Petroleum Economist Saudi Aramco mixes it up While keeping oil at the core of its operations, Saudi Aramco is looking to a greener future and preparing to import gas for the first time Long to-do list in Nigeria NNPC has expansion plans for its lucrative upstream, and hopes to stem losses in the downstream, as the company awaits major restructuring Majors come calling for Brazil's pre-salt Shell and Petrobras were the big winners in Brazil's latest upstream bid round, along with backers of Brazil's oil reforms Kenya's oil: trucking along With the country's contentious elections out of the way, Tullow hopes that development of its oil reserves will now progress Gaza gas stranded at sea Palestinians' hopes that a gas discovery made offshore 18 years ago can be developed are unlikely to be realised soon Venezuela going for broke The Maduro government wants a new deal on its debt. Things are going to get messy Big oil buying into green 2018 looks set to be another big year in renewables deal-making for the oil majors Kuwait goes for gas Despite the perennial shadow of political turbulence, upstream gas and LNG import projects are progressing Energy Web Atlas Releases New Features for Real-Time LNG Intelligence Service Energy Web Atlas leads the market with expanded LNG and pipeline data and improved import and annotation functions NAPEC Conference 2018 25-28 March, Oran Algeria Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebootedôte-d-ivoires-exploration-drive-rebooted Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage? Where did it all go right for Senegal? Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer The end is nigh for oil Fossil fuel merchants including oil companies are living on borrowed time, argues a new book Iraqi Kurdistan sinking fast The future of the KRI's oil sector is uncertain, with the federal government determined to bring all the country's production and exports back under its wing Iraqi Kurdistan's wrong turn Burdened by political and economic crises at home, the autonomous region faces difficult talks with a newly confident federal government in Baghdad African competition hots up It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway Egypt's gas transmission strategy With natural gas from the super-giant Zohr field now flowing ashore, plans are in place to make distribution of the fuel more efficient and to expand wind power Where next for the Bakken? Producers are making the North Dakota tight oil play an attractive place to drill again, but it will struggle to compete with the Permian Forties crude flows again, but safety concerns linger Continuing investigations by UK authorities into the temporary closure of a key North Sea pipeline network could signal further safety worries