Editorial calendar 2017

Petroleum Economist writes features each month based on news from the ground. However, we also plan in depth features and reports each year to give you a picture of the energy industry beyond the headlines. Take a look at our editorial calendar to see what's coming up.  

June

In depth

Saudi Arabia economy and energy strategy

Opec's de facto leader steered the group towards making historic oil production cuts at the beginning of the year and state-run Saudi Aramco is eyeing an IPO in 2017. Having pledged to wean its economy off oil by 2020, it's clear the kingdom is planning sweeping changes across its economy and its energy sector. This report will tell you all you need to know about Saudi Arabia's changing energy strategy and what it means for the market.

Forward intelligence

Electric vehicles and transport

As focus shifts increasingly towards low carbon energy sources, the impact on the transport sector will be fundamental. This report will tell you all you need to know about what this means for the current transport fleet, fuels and where to invest.

Company profile

Suncor

The company's $4.5bn deal for Canadian Oil Sands makes it the undisputed champion of the oil sands. It's a big bet on a recovery in crude prices. Here we'll profile the company's prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Gulf of Mexico 

Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects.

To advertise against any of the above features in our June issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

July/August

In depth

China economy and demand

The country has driven global oil demand growth for the past decade but is its pace finally starting to slow? While demand data suggests it is, China's teapot refineries are playing a bigger role in crude imports as the country continues to top up its Strategic Petroleum Reserve faster than expected.

This report will tell you all you need to know about China’s energy strategy and what it means for the wider oil market.

Reportage

Nigeria

The IOCs have recently cut a $5bn deal with the country's government/NNPC that were considered to be outstanding E&P costs owed by the state. The Buhari government has also committed to spent $10bn on infrastructure in the Delta. We ask the question: will these—and other factors—lead to more harmonious relations between the IOCs and the government?

Forward intelligence

Southeast Asia

Energy demand in Southeast Asia could surge by up to 80% over the next two decades, driven by a strong uptake of imported LNG for power generation. This report will tell you all you need to know about the region’s key demand and production trends and where upstream activity is likely to take off.

Company profile

PdVSA

The Opec deal hasn't been enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state-run energy firm PdVSA. At the end of March the country's Supreme Court seized power, throwing Venezuela's political landscape into further disarray. Is there any hope of a recovery in sight? Here we'll profile the company's prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Caspian 

Between them, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have pledged 55,000 barrels a day in oil production cuts, as part of the Opec-non-Opec deal. But the long-awaited Kashagan project will probably send the Caspian's supply soaring, not crimp it. Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects going forward.

To advertise against any of the above features in our joint July/August issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

September

In depth

NOCs

National Oil Companies have long held significant sway over the market through their access to resources. But in a new era when collaboration and adaptation are key to success, the NOCs have to adapt. This report will tell you all you need to know about the energy strategies of state-run firms and what they mean for the wider oil market.

Reportage

India

India's oil demand is expected to surge over the coming decades, alongside its import needs. Forecast to be one of the largest contributors to non-OECD crude consumption growth globally, how India's domestic fuel consumption market evolves holds an ever increasing influence on the entire industry. This special report, from our correspondent on the ground, will give an in depth insight into how India's energy needs are changing and the factors which will drive growth.

Forward intelligence

Refining

Crude price volatility and persistently bloated OECD oil stocks have ensured it's been a challenging marketplace for refiners. How will regional demand for refined products evolve? Will US gasoline demand prop up margins, on both sides of the Atlantic, as it has done in the past? Find out in this in depth report. 

Company profile

Repsol

Spain's flagship energy company has long been held as a symbol of industry innovation in Europe—the company recently announced its collaboration with Enagas to conduct the first pipe-to-ship liquefied natural gas bunkering operation in Europe. Here we'll profile the company's key projects in development and its prospects for the months and years ahead. 

The ledger

Russian greenfield 

Russia may have voluntarily cut its oil output in the first half of this year in collaboration with Opec, but in the second half of the year it could surge. Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects, identifying where growth could come from.

To advertise against any of the above features in our September issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

October

In depth

Independent storage

Last year's oversupply of crude and contango in the forward curve offered handsome rewards to anyone with capacity to stash oil. It was a bonanza period for storage owners. This report will tell you all you need to know about this year's independent storage conditions and how it's connected to market dynamics.

Reportage

Iran

Opec may have agreed to extend its production cuts deal into 2018 but Iran is not bound to comply. Having struggled to maintain its oil output at the start of the year, how will the republic's prospects look by end-2017 and into next year? This in depth report from our correspondent on the ground will tell you all you need to know.

Forward intelligence

Top 10 upstream brightspots

After emerging from two years of capital spending cuts and non-Opec output falls, the global upstream industry is about to turn a corner. The International Energy Agency expects non-Opec supply to rise by 0.6m b/d this year alone. Where will new exploration and output ramp ups come from? This report will give you the inside track on the new, emerging plays and where the best investment prospects are.

Company profile

Saudi Aramco

The world's largest oil exporter has big plans for expanding its refining capacity and with its planned IPO scheduled for 2018, Saudi Aramco is expected to undergo some big changes in the months and years ahead. Here we'll profile the company's financial prospects.

The ledger

Brazil deepwater 

While direct foreign investment in Brazil has started to pick up, its oil and gas industry remains battered by corruption scandals, crushing debt and oil-price volatility. Are there any bright spots ahead for its deepwater sector? Here, we'll look at the region's economics and production prospects going forward.

To advertise against any of the above features in our October issue contact Elliot Thomas, Publisher, on +4420 3409 2242, or elliot.thomas@petroleum-economist.com 

November

In depth

Transfer pricing and tax rules

Reportage

The Gulf

Forward intelligence

Gas in the Gulf

Company profile

Vitol

The ledger

East Mediterranean 

December/ January

In depth

African frontier

Reportage

Uganda/Kenya

Forward intelligence

Project finance

Company profile

NNPC

The ledger

Bakken