Author: Martin Quinlan
Angola calls for onshore licence bids
28 July 2015
In its first licensing round since 2011, the nation is calling for bids on 10 blocks by 18 September
Varo raises sights in European downstream
22 June 2015
Varo Energy, Europe's newest downstream specialist, is merging with trading and marketing company Argos to target the creation of a 'major downstream business' in northwestern Europe
Lundin's Alta lifts hopes for Norway's southwestern Barents
18 June 2015
Prospects open for a development project in the southwestern part of the Norwegian Barents Sea
More gas for Norway’s Aasta Hansteen
11 June 2015
The remote Norwegian sea discovery has been made by Statoil
Sulphur reduction in gasoline will lift alkylation economics
21 May 2015
The news comes as part of a study by DuPont as countries begin to switch to sulphur-free gasoline
Kosmos discover gas resource in West Africa
13 May 2015
The large find is in Mauritania and is part of the Greater Tortue complex
Nigeria sets out on oil reform to curb corruption
8 May 2015
The country's new president promises reform in oil policy and a war against the corrupt practises in the African nation
Total's restructure in France will close La Mède refinery
21 April 2015
The company's plan for refining in France will also see investments in biofuels and desulphurisation
Nigeria’s Buhari: Oil companies see optimism and risks
15 April 2015
Nigeria’s new government, headed by former-general Muhammadu Buhari, arrives with plans which could be positive for the oil companies - but with the risk of stirring up increased dissent in the producing areas
Norway’s Aasta Hansteen grows by a quarter
15 April 2015
New discoveries have been made near to Statoil's development, adding additional reserves to the project
Shell buys BG to challenge ExxonMobil
15 April 2015
Shell has offered to acquire BG, to create a company with oil and gas production second only to that of ExxonMobil
Egyptian government hopes to attract foreign investment
8 April 2015
The government is reforming the business climate to attract foreign investment — and it has gas and oil projects at the top of its wish-list
North Sea rocked by price fall as production costs double
21 March 2015
Lower oil prices are re-shaping oil and gas operations in the North Sea — with UK waters seeing the most drastic changes
UK producers offered support worth $1.9bn by the government
18 March 2015
The measures should result in higher production and lower tax for the industry
Uganda refinery decision raises hopes for oil in 2018
17 March 2015
The country's Lake Albert oilfields could start producing within the next three years
Puma moves into UK storage at Milford Haven refinery
17 March 2015
The refinery, which was previously shut down, has been sold to the Singapore company
BP goes ahead with Egypt gas development
11 March 2015
The development will increase the country's gas production by a quarter
UK North Sea threatened by cost escalation
11 March 2015
The oil price fall points a spotlight on the UK’s out-of-control operating costs
Norway's Johan Sverdrup plan sparks licence dispute
18 February 2015
Participants in the vast Johan Sverdrup oilfield have submitted a development plan - but are in dispute over ownership interests
Refiners await surge of Middle East exports after new start-ups
4 February 2015
The start-up of new super-refineries in the Middle East is set to flood Europe's markets with middle distillates
Decision time for US Keystone XL pipeline
3 February 2015
President Obama must make a decision on the TransCanada proposed pipeline
Ghana go-ahead for Eni and Vitol deep-water development
29 January 2015
The $7bn development will be crucial for Ghana when it starts to flow in 2018
Angola under pressure from debt and missed targets
16 January 2015
The oil revenue squeeze is presenting the government with its greatest challenge since the civil war
Angola struggles to raise production capacity
16 January 2015
Angola will see only small increases in oil production capacity for the next few years – or perhaps none, if the decline in output from the older deep-water fields cannot be checked
BP optimistic for UK Kinnoull economics
16 January 2015
Despite falling oil prices BP is retaining a positive outlook of the North Sea field
Shell to exit from Malaysia Port Dickson refinery
13 January 2015
A business review concluded margins would remain small due to the global oversupply of oil