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

Egypt

The country is in the throes of an energy transformation. Now with the mega-giant Zohr offshore gasfield onstream, Egypt is soon to be self-sufficient once more in natural gas and has pledged to eliminate the flaring of associated gas at its oilfields over the coming decade in a bid to boost its economy and tackle air pollution. It's also pressing ahead with a number of renewables ventures as well as focusing on nuclear power. This special report from our correspondent on the ground will tell you all you need to know about Egypt's energy strategy.

Forward intelligence

Trading hubs

A race is underway in Asia's LNG market to develop new trading hubs and a liquid futures platform. As demand for liquefied natural gas increases over the next decade, consumption growth will shift to emerging markets while existing ones in Singapore, Japan and China strive to improve liquidity. This comprehensive survey will tell you all you need to know about which ones will succeed, and which won't.

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

Venezuela's economic crisis, US financial sanctions and lower crude prices have caused oil output to come to a crashing halt in what was once Latin America's richest country. What does the future hold for Venezuela's oil industry? This report will tell you all you need know about the country's upstream prospects and the political backdrop.

Reportage

Nigeria

Nigeria's oil output recovered towards the end of last year, after militant attacks sank it to 30-year lows in the summer of 2016. Exempt from the Opec cuts deal, the country's oil minister has vowed to maintain production as high as it can. Meanwhile the domestic gas sector has started to pick up, triggering pledges of more than $5bn of funding for four major projects. This special report from our correspondent on the ground will deliver a unique insight into the country's upstream.

Forward intelligence

Refining

Investors aren't doing much to build new refining capacity in Europe and North America, but Asia, the Middle East and Africa are another story. Meanwhile, in the first half of 2017, global demand for refined products outpaced expansion in crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity. Will this continue over the medium-term? This report will tell you all you need to know.

Company profile

Rosneft

The Russian state-owned company has ambitious plans to boost oil output over the next five years. Some of the country's most significant oil output growth over the next two years will come from Rosneft's Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoe oilfield, which is expected to reach peak pro­duction of 100,000 b/d in 2019 and has estimated oil reserves of 1.7bn barrels. This profile will tell you all you need to know about the company's strategy going forward, and whether it will achieve its ambitions.

The ledger

China upstream

For years China has been the driving force in global oil demand growth and its hunger for liquefied natural gas is steadily rising.  But the country also has ambitious plans for domestic energy production. This profile will tell you all you need to know about the country's own upstream output and where the biggest areas of growth will be going forward.

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