How to tackle corruption risk in M&A transactions
14 August 2015
Energy companies often conduct business in emerging markets, some of which may have a historically poor record of dealing with corruption. In this article, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright considers the risks of entering such markets; and how companies can protect the value of the deal
Q2 results lead companies to focus on efficiencies
14 August 2015
After poor second quarter results, companies are now focused on cutting costs and improving efficiency
Low oil prices force Goodrich into Eagle Ford sale
28 July 2015
Goodrich Petroleum sold 13,000 acres in a bid to pay down debt and battle low oil prices
Schlumberger pins hopes on increased oil prices
22 July 2015
Oil services company hopes for improvement next year after bad Q2 results
Petrobras forced to scale back spending by 41%
9 July 2015
The state oil company faces a difficult future and has been forced to rein in its ambitions, shelving field plans and cutting output forecasts
Carlyle bets $500m on Magna Energy
22 June 2015
The firm is investing in the newly created oil and gas company which aims to build in India
Chinese oil companies try to renegotiate import deals
18 June 2015
Sinopec is negotiating with Origin amid weak gas demand and oversupply on their own soil
Middle East has high potential for Asian investors
18 May 2015
A panel of analysts discussed the issue at the AOGC’s Energy Hotspot session on Monday
Gazprom problems run deep after 86% fall in profits
8 May 2015
The 2014 figures were spurred on by the ruble, but the problems continue
Petrobras took a $16.9bn write down on losses for 2014
6 May 2015
The long-drawn out corruption scandal at Petrobras has cost it and Brazil dearly
Pemex under pressure to keep up
24 April 2015
The state company, long a symbol of Mexican energy independence, must reverse years of decline if the country’s reforms are to work
Oil companies should improve their use of IT, says Bichsel
22 April 2015
Damon Evans talks to Matthias Bichsel, former director of projects and technology at Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell about the prospects for innovation and collaboration in the oil and gas business
Investors unconvinced by Eni's 'solid budget' plan
20 April 2015
Claudio Descalzi's strategy to reduce debt and focus on upstream has yet to convince investors
Australian shale dream stalls as Chevron walks
15 April 2015
The US company is leaving as it tries to balance the books amid low oil prices
Companies should target efficiency while oil prices are low
26 March 2015
Hugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Jim Pearce, of A T Kearney, highlight the opportunity offered by lower prices to reset portfolios and get costs down - and to come out leaner and stronger
Smaller drillers face tough financing conditions
26 March 2015
All firms are looking for financing, but some will face more difficult times than others
Back to the future for reserve based finance amid downturn
26 March 2015
Jason Fox and Olivia Caddy, from Bracewell & Giuliani, consider the debt markets for E&P companies and the changes to the financial landscape since the last oil price rout
Shale operators struggle to balance books
26 March 2015
With low oil prices, companies are seeking financing to help stay afloat
China reforms could mean opportunity for private capital
26 March 2015
President Xi Jinping has revealed a new mixed ownership model for the state sector
Asian players push ahead despite oil price fall
26 March 2015
Petronas have raised $5bn, challenging fears that lower prices would threaten the Asian oil markets
Africa players look to London for finance
26 March 2015
Adam Dann and Tim Sumner of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) look at the financing options available to Africa-focused companies
Islamic structures growing prominent in Middle Eastern oil
26 March 2015
Oil and gas companies have grown more comfortable with Sharia structures, which now figure prominently in some sizeable Middle Eastern financings
Oil service companies bear brunt of downturn
20 March 2015
Pessimism has arrived as oil companies continue to make cuts
ExxonMobil bets big on Russia despite drop in spending
13 March 2015
The drop in oil price and increasing costs have led the US company to minimise spending by 12%, but not in Russia
Shell seeks exploration momentum despite oil price plunge
20 February 2015
The head of Shell's conventional oil and gas exploration says they won't lose sight of the long term
Majors make cuts as oil price sparks tough times
20 February 2015
Low prices and poor earnings mean the majors are cutting spending, jobs and projects