Author: Ian Lewis
Tanzania's LNG plans remain stalled
19 October 2017
A decision to split the energy and minerals ministry in two may be intended to dispel uncertainty over future liquefied natural gas export plans, but more than that will be needed
FLNG—a quiet revolution
19 October 2017
Shell and Petronas pushed the technology first, but African developers are poised to transform the continent into an FLNG production hub
North Sea waters start to calm
19 October 2017
Total's Maersk oil deal is unlikely to be surpassed in the region any time soon
North Sea under pressure
19 October 2017
The industry still thinks the mature province offers opportunities, but the good times may not have long to roll
Statoil's ray of North Sea sunshine
17 October 2017
The Verbier discovery is undoubtedly a welcome boost for the UK oil industry, but plenty more like it will be needed to arrest the region’s decline
Nord Stream 2: Pay your money, take your choice
6 October 2017
The pipeline faces a tough financing climate and continued opposition
Refining's big expansion
5 October 2017
Teapots are vying with the state giants in China, while India and the Middle East are ramping up
Storms gather for refiners
5 October 2017
Oil will remain the lifeblood of the transport sector for years, but refiners must prepare for its slow demise
Germany’s Energiewende blowin’ in the wind
29 September 2017
The direction of the country's energy transition policy remains unclear following the general election
Côte d'Ivoire's deep ambitions
29 September 2017
It's got the fiscal terms and even the domestic power market. Now Côte d'Ivoire just needs a major hydrocarbon find
Senegal's vote in favour
29 September 2017
The coalition ruling one of Africa's more stable nations has out-performed expectations in recent polls, giving assurance to the hydrocarbons sector
Refiners should expect the unexpected
22 September 2017
Trend spotting is easier said than done in the refining sector
End of a golden era for refiners?
22 September 2017
Refiners may struggle to keep making the profits of recent years, but there's life in the sector yet
Recruitment: March of the Millennials
22 September 2017
How can the industry attract young, tech-savvy recruits to energy companies?
Climate change: European disunion
19 September 2017
Consensus across the continent on energy and emissions policy is severely lacking
Norway's political storm warnings prove unfounded
18 September 2017
The country's election result should quell nerves in the oil and gas sector
A new dawn for Saharan solar power?
8 September 2017
Plans are afoot to harness North African solar power to supply Europe, despite previous ill-fated efforts
Angola's upstream is back to business
1 September 2017
With a new president elected, the country will be keen to bolster oil and gas exploration to compensate for flagging output from mature fields
Total and Maersk Oil: a perfect match?
22 August 2017
The multi-billion-dollar deal shows oil and gas M&A is back with a vengeance
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