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. 

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

Jordan

Unlike its neighbours, Jordan has a dearth of conventional oil and gas reserves, leaving it heavily dependent on energy imports. But its abundant oil shale reserves has the potential to significantly reduce its import bill and the first commercial-scale oil shale-fired power plant got the go-ahead this year. Jordan is also investing heavily in renewables and has around 540MW of solar-PV projects under construction. This special report, from our editor on the ground, will give an in depth insight into how Jordan's energy landscape is changing and which sectors 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.

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

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

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

Gazprom

Russia may have pledged to cut its oil production in agreement with Opec, but the country's gas exports are soaring. The state-run firm which once held a clear monopoly over both the Russian market and exports now faces stiff competition from Rosneft and independent firms. Here we'll profile the company's key projects in development and its prospects for the months and years ahead. 

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 Owen Raw-Rees, Commercial Manager, on +44 203 409 2241, or owen.raw-rees@petroleum-economist.com 

November

In depth

South America

A dearth of investment, low prices and political instability have sent oil output plunging among the region's top producers. Are there any upstream hotspots? This report will tell you all you need to know about the investment opportunities and demand trends among the region's largest economies.

Reportage

The Gulf

Fearful of the rise of US shale and electric cars, GCC states want to lessen their dependence on oil revenues. Both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have published ambitious plans to wean their economies off of oil revenues, in an effort to mitigate oil-price volatility. This special report, from our correspondent on the ground, will tell you all you need to know about the region's changing energy landscape.

Forward intelligence

Gas and renewables in the Gulf

Natural gas and renewable energy will be a key part of the Gulf's transition to diversify its economy away from oil and to a lower carbon future. This report will tell you all you need to know about the shifting sands in the Gulf's energy mix over the coming years.

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

East Mediterranean 

The region has produced evidence of significant offshore gas reserves. In Egypt's giant Zohr gasfieldwith an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas in place—Eni is hoping to start production in late 2017. Meanwhile Israeli fields, such as Leviathan, further east, yielded a new gas discovery by Eni in offshore Libya. Here, we'll look at the East Mediterranean's economics and production prospects.

To advertise against any of the above features in our November issue contact Owen Raw-Rees, Commercial Manager, on +44 203 409 2241, or owen.raw-rees@petroleum-economist.com 

December/January

In depth

African frontier

Investment in West Africa is picking up pace and Senegal in particular is being well and truly blooded as a new oil and gas province. In this report we'll profile the region's upstream growth prospects and the geopolitical risk of operating there as the list of discoveries grows.

Reportage

Uganda/Kenya

Anyone in the Kenyan oil sector still hoping that the Ugandan government would change its mind and route its oil to the Kenyan coast for export has been disappointed. Instead a route through Tanzania was opted for instead. Meanwhile political uncertainty in Kenya, resulting in a rerun of its 2017 presidential elections, has done little to clarify uncertainty in its nascent oil industry. This special report will give insight into the prospects for the two countries ahead.

Forward intelligence

Oil and gas finance

Upstream investment turned a corner in 2017 with some multibillion-dollar deals being announced. This report will tell you all you need to know about finance in the industry and the sector's outlook.

Company profile

NNPC

Nigeria's oil-dominated economy has been hit hard by plummeting crude prices, sabotage to pipelines and allegations of corruption. But over the longer-term the government hopes to attract around $10bn in new investment into the country's energy sector. Here we'll profile the state-run company's prospects in the years and months ahead.

The ledger

Bakken 

Thanks to continued improvements in productivity and technology, operators in the US' most prolific shale plays are slashing spending. But that doesn't mean output is suffering. 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 December/January issue contact Owen Raw-Rees, Commercial Manager, on +44 203 409 2241, or owen.raw-rees@petroleum-economist.com