Author: Ian Lewis
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
Extending the life of the North Sea
19 July 2018
Oil and gas production is likely to sag in the coming years, but the industry won’t go without a fight
Serica sanguine on Iran sanctions
13 July 2018
The firm's historic links to Iran are in the spotlight as US sanctions resume
The return of cautious optimism in the North Sea
13 July 2018
The UK’s North Sea hub, braced for production declines, has received a boost from new investments and revived interest from the supermajors
Shah Deniz 2 gas kickstarts southern corridor project
5 July 2018
The pipeline network joining the Caspian to Europe isn’t finished yet, but the gas is, at least, now flowing part of the way
Interview: Creating your own demand
2 July 2018
BB Energy has joined the club of oil traders investing heavily in downstream activities and pre-financing techniques to bolster demand for its products
LNG demand to rise, but supply in question
29 June 2018
There's a glut now, but future demand growth can support huge export capacity increases—if the massive investment needed is forthcoming
Time to prioritise gas?
28 June 2018
With peak oil approaching, the industry's thoughts are turning increasingly to gas investments
The heat is on
26 June 2018
Higher power demand due to hot weather helped push up European LNG demand in 2017. But the sector is far from buoyant
Barents comes into focus for Norway
22 June 2018
There's a lot more gas and oil to be found in the Norwegian Arctic, if the explorers can be persuaded to look for it
LNG in Europe: The heat is on
22 June 2018
Higher power demand due to hot weather helped pushed up European LNG demand in 2017. But the sector is far from buoyant