Choppy waters ahead for Equatorial Guinea as production declines
9 December 2015
Minister of mines, industry and energy, Gabriel Obiang Lima, is taking a hard line with investors amid low oil prices and falling output
'The oil price will rise again', says IOGP chief
17 September 2015
Executive director of the IOGP, Michael Engell-Jensen, talks about what's next for the energy industry
Ed Morse: Citigroup’s oil-market guru
15 January 2015
Morse has made a habit of calling turns in the market. Derek Brower sat down with him in New York City
Companies must change their strategy in the downturn
14 January 2015
Upstream developments are often troubled by cost inflation and over-runs. SBC’s Eric Janvier* argues that as discoveries become more marginal and oil prices continue to fall, oil and gas companies must take a closer look at project management – and change the way they select and execute project
Ramnarine optimistic about the future of Trinidad and Tobago
11 December 2014
Trinidad and Tobago’s energy minister, Kevin Ramnarine, is revitalising his country’s gas sector. Anthea Pitt interviewed him in Port of Spain
Supermajors have lost ground amid the rise of IOCs and NOCs
17 October 2013
Genel boss Hayward tells delegates tyranny of scale may force IOCs to rethink strategy
We need new thinking for new realities, says Saudi Aramco boss
15 October 2013
Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Khalid Al-Falih tells WEC Congress News that the energy industry must work together to find solutions to the challenges that lie ahead
Canada must speed up LNG export plans, says Shell CEO
10 July 2012
Chief executive of Shell, Peter Voser, tells Shaun Polczer about the supermajors plans for global LNG
Inpex spends on upstream and LNG to shore up supply security
11 June 2012
Japanese energy player Inpex is keeping an eye on the future as it invests in foreign upstream developments, chief executive Toshiaki Kitamura tells Kwok W Wan in an exclusive interview
Japan to recalibrate LNG demand by summer
7 June 2012
Japan will have a clearer idea of its demand for fossil fuels later this summer when it decides how much nuclear capacity will be idled, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) said in an interview with Petroleum Economist
Repsol sows seeds for organic growth
15 December 2011
From small things, good things grow, says Antonio Brufau. Repsol’s chief discusses the strengths of not-so-big oil
Trans-Caspian gas pipeline vital to Nabucco
17 October 2011
Contentious trans-Caspian gas pipeline will be built; Shah Deniz gas will be transported through Nabucco; managing director Reinhard Mitschek talks to Kwok W Wan
Excelerate targets LNG import double
26 April 2011
LNG tanker technology player Excelerate Energy has joined the floating liquefied natural gas rush and expects to complete at least two more floating regasification import projects within the next year, chief executive Rob Bryngelson told Petroleum Economist
Patrick Moore: The 'sensible environmentalist'
31 March 2011
There is little love lost between Patrick Moore and Greenpeace
Peru bidding round: exclusive interview
26 May 2010
Rapid growth in oil and gas production and a competitive fiscal regime should make Peru's forthcoming licensing round a success, says Perupetro
Pragmatism the key to green progress
9 March 2009
Engineering a sustainable building is easy, says Max Fordham. But poor planning is preventing progress
Out of Africa
1 December 2008
"The barbarians have long since arrived at the gates of world oil, have achieved control of many commanding heights and should not now be expected to retreat." Derek Brower speaks to author Duncan Clarke
Alberta's chronicler
1 September 2008
David Finch's historical perspective on Canada's energy sector has made him a prominent commentator on Alberta's oil patch. But he still found time to take a canoe trip with Petroleum Economist. Derek Brower braved Calgary's Bow River
Opec on the attack
1 August 2008
Opec is annoyed. In interviews last month with Petroleum Economist, the group's secretary-general, Abdulla El-Badri, and its president, Chakib Khelil, explained why
Book LNG now or risk shortages later, says Shell
1 July 2008
With Asian and European buyers prepared to pay high prices for LNG under long-term contracts, building a receiving terminal is no guarantee of receiving supplies in the future, says Linda Cook, Shell's executive director for gas and power
Chandler: there's no excuse
1 January 2007
Geoffrey Chandler, a former director of Shell International and founder chair of the Amnesty International UK Business Group, says companies with no moral basis do not deserve to survive and probably won't. Interview by Tom Nicholls
Safe hands
1 April 2005
Two deals – the purchase of North Sea assets from BP in 2000 and last year's take-over of Energy Africa – have changed perceptions about Tullow Oil in both the industry and the City. Aidan Heavey, the company's chief executive, talks to Steve Hawkes