climate threat
26 June 2017
The sector must step up its investments in clean energy and efforts to mitigate climate change or risk being left with expensive, stranded assets, says a new report
Senegal—steady as she goes
20 June 2017
A ministerial departure and a supermajor arrival reflect the rising stakes in West Africa's latest upstream player, but the president is playing it cool
North Sea—what lies beneath
7 June 2017
Shell wants to leave some of its defunct Brent infrastructure at sea. It’s the cheap way to decommission—but might also have ecological benefits
Trump left isolated by Paris climate deal withdrawal
2 June 2017
The decision rolls back years of progress to mitigate climate change and puts him at loggerheads with major energy firms and most other nations
Nigeria's Buhari question
23 May 2017
His 2015 election brought hope for Nigeria's struggling oil-dominated economy. Is the president now part of the problem?
Natural gas still not getting through in Europe
17 May 2017
Coal still beats natural gas in many European markets, notably Germany. This makes no sense, says Wintershall chief executive Mario Mehren
Get fit, stay in shape
12 May 2017
Cooperate and be flexible to survive, industry leaders tell AOGC
Predicting oil prices
12 May 2017
Bulging stocks, US output gains and Opec's need to make further production cuts are derailing a recovery in oil prices, according to AOGC 2017’s conference chairman
AOGC 2017: Driving a new approach
10 May 2017
Despite the challenges facing the energy industry, it is well-placed to meet them, AOGC 2017 hears
A buyer’s LNG market
10 May 2017
Demand may be set to surge, but Asia’s largest gas importers remain firmly in control
Norway's Barents bounce
3 May 2017
The death of Arctic exploration has been greatly exaggerated—in Norway, at least
Senegal's offshore oil plans inch ahead
26 April 2017
Cairn seeks to manage expectations, as reserve estimates grow
Uganda's ambitious oil-export timetable
26 April 2017
The government's keen, the companies are willing—is Uganda's oil boom finally on the way?
Nigeria: Back to the future?
19 April 2017
The government faces some tough decisions as it decides how to handle the corruption allegations surrounding the acquisition by Shell and Eni of offshore block OPL 245
The US builds for the future
27 March 2017
Rapid rebalancing of the world's seaborne gas market will be crucial to the success of US exports