Editorial calendar 2018

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.

February

In depth

Shale gas ex-US

Unconventional gas has been a largely US story for the past decade and has transformed the country's upstream. Other areas such as Argentina, the Middle East and Australia are also thought to hold vast resources but have so far failed to produce commercial quantities on the scale of US output. Is this about to change? This report will tell you all you need know about the prospects for shale gas production elsewhere.

Reportage

Senegal

The West African country is hoping to develop two major offshore hydrocarbon projects—the SNE deepwater field and the Greater Tortue project. The government plans to use natural gas from the northern Greater Tortue project for use in the domestic and regional power sector, and hopes state-firm Petrosen can attract further investment to the industry. This special report from our correspondent on the ground will tell you all you need to know about the prospects for investment in the country's upstream sector going forward.  

Forward intelligence

Preparing for IMO rules / Shipping

Shippers have just two years to adapt to new regulations from the International Maritime Organization reducing the sulphur cap for bunker fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%. Despite the ruling being on the regulatory table for nearly a decade many stakeholders are now hurriedly reviewing their crude slates and balance sheets to try to keep pace with the biggest shift in the shipping industry in almost a decade. This report will tell you all you need to know about how the regulations will affect the shipping sector and what stakeholders should be doing now to prepare themselves.

Company profile

Adnoc

Abu Dhabi's state-run oil company is taking steps towards economic modernisation, putting parts of its retail arm up for sale and reportedly considering an IPO for its shipping business. Here we'll profile the state-run company's prospects in the years and months ahead.

The ledger

Marcellus/Utica shale gas

After a tough two years of cuts to capital spending, North America's shale operators have still managed to maintain oil and gas output thanks to continued improvements in productivity and technology. Here, we'll look at the economics and production prospects going forward.

Bonus distribution

IP Week, London CERA Week, Houston

March

In depth

Geopolitics

Geopolitics, conflict and risk permeate right to the heart of the energy industry and have a major impact on operating conditions and investment decisions. From US energy policies to escalating tensions in Iraq, this report will tell you all you need know about the most important geopolitical developments and how to adapt to them.

Reportage

Guyana

The 2015 oil discovery at Liza, offshore Guyana, was a landmark find for the country and offers the promise of an economic bounty. But will it come to fruition? This special report from our correspondent on the ground will tell you all you need to know about the prospects for investment in the country's upstream sector going forward. 

Forward intelligence

Storage

Company Profile

KPC

Kuwait wants to shake off its reputation for delays and energy sector in-fighting. A handful of long-awaited upstream successes are on the cards for the country, reflecting a new sense of determination permeating through its oil industry. Both Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and the oil ministry would certainly benefit from a new reputation of efficiency, rather than bureaucratic delays. Here we'll profile the company's prospects for the coming years.

The ledger

US tight oil

After a tough two years of cuts to capital spending, North America's operators have still managed to maintain oil and gas output thanks to continued improvements in productivity and technology. Here we'll look at the country's upstream economics and production prospects going forward.

Special publication

Energy 100 - Law Firms

April

In depth

Venezuela

Reportage

Nigeria

Forward intelligence

Refining

Company profile

Rosneft

The ledger

China upstream

Special publication

Top 100 Energy Professionals

Bonus distribution

OTC, Houston

May

In depth

Opec

Reportage

Malaysia

Forward intelligence

LNG in shipping

Company profile

Pertamina

The ledger

East Mediterranean

June

In depth

Global LNG

Reportage

Saudi Arabia

Forward intelligence

Gas vs renewables in power generation

Company profile

Petrobras

The ledger

Kazakhstan

Special publication

Global Energy Elite

Bonus distribution

WGC, Washington

July/August

In depth

American oil and gas

Reportage

Iraq

Forward intelligence

Data / Artificial intelligence

Company profile

Shell

The ledger

Indian offshore

Bonus distribution

ONS, Stavanger

September

In depth

Deepwater

Reportage

Libya

Forward intelligence

EVs and transport

Company profile

Chevron

The ledger

Mexico

Bonus distribution

PE Mexico Forum, Mexico City

October

In depth

Oil supply crunch

Reportage

India

Forward intelligence

Storage

Company profile

Gazprom

The ledger

Oil sands

Special publication

Top 100 Private Equity

Bonus distribution

ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi

November

In depth

Renewable energy technology

Reportage

Brazil

Forward intelligence

Finance / M&A

Company profile

Wintershall

The ledger

East Siberia

December/January

In depth

Iran

Reportage

China

Forward intelligence

Climate policy / stranded assets

Company profile

OMV

The ledger

East Africa

Special publication

Outlook 2019

Bonus distribution

PE Kuwait Forum, Kuwait City