Author: Ian Lewis
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
Glimmers beyond the glut
27 March 2017
Global exports are heading for a hefty surplus. It will take a brave developer to sanction a sizeable new plant without lining up buyers first
Depth, breadth and data
15 March 2017
Fresh from the merger with Baker Hughes, GE Oil & Gas boss tells Petroleum Economist about his firm's plans for digital analysis, cost-cutting and recovery
Tellurian - American spirit
24 February 2017
Despite a global supply glut, Tellurian is pressing ahead with plans to build more cheap US LNG-export capacity
Nigerian output recovery still distant
24 February 2017
As export routes remain blocked, local producers get creative
Global oil demand - an inexact science
20 February 2017
Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand?
No panacea
8 February 2017
Oil's alternatives still thrived as crude prices fell and Opec's deal is likelier to help than hinder them
Draining the swamp
8 February 2017
The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts
North Sea struggles in a new era
1 February 2017
Higher oil prices would help, but they won’t restore glory to an increasingly marginal play
Expect the unexpected from Sudan and South Sudan
30 January 2017
Stability in South Sudan could raise production much higher than was agreed with Opec
Capacity up, supply down in Angola
30 January 2017
Angola says it has already begun to reduce supply but how and where is unclear
How much can Nigeria add?
30 January 2017
The country has a chance to lift output - but that doesn't mean it will
Electric vehicles - known unknown threat
8 December 2016
Electric vehicles are either a fad or a big problem for the oil industry, depending on who you speak to. But the sector should beware of complacency
Time for the revival
29 November 2016
After a rough couple of years, new pockets of demand and new methods of consumption will lift prospects for gas exporters
Nigeria's dilemma
10 November 2016
The economy is struggling, investors are nervous and a ceasefire in the Delta seems to be over, threatening production
Getting the public-private finance balance right
18 October 2016
A more gradual, but sustainable process needs to be put in place to encourage clean energy
Presidential hopefuls face tough road on climate change
18 October 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will find it tough to implement the energy policy changes they want
An inspiring challenge
18 October 2016
Adapting to the world’s changing energy demands requires the industry to adopt a far-sighted approach
The challenge of energy efficiency
18 October 2016
Logical and systematic consumption are matters governments and agencies have long struggled with. Here at WEC, one moderator hopes to make some great strides
'We are moving forward again rather than sideways', says Tullow Oil chief
12 October 2016
Tullow Oil’s chief executive says his company is starting to emerge from a rough patch. New production will help, but the firm is still exploring
Floating fuel opportunities for LNG
10 October 2016
LNG's brightest potential, for now, is on the seas
LNG's road transport potential
10 October 2016
Long range opportunities for LNG as a road fuel may lie in the truck market
Compressed natural gas set to rise in emerging economies
10 October 2016
CNG is still making inroads in developing markets