Company profile
Sinopec - putting the house in order
25 January 2017
The Chinese giant is shifting priorities to make the most of weaker crude prices
Glencore - debt demons
5 December 2016
The dark days of 2015 may well be over, but Glencore still has a lot of work to do
ExxonMobil - the oil world's champion
8 November 2016
ExxonMobil hasn't exactly sailed through the downturn. But it remains convinced by oil's long future and undeterred by commodity cycles
Petronas - an unusual NOC
13 October 2016
Low oil prices have hurt, but Petronas is adapting
Lukoil: Russia's sleeping giant
8 July 2016
Lukoil’s move for Bashneft suggests the company is at last ready to use its cash pile and challenge Rosneft
Saudi Aramco's light in the desert
8 June 2016
A partial sale of the state-owned firm is just part of the plan for a world-beating company that also wants to find more gas, refine more oil and produce even more crude
Bashneft among Russia's highest oil producers despite troubled history
9 December 2015
One year after being re-nationalised, Russian oil producer Bashneft is out to prove that state controlled companies aren’t always doomed to be uncompetitive