Europe & Eurasia
Rattray could hold the last great North Sea oil reserves
8 April 2019
Vulcanism was supposed to have scuppered the oil potential of a large area of the central North Sea, but academics say it may be worth another look
Treasures in the basement?
8 April 2019
Untested geological formations known as ‘fractured basements’ could be hiding a vast store of hydrocarbons, but explorers need to overcome logistical challenges and industry scepticism
Italy imposes offshore exploration moratorium
26 March 2019
The industry’s future hangs in the balance as the government considers a new energy transition strategy
Norway leans greener
22 March 2019
Public enthusiasm for the oil and gas industry is on the wane, with potentially significant effects
Equinor buffeted by transition winds
22 March 2019
The re-branded Norwegian state-owned firm needs to convince that its renewables sector can one day compete with its fossil-fuel based upstream revenues
European gas: an industry in denial?
12 March 2019
The natural gas sector needs to be prepared for declining demand after the mid-2020s—and there are doubts that it is
Big oil rises to Dutch geothermal challenge
12 March 2019
The quest for clean energy to fill the gap left by declining gas production could be tailor-made for oil firms
Industry optimism is on the rise, but so are costs
7 March 2019
The oil and gas sector feels better able to survive oil price volatility, DNV GL’s boss tells Petroleum Economist, as long as spending is kept under control
US majors’ planned Caspian exit puts Baku in a bind
19 February 2019
Azerbaijan may find it much tougher to find investment after the departure of Chevron and ExxonMobil
Russia’s hunger for second eastern gas outlet grows
15 February 2019
China’s rampant gas growth revives talk in Russia of Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project
Norway’s fiscal stability comes under strain
15 February 2019
The country faces challenges to the much-vaunted tax regime certainty on which it has built exploration success
North Sea M&A quick off the blocks
11 February 2019
DNO’s swoop for Faroe could mark the start of another busy year for changes in asset ownership
France faces carbon challenge
11 February 2019
President Macron will survive the yellow-vests protests, but his energy policy may not
Carbon market faces Brexit deal or no-deal conundrum
8 February 2019
Brexit uncertainty leaves carbon market and climate policy hanging fire
Equinor promises greater resilience, as profits disappoint
7 February 2019
The rebranded Norwegian firm’s results take a hit from the lower oil price
Ukraine opens arms to upstream investors
6 February 2019
The country has large untapped gas reserves and wants foreign partners to help unlock them
Kerogen investments go full-cycle
5 February 2019
Kerogen's vehicles grow from their appraisal and development core focus
Zennor gets turbo-charged
5 February 2019
Private equity has boosted the 12-year-old company’s firepower
Blackstone likes Siccar Point story
5 February 2019
The global giant came to London almost five years ago and is enjoying the journey so far
Chrysaor aims to cross the UK-Norway divide
30 January 2019
Grevling farm-in makes Chrysaor the second private equity-backed North Sea producer to straddle UK and Norwegian waters
Tremors run through UK fracking industry
24 January 2019
Cuadrilla’s UK fracking resumption has been a stop-start affair
Siccar Point banks on quality
22 January 2019
The North Sea new entrant is relying on its assets base
BWE building on history in the North Sea
22 January 2019
The name Blue Water Energy (BWE) may be new, but the faces are familiar
Azinor Catalyst hits again at Agar-Plantain
21 January 2019
The prospect could have recoverable reserves of up to 50mn barrels
Wellesley focuses on exploration
18 January 2019
The new entrant wants to find new resources in mature areas
Norway licensing round confirms lure of the mature
18 January 2019
A record number of licenses were awarded, in keeping with a rise in exploration activity across the North Sea, though firm work commitments fell